Lee picked (6) of us up at the Hampton Inn Blue Lagoon from that point, it was On. He drove us to his Rendezvous point. It’s a shell gas station the last chance to get supplies Sunscreen,cold drinks,snacks, restroom. Then drove us a short distance to the airboat landing. That’s when the we met Captain WILLY our airboat pilot. I booked this weeks ago we chose the private 2 hour ride. Well well worth it. We had a wonderful ride stopping many times for pictures and comments from Captain Willy. This is a huge area and Captain Willy really knows the great spots to take you. The day we had was ideal. We started at 10:20 am. None of us had ever been on an airboat before. My wife and daughter in law really didn’t know how this would be. They were the ones that couldn’t stop talking about it the rest of the day. My daughter in law took many great pictures one of which she captured a Osprey diving in the water and getting a fish. Her pictures shows the whole process even flying with the fish in his claws. We saw a green Iguana on land,Captain Willy said it’s only the second one he’s seen in years. We saw a pair of soft shell turtles that were the biggest I’ve ever seen. Now let’s talk about the alligators. We happen to be there during the drought. Which we saw that the fish have less water to swim in so it’s feeding time for the alligator. They work together only at this time,To catch these fish When the water is higher they don’t get along like they do now. Honestly we saw between 80-100 different gators some as close as 4 feet from the boat. Cool as anything to be that close. This is by far the group you want to be with.
Visited April 2018