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“Excellent Tour”

Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours
Ranked #1 of 9 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
Newmarket
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I took our 88 year old father on this tour. It was the first time he had been to Florida and he loved it. Darald made sure he could hear what he was saying and we saw lots of wildlife he had never seen before. We were a little disappointed that we did not see alligators basking in the sunshine but since we went a day or two after hunting season we understood why they were a little reluctant to bask. Other wildlife didn't disappoint us though and the 2 hours went by very quickly. We recommend this tour for all ages.

Visited November 2012
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
We enjoyed your Dad's company, and thank-you for bringing him down to us. Thanks for your repeat business. Captain Dee and Captain Darald
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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An excellent tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

How wonderful to get out into the real Florida and to see some of the local nature in it's natural habitat. Well worth it.

Visited November 2012
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thanks Roger for taking a trip with us we so hope you got good photos to add to the memory. Dee
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Edinburgh Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Drove down from Orlando to take this tour on the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed. The just under 2 hour tour was excellent. The captain was extremely friendly and informative. We saw a couple of gators which was lucky considering the time of year and loads of different birds and cows!!

Well worth the money and would have no hesitation in recommending to any of my friends going to Floirda and wishing to take an airboat tour.

Visited October 2012
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thanks friend from afar !! We were glad you took the time to visit us, and this is the reason we do try so hard to make each trip as special as possible. Captain Dee
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“Great Time!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2012
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, 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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Wallaceburg
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“Great nature tour”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2012
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, 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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