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“Incredible experience and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cypress Airboats

Cypress Airboats
17696 SW 8 Street, Miami, FL 34139
+1 305-280-4812
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Miami Floridas premiere airboat rides in the Everglades. Come join us for a fantastic journey on the river of grass. Everglades national park airboat rides in Miami are the best place to see wildlife, Birds and of course the American alligator. Call or email us today for the best airboat ride in Miami Florida.
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Ft. Lauderdale
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“Incredible experience and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We went on Cypress Airboats for a 3 hour Everglades tour, Capt. Bill (Wille) was our leader and he was incredible. He stopped often to show us gators from 12" to 12' and was very knowledgeable about everything including the plants, wildlife and the delicate everglade system.. The trip seemed a bit expensive at first but was well worth it . Take the 3 hour version and you will have the time of you life. We WILL do it again anytime relatives or friends come to South Florida to visit us. Every "outdoor" enthusiast has to to this tour. Bathrooms, food and water are available at Dade Corner just before a 3 minute car ride to the "launch" spot.

Visited January 2013
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therealbossman, Owner at Cypress Airboats, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank You and we are glad your family enjoyed the trip with us, hope to see you soon in the future.
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“Close up and personal Gator encounter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We could not believe how close we got to the gators. Our guide definitely had a passion for sharing his knowledge about the ecosystem and anything you would desire to know about gators. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for an adventure of a lifetime. Thanks for accommodating us on such short notice Wayne we had a fabulous time. The Kamp,s from Missouri.

Visited January 2013
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therealbossman, Owner at Cypress Airboats, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Your very welcome glad we could fit you in on shirt notice and meeting the family was great !!!!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Cypress Airboats-great family fun just outside of Miami!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We had a wonderful time with our family (2 kids ages 7 & 5)! Saw several gators, birds, very cool plants and had fun speeding through the Everglades. One of the gators actually put his head up on our boat (based on the snack our captain gave him).

I highly recommend Cypress, though it's expensive. Probably better to find some more folks to help defer the cost. We talked to some friends who live in South Florida, and they felt we paid too much, however none of them had an experience like we had.

Visited December 2012
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therealbossman, Owner at Cypress Airboats, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thanks for touring with us and we try to keep the costs down as low as possible however rising fuel costs and insurance going up every day is tough on the industry. We differ from the normal tourist trap airboat rides with certified U.S Coat guard Captains and New High performance boats that range from $ 60,000.00 plus it is a different experience from the norm. We appreciate your business and will try to find ways to cut cost thanks for the suggestion.
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“Cypress Airboats Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We recently took our two girls (9 and 14) on this two hour tour. Captain Greg Brown met us at the Four Corners Truck Stop and we followed him in his pickup for a short 5 minute ride to the site where the airboat was waiting for us. We were then we turned over to Captain John, who proceeded to give us a two hour tour that was way beyond what we ever thought it would be. Captain John stopped every few minutes to point out a particular type of grass, to explain the history and makeup of the Everglades, to show us how certain foliage can be made into bandages, or to show certain beautiful flora and birds. We stopped at several islands that had open ponds with many types of birds. The highlight of course was the gators, of which we saw at least 6 and had a very close encounter with one (he put his head up on the side of our boat! picture enclosed - no zoom!). This overall tour was something we will never forget and one that will stay with us for a long time. It also makes one sad to realize how much beauty has already been destroyed and how precious what remains is. The smells are fresh and amazing and beautiful - as Capt John pointed out, the Everglades is not a swamp it is a river that runs roughly one mile per day, so there is moving water with none of the odor one would associate with swamp. The only concern I had is that this was an all cash deal, which is pretty rare these days. If Captain Greg can get online booking working with cards, I suspect that the credibility factor would increase significantly and make this wonderful experience something that more people would be able to do. Hopefully this is the next step. If you are looking for an off the beaten path experience, this is it!!!

Visited January 2013
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therealbossman, Owner at Cypress Airboats, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank You very much for visiting us and we appreciate your business stay warm in the big apple and see you next year !!!!
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“What a way to see an extraordinary landscape!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We were a party of 6: 2 grandparents, 2 children (8 and 11 yrs) and 2 adults – all with different interests and concerns. The young and adventurous Captain Bill navigated us through the amazing Everglades waters for 2 hours of pure pleasure. It was exciting and informative. He was a great guide, sensitive to and knowledgeable about the wildlife and native ways, and he had great instincts for finding birds and gators on the way. WOW! The elder Captain Bill was also very informative about the Everglades environment.
Arranging the tour in advance with Wayne was super easy (great communication) and I can't thank him enough for finding another slot for us when we suddenly had to reschedule because of illness. Our December mid-day ride was sunny and beautiful. Great memories for us all, a highlight of our entire Florida trip. Thank you!

Visited December 2012
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therealbossman, Owner at Cypress Airboats, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
I am glad the family had a great time and glad we could reschedule your family in with us, glad you are feeling better have a great winter and thanks again for your business.
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