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Address: St Johns River, Christmas, FL
Phone Number: 407-568-4307

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We chose to go for this company due to their smaller airboats, we didn't want to be on a 20 seater and after doing the tour, we're glad we did. The driver was friendly and well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 2, 2016
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London, England
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174 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, two friends and I enquired about this trip 6 months before the ride, and although Captain John was retiring, his wife Vicki was brilliantly helpful in helping us organise the trip (something we had wanted to do for years). It was just after Hurricane Matthew and the waters were very high, so we didn't even know if it... More 

Thank Usuzumiishi
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181 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We chose to go for this company due to their smaller airboats, we didn't want to be on a 20 seater and after doing the tour, we're glad we did. The driver was friendly and well conversant, she was happy to chat and even stop for a bit and let everyone have a breather. Of course the environment is simply... More 

Thank TwoOhTwo
Jackson, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

If you want a non-tourist type ride ,this is it. Great people ,just about as close as you could get to an airboat ride with a friend. Real down to earth people. We took the 2 hour tour and it was worth it and they made sure you got your moneys worth. We had 6 in our family and the... More 

1 Thank fish4food2016
Fort Lauderdale
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

Captain Becky gave us an incredible ride. We had researched our options and we could not have chosen a better tour. 300+ Miles of gator infested river to keep us excited and entertained. Our Captain was friendly, knowledgable, and easy going. We saw a TON of gators, cranes, pelicans, herons, roseate spoonbills, storks, turtles and more. Our guide took us... More 

Thank Elizabeth H
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous low key and personal tour. Captain John has real character and so much knowledge. We saw alligators, birds and bald eagles but just the ride alone was worth it! Thanks Captain John, hope to see you again!

Thank bexkite
Orlando, Florida
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

He's the best guide in Florida! I'm a local and I take all my guests on his airboat tour...all the others are commercialized! He goes out in his own airboat and makes it memorable :) johnnie is the best!

Thank rmendell7244
Bergen, Norway
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

We called in the afternoon and captain John offered to take us for a ride the same evening, at 5.30 when it had cooled off a bit, as we would see more alligators then. We had a wonderful two-hour ride and saw a lot of alligators and birds. The 5 of us had the boat to ourselves (it seats 6... More 

1 Thank VIH74
Worthing, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

Chose this ride based on previous reviews and it offered a smaller, more personal service. We were not disappointed. Just five people on our boat - max eight(?). We went out for 1.5 hours. Captain John was really good - found four large (10 foot) 'gators for us and knew everything about the area. We saw the bigger boats out... More 

Thank ReallyEmptyBelly
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice friendly knowledgeable captain, smaller boat so you can go places the others can't. Saw 100's of gators and that's why we came. Would recommend this to anyone, especially families

Thank Fred G
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202 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited here during our Honeymoon. We had Captain Fred and he was very friendly, informative and had lots of good stories to tell us. The ride took about an hour and a half. During the trip we saw lots of gators, a bald eagle, cattle and lots of other birds/wildlife. We will be back!

Thank IanBasildon

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