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Address: 621 Begonia Street, Everglades City, FL
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+1 239-695-4448
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Our company does not run the "big boats" or the "jet...

Our company does not run the "big boats" or the "jet boats" we run only the small six passenger airboats. Your captian will take you through both the unique grassland praries and winding mangrove tunnels on your tour into this national treasure we call the Florida Everglades.

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Captain Bill was a blast

Bill gave us all an awesome time. He warned us when he was going to go fast and make sharp turns. He took time to Answer questions and describe areas in the swamp. We all had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bill gave us all an awesome time. He warned us when he was going to go fast and make sharp turns. He took time to Answer questions and describe areas in the swamp. We all had a blast! Ask for Bill if you want to have a good time.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had been for an airboat ride couple years ago and it was out into the Everglades and spotting wildlife, including gators. This was a true airboat ride. We zoomed through the mangrove trees getting out into open water and doing 360's, then doing it all over again. Capt Shane gave us the Everglade ride of our life. He stopped to... More 

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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Speedy's is a taste of an older era in Florida tourism and it's still a kick. I last graced an airboat as a child in the early fifties. Basically an airboat is an overgrown johnboat with a airplane engine. It's capable of speedy runs over grasses or mudflats in as little as three inches of water. It's fun and also... More 

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had Capt Hoss, he was funny, informative. He has worked this job for many many years. The airboat was fun, didn't see gators because of the water levels and the salt water ratio at this time. However he suggested where to go see alligators and we did so.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great adventure with Capt Hoss. He's very knowledgeable about theEverglades as he's an 8th generation Glader. Very funny and got me 3 times! The boys got to pet a baby alligator! All 3 generations with us had a fantastic time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent tour guide. Entertaining and fun stories. Extremely passionate about his job and nature. We lucked out getting captain Hos to guide us . Professional and knowledgeable.

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Thank Jacques M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had Captain Hoss yesterday for our airboat tour! I don't k ow what we were expecting, but this was so much more fun! We zipped and spun and looked at some beautiful water areas. Our boys are 7 and 9 and both loved it! Captain Hoss answered all the questions and had great stories.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on an airboat tour with Bill. We have two kids, 7 and 9. We absolutely loved it! They provided earmuffs (something I was worried about) and we were off and zipping through the mangroves. Bill was safe but went fast and did fun turns in the boat. It is 6 to a boat but we were the only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had always wanted to ride an airboat through the Everglades, and Speedy's provided an outstanding tour that met all my requirements - fast, fun and educational, too. Capt. Lyle is an excellent skipper, and very knowledgeable about this lively Florida ecosystem. Loved every minute of our one- hour tour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very short tour, no alligators, no wildlife. You see a swamp and that's pretty much it. Not sure what the $40 was for.

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