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Address: PO BOX 229303, DeLand, FL 32722-9303
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+1 386-747-0631
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Offering Year-Round, Private Airboat Tours and Rides on the St.John's...

Offering Year-Round, Private Airboat Tours and Rides on the St.John's River. Passengers should expect to see a vast array of Florida's wildlife, including alligators, manatees and bald eagles. Tours are scheduled by Reservation only. Also offering Public water alligator hunts and bowfishing charters.

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Lots of gators, fun time.

We wanted to ride an airboat while on vacation. We enjoyed the ride, it was safe for our three kids. We were able to see a manatee and her baby on the ride as well as multiple... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lebanon
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Lebanon
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to ride an airboat while on vacation. We enjoyed the ride, it was safe for our three kids. We were able to see a manatee and her baby on the ride as well as multiple gators, birds and other wildlife. We took an elderly relative and he enjoyed himself also. I would recommend, although a bit pricey for... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took this tour yesterday afternoon and had a great time. Saw lots of gators and plenty of fish. Hoped to see a manatee, but not this time. Capt Joshua did a great job narrating and navigating.

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Thank David W
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was originally suppose to do the subset tour but with the weather and wind was advised would be better to do earlier do we could see more wildlife. Boy!! Was capt. Joshua 100% correct. Saw baby gators, larger alligators and so much more. Very knowledgeable of everything with all the questions we had. Treated us like we know him for... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Captian Joshua Mattson shared with us his love of Florida as a third generation Floridian! He told us of what the St. Johns River looked like before hurricane Matthew came through, and then damage to the shoreline and effect of wildlife. Very educational,and an "up close" experience with the gators. Also included was Lake Jesup, and Lake Monroe. We took... More 

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Thank Travel_bug0707
Ocala, FL
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173 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I had out of town guests & we had a reservation with another airboat vendor in another area. The day prior to the trip, our reservation was cancelled. I called Captain Josh and he was able to accommodate us on short notice. Capt. Josh is a friendly, knowledgeable & professional guide. His keen eyes spotted manatees, plenty of gators and... More 

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Thank Glendawpb
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was our second time to go bowfishing with Captain Josh and it was great! We have a great time every time we go!

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Thank LaurenJeffery
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Captain Josh did not disappoint! We saw at least 10 gators, lots of birds and beautiful vegetation! We will be back next time we are in FL!

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Thank Becky G
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

We joined Captain Josh and his first mate Brittany for a beautiful day of Off Shore Fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. We launched from the Matanza Inlet and the day kept getting better and better! Beautiful scenery and the fishing was outstanding! It was literally one fish after another for the entire day! Dolphins swam within 30ft of the boat... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

My friends and I had the opportunity to join Captain Josh as he guided us on a two night gator hunt in the wild lands of Florida. What an experience! We saw so many gators that we couldn't keep count! I was absolutely incredible! We saw so many huge gators that we were actually passing up 8 and 9 footers... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Berlin, Connecticut
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

When we first arrived it reminded me of the old Wooly Swamp but Captain Josh pulled up to the dock and off we went. Our kids really wanted to see some manatees but it was a bit cooler we were told then they liked so we only saw one but it was still very cool! We did see a few... More 

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