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“Rescaped in Everglades”
Review of Air Boat USA

Air Boat USA
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$175.00*
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1-Hour Private Air Boat Tour of the Everglades
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$300.00*
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2-Hour Private Air Boat Tour of the Everglades
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$50.00*
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1-Hour Wildlife Adventure in the Everglades National Park
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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
“Rescaped in Everglades”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

We have been rescaped in Everglades by wonderfull men (Gary & Andy Matthews) with a flat tire on our bike. Thanks a lot to these very nice people who were very generous...

Visited May 2012
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Manitowoc wisconsin
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“Great time worth the $$$”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

I was interested in a private airboat tour with my wife but couldn't really find one but this turned out to be one we went early and no one was there so we got a boat to our selve we has Potter for our guide very good. They have a 1 1/2 hour tour for $52. a person but if you use there cupon in all the magazines its about $100. for 2. They first take you too a private island that they own and it was fun the ride out there was really fun the water was like glass. While your there you get the history of the everglades which I found interesting. The we went into the back country which was awsome when he opens it up going through the back country it was great. One thng to remember this is a airboad ride so the chance of seen gators is low but lots of other wild life. Potter told us about some other areas to see gators and we saw all we wanted in the wild. We also saw 5 Manatees so listen what he says about where to go after its all free maybe a 15 min ride.. When you read all the reviews no one talks about tipping yes its expected. $10.- 20.00 is just fine. I would recommend this.

Visited April 2012
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Montville, New Jersey
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393 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“A fun ride & very interesting”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

There are a ton of airboat rides around the Everglades. All the boats look the same - they all seat 6. This tour was different in that it also included a visit to Totch's island, where you learn a bit about the history of the inhabitants. We had the 1.5 hour tour, The ride is fun and noisy (they provide earphones). The Captain (Robert) was OK - wished he had been more descriptive, but it is hard with the headphones on. The mangrove tour is fascinating

Visited April 2012
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Sarnia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fun for Everyone!!”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

If you are in South West Florida you must make a trip to Totch's Airboat Tours in the Everglades. This place is a little off the beaten track but a must if you really want to experience the Everglades. The airboat ride was absolutely amazing and Captain Reece was knowledgable, personable and super informative. We didn't get the chance to see any gators, but Captain Reece was more than happy to get us a map of where we could find lots and he even pulled over the boat to feed a small racoon!
There are small gators for you to hold and take pictures with before or after the tour.
The ride for an hour and a half was $50 per person which gives you a quick tour out to a small island but if you don't care to go to the island, the hour tour would be great.
The boats are very loud but hearing protection is provided. Don't forget your sunscreen!

Visited April 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun time has by all”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

We took a private tour with Airboat USA and have nothing but positive things to say. Gary was great and offered us lots of information about the Everglades and places we could stop and see along the way. The captain and skipper that took us on our tour were great. They both had great knowledge of the area and gave us both a fun ride and a sight seeing tour. They went out of their way to make sure our tour was one to remember. I highly recommend this company, they were fantastic.

Visited April 2012
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