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Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters

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Address: 1006 N US Highway 27, mile marker 38.5, Weston, FL 33327-7700
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+1 305-299-1366
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We are located 5 miles north of 75 on US 27 mile marker 38 -- 3 miles north...

We are located 5 miles north of 75 on US 27 mile marker 38 -- 3 miles north of 1006 North US Highway 27 Weston

Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters goes deep into the Florida Everglades and covers over 36 miles where you'll see lots of gators, birds, turtles, and camps with over 200 years of history. The best part is that you get to drive the airboat. Bring a cooler if you like. Snacks, soda, water and adult drinks are welcome.

Are you looking for the most remarkable gator action? Ride the Wind is the leading airboat tour in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our airboat tours depart every few minutes, so your Everglades experience starts the instant you arrive. We also provide private tours for a more intimate and particular look at the alligators.

Your safety is ensured with one of our certified and trained boat captains that have over 30 years of experience. This safely guided adventure through some of South Florida's most beautiful everglades allows you to experience something like never before. Even if you have been on other airboat tours, ours is miles ahead. We have private tours that take you on a 2 hour adventure into the natural habitats of Florida wildlife and sights many people don't get to see.

Ride the Wind is much more than just Airboat rides in the everglades. Our everglades airboat tours let you drive the boat. If you are looking for the ultimate airboat rides in the everglades, Ride the Wind will give you an experience you will never forget.

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Captain Randy is the best!

We have been on a couple of private rides with Captain Randy in the Everglades and have referred many friends and family. Always a blast! Lots of fun riding and driving the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2016
Search4paradize
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We have been on a couple of private rides with Captain Randy in the Everglades and have referred many friends and family. Always a blast! Lots of fun riding and driving the airboat, Randy is super cool and has a lot of interesting stories to share. You will not be disappointed!

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rebos68, General Manager at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Having you guys out with me is why I love doing what I do.. You guys are a blast. I should pay you lol... Thank you for the kind words.. More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Cap Randy hosts a great tour... bringing you to special places that no one else will... he is knowledgeable and hold a passion for the history and respect to preserve this special place. He takes care of his guests ands well as the animals..... recommend highly.... bit on pricey side but happy that we experienced a once in life time... More 

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rebos68, Manager at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

It was wonderful to spend time with you in my back yard.... I had a blast with you guys and I really hope you come back and see me... In The Spirit Captain Randy Meeker Thank you so much More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Our private tour was the highlight of our stay. This was my third airboat ride so I was a little apprehensive wondering if any enjoyment lie ahead, my wife had never been so off we went. Randy was punctual and off we went. The weather was perfect and no bug spray was needed. We made several long stops to view... More 

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1 Thank Robert R
Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Bob it was an absolute pleasure to be able to show you and Karen around the glades, and exchange a story or two with you. So glad you guys enjoyed learning about our ecosystem out here, and I hope you had a blast driving the boat! Bittersweet that the ride had to end, but I'll always save you guys a... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

I had my sister and brother in law in from New Jersey. Called Captain Randy and he met us at his location with a cooler full of sodas and waters. The boat was big and looked brand new. We loaded into the comfortable seats unlike other companies I saw here where the seats look old and ugly. We took off... More 

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3 Thank Doug J
Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Doug, we'd love to welcome you back every year, and I'm thrilled you and your family had such a great time on our adventure! Glad you could escape the cold and ride the wind, and I definitely appreciate you recommending us, Big Doug! Take care. Warmly, Captain Randy, Owner More 

Albany, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This is what vacations are for. You just get to sit back relax and let Captain Randy drive you through the beautiful Everglades. Oh yeah he entertains the children letting them drive the boat and pointing out every gator he sees, and we were able to see a fair amount between 30-40 in total probably. My son loved every second... More 

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Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Love that you and the kiddos had such a great time on our charter -- thanks for being such great sports! Remember, if there's ever a shortage of gators or adventure in your life -- we've got you and the boys covered. Thank you so much for the kind words, and I appreciate you leaving some great feedback. Take care!... More 

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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I and four adults took a airboat tour from Randy and I think everybody was smiling for two days it was such a thrill. We got to learn about the Everglades some of the wildlife and had a very enjoyable airboat ride. Thanks 5 stars all the way

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1 Thank MrJeff S
Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

It was great to have a lot of fun with your group.. You guys are a blast.. You help make the airboat ride even better.. Thank you for letting me talk about how great I am lol.. I get to relive my childhood on ever airboat ride. I'm so blessed to get to meet awesome people and show you the... More 

Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

The ride was okay but it got me very wet I was soaked when I came off it I liked the ride I would go there again

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1 Thank Hburton800
Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Happy to hear you're ready for another ride. Sorry you got a little wet out there -- our airboat rides are definitely an adventure, and we thank you for being a trooper. Keep us in mind when you're ready for another round! Take care. Captain Randy More 

Bethany, CT
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Went this morning with Captain Randy - it was amazing. Had the best time and got to see the real Everglades - not just the 2 mile loop the place we went with last year did. Saw gators and all types of birds, and several camps set back in. Captain Randy is very knowledgeable about the area, and is a... More 

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Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Lisa, glad you had a blast exploring the marsh with us. The wildlife definitely put on a show for you, too! With the help of my grandfather and my dad I know the Glades like the back of my hand -- if there's anything you'd like to see for next time, just holler! Thanks Lisa your the best Captain Randy... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Capt. Randy is by far the best in the business! I researched several companies before choosing to do business with randy. I took my 2 sons on vacation(ages 9&6) and took a 2 hour ride. If you're considering booking an airboat adventure.....BOOK WITH CAPTAIN RANDY! DO NOT....waste your money or time with the other companies out there. Captain randy is... More 

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1 Thank Matthew T
Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Matthew, I'm honored you stand by our business. It was an absolutely pleasure getting to show you and your boys around the marsh -- I hope they're still talking about those gators! Thanks for letting us be a part of you and your sons vacation. Thanks again Mathew Captain Randy, More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Our whole family had a beautiful day with Randy and all pets in the everglades. They were two beautiful hours we would like to repeat soon. Children 12, 10 and 7 passed so happy

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1 Thank nataliab273
Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Had a great time showing you and your kids around the Everglades! You guys definitely made it out on a beautiful day -- so much of the wildlife was out to play. Can't wait to see you all again for another tour -- there's still plenty we have to show you. Warmly, Captain Randy, More 

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