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Address: Hwy 27, Davie, FL 33331
Phone Number: +1 954-330-3093
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Private Airboat tours by South Florida Native Capt. Shawn Meiman. View the...

Private Airboat tours by South Florida Native Capt. Shawn Meiman. View the Everglades upfront and personal as you ride the river of grass in his custom high performance airboat. Where the pavment ends the Adventure begins! By Appointment Only

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Fantastic Airboat Tour

My family took a 2 hour airboat tour with Capt. Jason, and it was terrific. Jason asked us what we wanted to do/see before we started and contoured our tour to our request. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2016
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Illinois
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

My family took a 2 hour airboat tour with Capt. Jason, and it was terrific. Jason asked us what we wanted to do/see before we started and contoured our tour to our request. We had a 10 and a 13 year old, and both thought the ride was great. We had occasional stops where Jason would explain the geological/environmental issues... More 

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Thank roland c
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The Everglades are another world. I think it's a must see if you get to South Florida, and no question this is the way to do it. Captain Shawn was extremely helpful and logistics were prefect. Our airboat ride with Marshall, and it was amazing. He is fourth generation, this is old Florida and he and his family devote their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Captain Shawn was extremely helpful from the time I made our reservation to the time we completed our ride! Highly recommend!!

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1 Thank Shane B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This is my second time with FTL Airboat Adventures. Captain Jason was our expert and he didn't disappoint! Saw large (8 ft +), tons of nest with protective momma's and an in depth education about the Everglades. A must do for visitors and the locals!

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Thank TonyTreg
Seattle
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We had set up an appointment with Captain Meiman for an Everglade ride on an airboat following our Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in January, 2015. We had shared several emails and phone calls and followed his directions to call him upon arrival in Ft. Lauderdale. Our calls went unanswered and we never heard back since. There were four of... More 

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2 Thank seamag1
shawn m, Owner at Fort Lauderdale Airboat Adventure, responded to this review

Dear Seamag1, I am very sorry for your dissatisfaction on your booking with us. I did go back and look for any communication between the two of us and did not find any. Due to the many inquires we receive everyday we only confirmed our bookings in writing and it would have come from Ft Lauderdale Airboat Adventure. Your conformation... More 

Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

First, Captain Shawn set us up for our ride. We had an absolutely great time with Jason as our captain. Very knowledgeable about the Everglades. The private airboat ride was fantastic! Highly recommend Fort Lauderdale Airboat Adventure. Can't wait to go out there again. Thank you!

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Thank BethLynne127
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

This was my second trip with Capt. Shawn and this time we brought our young boys. (2&4) They were absolutely amazed by the boat, the scenery, and even got to see some alligators. Captain Shawm knows how to entertain his clients based on the group and he definitely has a first class operation. I would definitely recommend him to anyone... More 

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Thank Hojo6
Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Fun and educational trip with knowledgeable guide, Captain Shawn Meiman. Worth the drive and the money. Had perfect weather and hope to return again to enjoy with more family and friends!

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1 Thank rita r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

After being on other tours, can say that Capt Meiman,by far, provides the best airboat experience. The boat is comfortable and clean and the places he took us to were more beautiful than anticipated.....if you are looking for a top notch operation, look no further...

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1 Thank paulz41
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

Had a boat ride on a cloudy rainy day, a bit cooler than usual according to the guide, hence no luck to see any animal or alligator, but we tried the gator bite though - quite flavorful but very salty. Took pictures holding a baby gator - very neat experience

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shawn m, Owner at Fort Lauderdale Airboat Adventure, responded to this review

I am very sorry you had a bad day on the River of Grass. I think you meant to send this review to Everglades Holiday Park. They have the large 40 passenger boats and serve Gator bites and will allow you to hold a baby Gator. More 

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