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“Superb experience, with great guides”

Captain Jack's Airboat Tours
Ranked #7 of 33 Tours in Everglades City
Certificate of Excellence
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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 young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Great staff - when we explained that we didn't have time to do the alligator show and the grass tour, but just wanted the airboat swamp tour, the lovely ticket lady offered us a great discount. We had to wait a while for the next boats to go out, but there were plenty of things to do while we were waiting - including holding a baby alligator! Wesley was our guide: he was funny, informative, and made sure we were all very, very happy with the ride. He took us out to places where 'gators had been seen earlier in the day, he explained to us the different type of mangrove trees around the swamps, he took us to see the salt-water raccoons that he & the other captain's feed, he gave us the obligatory thrill-ride, and finally he went searching for 'gators until we saw some. An amazing experience, made all the better by the staff :)

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

We brought family and friends several times this month for the Air Boat ride at Captain Jack's. Our captain, Dwain Daniels was very knowledgeable of the everglade eco system and the animals in their natural habitat. In addition, he was extremely engaging and concerned that everyone enjoyed a memorable trip. We've been bringing friends and family for years and this was the BEST Experience By Far.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

We got airboat tour tickets here but the actual airboat place was up the street a bit. When we were reserving the tickets the employee was a little nasty with us. The store is nice and has really cool stuff.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Do not pay for the 60 min airboat ride, do the 30 min, and buggy ride, and the gator show is free.

The 60 min airboat ride did not have too many alligators and our tour guide gave minimal details about the wildlife and area. The 30 min airboat ride and buggy ride was a little better. Our airboat captain drove through the grass and did tricks with the airboat. He was also more talkative and knowlegeable than the 60 min airboat captain. The 60 min airboat ride we saw 1 gator and the 30 min we saw 3.

The buggy ride driver was knowledgeable about the animals and plants.

The gator show was fun to watch. And it was fun to hold a baby alligator.

1  Thank svanderpool
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Captain Jack's was just brilliant! I think our tour was about an hour long (you can pay extra for a longer tour i think), I cant remember what our captain was called but he was excellent! He knew what he was talking about! We saw 3 alligators which was amazing, we were so close to them, our captain fed the gator with food so we could see his teeth (im sure every captain does this). We also saw a racoon and some catfish! My mother has a really big fear of boats and especially ones that go fast and she loved it, she said she wouldve loved to go again! The thrill of it was amazing when we went fast. They give you headphones to block out the sound of the fan which was also needed! Not sure about the price as I didnt pay for it! Also outside of the ticket office, there was baby alligators in a tank and you could take one out and hold it and get a picture! Would really recommend Captain Jacks as the place to go for your airboat tour!

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