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“A must do to get the real FL experience!”

Camp Holly Fishing & Airboats
Ranked #5 of 17 Tours in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Take an airboat ride and escape to nature! Enjoy fresh air and the wildlife in its natural habitat, while skimming the surface of the St. Johns in one of our airboats. Camp Holly has been providing courteous, professional services in the way of hunting and fishing since 1923.Theres a number of activities to choose from at Camp Holly. Eco tours are available in the afternoons, live music on the weekends, and you can always stop by for a night ride. Jump in your car and drop by the camp and spend a little time in a very relaxing atmosphere.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I have lived in the Melbourne area for over 50 years. Anytime we have guests from out of state we always make Camp Holly Airboats a must see for our family and friends. This gives folks a real FL experience and an off the beaten path fun activity. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable and try very hard to find guests as many alligators and other wildlife as possible. We find that everyone goes home happy and talking about the airboat ride as a highlight of their FL vacation.

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Great ride and tour by knowledgeable cap't. Matt... wonderful customer service by Rob in the bar. The only draw back was the so-called site photographer who was getting his kicks from taking shots of cheap mouth wash in the back room... His hands were so shakey, it's a wonderful del he didn't drop his camera. And he had the indecency to be rude after not telling several parties that he only took cash/check until after the selected their photos... FIRE THAT GUY!

Thank krazy_eyez
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Had friends come to visit Florida this weekend and wanted to show them a good time. Camp Holly was a fantastic choice. We had a blast! Great food! Very accommodating while we waited. Definitely recommend.

Thank Angelamantia8
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

We visited camp holly whilst on holiday in Florida , my sister has recently moved there to live and we were keen to have more experiences than just the 'theme parks' . I had always always wanted to go gator spotting in the swamps of Florida , and this experience provided that and a whole lot more. The office / base of the business is in a fabulous shack style bar so American an authentic , we were greeted with a warm welcome whilst the tour guide prepared the airboat. Full safety talk given before we went whizzing off through the swamps, 2 mins later 10 foot alligator spotted !! Wow. Overall we were out on the boat an hour, tour guide hugely knowledgeable and very friendly . Would definitely recommend .

Thank Liz A
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Recently went on the airboat ride at Camp Holly with two teenagers and our 20 month old. We happened to find a Groupon offer which made it really good value.
The kids got to hold a small alligator when we got there and, as our tour was overbooked we had to wait, so got some food and enjoyed playing in the hammock and taking photos.
It's a rustic kind of place with no frills, so don't expect luxury. The staff are really friendly and helpful and it feels authentic.
The airboat ride itself was great: our guide was lovely and really knowledgeable. Our little girl hated the wind in her face and he kept making sure she was ok; giving us his jacket to put over her. She went to sleep in the end...! Perhaps wouldn't take a little one again but it wasn't unsafe for her to do. She was given baby ear-defenders and a little pink life jacket.
We saw several alligators both on the banks and in the water, plus herons, buzzards and other birds. The guide was able to take us to all the right places to get the most out of our full hour on the water.
The fast bits of the ride were exciting and the slow bits pleasant. It really felt like getting back to nature.
Our fellow passengers were really nice and the guide answered everyone's questions.
Really, really enjoyed it and would recommend.

Thank Christabelle04
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