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Big Toho Airboat Tours
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

We picked up a voucher booklet and there were three air-boat companies in there. We went on-line and booked the cheapest, Big Toho.
We were apprehensive about booking the cheapest, but unnecessarily so.
We left at 10am for an hour long trip, it was fantastic! The thrill of the air-boat skimming along, the gorgeous scenery, the sight of baby alligators in their natural habitat and the added bonus of seeing close up a huge full grown alligator.
Add to that the professionalism and friendless of our captain, then the opportunity after wards of having a photo with a real live alligator.
We all agreed it was the highlight of our trip

3  Thank Joannebo
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

Went to Big Toho airboat tours due to its proximity to our condo in Orlando. The rates are very reasonable, 30-35 for an hour tour. Took a tour that left at noon. February is a great month to see gators, not too hot. Our captain took us all over the lake and was extremely informative. In all we saw over 20 gators ranging in size from 1 foot to over 9 feet. The tour was great and holding the gator afterwards was awesome too. I'd recommend this outfit to anyone who wants a good hour on the lake to see lots of gators. Great job guys.

4  Thank zanthrum
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Reviewed July 26, 2010

I made reservations over a month ahead and called the same day of reservations to confirm everything for our party of six was ok. I was told that they had my reservation and to come down. When we arrived at 4:55pm for our 5 pm ride we were told that we are waitng for 7 people that are running late. The 7 people arrived about 10 min after 5 pm. They let the group of 7 on the airboat and told us they are sending another airboat because there is not enough room on the airboat which was confussing because we were ther first but we waited for the other airboat. About 15 minutes after the airboat left the staff came up to us and said we are not sending another airboat and we can come back another day. They did not say sorry they did not offer any compinsation for the inconvenience of us driving 45 minutes out of the way for nothing and for our three disapointed kids. When I complained the man that worked there just walked away. This was such a terrible experience for our family and we were so let down and the fact that the staff did not care made it so much worse. If you want to make sure you have a good airboat ride experience and even get on the airboat DONT GO TO BIG TOHO AIRBOAT TOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14  Thank 702heather
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AIRBOAT, Manager at Big Toho Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2010

Big Toho has an average of 50 to 150 visitors a day and will do our best to see each one is treated to the best ride possible.
We would like to offer our apologies for any wrong doing by staff and let you know to call the main office at 321-689-9821 should anything of this nature ever take place. This type of conduct is not tolerated at Big Toho Airboat Rides as we strive to keep everyone happy. We have searched to find the employee who you are referring to and will do our best to see it never happens again. I will pursue this mater personally. Thanks

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Reviewed August 5, 2008

I recommend this for any family in the Kissimmee area. We decided on this airboat tour because it was the closest to the area we were staying (Rt 192 & Old Lake Wilson Rd). It was very easy to find (we used Mapquest first then a Tom Tom). The Big Toho airboat departs right from the public marina and there is plenty of parking. The lake (Big Tohopekaliga Lake) and creek that you see are beautiful and our captain really knows the area, its history and the environmental issues of the lake. He went both fast and slow. Watching ducks paddle out of the way was hilarious. Our ride was at noon so most alligators were sleeping however, we did see an alligator at a distance. If you want to see a lot of gators, go early in the morning. The captains work for tips and we gave ours about 18% - same as a server at a restaurant. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see central Florida wetlands or just take the airboat ride. The only reason that I did not give this a 5 was because the ride could have had more pizazz....more fast turns but it was professionally run, safe and good for all ages.

6  Thank kwbts124
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