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“Poor alligator in a small concrete encloser”

Camp Holly Fishing & Airboats
Ranked #5 of 19 Tours in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Take an airboat ride and escape to nature! Enjoy fresh air and the wildlife in its natural habitat, while skimming the surface of the St. Johns in one of our airboats. Camp Holly has been providing courteous, professional services in the way of hunting and fishing since 1923.Theres a number of activities to choose from at Camp Holly. Eco tours are available in the afternoons, live music on the weekends, and you can always stop by for a night ride. Jump in your car and drop by the camp and spend a little time in a very relaxing atmosphere.
Reviewed October 28, 2013

I had gotten there ahead of schedule and was excited to be boating on the river. I decided to walk around and see what Camp Holly had to offer. As I walked through the gate I saw another fenced area with a "gator" sign, I went in, stepped up and there was a lonely alligator in about 6 inches of water. The water didn't even cover him. this barren pit had a tiny bit of water and sloped sharply upward to another level, all concrete. gave new meaning to solitary confinement and it ruined my day. never going back.

5  Thank buckley555
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Never done an air boat ride before, great fun, isn't advertised as Alligator watching, but we did see a few close up, great time had by all...

Thank Alan K
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Lived in Fl. 25yrs. and this was my first airboat ride-won't be my last. Zooming around the water,over the lily pads and vegetation,on the river and up some of the very shallow side waterways was too much fun. Turning and some sidesliding with spray was the best. Oh, yes we did see the expected gators, but also the herons,egrets, and very old swamp cypress trees, and not a single house. Nothing but nature! Old Florida never looked prettier. Great ride,great service,great price. Everyone should try it!

Thank EMMAFLORIDA
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

A Florida resident for years and been on the boring airboat rides at other places but this is the best ride one could have ever had on an airboat with Capt Bob at the helm here in Central Florida from the Holly Fish Camp on State Road 192. The good service begins with Crystal at the desk and continues in the rustic old school Florida camp thru to the ride. Who cares even if you see an alligator the ride is the best part traveling thru the backwaters of St Johns at good speeds twisting and turning. 7 gators and numerous other Fla wildlife species spotted. A solid day and good time!!!!!

Thank jaedobrien
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Visited one day but it statred to rain heavily with thunder & lightening so no air boat ride for us today, however they offered us a good discounted if we prebooked an open ticket for later in our holiday which we promptly did.

Our second visit was on an overcast day with temps mid 80's and we were all go for our airboat ride. There were only 11 people on our airboat so not cramped by any means. Although we did not see that many Gators (about 6) we did get a very good description of any wildlife we encountered from our airboat captain. We realy enjoyed the informative tour and the full speed drive back to camp.

We also took the opportunity to have our photo taken with a small gator for an additional charge.

If you are near Camp Holly I would recomend this airboat trip.

Thank elverman
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