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Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours

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4700 Crump Rd., Suite C - US 27, Lake Hamilton, FL 33851
+1 863-696-1637
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Airboat tour

Really enjoyed the nature tour! Seen birds, alligators, and bald eagles! Captain Joe was very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bradenton, Florida
Great fun adventure

Really enjoyed this boat ride. Lucky enough to have seen a few alligators and also some eagles... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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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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4700 Crump Rd., Suite C - US 27, Lake Hamilton, FL 33851
+1 863-696-1637
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really enjoyed the nature tour! Seen birds, alligators, and bald eagles! Captain Joe was very enformative and funny. Would highly recommend this airboat tour!

Thank rachaeldraper22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this boat ride. Lucky enough to have seen a few alligators and also some eagles, offsprings, loads of colourful dragonflies. The sceenery is nice, the boat ride is awesome with the captain slowing down to allow to take photos, interesting facts. I felt...More

Thank LeaSophieGolding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had real nice time on the water, saw eagles, small amount of gators and many fish and birds. Captain Joe gave us a great experience and information with gator holding. Something I highly recommend is to handle the gators, their pretty docile if you follow...More

Thank NDandSake
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Fantastic tour with great explanations of wildlife. Spotted many baby alligators and also the big mama! Also birdlife was exciting to see. On top we held 2 baby alligators in our hands back at the garden of Captain Fred's. Really a great and memorable experience!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

To be honest I'm not really a big tourist tour type but really enjoyed the nature tour. Captain Joe has a wealth of knowledge about the wildlife on the lake and was happy to educate and make us laugh too. Speeding through the swampy areas...More

Thank Bath_grazers
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here in August and before I even booked the owner advised that there was no guarantee of gators in the summer months, as they seek he sun during the winter. He suggested I speak it over with my wife and call back if interested....More

Thank ollie3686
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Captain Joe provided us a personal, individual tour which is above and beyond those mass tourist stops. Captain Joe works on individual conversation and tailors his tours to specific requirements.

Thank Sean S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Captain Joe was very friendly and informative about local wildlife. He was a very great tour guide he was funny to all of the members of the tour and had a great personality. You were always excited to see what was gonna happen next. During...More

Thank jess10837
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Had such a fun time on the boat ride and holding the alligators was awesome!! Caption Joe is very knowledgeable and kept our attention through the whole ride!!

Thank hailiek2017
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Really fun for the whole family and educational holding the baby alligators was really fun . The captain I had is Captain Joe and he was really nice and miss. Rachel was super nice too.

Thank Belle A
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Trav C
3 May 2017|
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Response from Donkeede | Reviewed this property |
Hi, tour is two parts - a briefing on the wildlife and a touch and hold session with some young alligators then about an hour on the boat, carries 6 max. Price, I think, was $40 per adult, don't know about children, maybe... More
marianne L
20 April 2017|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
It does go fast at times, but it is slow at other times. It is comfortable and can hold 8.
30 January 2017|
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Response from Sherry E | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $40 each well worth the price just give a call to schedule a ride.