Will OAmsterdam, The Netherlands
You are looking for an experience where you can see alligators, birds, see why sawgrass is called that way, then you need to book that tour. Don’t do a group tour do a semi or fully private. It’s worth any penny. Say big and small gators, baby gators and the never-ending vast lands of grass. Its magical Visited December 2015
russkwtx Dallas, Texas
We booked online in advance and everything went smoothly. We not only received a confirmation but received updates when more people joined the boat. We were happy to have reservations because they sold out on the day after Thanksgiving. You have to drive out to 177th street on Hwy 41 but from where they guide you to the launch point which is only about 5 minutes away. Our guide, I think his name was Alex, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and took us to two spots where we found gators. His eagle eye could pick them out in the brush when no one else could see them. Our boat had 10 people which are a good size. I know we had a great time and I recommend this tour. I had never been on an airboat before but it is a lot of fun.
Visited November 2015
CarlyMegsMom Cincinnati, OH
We have been to the Keys several times and never explored the Everglades. This trip we were driving from Key Largo to Sarasota and decided to do an airboat tour on the way. We chose the 1-hour group tour with Airboat in Everglades, which is limited to 10-11 people. You meet at the Pilot Travel Center. Step inside and there is a chair and tiny table to the left by the knives display. This is where you check in and pay. Then you follow the employee in your car about 1/2 mile due west and park in a little parking area near where the airboats are waiting. Our boat was supposed to have 10 people, but 4 people in one car were late showing up (they were going to be about 15 minutes late), and we went out without them – so 6 on the boat. Not sure what they did for the late people, so be on time! Each couple had their own row of seats (there are 3 total), which are stadium style so all can see. Our driver was very fun and knew a lot about the area we were touring. He took us to an area with young (1-2-3-year-olds) alligators, then we found a mom with her babies and finally spotted two big gators on the main canal. Water is provided in a cooler on the boat. It was in the mid 80’s the day we went out, and when you stop to look at the wildlife (birds, gators, etc…) you can warm up quickly as there is no shade. I loved the ride as well as the landscape we explored. Highly recommended. You do not get wet (unless it rains). Visited November 2015
Claudia FLiverpool, United Kingdom
If you do not want to miss out on the beach and sunshine head to the Everglades for half day, pick up outside the Art Deco tourist information centre at 10.00, you are back by 14.00 h latest, great experience on board of the airboat, sailing through the swamps, seeing the wildlife and above all the alligators, so great trip for family too.
Visited March 2015
This was one of the highlights of our vacation. We booked a private 1 1/2 hour tour. You meet at a gas station about a mile from the location of the airboats and then you follow them there. When I booked this, I was a little leery about meeting them there, being we were just mom and daughter going. But, they made us feel very safe from the start and were really nice guys running it. We got Capt Laz as our guide and he was superb. Definitely, ask for him. He was very knowledgeable and we saw many alligators and birds and he even took us to see baby alligators which were really cool. It was also fun going fast over the glades. This was well worth doing. So much fun. Thanks, Capt. Laz!Visited March 2015
Lowell AColumbia, South Carolina
We booked a private tour for two with Airboat in Everglades, and it was one of the most memorable parts of our Key West/Miami trip. When you book it, ask for Capt. Laz. He was great, very informative, had a great sense of humor, and took us to a couple of out of the way islands in the ‘glades to see baby alligators scurrying around. VERY COOL! This is a must do, and the company is local, not one of those big overly commercial deals that herds you around. These guys were great, and gave us much more than we expected! Just Do It!
Visited February 2015
This was a great experience not just for me and my husband but for our teen girls as well. The great service began from the time I contacted them to make our reservation through to the end of the trip. Javier was great about confirming our reservation. Bill called us to confirm that we were on our way on the morning of the trip when we were running close to schedule and waited for us. Captain John who has 48 years of experience traveling through the Everglades was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend this to families as well as individuals or couples. Nothing fancy (we met Bill at a gas station near the point of entry for the boat) but very professional. We even saw alligators despite the hotter time of year. As a travel agent, I will definitely recommend this company to clients looking for an experience like this.
From the minute we were picked up from our hotel by Perry we were entertained. Perry’s knowledge of Miami and the surrounding area was excellent. The tour through the Everglades was better than I had expected. the birdlife was amazing and our guide could identify all the birds we saw. Of course, the highlight of the tour was the alligators of which we saw around 70. the highlight been Scarface, an old very large alligator. We did not want to visit an alligator farm and have any shows of any kind, we just wanted an airboat through the Everglades and that is what we got. Postcards, stuffed toys or tourist junk were nowhere to be seen…perfect!
Visited June 2014
nycfreedNew York City, New York
We booked yesterday for a tour this morning. Confirmation came promptly along with instructions for the meeting. We left on time to meet the boat and our guide Steve. We were provided with earphones to combat the noise which worked well. We took a semi-private tour. The boat was comfortable. Steve knew his stuff including how to avoid the worst of the storm on the horizon. We saw plenty of gators, birds etc. Even when we stopped a while to let the storm pass over there was no problem extending the hour tour to compensate. The boat is fast at times but in an exhilarating, not scary, way. My wife, two seven-year-old kids and I all had a great time. Worth every penny and thoroughly recommended.
Visited June 2014
Something I’ve always wanted to do is skim through the Everglades on an airboat and Airboat in Everglades is the way to do it. We had Josh as our skipper – knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. We did a private 1.5 hour for 2 and it was worth every nickel. We learned a lot and had great fun. It was easy to find the starting point, everything was ready when we got there and we left within minutes. No corny sideshows just straight out exploring. One word – the winter here is a dry and rainy season just started. We were able to get almost anywhere but some of the backcountries are still too shallow. Make sure you ask if they’ve had rain.
Visited June 2014