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Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours

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Address: 4700 Crump Rd., Suite C - US 27, Lake Hamilton, FL 33851
Phone Number: 863-696-1637
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Capt Freds world famous airboat tours are the best nature tours in central...

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

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We got to hold 2 different gators! The boat ride was do fun and captain Wayne was very knowledgeable. We saw gators, bald eagles, white pelicans, all kinds of birds. It was well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Hwct8
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North Brookfield, New York
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North Brookfield, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We got to hold 2 different gators! The boat ride was do fun and captain Wayne was very knowledgeable. We saw gators, bald eagles, white pelicans, all kinds of birds. It was well worth it!!

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Carthage, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was so awesome!!! My parents and my husband and I really enjoyed ourselves! Never thought my mother would hold a alligator but she held 2! This was my birthday fun! I asked to go and it was a joy! Must stop on a trip! Looking forward to coming back and bring my daughters! It was educational and a blast... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

from start to finish a very pleasent easy going company. We were not rushed of pushed the boat ride was informative and above all FUN.

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Thank Testeate1955r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

It was a great day out, being able to hold a baby gator and learn so much about them. The air boat trip was an amazing experience also and the hosts were knowledgable, friendly and welcoming. I would recommend it to all.

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Thank Lydia B
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Highly recommend, gator tour was really fun and interesting and got to hold a baby gator too! Wayne and Bonnie both so knowledgable and passionate about what they do, a well rounded experience with a little gift at the end, really enjoyed it, thank you :)

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Thank daisyd3
Haines City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Capt Fred's was easy to find, just off the US27 about 8 miles from us in Haines City. A natural and lovely environment right next to Lake Hamilton. The main purpose for our 2 UK visitors was the airboat ride but the opportunity to hold a 5 yr old pet alligator (Trixie) turned out to be a real bonus. Never... More 

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Thank Julie D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I couldn't have been more pleased with Gator Lady Bonnie's prep talk and information about gators. Holding the gators was a pleasant surprise. Never would have imagined that my kids and I could touch and hold an alligator, even if Trixie is a licensed pet. Capt Wayne's information about the area and wildlife while on the boat ride was wonderful... More 

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Thank 2015Diane
Fulton
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Have taken this tour about 4-6 times and each and everytime is alot of fun and an adventure. Pricing is very good and a great value. Staff and airboat captain's are very knowledgeable and take time with you as well.

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Thank Brian C
Saint Joseph, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A great tour with friendly and knowledgeable owners - Wayne and Bonnie know what they are doing - you learn a lot about alligators, birds, plants and flowers - the airboat was fun and you felt very safe. Totally recommend this Airboat Tour - the best in Florida. Will be back and do it again.

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Thank 45bigwaa
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Friendly and knowledgable staff. The airboat ride is safe and well run. What you see is somewhat dependent on the weather and the luck of the draw. The chance to hold a pet alligator is a nice bonus. Location is easy to find and right off a main road.

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