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Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters

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Address: 1006 N US Highway 27, mile marker 38.5, Weston, FL 33327-7700
Phone Number: +1 305-299-1366
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

We are located 5 miles north of 75 on US 27 mile marker 38 -- 3 miles north...

We are located 5 miles north of 75 on US 27 mile marker 38 -- 3 miles north of 1006 North US Highway 27 Weston

Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters goes deep into the Florida Everglades and covers over 36 miles where you'll see lots of gators, birds, turtles, and camps with over 200 years of history. The best part is that you get to drive the airboat. Bring a cooler if you like. Snacks, soda, water and adult drinks are welcome.

Are you looking for the most remarkable gator action? Ride the Wind is the leading airboat tour in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our airboat tours depart every few minutes, so your Everglades experience starts the instant you arrive. We also provide private tours for a more intimate and particular look at the alligators.

Your safety is ensured with one of our certified and trained boat captains that have over 30 years of experience. This safely guided adventure through some of South Florida's most beautiful everglades allows you to experience something like never before. Even if you have been on other airboat tours, ours is miles ahead. We have private tours that take you on a 2 hour adventure into the natural habitats of Florida wildlife and sights many people don't get to see.

Ride the Wind is much more than just Airboat rides in the everglades. Our everglades airboat tours let you drive the boat. If you are looking for the ultimate airboat rides in the everglades, Ride the Wind will give you an experience you will never forget.

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Best Private Air Boat Ride in Florida!

I live in the area so when my cousin came down from Ohio and wanted to "experience" South Florida, I went to town on Google and researched a number of cool attractions. I didn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2016
Coral Springs, Florida
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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I live in the area so when my cousin came down from Ohio and wanted to "experience" South Florida, I went to town on Google and researched a number of cool attractions. I didn't want to take her to the tradition tourist attractions, and wanted to find something unique that would give her a true experience. For me, I have... More 

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Burlington, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Captain Randy showed us and taught us so much! The trip was both relaxing and exciting! We got to touch the side of an alligator and learned about the native plants and other animals. We loved the history lessons on the Everglades. Thank you Captain Randy! We will be back!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time with Richie. At first thought it was little pricey but went anyway. Money well spent! Everything was perfect except for rain near end of tour but Richie provided us rain gear. I can not say enough great things about this experience. We did the 2 person private tour and absolutely loved it. Saw several gators.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Capt. Randy goes above and beyond to offer the best all around airboat experience in the State. Highly Recommended!

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour! Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are a must! Luckily we were prepared....Loved that we had a smaller boat and it was all ours. Dad and kids (5&7) each had a turn as the driver! What an amazing and beautiful place! Thanks Rich and Captain Randy.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I finally got the chance to go on an Airboat ride through the Everglades. It was exciting and lots of fun. You should definitely take an Airboat ride if you're anywhere near one of the places that offer them.

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rebos68, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Thanks Frank for coming out with us. It was a pleasure seeing the big Kool-Aid smile on your face.. Makes me feel so blessed that we have the best Airboat Ride going in the Fort. Lauderdale Everglades. You also got to drive our duel control airboat and the Kool-Aid Smile... Stop in a see us next time your down.. Thanks... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We have been on a couple of private rides with Captain Randy in the Everglades and have referred many friends and family. Always a blast! Lots of fun riding and driving the airboat, Randy is super cool and has a lot of interesting stories to share. You will not be disappointed!

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rebos68, General Manager at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Having you guys out with me is why I love doing what I do.. You guys are a blast. I should pay you lol... Thank you for the kind words.. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

Cap Randy hosts a great tour... bringing you to special places that no one else will... he is knowledgeable and hold a passion for the history and respect to preserve this special place. He takes care of his guests ands well as the animals..... recommend highly.... bit on pricey side but happy that we experienced a once in life time... More 

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rebos68, Manager at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

It was wonderful to spend time with you in my back yard.... I had a blast with you guys and I really hope you come back and see me... In The Spirit Captain Randy Meeker Thank you so much More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

Our private tour was the highlight of our stay. This was my third airboat ride so I was a little apprehensive wondering if any enjoyment lie ahead, my wife had never been so off we went. Randy was punctual and off we went. The weather was perfect and no bug spray was needed. We made several long stops to view... More 

1 Thank Robert R
Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Bob it was an absolute pleasure to be able to show you and Karen around the glades, and exchange a story or two with you. So glad you guys enjoyed learning about our ecosystem out here, and I hope you had a blast driving the boat! Bittersweet that the ride had to end, but I'll always save you guys a... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

I had my sister and brother in law in from New Jersey. Called Captain Randy and he met us at his location with a cooler full of sodas and waters. The boat was big and looked brand new. We loaded into the comfortable seats unlike other companies I saw here where the seats look old and ugly. We took off... More 

3 Thank Doug J
Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Doug, we'd love to welcome you back every year, and I'm thrilled you and your family had such a great time on our adventure! Glad you could escape the cold and ride the wind, and I definitely appreciate you recommending us, Big Doug! Take care. Warmly, Captain Randy, Owner More 

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