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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
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+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: 1-2 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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Awesome Experience in the Everglades

Randy was fantastic! We had some time after a business meeting and booked this tour. We saw lots of gators, turtles, and birds. Randy is a renaissance man and is very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Randy was fantastic! We had some time after a business meeting and booked this tour. We saw lots of gators, turtles, and birds. Randy is a renaissance man and is very knowledgeable. A word of warning, wear sunscreen. I also learned I am not the best airboat pilot, but it was fun to drive.

Thank scottgardner1971
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome experience the family and I enjoyed every bit of it. If you're every in the Fort Lauderdale area this area is a must see and yes it's definitely a hidden gem

Thank cindysmall6918
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We went with Captain Randy in december and the tour was great! One hour was a bit short and I would have loved to stay for two but we had too much planned to make it. Driving the boat was fun and just riding was really chill in the sun. Got to see a couple of aligators and hear some... More 

Thank Tobias M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We have done the group everglades tours to disappointment but with a few people in town, we finally invested in a private tour. Amazing, nothing like it. Three hours on the river of grass. Knowledgable tour, covered a lot of area, learned a lot, had an opportunity to drive the boat, saw some beautiful scenery - it was absolutely surreal... More 

Thank Brian C
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 

1 Thank jhartleyreview
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!

Thank ldobrisky
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 

Thank gregcurtis08
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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!

1 Thank A G C
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.

1 Thank Tracis111
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 

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