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Grasshopper Airboat Ecotours

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301 Tucker Ln, Holiday Inn Express Space Coast Convention Center, Cocoa, FL 32926-3106
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A highlight of our Vacation

Captain Rick gave us an excellent tour. As others have mentioned, he was thoughtful about our needs... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Joshua and Juli... P
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McMinnville, Oregon
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Gator spotting

What a fantastic experience, never to be forgotten. All of the family loved speeding over the lake... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Nic528810
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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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Join Captain Rick's personalized, interpretive eco-tour as you look for alligators, native and migratory birds, and other Florida wildlife on the St. Johns River. Climb aboard "Grasshopper", a state-of-the-art airboat, custom built for a comfortable and safe Florida airboat ride, promising you an educational and fun wildlife experience.Captain Rick Thrift is a life- long Floridian and a fully insured and licensed U.S Coast Guard Master. He will stop frequently during your hour-long tour to discuss this wonderful eco-system often referred to as the "Central Florida Everglades".
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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301 Tucker Ln, Holiday Inn Express Space Coast Convention Center, Cocoa, FL 32926-3106
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Captain Rick gave us an excellent tour. As others have mentioned, he was thoughtful about our needs with ear protection and water. It was a nice blend of education and experience. After days of theme park, it felt wonderful to connect with nature in this...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic experience, never to be forgotten. All of the family loved speeding over the lake on the airboat topped off by lots of gator spotting. I found Captain Rick's company in the lonely planet and their review was 100% correct. This is just...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Airboat tour was a great time for my husbanf,seventeen year old son and myself. The boat tour had ear protection, binoculars and water. Scheduling our trip was easy and timely. Two thumbs up!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

What a great time. Captain Rick was on time at the pick up location and began his tour on the on the air conditioned bus ride to the dock. He is knowledgeable about the history of the area and his airboat driving skills are second...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Fantastic tour! Captain Rick is knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He even started the tour on the bus from the pick up location to the launch site. The ride was smooth, and Captain Rick slowed down when we cam up on wildlife so he could talk and...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Captain Rick was amazing! We got a private tour for our group of seven and saw at least 15 gators! So much fun and very informative. Great way to see Florida’s geography. Captain Rick is really the nicest guy. Very accommodating and really knows the...More

Thank Caryn S
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had an awesome morning out on the airboat with Rick, he's a great captain and he's such a gentleman and so knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommend using Grasshopper, Rick will go out his way to make sure you have a...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Took the family and all the kids. What a great time. The kids from Indiana have never done anything like this Nd had the best time. Highly recommend to anyone. Even locals should do this.

1  Thank Kikki K
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

We did the Grasshopper airboat ecotour for my husband's 55th birthday!!! It was so much more fun then we expected! Captain Rick was great and very informative. We learned so much about the area, landscape, trees, gators, etc. Great experience with a great captain!!!!

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Captain Rick was fantastic! We had a wonderful time! He was so knowledgeable about the area and we got to see gators and birds, plus the ride in the airboat is a blast! He had everything we could need for the tour! We'll be back...More

1  Thank Alicia I
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robert l
January 26, 2018|
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Response from grasshopper97 | Property representative |
As prices are subject to change. .. Please visit my website for current rates.
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Supermom201654
January 10, 2018|
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Response from grasshopper97 | Property representative |
Approximately 15 miles. Allow 30-40 minutes drive time depending on traffic.
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InvernessSusan
February 27, 2017|
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I do not book this far in advance. Please call 321- 631-2990 when you arrive at the port.Regards, Capt.Rick
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