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“captain josh”(23 reviews)
“big gators”(3 reviews)
Offering Year-Round, Private Airboat Tours and Rides on the St.John's River. Passengers should expect to see a vast array of Florida's wildlife, including alligators, manatees and bald eagles. Tours are scheduled by Reservation only. Also offering...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
DeLand, FL 32722-9303
+1 386-747-0631
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, father, mother, and myself all went on Captain Josh's gator tour last week while vacationing in the Daytona Beach area. It was all my wife's idea, and I was to say a bit skeptical. Welll, let me tell you!!! We saw between 25-35...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zhayes86
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We saw a manatee, 3 gators (one 10 ft), and a bobcat jumped out and ate a bird right in front of us. Super nice guy, super reasonable. Makes even the boat interesting with his manueving. Giggled and screamed alot!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keepingthefaithwv
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Highly recommend. Joshua was friendly, knowledgeable and made sure we found the big gators. Well worth the price.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Heather L
Capt-Joshua, Owner at Airboat and Gator Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thank You so much for coming out and for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Captain Josh is amazing! The airboat charter was filled with excitement. Captain Josh is very accommodating and knowledgeable. Our tour was filled with nature. The amount of gators we saw was incredible. I would recommend this charter to any family from teenagers to the elderly....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank amberg835
Reviewed February 6, 2018

Guide Capt. Joshua Mattson was excellent. He met all of out expectations. Seen more than 20 gators and 10 manatee.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Steven G
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Today we had a wonderful Airboat ride with Captain Josh. The day was perfect! We had wonderful weather and Captain Josh was able to guide us to just the right places to see many different birds, Manatees, gators of all sizes and to top it...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank wdevine64
Reviewed August 18, 2017

I hunted with Joshua 5 yrs ago and still do not have my gators, I have paid the man in full for the hunt, Taxidermy and shipping but still have no gators. When I call he gives me excuses or false promises and nothing happens....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ewing12017
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to ride an airboat while on vacation. We enjoyed the ride, it was safe for our three kids. We were able to see a manatee and her baby on the ride as well as multiple gators, birds and other wildlife. We took an...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Familyof5inCt
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Took this tour yesterday afternoon and had a great time. Saw lots of gators and plenty of fish. Hoped to see a manatee, but not this time. Capt Joshua did a great job narrating and navigating.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank David W
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Was originally suppose to do the subset tour but with the weather and wind was advised would be better to do earlier do we could see more wildlife. Boy!! Was capt. Joshua 100% correct. Saw baby gators, larger alligators and so much more. Very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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October 15, 2018|
Response from Capt-Joshua | Property representative |
Thank You for writing. It will just depend on the weather. Currently it’s callong for a high of 76 degrees which is way cooler than what we have been experiencing. Usually with temps like this we lean towards begining around... More
Rebecca P
May 11, 2018|
Response from Capt-Joshua | Property representative |
By email text or call. 386-747-0631 386-747-6335 Trip advisor won’t allow me to list the email address in this answer.
Joy P
March 13, 2018|
Response from Capt-Joshua | Property representative |
Hello, Our tours are mobile and the locations may change as wildlife movement can be seasonal. We’re Most likely to launch from Deleon Springs, which is about 45min West of Daytona.