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“Great Time!!!!!”

Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours
Ranked #1 of 8 Tours in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit the Headwaters to the Everglades, with 6 passenger airboat into marshlands and waters of the Famous Kissimmee Basin. View alligators big and small, birds in abundance and all the wildlife that lives here. Stories told, history, time for photos and laughter too. Be taken back in time to Florida's natural state, with NO HOMES TO VIEW on this trip, just nature as it should be, up close and personal.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and myself went on the airboat ride with Alligator Cove Tours. Capt. Dee greeted us with jokes and fresh-baked cookies. Capt. Darald also had plenty of jokes but was also very informative. I had heard about air boats flipping over or sinking with inexperienced captains so I was a little apprehensive especially when Capt. Darald put me in the front seat. But wow, as soon as we left the canal and went on the river, my fear vanished. Even running through the 2 trees, I loved it and trusted our captain. We saw quite alot of wild life, gators, birds, etc and the captain was very knowledgeable about all of them. At one point we stopped and he called down and fed some Caracaras which he nick-named Mexican Eagles. All in all, we had a wonderful experience and lots of laughs. And gals , Capt. Darald is a hunk!!!
Magic's mom from Massachusetts
Oh yes , we met and fell in love with Bobbi Jo, their little English Cocker.

Thank Chris N
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

Glad you enjoyed the cookies and MY husband (lol) We so enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to your return with family later this year. Call early we can go out to supper or hang out at the home office. Captain Dee and Captain Darlad HUGS

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had a great adventure on our airboat ride. Thanks for a educational and scenic ride. You need to experience this to start to know about Florida and all the natural beauty it has to offer. Thanks again we will return for another ride.

Thank Mvan777
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

Thanks Florida neighbor, hope you can drop down to our corner of the world again. We appreciate your business and as now a member of our extended family stop by anytime. Captain Dee

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We returned from our recent holiday in Florida on 21st October and felt compelled to comment on our wonderful experience with Alligator Cove airboat tours.This was our second trip with Captain Darald. The first was 4 years ago with friends and this time we took our daughter and son in law.We received the usual warm welcome from Dee and had a fantastic early morning trip with Captaint Darald. His knowledge and enthusiasm are second to none and the whole experience was again superb and fantastic value. If you are visiting Florida, don't miss this!! Blenkiron.

Neal and Kath Blenkiron

Thank NEAL B
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

Thanks for your comment we do love having repeat customers like you folks, kinda like family ! Hope your entire holiday was great. Captain Dee

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

... and I'm talking about taking Airboat Nature Tours by Captains Darald and Dee!
Yesterday we took our 5th ride and are already looking forward to the next one.
Great tours, great captains, great stories, great....everything! Oh, did I say I like it? ;-)

Thank Ineke V
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

Thanks folks we REALLY do appreciate you business and your friendship. Captains Dee and Darald

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We had a blast! We had a warm welcome at Mrs. Dee!! Thanks a lot for the coffee! The tour by captain Jon was amazing! We rate this to the max! Thanks again!

Thank CiscaAb
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2012

Thank you ladies for finding us a so glad you enjoyed your trip. I was surprised to see all you facebook friends so soon finding you in Florida, really cool !!! Dee

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