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“Great experience @ Wild Willy's”

Wild Willy's Airboat Tours
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$48.00*
and up
One Hour Airboat Tour
Ranked #1 of 13 Tours in Saint Cloud
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Looking for something other than the concrete jungle? Stop by Wild Willy's for a thrilling airboat tour and get in touch with Florida in it's natural habitat. Glide across the headwaters of the everglades in high performance 6 passenger airboats and our newly added 14 passenger boat with our licensed and fully insured Master Captains. Huge alligators, bald eagles, the endangered snail kite and more await your arriva! At the end of your educational tour, you'll have the opportunity to take pictures with our resident alligators Cricket, Sergio, Blue and Splash! We treat them and all of our customers like family. So come on out and...SURROUND YOURSELF WITH NATURE! Try HeadWaters Take-Out (located within Wild Willy's) after your excursion and grab a bite and relax in our outdoor pavilion! Burgers, Dogs and more. Try our Gator bites, made to order! Come on out and see why we have more airboat ride reviews than anyone in Orlando, Kissimmee, St.Cloud, Tampa, Miami and even worldwide.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Perfect trip with captain John in a fast 6p airboat. Saw about 10 gators (from all different sizes) and other wildlife during the trip on the east side of Lake Tohopekaliga.

Nice place, kids got to hold the small gators and received a nice gift as well.

To go short: definitely recommended!

Thank the_Dutch_observer
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WildWillyStaff, Capt John at Wild Willy's Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

I'm glad you appreciate our faster 6 pack boats! Its definitely more personal. I love your gator pic. thank you for sharing!

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

My family ( husband & 2 teenage boys) Loved out trip with Captain Dan. We were the only ones on the tour & had a ball even though we didn't see many aligators. We saw lots of birds & the scenary was stunning. Great thing to do away from the falseness of the theme parks

Thank Lynn R
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WildWillyStaff, Capt Dan at Wild Willy's Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Very interesting review! The falseness of the theme parks made me think. You're exactly right! It's nice to get back to nature and see things the way they were intended. Awesome review folks!

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We did similar tours with the company at the south side of the lake (not sure if I am allowed to name them, so I will not), but because of the increase of their pricing and charging for photo's etc. we decided to go for these guys and we loved it! At our arrival we were greeted by Willy and Sergio, a 2 year old alligator and were given ample opportunities to take free shots. Then we did the tour with Capt. Bud, who was very informative and showed us some nice birds and large alligators. Thanks for a fine tour, worth every cent! You should take exit 244 off the Florida Turnpike to be able to pay your toll in cash.

1  Thank Maartenmathijs
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WildWillyStaff, Capt Dan at Wild Willy's Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Thanks you all for the review! One thing we will never do is charge for photos. We pride ourselves on running things the right way. We don't believe in the arm and a leg idea. We even considered charging but decided against it because it just doesn't seem fair. Glad you guys had fun!

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We booked in advance for 5 of us. Our trip had been plagued with problems. We had booked our ride more than a month in advance because we had purchased groupons. We had difficulty finding the place (only because we didn't know that Kissimmee Park Rd is also called something else 516 or 316 or something) - anyhow we stopped and asked for directions and arrived 15 minutes late -- and just as we're getting out of the car we realized we left the groupons sitting on the bed in our hotel room!!! we got out of the car - sure that we were either too late or because we didn't have the groupons that would be it for our trip - but the ladies were so nice and rushed us out to the point and said we could deal with payment when we got back. They were jam packed with tours for the day so if we had been any later we probably would have missed out. Capt. Bud was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We saw baby alligators (a few about 1 yr old, a few about 2 years old_, we saw a good size teenager (about 15 years old) and then we saw the really big alligator. We saw some awesome birds, and snakes. There were no bugs, the boat wasn't as loud as I thought it would be and it was overall just awesome seeing nature IN NATURE (ya know... not at a zoo or something). We had our teenage boys with us (19. 17, and 15). .The 15 year old admitted he thought it was gonna be a little boring and also admitted he had a great time. The boys spent a lot of time holding the baby alligators that are in the main office area. We chatted with the ladies in the office (darn I wish I could remember their names) - they were so wonderful and didn't at all make me feel like a terd for showing up late - they were great!!! Great Experience!!

1  Thank Jasmine C
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WildWillyStaff, Capt Bud at Wild Willy's Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Thank you guys for the review! Those are some really great photos as well! We would love to have you again.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

A most enjoyable,informative & memorable day out. Friendly & knowledgeable staff, beautiful surroundings,well organised.
Captain Dan was a great character,full of humour and entertaining tales. Thoroughly enjoyed his tour, cannot wait to go back & do it all again.

Thank Iain M
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WildWillyStaff, Capt Dan at Wild Willy's Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

I had a great day out as well! Thank you all very much for riding with us!

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