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“RE: A must-do for every Floridian!”

Everglades City Airboat Tours
Ranked #6 of 33 Tours in Everglades City
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Owner description: The ONLY Tour to offer two way communication headsets!! Come with us and experience the finest fully narrated Everglades Airboat Tour Everglades City has to offer. We are the "Original" airboat company. We are locally owned, locally operated. All of our Captains are born and raised in South Florida and will give you a "True" Everglades Experience! Book an Everglades City Airboat Tour with any one of our "Professional, Courteous, and Knowledgeable" guides and enjoy the Everglades experience of a lifetime! Our Everglades Tour Airboats hold a maximum of six passengers for a more personable experience and our tour guides are USCG licensed and insured and will provide you with everything you need for a memorable Everglades Airboat experience. We are conveniently located just minutes from Naples, Marco Island and Ft. Myers Florida
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The thrill of a lifetime! This trip is a must-do for every Floridian; can't believe I waited 43 years to go. Did my research first and chose this outfit based on its stellar safety record and policy to NOT feed wildlife; so glad I did. Capt. Thompson, a third-generation Everglades resident, was phenomenal from the minute we stepped on the dock. Safety was clearly foremost; he treated my three children as his own and made sure each had ample time to experience the beautiful surroundings and creatures. We saw tons of alligator, several manatee (including a newborn) and a raccoon in the mangroves. The highlight was running full-speed through the mangrove tunnels; my children are begging to go again. Thompson also provided a fully-narrated ecotour (with two-way headsets - no other airboat outfitter has these!) which included lots of history and details about the Everglades. Forget Disney World; touring the River of Grass by airboat is a can't miss and is well worth the money.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We checked out a lot of the reviews on Tripadvisor before selecting this company. There are no gimmicks, they do not feed the animals (which is against the law) and the guide that we had (Gary) was very experienced and knowledgeable. The headsets meant that we could easily hear Gary's commentary and it is the only way to do it as the boats are very loud. We were lucky enough to see an alligator, a raccoon and a couple of dolphins but just the trip through the mangroves is such a thrill, these boats can really move. The price is competitive with other operators and if you give them the discount code from the website there is a small reduction. We were glad that we had picked a reputable company for our tour. It seemed from Tripadvisor reviews that some of the other companies break the law by feeding the animals which goes against everything that is right.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

After much research we decided to use Everglades City Airboat Tours and I'm glad we selected this company. Bobby, our tour guide, was thoughtful and explained many things about the glades. We have three kids (ten & under) and they loved it.

For us, the hour-long tour was plenty of time. More than that you are just seeing the same thing over & over again.

The boat itself was very clean and communication headgear worked far better than I was expecting. With the 5 of us we had our very own boat.

Definitely make reservations ahead of time.

2  Thank Matthew K
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This has been one of those things I have always wanted to do since I was young. I cannot say enough good things about the tour and our captain on the airboat. On this tour they provide you with two-way radio headphones. Throughout the ride the captain (Captain Thompson) shared his vast knowledge of the sights we were seeing and about the Everglades in general. With the headphones we were able to respond and also ask questions as well. This is the only airboat tour in the area that has headphones. It was a smooth yet exciting ride on a very clean and well maintained craft. Make sure to tip the captain!

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Bruce M, Owner at Everglades City Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2013

Once again I personally want to thank our reviewers for the great reviews. It is our Families goal to make sure that you have the best time of your trip with us. It is you our customers that make our business what it is. Thank you for your business and look forward to seeing ya"ll in the future.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Our family of 6 filled a boat and we had a blast. Gary opened up the boat and we flew! Our guide knew where to find alligators, racoons, and snakes. He stopped to take pictures of us and let the kids sit in his seat. The tour lasts an hour and costs $40 for an adult and $20 for 10 and under. They offer a discount coupon on their site so be sure to print it before you go. You want to make a reservation because they are busy. Have fun!

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