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“Everglades”

Everglades Holiday Park
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Airboat Adventure at Everglades Holiday Park - Glide across the River of Grass on a custom-built state-of-the-art airboat before taking in a thrilling alligator presentation performed by the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team in our world-famous pit. Included with your adventure is 1 FREE Kodak group photo at the airboat dock and 1 Kodak baby gator group photo to remember your fun-filled day. Everglades Holiday Park has endless options for continued fun, including Animal Encounters, boat rentals, fishing, bike trails and more! Included with your Airboat Tour: • 60-minute fully narrated airboat tour through the Everglades • Thrilling Alligator presentation performed by the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team in our world-famous pit • 1 baby gator group photo • 1 free group photo per group • And much more! Everglades Holiday Park features: • Animal Encounters • Group and private airboat tours • Motor boat rentals • General Store, Gift Shop & Cafe • And More!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 22, 2012

If you've never been to the Everglades this is a great introduction. You get the airboat ride, the stunning scenery, alligators (wild) and a show. The boat is enclosed so you aren't baking, and it's about an hour ride. All of the staff are volunteers who are animal tamers, naturalists, conservationists and work in the area. I was amazed at how glassy the water could be when the wind was blowing. The birds are amazing. John, our boat captain was great. Crazy lady who was wresting the alligator. Give her some kudos! All in all, an enjoyable time and learned a ton about what's real and not real on tv about alligators.

1  Thank citysprout
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I have been on air boats 3 times before this tour and this time I braught 6 friends from Denmark to join me. They were really excited to go cause I told them a lot before going and what to expect.

First of all.... we had a lady captain who loved to hear herself talk and was in it for the money (gratitude).... She spent more time talking then sailing - maybe because there was nothing to see then a little gator and an varan (which I believe they have put out themselves)....

The trip lasted about 25 minutes and when you go on an air boat you expect speed and excitement! We had full speed for less then 2 minutes - the rest of the time she was buzy giving gas for 10 seconds, then talk, speed up again, then talk...

If you want to go on an airboat tour don´t go with airboat bigger than for 6 persons. Bigger air boats are slow, too many people on board ( 20 people in our boat), too expensive and with Everglades Holiday Park you will not get the right impression of Everglades and its lovely wildlife.

Everglades Holiday Park is too commercial for my taste.

8  Thank KimPedersen
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Nice courteous laid back staff. John boat fishing is good. This is also home of the TV series the Gator boys. The County took over the park recently and I did not notice ny difference in the level of service.

Thank RickF9
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Airboat ride was the best experience ever. Cpt. Jodi was very informational and very customer friendly, we got great pictures.. In addition we saw THE GATOR BOYS STAFF!! Very friendly and down to earth. Bring xtra $$ for gratuities they are well deserved/earned..

Thank RodrigA79
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I always wanted to take an airboat ride in the Everglades. This one is just the right length and reasonably priced. The guide was excellent and we saw 3 alligators, plus birds, plant life and more. It is a world heritage site and well worth seeing.

1  Thank travelmomCincinnati
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