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Airboat Rides Melbourne

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6000 Lake Washington Rd, Lake Washington Park, Melbourne, FL 32934-7815
+1 321-288-3997
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Airboat Ride Melbourne

Captain Dext was great! Friendly, knowledgeable, and knew where to go too see alligators. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sharlene P
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Emeryville
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Great time with Captain Dex

This was a first time for most of us in our group. We were a group of 5 and Captain Dex took us out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawn T
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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We believe that when you go for an airboat tour that you should experience a real airboat adventure! Your safety is our primary concern but our goal is for you and your family to have an exciting airboat experience while skimming across the St Johns River and swamps and to share as much information with you as possible about the alligators, wildlife, birdlife, fish and plant life that abounds on the marsh. Capt Mike has been in the area for for over fifty years & grew up hunting & fishing on the St Johns River! We offer basic airboat rides lasting 30-40 minutes but we are known for our educational eco tours lasting 60 or 90 minutes. We also do early tours & evening tours by appointment April thru October. We do our tours strictly by reservation so you don't have to stand in line or wait for enough people to show up to fill the boat! We do have a four person minimum but we can usually pair you up with others. Capt Mike is a member of Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff & has done fishing shows with Bill Dance Outdoors, Jimmy Houston Outdoors, Johnny Morris,Tony Stewart & others along with magazine articles in Outdoor Life, Guy Harvey, Florida Travel, Spacecoast Living, Florida Today & the Miami Herald newspapers.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6000 Lake Washington Rd, Lake Washington Park, Melbourne, FL 32934-7815
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Captain Dext was great! Friendly, knowledgeable, and knew where to go too see alligators. I definitely will take other visitors on this adventure again!

Thank Sharlene P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a first time for most of us in our group. We were a group of 5 and Captain Dex took us out for our tour. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun and interesting. We saw so many alligators. We would...More

Thank Dawn T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Mike provided an excellent first time airboat experience for my wife and I. Good price, plenty of gators (and birds), extremely knowledgeable, personable, attentive, engaging and competent captain!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally enjoyed our 2 hour ride with Captain Mike. Great storyteller. Saw lots of gators! More than your typical airboat ride!

Thank bnapier
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth going to. You see a lot of crocodiles and Captain Mike tells some interesting stories. I recommend this tour!!! Happy I Thank

Thank Larisa2412
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very disappointing tour. Our guide was Captain Mike's son, and his only interest was in telling his alligator hunting experiences. We inquired about birds on the shoreline and he had no idea what species of birds they were nor was he interested in anything...More

Thank cnyhiker
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We didn’t really have high expectations when we booked our trip, but wow, were we impressed. The amount of knowledge and the true passion for alligators was unreal. We learned SO much and the airboat ride was so fun. We thought the boat ride would...More

Thank Amber F
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Captain Mike was an awesome guide! We went on the eco ride and it was incredible. Saw a few alligators and plenty of birds. Even went to see an old alligator nest from the this spring. Would definitely come back again. Thanks again Captain Mike!

Thank Errin T
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This was our third Airboat Adventure in this area, and definitely our favorite. Captain Mike gives great information and works hard to find gators for everyone to see. His boat is clean and comfortable, which is an added bonus!. Definitely recommend!

Thank Judy O
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We travelled as a family of 5 and looked at a number of different providers before deciding on Airboat Rides Melbourne. We were not disappointed. Mike was a fantastic Captain, he was really knowledgeable, funny and passionate about the 'gaters! We saw 6 alligators up...More

Thank Michael C
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Ryan P
18 April 2017|
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Response from 959miket | Property representative |
No, unless the child obviously doesn't want to go & would spoil the tour for everyone else.
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log6609
9 March 2017|
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Response from 959miket | Property representative |
I'm not sure what you mean by "like the Everglades". We do educational and informative eco-tours on the marshes & swamps of the St. Johns River by airboat. We have a similiar eco system to the Everglades but We don't have... More
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margieb59186
19 November 2016|
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Yes, last tour at 2:00 o'clock. Up to 13 on one boat.
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