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“Great airboat ride!!”

Airboat Rides Melbourne
Ranked #2 of 18 Tours in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We believe that when you go for an airboat tour that you should experience a real airboat adventure! Your safety is our primary concern but our goal is for you and your family to have an exciting airboat experience while skimming across the St Johns River and swamps and to share as much information with you as possible about the alligators, wildlife, birdlife, fish and plant life that abounds on the marsh. Capt Mike has been in the area for for over fifty years & grew up hunting & fishing on the St Johns River! We offer basic airboat rides lasting 30-40 minutes but we are known for our educational eco tours lasting 60 or 90 minutes. We also do early tours & evening tours by appointment April thru October. We do our tours strictly by reservation so you don't have to stand in line or wait for enough people to show up to fill the boat! We do have a four person minimum but we can usually pair you up with others. Capt Mike is a member of Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff & has done fishing shows with Bill Dance Outdoors, Jimmy Houston Outdoors, Johnny Morris,Tony Stewart & others along with magazine articles in Outdoor Life, Guy Harvey, Florida Travel, Spacecoast Living, Florida Today & the Miami Herald newspapers.
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Captain Mike was great and very knowledgeable about wildlife that was in the area. He showed us many different types of wildlife. The wildlife that he showed us during our trip was: snakes, alligators, and several types of birds. Mike even had a lot of patience with my 4 year old son and made sure to take the time to point out the hard to see wildlife to him. Capt. Mike was also a very safe driver and made sure we got back safe. I would highly recommend going with Capt. Mike for an air boat ride it is a great experience and you will not be disappointed!!!!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

After realizing my wife had never rode an air boat before, we jumped on board and had a blast.

It had rained a couple of nights before, so the weather was sunny with a little wind.

While we got to see plenty of gators in and around the boat, the cottonmouths were out in full force. Saw a couple that were over three to four feet long. When Captain Mike is pulling out his phone to take some pictures, its clear that this was not an every day occurrence.

Spent about 90 minutes on the water but enjoyed every second. If you are thinking about an air boat ride with a local expert, call up Captain Mike and you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Our air boat captain Clark was very professional and extremely informative, not being a Florida native he was very informative with the Florida Eco-systems. We saw numerous gators and various bird species. The ride was smooth and thrilling, a must do for anyone who lives in Florida or visiting!!!

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This was our first airboat ride and it was amazing! Captain Mike really knows his stuff and it was great getting information and going around the lake. Wish more alligators were out and closer to us. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

Thank JasmineNRM
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This was an amazing ride, mike was very good at explaining about the ride and the gators he was trying his best to help us get pictures so we would have some wonderful memories to look back at,we were a group of 4 who were taking the ride for the 1st time, we appreciated him taking his time with us-thank you mike for such a great memorable adventure.

Thank Betty M
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