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“You won't be disappointed”

A-Awesome Airboat Rides
Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Christmas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 17, 2013

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.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We took a tour with Bruce Jr. Last Friday, and it was fabulous! What surprised me the most was that Bruce Jr. Was a true environmentalist. He was careful not to bump into trees or get too close to an eagle, he picked up trash during a stop we made, and he genuinely seemed to care about the gators, birds, and the river. This was worth every penny, and we would chose this tour again over the larger boats we saw on the river.

1  Thank Abbey B
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Chose Captain Bruce because we had read the great reviews on TripAdvisor and they were all correct. We had a great time. When we arrived Captain Bruce Jr. was waiting for us. We immediately boarded the boat and headed out. Had headsets with microphones so we could hear each other talking and hear what Captain Bruce was telling us about the area. He was very knowledgeable about the birds, alligators, cows in the swamp and ranchers that rented the land. Could tell that he really loved doing airboat tours. Also was very proud of his smaller boat and that it could go places that the bigger airboats could not go. Had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend to anybody looking for an airboat ride. The ride was 90 minutes for $50.0 and well worth the money. When we made the reservation Captain Bruce, Sr. told us to get on internetand print out $5.00 coupon, which we did.

1  Thank Gigi B
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We came clear across the country to experience Florida for the first time (home is Maui). Our family of four did Disneyworld for 4 days, Universal Studios for one, Kennedy Space center, International Drive..., but the airboat ride with A-Awesome was definitely the highlight of our trip! This ride was nothing short of FANTASTIC! The smaller airboat was incredibly maneuverable. It seems like there's nowhere this boat couldn't go. We scheduled the first morning tour and left the boat ramp a little before 8:30am. Saw TONS of gators along with other wildlife such as birds, turtles, even a small pack of wild pigs. The smaller boat only holds 5 including the captain, so we had a private tour. Headsets let us hear and talk to each other over the roar of the powerful engine. Captain Bruce and his son (Captain Bruce Jr) were both very friendly, personable, very informative! I'm so glad we chose A-Awesome over some of those other operations with shorter tours and bigger boats. Had a great time and would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the Orlando area.

1  Thank SHAGW
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

All I can say is FIVE STARS!!!! This adventure really "made" our trip to Orlando.. I was surprise how much my wife loved this trip. She's normally not into this type of thing, but she had a GREAT time, too! It's been weeks later, and I'm still thinking about what an awesome experience we had.

What really made the trip great was Captain Bruce Jr.- talk about Passion for his job. I could tell from talking with Bruce that he LOVES what he's doing. He is engaging and interesting, and likes to field questions.

Trust me... If you want a great time and you want to see some AMAZING wild life (I don't want to spoil the surprise by telling you all we saw), then you must go with Captain Bruce Jr.

HE WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE and he will TAKE you places no one else is going!

Written by Adam Pennington from Niceville, Fl.

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