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“Highway Robbery! Too expensive for what they deliver”

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 April 13, 2014

My teenage sons, my mother and myself came down to Miami for a holiday vacation. Being that this was our first trip to Florida, we didn't want to miss a trip to the Everglades. The drive from Miami Beach was about 1.5 hours. We saw a sign for Jungle Erv's as we got into Everglades City. The sign advertised for $20.00 off per person. We decided to book the two hour package which includes one hour for the wilderness tour and one hour through the mangrove tunnels. It cost us $60.00 per person instead of the normal $80.00 per person. We go on the airboat with seven other people and we get zipped around the waterways of the Everglades. The captain stopped once for maybe 5 minutes at most, to tell us a snippet about the mangroves and about the sawgrass. Then we left. We then got off and went to the second leg of this package, the Mangrove tunnels. The captain did make the boat go a bit faster and we did stop for a few minutes along with the other airboats to photo the family of raccoon in the mangrove branches. However, he repeated the same speech (although much shorter) about the mangroves and its vegetation. We essentially paid double for two of the same trips. I would have liked any of the captains to take the time to explain about the amazing ecosystem of the everglades and what types of wildlife are indigenous to the area. I would have also loved to learn about the history of the Everglades as well. Nope, not a chance. Just a well rehearsed speech. I have never felt like such a tourist in my life. The boardwalk is an absolute joke. Its is a board walk with planks that allow you to walk around a parameter. There is nothing to see at all. The Alligator exhibit is a joke. One young guy who has these little alligators inside a fenced space. He hands one to you to hold for a second so you can get a picture in. There is no exhibit or anything.

FOLKS. Please save your money. All these tours are cheesy and not worth it.

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Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a great ride for 11 passengers! Alligators are not a guarantee and they were upfront about that. Capt. Johnny was a great tour guide, telling us about the area, giving us a thrilling ride and good with the kids.

1  Thank Patti J
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had just a brilliant educational and fun day at your facility. Christopher is extremely knowledgeable, fun and courteous. He really made it a blast. Every time we have guests come to our home we always bring them to Jungle Erv's to experience the true Everglades! Also, want to thank Mike for the brilliant airboat ride as well. Such a treat to see everyone in our party having a great time because of your wonderful staff.

1  Thank thepostie777
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We took the Jungle Erv's tour on the bigger boat because we had a group of 8 (all adults). Shane and Kyle were great hosts/guides for us. Riding an airboat was on the bucket list for several of us and we were not disappointed! I marveled at Shane's knowledge of the pathways through the mangroves. I would have gotten lost for sure. Zipping through the waters was tons of fun, got to see the alligator in the wild and Shane loves to tell about his native area. Thanks for a wonderfully well-spent hour. Our group ticket also included the boardwalk and gators back in port so we saw our fill of Florida alligators. They also have several large birds so we had fun holding them and observing their unique personalities! I recommend Jungle Erv's whole experience.

1  Thank LoveToLaugh0704
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Jungle Erv's offers several choices. We took the 1/2 hour ride with no narration or environmental education--just a guy running an airboat around at high speed--great fun!. In our case we had to drive a short distance up 41 to meet the boat (not very far). The $30 fee covers a tour through Jungle Erv's boardwalk off their main facility so you can take that before or after the ride.

1  Thank DanielStewart
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