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“Mild to Wild is the BEST”

Alligator's Unlimited Airboat Nature Tours
Ranked #2 of 8 Tours in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located on the beautiful Kissimmee River in Lake Wales Fl. We take you on a airboat adventure thru the vast swamps and marshes of the Kissimmee River and Dead River. We go where only a 6 passanger airboat would dare go. Come visit and see for yourself the true Florida. Our USCG Licensed Master Captains are NATIVE FLORIDIANS, who were born and raised in the swamp! We know all the good spots to visit, to see all wildlife. The headwaters of the Everglades have to offer! Call for your reservation today.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed March 27, 2012

This was the wife's and mine second tour with Mild to Wild. We liked it so much the first time that we had to go back. Took sister-in-law and her two teenage kids this time, they did not want the tour to end and "neither will you"!!! See Florida as it was hundreds of years ago. The wild life is amazing. We will be back again!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunglasses and cameras are a must.........

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Reviewed March 26, 2012

This was one of the highlights of my trip to FL! Capt Darald was well informed, easy to get along with, and did a wonderful job and pointing out all of the sights, wild life, and history that went along with the ride and with FL in general. The cost was minimal for what we got... my only wish... that the rides were longer :) Thanks for a great time!

Thank dee r
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

We had never been on an airboat before, but after our great experience with Wild and Mild, we'd do it again in a heartbeat! Captain Carl is fantastic. He knows the swamp like the back of his hand. He was able to move around the swamp with ease and point out all kinds of animals. Highly recommended. Entertaining, educational and FUN!

1  Thank Scott P
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

Capt. John was GREAT!!! Our 1hr. 45min. tour started at 4:00 and the 5 of us were given life jackets & ear protection. Before leaving the dock, they take your picture, so I'm figuring, here's another money-grabber, but NO...they print it out and each couple/single gets a free pic before leaving!!! John stopped to point out some of the great trees, etc and gave us a little "history" on them. From there we went "gator hunting". Things were looking a little doubtful at first but we ended up seeing several gators. At one point, John spotted a small/baby gator and before we knew it, he reached in and grabbed it!!! He was very informative about how they live & offered to let everyone hold it. I DID!! It was about 18" long (I think it was closer to 2'...but I was the holding it so it SEEMED longer!) Really surprising how "soft" they are and they make the CUTEST "chirping" noise!! After that we spotted several more larger gators including one that was about 10'. We weren't sure if it was alive or not so John tossed a reed at it & it didn't move. When he tossed a second reed at it...IT MOVED!! Splashed & thrashed & disappeared!!! It was GREAT!!!!! Saw a pair of blad eagles and many other birds while zipping through the swamps & marshes. Everyone there was very informative & fun and I do it again in a heart beat!!!!! Already told my daughter that when she comes down next year we're gonna take her out "Gator hunting"!!!! (Hey, John...when you gonna let ME drive?!?!?!)

Connie Whitney
Rochester, NY

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Captain Jonathan was very knowledgeable about the area and was eager to share his experience with us. We loved seeing the wildlife and were especially fascinated with our proximity to the crested caracaras, the bald eagle that came out of its tree to grab the fish carcass that Jonathan had put out for it, and to numerous gators. We especially liked being able to hold the baby gator that Jonathan caught (then released!). We would highly recommend this tour, and many of our friends and neighbors from Lake Ashton have also raved about their experiences.

Thank Lynne J
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