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Review of Ride The Wind

Ride The Wind
Ranked #2 of 3 Tours in Weston
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Rather than just buildings, travel is more about experiencing that which is unique to the part of the world you happen to be in,and this is up there with the best.

While the wind in your hair, roar of the engine with the sword grass rushing by is exhilarating, it’s Captain Randy’s passion, familiarity and understanding of the everglades and its occupants (not just the gators) that makes this a not-to-be-missed Florida excursion.

1  Thank Greg M
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"great tour"
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"true experience"
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"visiting florida"
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"an awesome experience"
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Captain Randy is first class all the way.
Courteous, knowledgeable and professional.
We will be back and will recommend to all that expect the very best!
Take care of that beagle captain!

1  Thank Laurie C
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Frankly, I don't know what could have been done to make my airboat tour any better! Captain Randy is very experienced and was able to spot and talk about not only alligators, but also flamingos, unique plants, and many other specimens of Everglades flora and fauna. He is also very well-informed about the history of the area we toured, from what we know of Native American times all the way up to how it is used nowadays for government and recreational purposes.

The boat ride was fantastic. Captain Randy was prepared with bottled water, ear protection, and even a planned bathroom break halfway through our tour. He was able to get us up close and personal with so many alligators that they were practically old hat by the time our tour was finished. He was always safe, too! No one on our tour was ever once afraid for their safety.

Getting to drive the boat was a blast! He showed us how the steering and throttle works, then he let each of us have a lengthy turn at the helm. He was always up there, as well, in case anything should go wrong with us rookie pilots, but nothing ever did, and we all had a blast.

I would recommend Ride-the-Wind to anyone who would like to experience the Everglades from within, in a very up-close and raw way without compromising their safety or comfort. Be prepared to learn all about the Everglades ecosystem and history, to get a chance to pilot the boat yourself, and to take loads of amazing and memorable photos!

1  Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Our family wanted an airboat ride like you see in the swamps and not just a staged airboat where they might have a few alligators "tied" up. Captain Randy was gracious, making sure our family which consisted of four children, six years and under, were safe and everyone had hearing protection. He toured us around and we saw so many gators, and birds. Captain Randy would stop and tell us about the history of the area, the habitat and wildlife, and learned about the Everglades ecosystem. A highlight was being able to drive the airboat.
Thanks Captain Randy.

2  Thank Charlie D
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Capt Randy's tour of the everglades was definitely the highlight of our trip! He was very knowledgable, not just of the everglades, but of the history of the surrounding area as well as different birds, reptiles and even vegetation. This isn't just a job, this is his passion. Capt Randy went out of his way to make sure we had best ride in the swamp! We all felt very safe and felt this was money well spent. We'd book this trip again in a heartbeat!

1  Thank Lindsi D
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