After advice from friends and much research, we decided to give A-awesome Airboat Rides a try with our 12 year old grandson. The small size of the boat and the 90 minute ride made sense. Bruce wisely recommended an early morning time before the "big guns" lumbered through. Our excursion with Bruce, Jr. was more than exhilarating as we zoomed through water and marshland. He must have paid the alligators to line the banks as they were greeting us all along the tour. He moved in so we had numerous photo ops of coveys of birds. A highlight was the bald eagle protecting its fishing hole. We couldn't have asked for a better tour and plan to make reservations when 2 more groups of grand kids visit in February.