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Airboat In Everglades
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. We operate rain or shine Everglades operating locations may vary due to weather and animal sightings.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed June 18, 2014

We booked yesterday for a tour this morning. Confirmation came promptly along with instructions for meeting. We left on time to meet the boat and our guide Steve. We were provided with earphones to combat the noise which worked well. We took a semi private tour.. The boat was comfortable. Steve knew his stuff including how to avoid the worst of the storm on the horizon. We saw plenty of gators, birds etc. Even when we stopped a while to let the storm pass over there was no problem extending the hour tour to compensate. The boat is fast at times but in an exhilarating, not scary, way. My wife, two seven year old kids and I all had a great time. Worth every penny and thoroughly recommended.

Thank nycfreed
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I took a one hr private airboat tour with Willy as our guide. We went very early in the morning, from 7am-8am. We met the group at the gas station and they brought us to the location they launch their airboat from, which is very close by. You will see their pick up - it has their name all over it.

It was just a tish bit chilly with the air from the ride (for t-shirts and shorts) at that time of the morning. So, if you go early in the morning, wearing something just a little bit warmer might be a good idea. The area is very dry from little rainfall, so there was not very much water and some areas with no water to get through w/the airboat. We did get pretty splattered with mud, so I suggest wearing something that you do not mind getting ruined and if you have plans for the rest of the day, maybe bring a change of clothes, unless you don't mind being muddy.

We seen a lot of alligators, all different sizes, lots of birds, etc. The scenery was nice and the airboat was fun. Willy was a great guide, telling us all kinds of tidbits, etc.

Bottles of water are provided and ear protectors. We did use bug spray, but it probably wasn't necessary. Lots of fun and very recommended!

2  Thank Sunseekergirl77
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Something I've always wanted to do is skim through the Everglades on an airboat and Airboat in Everglades is the way to do it. We had Josh as our skipper - knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. We did a private 1.5 hour for 2 and it was worth every nickel. We learned a lot and had great fun. It was easy to find the starting point, everything was ready when we got there and we left within minutes. No corny sideshows just straight out exploring. One word - the winter here is dry and rainy season just started. We were able to get almost anywhere but some of the backcountry is still too shallow. Make sure you ask if they've had rain.

Thank thowe1959
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

I can't find the right words to describe a trip on an airboat but it combines the thrill of speed with a nature encounter worthy of National Geographic. I was a bit concerned about the meeting spot being at a local gas station (seemed a bit shady), but in retrospect it made complete sense. Upon arrival at the dock, 7 of us boarded our own airboat and we were quickly off to the races. Those boats are FAST...and loud (I would bring ear protection for small kids)...and hot (do NOT forget sunscreen). Within minutes we were all alone in the splendor of the Everglades. Very cool. We saw tons of alligators of all sizes, all up close. A truly unique experience!

1  Thank ktjmitchell
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

I booked the 1.5 hour private tour with transport from our in hotel in south beach. Our driver arrived on time and was a great guy (giving us some tips for our upcoming cruise) and stopping for a bathroom break before the airboat.
When we arrived we were told how it was the dry season and if it I didn't rain soon they wouldn't be able to operate tours for a while – we were very happy we didn’t miss out, but shocked how low the water was in some areas. Obviously as wild animals the company can’t guarantee gator sightings but we saw so many we lost count – easily 50 gators – we even saw some baby ones hanging out near the airboat before we even left!
Our guide really knew the area it was worth the money for the private tour – recommend these guys if you are looking at visiting the glades.

2  Thank OrlandoMagic2013
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