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Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours

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Address: 4700 Crump Rd., Suite C - US 27, Lake Hamilton, FL 33851
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+1 863-696-1637
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

Capt Freds world famous airboat tours are the best nature tours in central...

Capt Freds world famous airboat tours are the best nature tours in central Florida. Our tour will offer sightings of a wide range of wildlife, from alligators to bald eagles. Great family fun, Hold baby alligators IN OUR OFFICE(we are licensed) Holding baby alligators in the WILD is a Federal offence. This airboat tour offers the best value and fun for your money. Seven days/wk by reservations See true old Florida. Established 1995

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GREAT VISIT! Wonderful Tour

We chose Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tour based on our condo rental location. I can't speak highly enough about this tour and the family running it. Short and Sweet; it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tour based on our condo rental location. I can't speak highly enough about this tour and the family running it. Short and Sweet; it was a wonderful experience. From the first part, where you get to handle the small gators to the Airboat ride "with Caption Joe", seeing the Gators and other critters, it... More 

Thank Thx1138Molly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very fun and the captain was very informational even though i'm from Lakeland we were excited to see all the nature that was around the boat ride was very fun and safe it being my family first time on an air-boat CAPTAIN WAYNE WAS GREAT!!!!!

Thank Jamecia G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time learning about gators with Logan (who knew they had three eyelids?!) and on the water with Captain Joe (we up close to gators in the wild, bald eagles and countless other species of wildlife on the lake)! Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. We will recommend Captain Fred's to all of our friends that... More 

Thank Michele C
Hermantown, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour exceeded our expectations. Logan provided an excellent heartfelt introduction to the alligators that we all were fortunate to hold and examine up close. Miss Rachel handled the logistics of the tour, and was highly organized and had a cute sense of humor. Joe conducted a wonderful tour; we saw many birds, and alligators of all sizes. The Captain... More 

Thank CatFol
Kenmore, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently enjoyed Captain Fred's Airboat tour with my husband and 2 boys (ages 9 & 12). We had a great time! We first enjoyed a casual presentation about alligators. Logan was very knowledgeable and very friendly. We were given the opportunity to hold 2 different size Gators which the boys loved! As we were getting ready for the boat... More 

Thank kend0622
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Fred's was an excellent adventure. We got to see and experience numerous sized alligators in their habitat. We were pleasantly surprised to see small baby alligators! I hadn't stopped to think that they start out small like all other creatures. On top of the alligator viewing we also saw the Great Blue Heron, Egrets, a Bald Eagle on its... More 

Thank W6479PTthomasw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome start to our vacation! We had an AMAZING time on the boat! Capt. Joe was knowledgeable sand a really fun guy! We saw tons of birds and gators and other wildlife. Would recommend it to any family to do! Holding the gators was amazing!

Thank JoeCanada72
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour starts with about a 30-45 minute talk about alligators. You also get to hold a 'gator if you are so inclined. Then you get on the air boat and off you go on a tour of Lake Hamilton and its marshes. We saw bald eagles, osprey and other assorted birds. We also saw some smaller 'gators in the... More 

Thank Ken W
Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to The Orlando are several times and we're looking for something different to do. It was a great experience for kids and adults. Very family friendly and Captain Wayne was very entertaining. Felt like you were with family and not overly commercialized. It is a must do.

Thank runningmom98
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this morning down at Lake Hamilton. The educational talk before we went out on the boat was engaging and fun and the handling of the gators during this was thrilling. The boat ride itself was very interactive, Captain stopped at plenty of areas to inform us of the birds and wildlife living there. We managed to find one... More 

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