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“Great Adventure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gator Bait Airboat Adventures

Gator Bait Airboat Adventures
County Road 512, Vero Beach, FL 32966
772-766-2629
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Owner description: Vero Beach's "premier" airboat adventure tour. Gator Bait is the fun, informative, and interactive tour for all ages. Our mission statement is to ensure all guests have a wonderful time experiencing the beauty of the marsh and its wildlife. We guarantee alligator sightings on our brand new custom built Floral City airboat equipped with talk around headsets. Call us today to schedule your tour and "See it with a Real Florida Native."
Conway, South Carolina
1 review
“Great Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Whether you seek the rush of the speed of the air boat, the sublime conservation, or just want to get up close and personal with an alligator, Gator Bait will deliver!

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Orlando, Florida
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“Try this trip once and you will do it again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Captain Bill donated this trip to help a local woman with rising medical bills. We thought we would purchase these tickets and go for an airboat ride. This was way beyond our expectations. Captain Bill was very knowledgeable, friendly and seemed to be enjoying this as much as we were. We were told that we would see alligators and we were not disappointed, we saw dozens ranging in size from hatchlings to large adults.The captain knew the location of an alligator nest and took us to see it. Much to our surprise the baby gators were hatching while we were there. We also saw many different species of birds and got to learn about the checkered history of this lake. We got caught in an afternoon rain storm and had to run for cover. While we waited out the storm, the friendly and easy going captain even offered to share some of his lunch. I usually don't do reviews, but this is one adventure that we enjoyed very much and we will go again next year. Thanks to Captain Bill for helping someone in need and also for making this a trip that we will remember.

Visited August 2013
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Berlin, Connecticut
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“Fun airboat adventure with lots of wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I went on this tour with my family at the end of August 2013. There were five of us, and we were the only ones on the airboat, which seems to be able to seat about 9 passengers. The tour guide is a very friendly native Floridian, who knows and loves the area that he shows. Each passenger gets a headset that muffles out the sound of the engine and allows everyone to hear the driver and other passengers speaking. The driver led us into the swamp and pointed out dozens of varieties of birds, flowers, and other wildlife along the way, explaining how they live, what they eat, etc. And as promised, the highlight of the adventure was seeing alligators, and the tour guide knew exactly where to find them. Now, you typically don't see much of the gator since they're in the water. You get to see the tops of their heads, with eyballs and nostrils sticking up above the water, and sometimes you catch a glimpse of their back or tail if they move around. It was still pretty cool to get up close to them. The tour guide even knew of a place where some baby gators had just hatched two days prior, and he brought us there to see them. We also enjoyed the parts when the driver went full throttle and the airboat sped through the swamp - it was quite exciting.

Overall this is a great experience, and I recommend it. It would be great for couples, friends, and families with younger or older kids. There are discounts available if you take the River Tour in Vero Beach too, as the two businesses work together.

Visited August 2013
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“An awesome experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend & I loved this airboat ride! Captain Bill was very friendly and knowledgeable about the swamps. We saw plenty of gator's including 2 day old babies, alligator gar, beautiful lotus and water Lily's to highlight a few. We will definitely be back in spring, thanks Capt. Bill!

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Captain Bill is awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My son and I were introduced to Captain Bill and Gaitor Bait Airboats by Vero Beach locals (they've been 4 times already) and what an awesome outing!

Captain Bill is an attentive and entertaining host - always felt safe - and filled the half hour tour (ended up to be 45 minutes) with awesome insight about the waterways, flora, fauna and the kids were thrilled! Even saw 2 day old alligators!

Vero Beach is beautiful but this was BY FAR the highlight of our trip! Thanks Captain Bill!

Visited August 2013
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