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Gator Bait Airboat Adventures

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Gator Bait Airboat Adventures
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“baby gators”(24 reviews)
“air boat”(29 reviews)
“all ages”(24 reviews)
Vero Beach's premier airboat adventure tour. Gator Bait is the fun, informative and interactive tour for ages 2 and over. Our mission statement is to ensure all guests have a wonderful time experiencing the beauty of the marsh and its wildlife. Our...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
County Road 512, Vero Beach, FL 32966
+1 772-766-2629
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 February 2015

This was a perfect 1/2 day trip. We were looking for something quick and fun just outside of Vero Beach and came across Gator Bait Airboat Tours. We saw a ton of alligators, ranging from babies less than a foot long through a few that...More

3  Thank DaveMuns21
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I suppose you might could do this once in a lifetime, but it's about as obnoxious a way to view nature as has been invented. If the allure of seeing live 'gators is overwhelming, then go ahead. The guides are unfailingly entertaining. But alligators are...More

4  Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a 50 minute airboat ride with Captain Tom. He knows his stuff: gators, birds, history of the area, water plants...it was amazing. Even just the ride in the airboat, with the huge skies and beautiful scenery would've been worth the trip, but the...More

Thank carymcs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a morning tour and it was amazing!! Cpt Tom was very informative, engaging and sprinkled in a fair amount of humor. I would recommend this tour to all.

Thank abbeysjo
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Our party of 12 are all locals, but decided to spend the morning on the boat. I'm not sure why we've not done this before! Capt Tom was awesome. The water was beautiful - packed full of wildlife - easy to get on and off...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

At the last minute, I called up Gato Bait Airboats and they were kind enough to squeeze in a tour for my family of 6. I only gave them about a 1.5 hr notice but they were willing to accommodate us. We were on the...More

Thank thevuzoo
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This ride was amazing! We saw so many gators and other beautiful wildlife. We took a 9:30am tour, so it wasn’t too hot. (I’m a New Englander and not used to the August FL heat). Captain Tom was a great tour guide. He narrated most...More

Thank Erin V
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I went down to visit some family and we filled up the boat. Young and old we all enjoyed ourselves. Beautiful, amazing and wow.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We went on an hour long airboat ride with Capt Tom for my dad's birthday. It was an awesome time. Everyone had fun. We saw a lot of gators, birds, fish and other wildlife. Capt Tom was very knowledgeable and obviously knew where to find...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Capt Tom had the gators right off the launch. Very comfortable boat ride and very knowledgeable guide. All 14 board had an awesome time I highly recommend this tour company in airboat ride. Will definitely hit them up again when we come back to South...More

Thank robert p
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This was a very educational and fun trip through the Everglades. We even got to see some gators in their natural habitat. The guide took us to the nest of the biggest gator, but he wasn't home. It was amazing how the gators trampled the...More

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 9 April 2018

They give everyone a headset, including a four year old who is so excited to see everything that they will point everything out. Toward the end of the tour, the captain told us that we had to keep my son quiet. OK, that's fine. You're...More

4  Thank di2471
Bill S, Manager at Gator Bait Airboat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

So, we should not give children a headset because your son could not control his talking, singing or whatever he was doing into the headset? We should make sure children's microphones don't work? Well that doesn't sound very appropriate to us. We encourage children to...More

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27 March 2017|
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Response from Cynthia R | Property representative |
We do not have a 2 hour tour on the airboat. Only 1 hour which is $45.00 per adult and $40.00 per child ages 12 and under. Thank you.
27 March 2017|
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Response from Tom N |
I do not believe the offer 2 hour tours on a regular basis . You would have to call and determine if they would do a private tour for 2 hours. He normally fills the boat or close to it that is why it is priced that way.I... More
30 January 2015|
Response from Bridget R | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was in the mid-late morning and was awesome, but I think no matter what time you go you'll get to see many different types of wildlife. It was so much fun!