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Jungle Erv's Everglades Airboat Tours
Ranked #9 of 33 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).
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We did the split tour and didn't regret it.

"In town tour" - Brian was our guide and was a blast. We had the airboat to ourselves and let him know that we were up for some adventure and wild riding. He was excited to hear and didn't disappoint! We bounced and turned and laughed a ton. We were able to view a few gators, but this part of our trip was meant for the ride. Brian was fishing as we trolled back through the dock area and hooked a fish and let our 16 year old son reel it in. It was quite the experience for him as they were probably 30 people watching and cheering. It was a snook "in the slot" which evidently is something big. (We are not fisherpeople). It was an experience our son will not soon forget.

On 41 tour - I'm sorry I have forgotten our guide's name for this one,but he told us that Brian taught him how to drive the airboats which my kids found funny because he was much older than Brian. This was the "gator viewing" portion. We saw several gators and were even able to get out and have pictures taken with one of the big males (hubby wasn't so sure about this). We were also able to see some raccoons that were obviously used to being fed by the guides and came very very close to us. This part of the trip was at a much slower pace which was perfect.

Boardwalk - we didn't arrive until after 1500 and didn't have time to get to this, although they did offer to honor our ticket the next day.

The combo is the way to go! Look for the coupons at the Visitor's point-they were $20 off the combo tour per person.

Thank radteck96
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had a fantastic time with our captain cruising through the Everglades. It was just the two of us with two other ladies from Sweden. I had looked them up online and printed a coupon.
Our captain found 2 big alligators and he gave us plenty of time snap pictures and have a good look at it. He also showed us some raccoons. They were so adorable (I know most people consider them to be annoying critters but they are cute)

After the trilling ride we also got to go on the boardwalk, which I believe is unique to this place, compared to the others in Everglades City? We were warmly greeted by a crocodile “wrestler” who explained us everything about alligator anatomy and he let us hold on to and cuddle a baby alligator (about 3 feet) Great fun !!!

Afterwards you can walk around the boardwalk, which was very calm this time of year and no mosquitos and just look around. We found another two big alligators there.

I have no means to compare to the other airboat tours but we had a blast and if I ever go back I would definitely go with Jungle Erv’s again.

Thank Anouck A
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We had a great ride with our captain johny.he took our pictures and showed us the best things and alligators.great day.

Thank Sander H
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We we're passing through the Everglades as part of our Honeymoon. We had been to NYC, done Miami for 3 days and driven all the way round doing all the sights. This was BY FAR the highlight of our trip. We were advised by the gas station to go to Erv's and how right they were.

Before our ride we had some time so we got to do the boardwalk and hold an alligator with the nicest guy. Got amazing photos. And so much knowledge on the gators.

We then had Captain Shane and he could not have done more. Going to all the hotspots, from baby gators to a huge daddy 10ft interacting with the female. Getting out and using bread etc to ensure we got the best pics. Not only this, the ride was awesome and fun speeding around and Shane told us all about the history of the Everglades, how the tidal etc works and all of the wildlife and plants etc.

Two words DO IT! There are reviews on here with people not seeing anything but that will always happen sometimes. Don't risk not doing this. We nearly did and are so so pleased we did!! Even just the ride is worth it.

Ask for captain Shane. Thanks again all at Erv's!

Thank TommyHodgson
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We took the airboat ride with Captain Johnny this August and it was amazing. With so many boat rides to choose from I'm glad we went with this one. Captain Johnny's local knowledge was fascinating and he knew exactly where to take us to see some gators up close. He stopped the boat several times for us to take in the scenery and while doing that he talked to us about the ecology of the everglades and the wifdlife found there. He even stopped for photo opportunities and asked folks if they wanted to sit in the driving seat. Overall this was a fantastic trip and next time I'm down that way I will be doing it again.

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