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“Great airboat tour with Capt. Chris”

Marsh Landing Adventures
Ranked #2 of 43 Tours in Kissimmee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Private, Personal, Exciting, Educational, Fun Swamp Ride for you and your family. Marsh Landing Adventures / Orlando Airboat Tours in Central Florida. Experience the thrill on one of our 1-Hour, 90-Min, 2-Hour and the only 4-Hour Airboat adventure in Florida, a true Florida Everglades Experience. All our airboats carry 6 passengers with stadium seating, ensuring you a fantastic view of our Florida gators and beautiful wildlife in their natural habitat, so be sure to bring your cameras.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Yesterday our party of three went on the two hour airboat ride with Capt. Chris. Marsh Landing Adventures is about 35 minutes from Kissimmee in St. Cloud. We checked in for our tour and then drove a mile to the dock and boarded the airboat. There were 5 of us on this two-hour tour. Capt Chris pointed out all the points of interest--we saw bald eagles, several large alligators and lots of small alligators, snakes lots of birds and other wildlife. Riding in the airboat was fun, it can skim the water at 35-40 miles an hour and turn very quickly. Capt. Chris knew all the places where the alligators, hawks and other wildlife sun themselves and even named the larger alligators. While the trip was scheduled for 2 hours, he asked us if we wanted to see the Cypress trees on Shingle creek and we did so he extended the tour. We learned so much about the lake and swamp ecosystem that we did not know before including that these waters formed the headwaters for the Everglades.
My only tip is that if you visit in the winter be sure to dress warmly as there can be be quite a wind chill as the airboat speeds along.

Highly recommended!!

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JimPassmore, Owner at Marsh Landing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2016

Sounds like a great tour which you had! That is a great tip to leave behind! We hope to see you again in the future. Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed January 13, 2016

The Skinny:

Parking - free paved lot
Time - 60-90min
Price - $50pp 60min tour, $65pp for 90min tour
Restrooms- in parking lot
Food/Drinks- none available
Bring- sunglasses, sunscreen

If you book tour tickets with this company, you have to go to their office first and pick up your official ticket then drive to the dock which is attached to a city park to board. At the dock you will board the boat, best seats are up front but I was in the 2nd row and it wasn't that bad. There is no shade on the boat so make sure you wear sunscreen and sunglasses. I wouldn't recommend a hat because when you travel fast, it tends to come off and fly into the water as it did with one guest. Our captain was very knowledgable of the wildlife and especially the birds in the area. If you are a birder, this tour is for you! We also spotted some gators and gator babies. We asked tons of questions and he answered them all about the lake, the area, the wildlife and even the cattle in the water! I thought we would get to go faster than we did but he said the coast guard monitors their speeds and they can't go too fast. All in all it was a pleasant 90 minutes of nature :) They give you earphones because the engine is so loud and you have to take them off and on to hear his narration. It's too bad they don't have the airplane kind with mikes that you can talk and you can hear the tour operator thru the headphones. That would have made it 5 stars!

Thank melobeam
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JimPassmore, Owner at Marsh Landing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2016

Thank you very much for the review of our company. This could certainly help future customer. We take your comments and concerns into serious review. We thank you for coming out with us!

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Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

We had a great tour with Captain Scott, myself, my wife and 3 sons aged 13, 11 and 5. He was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions and had some great stories to tell.

We saw quite a few alligators even some baby ones and had a memorable tour, would recommend as a great day away from the theme parks

2  Thank Daniel B
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JimPassmore, Owner at Marsh Landing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2016

We are honored to hear this!! Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Captain Bill was amazing very informative and attentive it was very cold and he provided us with some blankets.. Would definitely come back and ask for him!

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JimPassmore, Owner at Marsh Landing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2016

How nice of Captain Bill! We appreciate you choosing us, hope to see you again. :)

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Reviewed January 10, 2016

For years, we have wanted to take an airboat tour while vacationing in Florida. On December 1, we scheduled a tour with Marsh Landing Adventures. Awesome 2 hour tour! Captain Ken was the best... personable and knowledgeable! A day of nature at it's best! Gators, all kinds of wildlife and beauty! Highly recommend!

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JimPassmore, Owner at Marsh Landing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2016

We are so glad you finally got to visit us! It seems we met your expectations, and we are pleased to hear so! Thanks for choosing us. :)

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