Coopertown Airboats is definitely worth the visit! Coopertown is easy to get to, and I enjoyed my experience there. Lisa made checking easy and fun, and we got to see some gators, in captivity, but most importantly, in their natural habitat, swimming in the channel. Having never been on an airboat before, I enjoyed the experience a lot. Our guide, Dan, showed us a number of interesting plant species, a few alligators and he even called a bird out from the underbrush to come up to the boat. As for the ride, it was a supreme blast. Our guide, Dan, was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. I was expecting a cheesy tourist experience but instead I was awed and deeply enamored with the scenery and wildlife. When we returned, he let us all pet and hold a baby alligator for a photo opportunity with our own cameras, not pushing to sell us any photos at all. Afterwards, he also recommended us to try the alligator tail and frog legs at the restaurant. Trying gator meat was a lot of fun; some say pork, but I think it really does taste kind of like chicken, but with a slightly chewier consistency. Would definitely recommend trying it out if you're in the area.
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