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“Fun Airboat Ride with Captain Willy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Airboat In Everglades

Airboat In Everglades
17696 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
+1 888-893-4443
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Ranked #7 of 179 Activities in Miami
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Treat yourself, your friend's and loved ones to the experience of a lifetime! An airboat safari on board one of our spacious airboats. We will take you deep into the Florida Everglades; one of the last remaining wetlands in North America. Witness the natural wildlife of this magnificent and diversified eco-system. You will see alligators, deers, snakes, bears, panthers, bobcats, raccoons and over 300 species of birds, that call the Everglades their home. Our experienced staff are professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Our airboats have padded "waterproof" seats to keep you dry, safe and comfortable. We offer private and semi-private tours, as well as group packages.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Bath, United Kingdom
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“Fun Airboat Ride with Captain Willy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a 45 minute tour of the Everglades with 6 other people on our air boat which was a nice number. Willy was very informative and said he'd been going out on the boats since he was 11! We saw a handful of Alligators who came up to the boat and other wildlife which our captain told us lots about. It was a really fun and relaxing trip and I would definitely recommend it.

One useful bit of info that would have been of benefit to us was that the directions you get once you book a trip are to a gas station and you meet someone there who you then follow in your car to the air boats. My husband and I were driving up and down the road like idiots looking for an office or shop for about 20 mins but thankfully we allowed enough time for getting lost!!

Visited October 2013
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Hummer1MiamiFlorida, Manager at Airboat In Everglades, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with us.

Thank you
Arturo Morejon
Airboatineverglades.com
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El Dorado Hills, California
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“This is the best Airboat ride - The everglades at it's best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We've been on other airboat rides where they were too short or too commercial - even if they said you were going to tour a native village. This is the real deal! It's adventure, excitement and the Everglades as it should really be seen. We had Willy as our Captain and nature guide and he was great at both. Although unusual even for him, we saw over 60 alligators in one 30 foot section of a canal. It seems like Willy was a proverbial encyclopedia regarding the Everglades. He could tell you about eveery plant, animal and bird that you saw and he knew where to find them. This was such a great trip it would evem be worth the drive from the Orlando area versus what we have ridden in Orlando and vicinity. We took my sister and brother-in law with us and were concerned that they would not like it. Later, they told us it was the highlight of all the things we had done on our cruise. We also thought the price was very reasonable/.

Visited April 2013
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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“A great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

I was not too sure about this, when I was waiting to be met at a nearby gas station. It turned out to be a great activity for the family. Our driver showed a real passion for the glades and was a great tour guide. We saw many gators, large and small. We enjoyed the birds and other wildlife in this beautiful area. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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Bruges, Belgium
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“what a great ride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is a thing to do, ask for Captain Crazy Willy and you get a ride never to forget. Willy got us a 2 hour private boat ride with great information on alligators, birds (showed us some of his friends), plants, etc....
Thank you Willy!

Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Awesome Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I didn't quite know what to expect from an airboat tour but I was very pleased with the informative, entertaining adventure it turned out to be. Captain Chad was very knowledgeable and passionate. Not only did we experiece alligator sightings but we experienced some interesting facts about nature. I highly recommend this tour.

Visited November 2013
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