Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours

Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours

Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours
5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Capt Freds world famous airboat tours are the best nature tours in central Florida. Our tour will offer sightings of a wide range of wildlife, from alligators to bald eagles. Great family fun, Hold baby alligators IN OUR OFFICE(we are licensed) Holding baby alligators in the WILD is a Federal offence. This airboat tour offers the best value and fun for your money. Seven days/wk by reservations See true old Florida. Established 1995
Lake Hamilton, Florida
Meets animal welfare guidelines

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Smithdru
Winston Salem, NC29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
My wife and I, along with another couple, took one of Capt. Fred's airboat tours in Lake Hamilton and enjoyed it thoroughly. Rachel, our guide was very knowledgeable about the Flora and Fauna of the Florida wetlands and had a great eye for spotting wildlife. We saw numerous species of waterbirds, as well as sea turtles, large Gators, snakes, and lush vegetation. The airboat is a great way to get an up close view of this rich ecosystem and Rachel was a responsible driver. One of my favorite parts of the tour was getting to see and hold the young
alligators that are housed at Captain Fred's. These animals are cared for until they reach a certain size and are then turned over to an alligator preserve. I grew to have so much more respect and appreciation for these creatures as a result of this tour and Rachel, our guide. The only problem I had with Capt. Fred's, and the only reason I didn't give them 5 stars, is that we had to reschedule our tour, twice, because of a shortage of staff. However, part of the cause for this is that they give you such generous tours, the schedule is stretched. Don't let that stop you though; this tour is well worth it!!!
Written January 20, 2020
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David H
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Orientation session was informative...kids were attentive and asking questions.
Young alligators were on site to hold. Boat ride took us through brush spotting alligators of various size, snakes, eagles and various birds.
We all enjoyed visit and boat operator was interesting and entertaining.👍👍
Written February 19, 2020
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Karen L
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I have lived in Winter Haven for almost 4 years and have always wanted to do an Airboat Ride. I got my chance a few days ago. Relatives came to visit we all went, Rachel is the best guide, she saw things none of us did. Her knowledge about the gators and wildlife around Lake Hamilton knew no bounds. Rachel has a great personality and her enthusiasm is catching. We all learned so much and got great pictures. I recommend Captain's Fred to everyone.
Written February 10, 2020
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HappyQuilter40827
Portland, ME122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We splurged and took an airboat ride. This tour company had good reviews, so we tried them. After a fascinating 20-minute education on alligators in the office, we headed out on the airboat. Our driver, Captain Wayne, was knowledgeable and fun. He pointed out many of the local birds and vegetation, sharing interesting tidbits about them. We kept a sharp eye out as we cruised through the tall grass and spotted 5 alligators not too far from the boat, about 4-8 feet in length. Have never done anything like this before, definitely glad we went.
Written February 26, 2020
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Theresa V
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Complete waste of time. Our whole group drove 45 minutes for an early morning excursion, only to find out after arriving at Captain Fred's that there were issues with the airboat from the day before. I can understand that issues happen, but not informing folks about known issues before they show up at their scheduled time is unprofessional.

A half hour after our scheduled time we were still waiting, with no commitment that the issue would be resolved. Then another group arrived, having experienced the same issue the day before.

We left, having never received acknowledgment of the inconvenience, much less an apology.

Additionally, COVID precautions were not taken. Staff did not wear masks.
Written December 30, 2020
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Ray
Midland, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Wanted to give my 83 year old mother something to remember from our visit. This was the perfect option. Made reservations same day and were treated very personably and down to earth for the whole experience. The gal who arranged the reservation was also the airboat pilot and was great fun to be around. Thank you very much for the great memories.
Written November 7, 2020
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StephanieRP
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
I called and spoke to Rachel twice and scheduled an appointment for our party of 8. She confirmed our appointment so we drove 30 minutes to it (with two small children) only for them to seem shocked for us to be there. We were then told “the boat is in maintenance”. Not the best way to end our vacation.
Written May 27, 2021
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Bee
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Rachel is amazing ! She try make sure we so gators even through like she said she not mother nature she can't promise what your going see. My favorite part of it all was the baby gator. My boys loved every single minute of it. And the scenery is absolutely beautiful !
Written May 12, 2021
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Wendy S
Kingman, AZ50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
We had an opportunity to take our grandson on an airboat ride for the sunset tour. It was well worth our time. Rachel was our personable, happy and responsive host. The airboat ride was great fun! My grandson loved his time holding the gators. An absolutely great time!!!
Written March 31, 2021
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mrhoads67
Durham, NH3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Captain Rachel was awesome. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. She knew where to take us to see a lot of gators as well as other wildlife. We had a great surprise when we came back and got to learn about the gators that she trains. She clearly loves her job and really cares about the gators! I highly recommend her.
Written January 20, 2020
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