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“Exelent air boat trip:)”

Jungle Erv's Everglades Airboat Tours
Ranked #9 of 34 Tours in Everglades City
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Owner description: Airboat tour located in the fla everglades in everglades city. One hour wildernes airboat tour and one hour airboat tour through the mangrove tunnels and ten thousaand islands. Jungle Erv's airboat tours is one of the first airboat companies in Everglades city. His ancestors tamed the Everglades in the 1800's. Visit our boardwalk and alligator exhibit(several live alligators).
Oppegård, Akershus, Norway
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“Exelent air boat trip:)”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Had the total package with air boat and walkway trip. The kids where allowed to hold a small croc which was memorable for all. Also got close encounters with alligators on the airboat trip. Overall great fun for the hole family:)

Visited July 2013
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“Great tour!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Thanks to Jungle Ervs and Johnny for a grat tour trough the Glades. We brought children from 8-15 and all of us found the guided tour With the airboat both interesting and amusing. We learned a lot about the Natural habitat, the animals and had an trill ride as well!:). We also had an excursion in the gator park. The children was able to hold a small aligator, 1 meter long(very kind aligator!) under supervision. We where also able to take photos. good amusement for everybody.

Visited July 2013
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Marceline, Missouri, United States
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“Jungle Erv's is a must do! Gotta request Johnny!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Great experience. My boys loved it and actually learned about Ecosystem between high speed turns and spins in the wooly swamp!
Johnny is a great guide who was very candid with his life experiences and his knowledge of the Everglades!

Visited July 2013
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“A Really Enjoyable Experience”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This was our first visit to the Everglades and all the adverts for the airboat tours made them sound much the same so we took a punt and went with Jungle Erv's. It turned out to be money well spent and a thoroughly excellent experience.

We did both the small and the main tours. The first was with Captain Shane who was a really nice guy and gave us a memorable trip during which we saw gators, dolphins, racoons and a manatee. These boats only seat 6 and get into some tight spaces to enhance the experience.

The second tour which starts from up on Highway 41 was with Captain Johnny. This was a faster tour as the boats are bigger with a chevvy engine on the back to push you along. There wasn't as much to see but we did stop to see a few small gators but the speed thrill made up for it.

We were very fotunate to have visited a few days after the tropical storm had blown through which meant there was plenty of fresh water to allow the gators to head south of the canal on the 41 and into the mangrove. Sometimes you just get lucky!

The walkway through the mangrove is worth a visit a good spot to cool off. The gator show where you get to hold a baby is a bit naff and I felt sorry for the young lad doing his best to keep people interested. We were lucky to see more gators under the walkway but when you've seen one........

If you plan to go look out for one of the many discount leaflets around or get one off their website.

Visited June 2013
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Taylor MI
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“Great Airboat Ride”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The July 4th week we took a trip to Sanibel Island. We got a flyer with a Jungle Erv’s ad. It was about a 2 hour ride down to Everglades City but it sounded like fun. It was great. Captain John took us on a ride we will always remember. The gators were out and active. It was like he could get them to come to the boat. There was no guarantee we would see any gators. I’m glad we did but the ride would have still been worth it. Just looking for the gators was fun. We learned a ton about the everglades and life in the area. It was a great trip.

Visited July 2013
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