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A-Awesome Airboat Rides

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Address: E Colonial Drive, Christmas, FL 32709
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Awesome experience !

We didn't have a reservation and just showed up, I don't recommend that though. The owners son did end up taking us out on a personal ride. It was awesome . They offered headsets... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Lapeer, Michigan
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Lapeer, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't have a reservation and just showed up, I don't recommend that though. The owners son did end up taking us out on a personal ride. It was awesome . They offered headsets so he could explain things throughout trip. Can't imagine going with a company w/o them. The smaller boat also got us back into areas the bigger... More 

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Thank clgwyn
Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

yes reservations are required but i'm glad we were both lucky enough to run into one another at the right place and right time. I appreciate the great review and i look forward to your return trip - Capt Bruce More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second trip with Bruce and we will do it again! 1 1/2 ride and you will average seeing an alligator a minute!! Bruce is native to the area and relates lots of local history of the area! The ride is awesome, but Bruce is the real treasure! Saw eagles, fish, cattle, and of course alligators!!

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

We always appreciate a great review, even more so from a repeat customer thank you for your business and we hope you'll be coming again -Captain Bruce More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Instead of booking an airboat with 30 passengers, we researched different companies and came across this one. We figured if we flew from Canada to Florida, why not drive a little further for a real outback tour? This company is informal, fun, knowledgeable, and loves what they do. We were two adults, and four children (age 8 - 12). Our... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

time definitely flies when you're having fun i agree with that and we try and keep our rides authentic and steer away from a touristy stack em pack em ride like our competitors. We are very pleased you and the family enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again in the future. -Captain Bruce More 

St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

We are 4 visitors from the Edmonton area of Canada and have never seen alligators in the wild. Well, Bruce Jr. provided a totally amazing experience! Not only was he very informative but he captivated us with his wit and humour. A-Awesome made this a trip of a life time! The small boat over the occasional dry land encounter was... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

We always do our best to show everyone what a real airboatride is all about and I'm thrilled that you all enjoyed yourselves and i hope i get the opportunity to show you a good time again -Captain Bruce More 

Central Florida
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Smaller boats are the best and A-Awesome's 6-passenger boats live up to their name! We always take our family & friends out on airboat rides when they come to visit us, so we've tried maybe 8 or 10 or 12 different businesses. This is our absolute favorite and we've become repeat customers! (WAY more fun than the huge 30-seat boats.)... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

Always love a happy repeat customer, seeing familiar faces again and again and hearing how well we stack up to the competition (a lot of them these days) makes us very proud so thank you for your business and the review and we hope you come back again -Capt Bruce More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

When is the last time you saw a TripAdvisor rating in which 112 out of 116 ratings were "five star," "Excellent?" There's a reason for that, friends, and his name is Gator Bruce. Gator Bruce will give you and your party a once in a lifetime, amazing experience that you will never, ever forget. Bruce is knowledgeable, engaging, funny, and... More 

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Bruce F, Captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review we try our best to put a smile on everyone's face and also might i add that it doesn't have to be once in a lifetime we would love the opportunity to try and one up your last trip lol. We hope to see you again and thank you again for your review -Captain... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Ormond Beach with friends and went on the airboat ride with Gator Bruce. This was my 12th ride. Everyone had a great time. Not only is it fun, but it's educational. This is a must if you're in the area. This is better than any ride Disney has to offer!

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Bruce F, Captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

Always love a review where we get one up on multi billion dollar corporations it sure makes one feel warm and fuzzy inside lol. Your review is greatly appreciated as is your business and we are very happy you've continued to enjoy what we do and we hope to see you again soon, thanks again - Captain Bruce More 

southampton u.k
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to Orlando so we had to get out on the water again with Bruce. We called him from the UK to book and he called straight back. When we arrived we called again and he gave us precise directions to find him. The trip was 90 minutes long and as his boat only holds 6... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

Very happy you enjoyed your time with us and we appreciate your review greatly. We hope to see you again and thank you again - Captain Bruce More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Captain Bruce Junior was excellent!! The location is easy to find and the river that the air-boat runs on is beautiful - unique for sure. The respect that Bruce has for the St.Johns river and all of its inhabitants is admirable to say the least. $50.00 per person for an 1 1/2 is great value for this tour. Please remember... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review it is greatly appreciated, I'm very happy that you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again -Captain Bruce Jr More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This is the company to choose for your airboat ride!! Prompt, polite, safe and super knowledgeable about all things Everglades! Small family run business that cares about the Everglades environment and really wants you to enjoy and appreciate it also. Captain Bruce Jr was great!

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

very happy you enjoyed your ride, we aim to please . thank you for the review and hope you come back and see us soon! Capt. Bruce Jr More 

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