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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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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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Having been on a few different airboat rides, this was a great one. The kids with us learned a lot about alligators and enjoyed the trip on the airboat. I asked ahead of time if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
marianne L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been on a few different airboat rides, this was a great one. The kids with us learned a lot about alligators and enjoyed the trip on the airboat. I asked ahead of time if it was a slow granny day ride or something a little faster and it was faster in between spots on the lake. Everyone enjoyed it... More 

Thank marianne L
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of the best excursions our family has ever taken. All of the staff are friendly and very welcoming. My family found the first part very cool and informative. A hit was holding the alligators and learning all the neat facts. Heading out on the air boat we had a great time. We got to see momma alligator... More 

Thank Mark A
Gansevoort, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Life is about experiences. This is one experience you don't want to miss if you're in the area! We were down here visiting family from way upstate NY and the fam booked us here. They introduced us to their gators and were an incredible source of information! Captain Fred is so much fun and keeps you laughing the whole time.... More 

Thank GeoffsgirlLA
Palmetto, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It tells the wonderful story of one Florida's greatest native species. I would recommended it visitors and native Floridians. The ride was fun, the tour interesting, and the personal friendly and warm.

Thank rartu
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Captain Fred's airboat ride today and had a brilliant experience. The pre-ride talk with the owners son on all things alligator was great and got to hold two sizes of alligators (with no tape around the mouth) whilst he talked about his pets The ride was great with Captain Joe at the stick which he controlled the boat... More 

Thank Derek M
Torpoint, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went just today! Called in the morning and booked in for the afternoon. Arrived! Paid cash and signed the obligatory waiver! Had an excellent show and tell with the lady and the kids held the small aligator! Took pictures then went on the airboat for about 40 mins with captain joe _ saw bold eagle- birds a plenty and 1... More 

Thank johnorn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wilson and Stewart family from Nottingham England Had a great visit,all our group enjoyed the talk and ride 😎

Thank Terry W
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great couple of hours, enjoyed Logan's gator handling and talk. Airboat ride was fun and informative, really knowledge bird / boat man(capt joe) and even our teen daughter loved it.

Thank Jaybo114
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

turned up with no booking, very very helpful and obliging. there was 3 of us so they put on an extra trip for us-could not have been better! Highly recommend, trip was really interesting, font of knowledge after 14 years of doing the tours.

Thank Donkeede
North Bay Shore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family and it was wonderful. Thank you, thank you. Rachael, Logan and Captain Joe were great. Their knowledge of gators and birds were impressive. And the boat ride was a dream come true ever since seeing "Gentle Ben" on tv as a kid. Everyone was pleasantly surprised!

Thank Katie B

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