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“Our Captain made the trip”

Captain Jack's Airboat Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Go on a thrilling adventure through twisting mangrove tunnels on our signature Everglades airboat tour in Everglades City! Use a coupon on our website to visit our animal sanctuary for free, which includes a live alligator show and alligator hugs. Upgrade to a combo ticket to see more of the Everglades with a grassland airboat tour and swamp buggy forest tour.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We have done airboat rides previously but yesterday took the grandkids on Captain Jack's Mangrove tour. Our captain, Kenny Smallwood really made the trip great for us! The grandkids had never been on an airboat before and one grandson was very nervous when the boat ride started and frightened by the aligator we saw, but Captain Kenny put him at ease, made him very comfortable on the trip and helped him to overcome his fear. The trip was great and the kids loved the relationship Captain Kenny had with the racoons. Great time was had by all.

1  Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Exciting ride through the Mangrove on the airboat. Captain Gary was knowledgeable and entertaining. He was able to get a pelican to land right on the front of our boat several times. Highly recommend taking a tour.

1  Thank ZoeyBelle2
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Jerry was awesome with his mad airboat skills. Had a great time. Will visit soon again and recommend to everyone for sure.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

So we booked a 10 am ride for 7 of us. We had to drive 2.5 hours to get there. Well worth it.

So we got the the ticket office got our tickets, were given a map to where the boats were. Just down the road. The cashier advised to watch out on what you take with you as you may get wet.

We drove down the road to were our tour was going to take place. My wife, 4 year old daughter and my self were with captain Wesley, and our friends that came with us were with Captain Bobbie.

So the captains gave us our instructions that we will be going really fast, that they do a 360/180 turn that is really fun. Wesley advised that he will try it once, if we like it to look back at him and give a thumbs up. So we got in the boat, they took us to a part to go see some gators. We went under the bridge and came a cross a family of manatees swimming in the bay. Very cool to see. We went up the river to go and find some gators. We found a small one on the side if the river bank.

We left that area and drove to the Everglades tunnel parts. Now this is the cool part. You drive through natural vegetation of the Everglades. The trees on both side Join over top to create a tunnel like atmosphere. So our captain took us through these tunnel like through ways. We would come to a open area and he would do a 360 spin. My family loved it, well I think they did cause they had huge smiles on there faces and were laughing. Every time we did one of these turns i was throwing my thumb up to keep doing more.

So he took us to some more areas and we found a couple more gators. One baby one and one mother who was about 13-15 feet long.

After that we drove us to another open area were we did some more turns and waits for the other boat to come, which had our friends on it. The two drivers like e the boats up and we races backed to the end part were we went back to the docks to finish our tour. Our boat won of course.

I would go on the tour again, if I was to return to florida for another vacation. Captain jacks is a definite tour you want to take. If your there to just see gators, wait for after the air boats as you have free access to a gator farm up the road. If you want a thrill ride to go fast ask for Wesley. I'm sure he will take you on a same tour as my family.

2  Thank SDG G
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Great tour. Captain Mo was knowledgeable and a lot of fun. The tour was a great mix of nature and simply having fun on the boat. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Les C
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