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Address: PO BOX 229303, DeLand, FL 32722
Phone Number: +1 386-747-0631
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Offering Year-Round, Private Airboat Tours and Rides on the St.John's...

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 Public water alligator hunts and bowfishing charters.

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Two hours of adventure, storm damage, gators, and more

Captian Joshua Mattson shared with us his love of Florida as a third generation Floridian! He told us of what the St. Johns River looked like before hurricane Matthew came... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captian Joshua Mattson shared with us his love of Florida as a third generation Floridian! He told us of what the St. Johns River looked like before hurricane Matthew came through, and then damage to the shoreline and effect of wildlife. Very educational,and an "up close" experience with the gators. Also included was Lake Jesup, and Lake Monroe. We took... More 

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Ocala, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had out of town guests & we had a reservation with another airboat vendor in another area. The day prior to the trip, our reservation was cancelled. I called Captain Josh and he was able to accommodate us on short notice. Capt. Josh is a friendly, knowledgeable & professional guide. His keen eyes spotted manatees, plenty of gators and... More 

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Thank Glendawpb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time to go bowfishing with Captain Josh and it was great! We have a great time every time we go!

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Thank LaurenJeffery
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Captain Josh did not disappoint! We saw at least 10 gators, lots of birds and beautiful vegetation! We will be back next time we are in FL!

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Thank Becky G
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

We joined Captain Josh and his first mate Brittany for a beautiful day of Off Shore Fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. We launched from the Matanza Inlet and the day kept getting better and better! Beautiful scenery and the fishing was outstanding! It was literally one fish after another for the entire day! Dolphins swam within 30ft of the boat... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I had the opportunity to join Captain Josh as he guided us on a two night gator hunt in the wild lands of Florida. What an experience! We saw so many gators that we couldn't keep count! I was absolutely incredible! We saw so many huge gators that we were actually passing up 8 and 9 footers... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

When we first arrived it reminded me of the old Wooly Swamp but Captain Josh pulled up to the dock and off we went. Our kids really wanted to see some manatees but it was a bit cooler we were told then they liked so we only saw one but it was still very cool! We did see a few... More 

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Thank Karen B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

Captain Josh did an excellent job! His knowledge of the area and experience was well noted. Thank you for sharing your backyard!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

We hooked up with Captain Josh and Brittney for a trip of a lifetime, a night of GATOR HUNTING! What an amazing time. We went out on the airboat just after dark and instantly started seeing gators everywhere! Captain Josh knows exactly what he is doing and where the big boys are hiding out! Before long we were seeing big... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

WE have never seen so many gators as we did on our first trip out with daughters and granddaughters. We saw approximately 25 gators diving off as we passed by and caught it on cell phone. It was amazing. Gator after gator after gator. Wow what a fun experience. we saw some beautiful scenery as we got into the tree... More 

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