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“Fun for the family” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Corey Billie's Airboat Rides

Corey Billie's Airboat Rides
20610 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34114
(239)389-7433
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“Fun for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is the airboat site closest to Naples. Before the ride they put on an alligator talk for the children, who are able to hold a baby alligator. The airboat ride itself was great fun, and we saw lots of bird life....coots, moorhens, blue herons, white herons, and osprey. We also saw an 8 foot alligator. It is a pity that the road is often in sight, which reminds one that one is in fact not really too far out in the wilderness. Anyway it was interesting and they put on a good show for children and adults alike.

Visited March 2013
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Eagle River wi USA
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“Not on the bucket list”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I would have to say it was a disappoint for me. My friends had an OK time, but we saw only one gator next to the parking area. The driver seemed more interested in driving fast, so although we saw birds it was because we scared them out of their wits & sent them scattering. I would not recommend this tour if you want to get close to wildlife.

Visited March 2013
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London, Ontario
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

We were disappointed because we had expected to see more alligators. We only saw one alligator, which was in the middle of a pond. It looked like it was waiting there for its daily meal of marshmallows. We also never got the small alligator show and did not get to hold one.
On the positive side if you are interested in just the airboat ride closest to Naples this is probably ok.
Staff were friendly.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Fun boatride, great nature experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This outing was a tonne of fun. One minute you're blasting through the everglades and skating across the pond in a sharp 360 degree turn, then a few minutes later you're slowly moving through the mangroves or stopped to look at birds and alligators. Best of all: The tour was a big hit with teens and adults alike and we all left elated by the experience.

Our guide was charming and the tempo of the tour was excellent. We got some great photos, especially of the gators, and our guide stopped several times to enable us to take pictures of the mangroves & wildlife.

My main complaint was the use of porta-lets for restrooms, but I guess in the glades there are issues with septic/water. It would have been nice to at least have had running water, even if it wasn't potable, to wash hands.

Visited February 2013
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“airboat ride”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

It was a good way to entertain guest for an afternoon, however, it was a little like a Disney ride. We did not hardly get out of sight of the road, it could have been a little more exciting. The guide was great and entertaining, and did his best to make it exciting. Overall it was worth the money just to experience an airboat ride.
Easy access for slightly handicapped.

Visited February 2013
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