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“Great way to start a day in Florida!”

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
Farmington Hills, Michigan
1 review
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“Great way to start a day in Florida!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

We had no idea what to expect going into this experience. My parents and my 5 year old daughter and myself were just hoping to see some wildlife and enjoy a boat ride. Well....we were blown away with the beautiful tour we had....the wildlife, baby gators, big gators, wild turkeys, all types of birds and even a bald eagle! The 2 hrs were packed with fast jaunts through the marsh, educational stories about the history of Florida and breathtaking sights! Thank you Capt Darald!! It is well worth the money and I will go back again!

Visited February 2013
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
It truly is a great way to start the day and we are so blessed to be able to do it with so many nice folks. We thank-you for your time to make this great comment, and we also hope you get to stop our way again one day for another visit. Maybe at the end of a day. Captain Dee and Captain Darald
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Loads of awesome animals and loads of learning! Great day out with amazing people and friendly service.Family friendly and a must see attraction!

Visited February 2013
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you Matt for the comment and for the great photo. Keep up the photo work. Captain Dee
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Portlandville, New York, United States
1 review
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“Worth the ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I didn't know what to expect coming from Port St Lucie, but in quick fashion we found out that this was going to be a great day. Capt Darald was fantastic. My wife and grandson had the time of their life as they had never been on an air boat before. Well worth the time and money.

Visited February 2013
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Thanks guys, I know the time traveled was great and we are so happy you found it worth the trip. We do try to make each trip as personal as possible. Captain Dee and Captain Darald
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Lakeland, Florida, United States
2 reviews
“Amazing adventure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

What a fabulous way to see Florida at it's finest! My husband and I live locally but never experienced Florida the way we did today! We chose this airboat tour because we wanted something more than a boat ride and that is exactly what we got! Captain Darald and Dee were amazing through the entire process from booking the tour through the end. It was a chilly day in central Florida and they provided us with extra jackets to keep us warm. The tour was a full 2 hours and was as much a Florida history lesson as it was an ecological tour! We definitely recommend this tour as a must do in Central Florida! This was our first time but will not be our last.... We are thinking about the sunset cruise next! -- Greg and Jennifer Idell

Visited February 2013
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thanks for the review ..Thanks for the visit.. We are so glad you folks came and shared a little of your time with us. I hope the you come back for your next Florida history lesson. Captain Darald
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Milton, Delaware
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“JUST DO THIS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

We had a blast on this adventure....two full hours of information, fun, and wildlife. Escape the Disney crowds for a day and enjoy this beautiful Florida area. Captain Darold's love for these surroundings is evident as he brings the past alive with his stories. And he knows exactly where to go to find eagles, alligators, water birds, and even cattle. Nice touch also to get a picture of our group as part of the price.

Visited February 2013
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allig8or, Owner at Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
A Big thanks for sharing your time with us. We enjoyed your company and hope you will be able to stop back again one day. Captain Dee and Captain Darald
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