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Airboat and Gator Charters

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DeLand, FL 32722-9303
+1 386-747-0631
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Excellent Tour!

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

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Heather L
AirBoat Tour

Captain Josh is amazing! The airboat charter was filled with excitement. Captain Josh is very... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Amber G
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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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“baby gators” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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DeLand, FL 32722-9303
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+1 386-747-0631
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

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

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Capt-Joshua, Owner at Airboat and Gator Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

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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

Thank Amber G
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

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

Thank Steven G
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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

1  Thank wdevine64
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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

Thank ewing12017
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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

1  Thank Familyof5inCt
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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.

1  Thank David W
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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

2  Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed November 10, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Travel_bug0707
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Reviewed November 8, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Glendawpb
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Rebecca P
May 11, 2018|
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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.
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Joy P
March 13, 2018|
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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.
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Stacey B
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Capt-Joshua | Property representative |
Good question! I’ve been doing 60min tours for about 5yrs now. They give a fair price point for groups on a budget. They also generally provide a great experience. A lot of it just depends on the time of year, weather and... More
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