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“Don't miss this!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Everglades Airboat Charters

Everglades Airboat Charters
17696 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
305-394-0291
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Ranked #33 of 176 activities in Miami
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Take a Once in a lifetime trip to explore the amazing Florida Everglades! Captain Greg Brown will be your host and guide. He will guide you on a beautiful, private tour that will leave your heart racing with up close experiences with gators, deer, birds and other wildlife that makeup the Everglades. Your 'flight' will allow you to see nature at its purest in the unspoiled habitat of the Beautiful Florida Everglades. A very knowledgeable Florida Everglades Historian and experienced Story Teller, Captain Greg will amaze you with the history of the Native American Indians who inhabited these wetlands areas over a century ago and of those who live there today.
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“Don't miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

First, if you are not sure whether you want to take a tour of the Everglades, stop wondering and do it. It is without a doubt the most beautiful part of Florida.

I wanted to book a trip with my friend who grew up in Miami and had fallen in love with the Everglades as a child but had not been back in decades. We had both been on an airboat tour in central Florida previously, but I wanted something less crowded. We were booked with Capt. Greg & Son by another airboat operator and we could not have been happier. We went out for two hours with Capt. Dave (Greg's son) who has grown up in the business. My friend told me after our tour that everything Dave told us about the history, ecology, and preservation efforts to date was accurate. (And Dave even told him a few things he didn't know). It was very clear that Dave loves the history of the area, has spent a lot of time exploring it on his own, and wants to protect the Everglades. There's more than just gators to the Everglades and Capt. Dave showed us a lot of it, but rest assured you'll see the gators, too.

If you are looking for a tour for only a couple of people you will probably find this quite pricy, but the cost is not unreasonable considering the expense involved and the time Greg and Dave have to spend before and after the tour for travel and preparation. It sounds like they are amenable to having a larger group, and that would bring the cost per person down considerably. But even for only a couple people you should consider it money well spent. The Everglades is without a doubt the most beautiful part of Florida and having a private tour was well worth it to us.

Follow their advice about sunscreen, hats, and how to dress and you'll have a great time. Finally, you would probably like having an actual camera, rather than a phone camera, for this trip, but we did okay with our phones.

Visited October 2013
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“ABSOLUTLY awesome tour!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Capt. Dave was excellent and very knowledgeable!!! He knows his stuff and the equipment is in excellent condition. He took us to this area where the gators were everywhere!!! I will rebook this trip next year for sure!!!!

Visited August 2013
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“Best air boat ride in my life!!!! Any body who want to experience this visit! Captain is very informative an knowledgable abou”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Best air boat ride in my life!!!! Any body who want's to experience this visit please come and visit Everglades "Air Boat Charters"! Captain is very informative an knowledgable about the entire everglades! ;))

Visited August 2013
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We went on a one hour trip filled with great landscape, beautiful birds and of course alligators. Our pleasant captain and guide shared alot of his knowledge about wildlife and history, it was both interesting and exciting for all of us.

Visited July 2013
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“Awesome Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Why sit next to sweaty strangers on one of those airboats that holds 20-30 people? Sit comfortably with your family or friends (or both) and enjoy the flora and fauna of the Everglades. Greg Brown and his son are well versed in the history of the Everglades and know the names and stories behind every tree, bush, and blade of saw grass. We saw beautiful flowers, birds and of course alligators...both large and small. This is a great way to spend the day...I highly recommend them for a truly awesome experience. In fact, I am a repeat customer and hope to do it again soon!

Visited July 2013
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