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“Rob is THE MAN; Make sure he's your captain and you're set for some great entertainment.”

Airboat In Everglades
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Everglades Tour Explore the everglades on a small airboat to see the wonders & beauty that it offers. Airboat in everglades, miami airboat rides, miami airboat tours, miami beach attractions, are here. Ride and Slide threw sawgrass, mangroves, apple pond trees and less than 6 inches of water. Located in Northern America, the Everglades of Florida is home to some of the world's most diverse animals and vegetation. The wetlands boast of shallow water bodies, great habitat and awesome scenery that helps you create memories. Having a tropical climate further aids the tourists in their endeavors. with the extent of water that is not easily navigable, a trip down the river of grass is quite impossible without the help of local guides and machines.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Rob is THE MAN; Make sure he's your captain and you're set for some great entertainment.”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

I'm a Miami native, and this was the first time I went out into the Everglades on an airboat. I'd compare Rob's bravery to the late Steve Erwin (the crocodile hunter).

He gets you up close and personal with these alligators, and is very knowledgable about all the other wildlife.

Highly recommended.

Remember, it might get chilly if it isn't summer time so bring a jacket!

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“An Essential Part of Any Miami Visit”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Everglades of River of Grass is extraordinary and unique. To truly appreciate South Florida, a visitor must see this natural environment. Compared to other airboat excursions that are touristy and crowded, Captain Wayne and Captain Bill offer a private and very memorable experience. Just 30 minutes from downtown Miami we met Captain Bill and easily launched with William, our airboat captain, for a 2 hour excursion. William took us to special spots for bird viewing, gator viewing, and a brief walk into a hammock. We learned about special uses for plants adapted by the native tribe. Our two passengers under the age of 12 grinned the entire time, loved the speed and smoothness of the airboat, and mouthed adjectives like "awesome" "cool" and "so fun" -- Consider doing a sunset tour and see the Everglades in special light, as birds take flight and the sun disappears on the horizon. Great day.

Visited November 2012
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Key West, Florida
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“Awesome tour”
Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

I work in the tour business. We had bill as our captain he was bad to the bone. I have been on 3 different tours in the Everglades. This is by far the best I have ever been on.

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Ballina, Ireland
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“Airboat in Everglades. Well worth experiencing.”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyable experience.
We were picked up from our hotel by Perry ( he was actually early!) and he drove us to where the boat was waiting for us. Perry gave us a great commentary on the way to the route on Miami and its environs and he gave us a lovely tour of the South Beach area as we were coming back to our hotel, which was above and beyond the call of duty.
As for the boat trip itself; well it was just brilliant. The boat captain gave us a rundown on all the plants that were growing on the water surface and then we glided slowly through a channel through the saw grass and came across a number of aligators, both male and female. They were something else to see and be so close to. The captain was a mine of information and gave us a lovely trip. I thought it was good value considering we were picked up from and dropped back to our hotel. I would recommend it.

Visited November 2012
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“Highlight of Florida Holiday”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We're a family of 4 and have returned from a 10 day holiday in south florida. We turned up on spec at 17696 SW expecting a ticket hut or similar. Instead a very helpful lady appeared out of the garage shop, rang Captain bill for us and 5 minutes later we were on our way - only 2 minutes up the road to the launch area. This was totally devoid of anything other than the dock, his boat and his brother Rob. Rob took us out for an hour and it was by the far the best hour we had during our holiday. Rob was very knowledgeable about all the wildlife both plants and animals. We saw alligators from a few weeks old, to 3 years old to adult size. We loved the fact that their set up is totally non commercial, that the guys obviously love what they are doing and thoroughly engaged us through out the trip. I would recommend everyone takes their trip.

Visited October 2012
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