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Capt. Gill's River Cruises

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Address: 1 Scipio Creek Dr, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1366
Phone Number: 850-370-0075
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A 3 hour tour

If you're wondering what's beyond that bend in the river, book a trip with Captain Gil, if you want to learn a little about what this area was like aways back, book a trip with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

If you're wondering what's beyond that bend in the river, book a trip with Captain Gil, if you want to learn a little about what this area was like aways back, book a trip with Captain Gil , if you just want to spend a few relaxing hours out on the water , book a trip with Captain Gil. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My wife are from Southern Illinois and I contacted Gill for a river cruise up the Apalachicola during our stay on St. George Island last month. Neither of us are fishermen so we weren't up for a fishing trip but we enjoy nature and Captain Gill did a great job of making us feel comfortable with his knowledge of the... More 

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Livingston, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Packed lunch, drove 20 miles, just to get to a locked gate,waited waited waited, only to be told by capt gill that he had problems with his boat the day before, said he should have called us that night or that morning,(THINK SO?) shame on you, Fool me twice...!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We wanted to see some local sights from the water and chose Capt. Gill Autrey's River Cruises. It was the best choice we made during our otherwise FABulous vacation in Apalachicola and St. George Island. Capt. Gill was personable, entertaining, knowledgeable and a gracious host. I wish that we had recorded the conversations! For a fun way to see and... More 

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3 Thank Wbausch
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Captain Gill peels away the secrets of the undulating Apalachicola River as you make your way along its silky tannin waterways: here an osprey nest; there the massive aerie of a bald eagle. With each bend of the river Gill knows fascinating local history and current stories. He knows where the alligators hang out too and though on our trip... More 

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2 Thank AnnaWaci
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

This is our second river cruise in the past 4 years with Captain Gill and it was awesome each time. Captain Gill is knowledgeable, personable and witty. Fun and informative for most all ages, 6 and up, mainly due to lack up interest for children younger than that. It is an awesome way to see the back river country.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great, leisurely cruise up the river [not the Prison River!] w/the Skipper. Goes up the back-waters and you'll see everything you CAN'T see from your car. Gators smiled at us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Gill was fantastic! He knew the history of Apalachicola and area. Knew bird locations as well as other native critters. He was professional and very polite. Boat was spacious and comfortable. He allowed us to take photos and we never felt rushed.

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Even though we didn't see any alligators or manatees, we did see bald eagles and ospreys, as well as learning a lot about the area. The trip was comfortable and relaxing...could have gone on for hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! We took our 9yr old and parents and it was totally worth the money. We saw gorgeous, pristine, backwater country. Captain Gil was the perfect guide.

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