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“First and Fabulous Airboat Excursion”

Old Florida Airboat Tours and Guide Service
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Today was our first time ever on an airboat, and Captain Chris made it a wonderful experience! He is a kind, professional, and knowledgeable tour guide and his enthusiasm for Florida nature was contagious. Our trip was close to two hours and was an excellent value. We even got the thrill of watching two does run in front of the boat in their natural habitat. We would recommend his trip to anyone wanting to experience the uninterrupted beauty of a Florida marsh in a non-touristy way. Thanks, Captain Chris!

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Captain Chris took my husband and I out through Big Cypress Preserve on July 20th for an airboat tour and it was amazing! The other reviews are spot on!

Chris's love for the outdoors was evident as he recounted stories, pointed out flora and fauna and made our trip extremely enjoyable and educational. We didn't feel like we were on a rehearsed, guided tour, but rather had a captain who was taking us through his own backyard. He knew every twist and turn and we always felt comfortable. The tour was far from rushed and WELL worth the money. We really thought he was enjoying it as much as we were!

The trip was well prepared with ear protection and refreshments. It was customized around our interests. If you are apprehensive about the boat itself, don't be! The airboat ride itself was fine - it wasn't bouncy, but maybe a little loud if you have hearing issues. For the most part the earphones buffered the sound of the blades and Chris provided additional earplugs if you needed it. My husband didn't need it and I used it just in case but found it wasn't necessary.

The entire trip does not confine you to the boat the entire time. There were a few stops we made in safe areas that allowed us not only to stretch our legs but to take a moment to revel in the beauty that is the Florida preserve. Although we were in the middle of the swamp, we never felt unsafe or uncomfortable. Captain Chris always had our best interest at heart.

This trip was an absolute must - don't miss it! Thanks Chris!

- Marcello & Priya

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

What a rush! Capt. Chris took my family on a tour of the real Florida, not the touristy stuff but the real deal. My 2 girls absolutely loved it. We saw birds, fish, turtles, and even a baby alligator

My girls are still talking about it.

We'll be seeing Capt Chris again.

Thanks.

Nick Xifaras

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Captain Chris gave us a very fun ride and tour, my two boys 13 and 16 really enjoyed it. Captain Chris is a really nice guy and is fun to be with, his enthusiasm makes it that much funner. He will also take you fishing or hunting if that is what you are looking for. He has a Coast Guard Captain's License and is insured. His boat handling abilities are top notch and we felt safe through out the hold trip. I highly recommend this Guide Service to anyone.

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Reviewed May 9, 2012

Fabulous tour with a very well educated Captain. He knows all the right places to take you for the best experience ever of the Everglades and all the inhabitants. We had the best time of our lives! What a day! - we will never forget.... And the photo opportunities are unending. Chris points out all the creatures who live there and makes it easy for one to photograph each one. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Captain Chris' Old Florida Everglades Tours. Thanks, Chris. We'll be booking again soon. Judi & Bevis :)

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