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“Splendid experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours

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
Charlotte, North Carolina
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81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Splendid experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

Want to feel like you are on a PBS nature show? This airboat ride gives you exactly that experience! No cell phone signals out here! No houses, no jet skis, no fancy speedboats. Endless miles of primal marsh and river will take you back to what it could have been like hundreds of years ago in old Florida. Our guide was so knowledgable and interesting as he wove his own personal story into the narrative about the river, the life of the marshes, the wildlife, the birds and the cattle we saw along our journey. The boat is very stable and the ride is very pleasant. We had our 90 year old grandmother on board and it was a wonderful experience for her too!

You should know that despite being in the backwoods we found clean bathrooms with hot water, a gathering area, and many photo ops. Staff was friendly and accommodating, patient and considerate.

Visited December 2012
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Thanks folks for finding us way back in the middle of nowhere, we enjoyed the entire family and hope you stop by any time to just say HI. Hope your holiday was a MERRY one!!!! Hugs, Captains Darald and Dee
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Lake Wales, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
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“Wonderful memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had family in from MD, my husbands daughters. We went on the Airboat tour, it was so interesting. We all learned so much history of FL. I would recommend this trip to every age. What a great memory we have with the girls. :)

Visited December 2012
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Thank-you for your comment, we are glad you enjoyed your tour. Captain Dee and Captain Darald
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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“Great tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

December 9, 2012 tour.
Captain Darald gave us a great tour. He had a lot of history facts about the area and was an excellant story teller. We saw tons of alligators and baby ones too!

Visited December 2012
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you Wisconsin folks !!! Go Pack Go !! Have a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year ! Captains Dee and Darald
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
“Alligator country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

A great trip with a knowledgeable guide who knew where the animals were likely to be. The baby alligators were a highlight. If you want to travel the swamp without over-the-top hype this is the tour to pick.

Visited December 2012
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thanks for the visit and a big thank-you for the nice comment. I so do hope to get your way one day and enjoy the beauty of your New Zealand." Happy travels in your future". Captain Dee and Captain Darald
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Grimsby, Canada
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“Amazing Break from the Crowds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We chose this tour because of its great reviews and because it was a good distance outside the caos and housing of other, closer to Orlando options, yet not too far away to bore our nine year old in the car. We took the back roads and loved the orange groves en route. The three of us were alone on the tour and spent two of the best hours of our entire trip with Captain Darald. The trip was amazing. We saw so many animals and birds and learned lots of history about the real Florida. The scenary was spectacular and we got so many amazing nature photographs. I would highly recommend this tour.

Visited December 2012
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank-you for your great comment and we LOVE the photo. Very good photography !!! If you have a moment send me a copy we would love to use it in our next brochure printing. We hope to see you again one day. Captain Dee and Captain Darald
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