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“Excellent experience!”

Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Weston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

We were guided around by Captain Randy, and we found the entire experience to be amazing! Randy was very personable, as well as knowledgeable about the everglades. He leet us drive the boat, which was incredible! A once in a lifetime experience for sure.

Visited February 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a ride!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Captain Randy did a wonderful job! He was really personable and pleasant and incredibly knowledgeable about the Everglades. We learned so much, saw all kinds of neat wildlife - gators, birds, turtles, frogs, fish, you name it. It was so much fun to drive the boat! His passion for what he does is obvious. He even paused a few times to pick up a couple things floating round that people had lost, like a hat and a life jacket, so he certainly cares about the preservation of the area. Unbelievable how well he knows things out there and I would recommend this to absolutely anyone that wants to see the Glades over a larger boat tour. Easy to get to and so much fun!

Visited February 2014
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Medfield, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Dream Ride with Captain Randy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Captain Randy made this 2 hour tour the highlight of our trip to Florida. His down to earth manner and easy going nature made the trip comfortable and exciting at the same time. We learned SO much about the Everglades (wildlife, history, ecology, and more!) And, yes, there were gators and birds galore. Randy even let us drive the boat! One of us was pretty good at it and one of us was not! This provided a lot of laughs and good memories! Thank you, Randy!

Visited January 2014
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Tour with Captain Dave!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

We had a great 2 hour tour of the everglades west of Fort Lauderdale with Captain Dave last week. What an awesome ride! Captain Dave took us to some great spots for viewing alligators. Although there is never a guarantee that you will see any alligators, we were lucky enough to see almost 2 dozen in all !! Both my wife and I got to drive the airboat which was a blast! It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend Ride-the-Wind. One note is that there are no signs at the meeting spot so just be sure to follow the driving directions (which were very simple) and enjoy the ride!.

Visited January 2014
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Surrey
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Captain Randy - you're the man!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

We had done the tourist group trip en masse with 30 to a boat earlier on our Florida trip and adored the Everglades and wanted to see more so our hotel recommended Captain Randy. It was just what we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he loves the land and enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge. We both drove the boat - WOWEEEE - and visited one of the "camps" for a look-see. We saw alligators, birds by the bucketload and turtles and all close by. No one else was out apart from some duck (?) or toad hunters.We went late in the day so that the warmth would bring out the alligators as its not so warm in winter and they are less visible. It was so serene out there with just a glimpse of the distant skyline and the burning sugar crops. Price was reasonable for a private trip we thought and we got far more than our allocated 2 hours too. Capt Randy and boat were easy to find off the highway. You need a windcheater, insect repellent and shades but he brings the ear protectors - its noisy at speed - and waters. Hats would need to be firmly on and jackets fastened as even in the heat its cold at speed! Its worth the trip just to meet Randy as he is an interesting and thoroughly nice guy. A big thank you once again from Joan and Simon from over the pond!
PS Its peeing in the bushes though so go en route!!!

Visited December 2013
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