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“Wooten's in mid-June 2014”

Wooten's Everglades Airboat Tour
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Ochopee
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Wooten's offers unique airboat rides through 259 acres of private Everglades grasslands, swamp buggy tours through a cypress forest, and an animal sanctuary with panthers, tigers, snakes, crocodiles, and over 100 alligators. We also have hourly live gator shows between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Easy one hour drive from Ft. Myers Beach. Be sure to take bug spray as the mosquitoes are terrible!! Towels in the car are an excellent idea in case you get caught in the rain. If you plan to do the airboat tour and the swamp buggy tour this time of year, go early as it usually rains in the afternoon and you may not get both completed before the rain sets in! The animal sanctuary was "ok", but nothing to get excited about and certainly not worth the entry fee. We took the airboat tour and had an excellent time. Our driver was knowledgeable and gave us a great ride!

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I visited the Everglades from Tampa Bay this past weekend and took the airboat tour at Wooten's. We enjoyed airboat captain JR's extensive knowledge and conservational concern for Florida's natural resources. While not a wild driver, JR gave us enough speed and spins to make it an adventure! I especially appreciated how JR respectfully assisted a man from his wheelchair into the boat. Our boat was full and everyone seemed to have a great time. Since I am person that also works for gratuities, I will remind all considering the air boat riding to budget for a decent tip.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our boat guide was Jr. and our whole entire group thinks that his tour was better than any of them that we have ever taken especially Billie's Swamp Safari. Jr was a great guide and really tilted the bottle when it comes to rides. He is the best airboat tour we have been on. Not to mention that he wasn't bad looking either! :) Thanks Jr!!!!!

3  Thank trucksandbucks20
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were a party of five, and arrived unannounced in the afternoon. We where a bit unlucky with the weather, thunderclouds and lightening. Because of this we had to wait quite a while before it lightened up a bit, and we could go out on the water. Safety first. Because of the long wait, we got free tickets to the other attractions on the farm, and when we finally made it out on the water, it was totally worth the wait. We where only six people on the boat, and the captain was very entertaining and nice to talk with. The rest of the people working there was also very nice and welcoming. Had a blast!

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went on both the airboat rides and the swamp buggie ride today and had an absolute BLAST!!! We started the day with the Airboat ride with Captain JR as our tour guide. We saw so much wildlife while on the tour, multiple gators, and it was such a fun ride! JR was knowledgable and was an amazing guide. We also took the swap buggie ride with Shelly as our driver. Once again, very interesting, informative, and she was a great guide. We also visited the rest of the grounds with the amazing animals and staff. Definitely recommend Wooten's to anyone looking for a fun and informative day with wildlife and an awesome staff!!!

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