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“Way too much fun!”

Jungle Erv's Everglades Airboat Tours
Ranked #10 of 33 Tours in Everglades City
Certificate of Excellence
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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).
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Way too much fun!”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped off here on our way from the Keys to Sanibel Island. I picked it based on the reviews here at tripadvisor.com. It was great! The alligator exhibit was fun and the kids got to hold an alligator. The ride itself was amazing. We took the canopy ride and, WOW! The speed, the weaving around the streams, the family of raccoons, it was all just a wonderful time. I would definitely recommend stopping off at Jungle Erv's. Everyone was nice. And, if you have time, stop by the city hall in Everglades City (right down the street).

Visited June 2014
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Simi Valley, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Better Than Expected”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We thought that all the adverts for Airboats seemed pretty hokey, but were pleasantly surprised by our experience. Capt Johnny was friendly and informative. The mangrove tour is really beautiful and we saw several gators along the way as well as birds and local flora. We aged 5 - 45 in our party and everyone enjoyed themselves. Afterwards we toured the boardwalk where the kids all had a chance to hold an alligator and learn a little bit more about them. My only advice is to be sure to put bug spray on before you arrive and make sure it has DEET in it. The natural stuff won't work and you will be bitten as soon as you leave your car...it's the Everglades.

Visited July 2014
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Erv's gator airboat tours w/ Johnnie”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

My friend and i have always wanted to do the airboat tours of the Everglades. We had coupons for Erv's Airboat tours and decided to give it a go! We asked the woman at the front desk which tour would give us the thrill of going fast and show us the real deal of the wild Everglades. She told us to choose for option #1 with Johnnie. Captain Johnnie definitely lived up to his legacy for being one of the most knowledgable and fun airboat captains!!
Johnnie showed us every alligator in those swamps. He answered every question and then some! We left vibeing off the thrill of being only a few feet away from a 10 foot alligator and whipping around those Everglades on an airboat! Definitely satisfied with our trip there and I can now check this off my bucket list. -thank you Johnnie and thank you to Erv's Everglades :)

Visited July 2014
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Abington, Pennsylvania
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“Airboat trip w/Johnny”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Captain Johnny was an excellent captain and I had an awesome time on my airboat trip. His information about the local flowers was really interesting. He knew right where the gators were and was able to call them over to the boat....such an awesome trip.

Visited July 2014
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great local tour with hometown expertise!”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Jungle Erv's is a great tourist stop that provides an awesome tour on private land. Unlike all the other tour spots that share the same land and require you to dodge other air boats, Jungle Erv's provides a great experience seeing many gators!

Visited June 2014
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