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Captain Bob's Excellent Adventure

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14900 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers, FL 33931-5367
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now i want to drive an airboat

If riding on a airboat is something you want to try Lake Trafford is a pretty interesting place to... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Natalie M
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Fremont, CA
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A good family activity

We recently took a tour of the everglades with Captain Bob's, over spring break this year. It... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
M B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Take a thrilling ride on an airboat in the Western Everglades where there are more alligators per acre than anywhere in the world! Enjoy an interactive reptile presentation with alligators and snakes. Transportation provided.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“day adventure” (4 reviews)
“airboat ride” (18 reviews)
“air boat tour” (3 reviews)
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14900 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers, FL 33931-5367
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"highly recommend this trip"
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"great adventure"
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"safari"
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

If riding on a airboat is something you want to try Lake Trafford is a pretty interesting place to try it - why? pretty big lake and lots of bird life to see while you are on the water, plus alligators - hundreds ? big...More

Thank Natalie M
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We recently took a tour of the everglades with Captain Bob's, over spring break this year. It involved a 45 min bus ride to the Everglades, and an air boat tour where saw many alligators, and birds. And then an opportunity to learn about, and...More

Thank M B
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic half day adventure with the eco-adventure. Our guide Rhett was so knowledgeable and you could really sense he cares a great deal about the environment and the animals. We were there with kids ages 5-9 and they were safe and were...More

Thank mia h
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Captain Bob Cowishaw was excellent. Airboat ride was absent of most animals which isn't the fault of the tour but the time of the year. Wish Air boat captain/guide was as talkative as Bob C. Wish the guide would have made boat ride a little...More

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1  Thank warnerl_jones
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

So $80 (plus tips) for a half day+ excursion isn't necessarily cheap, but it turned out to be a good deal for what we got. There are several hotels where the comfortable bus will pick you up, so you can park for free and then...More

2  Thank dougmendoza
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

On the hunt for a trip to see alligators, snakes, and some of the best selection of birds in Florida, without making the trek to and from the Everglades? This is your place. With 2 convenient pickup locations in Fort Myers, you don't even need...More

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2  Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

I think ones time would be better spent just going to the air boat ride and the park on your own. Way to much time spent in a hot cramped van that you couldn't see out of. The wild Manatee Park in Fort Myers is...More

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Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Summary: Beautiful eco tour with so many alligators, bird, and wildlife sightings. Planned the trip for myself, my boyfriend, and his parents who are avid bird watchers and who enjoyed this tour more than one they had previously done in Everglade City because it "felt...More

2  Thank sporsche
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We did the captain bob tour adventure. We got picked up at a motel and then had 2 other stops on the way there. On the bus for 1 1/2 hours. The airboat ride was an hour. I was hoping to see a lot of...More

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1  Thank maolson
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

This was the first time for some of my family to be on any type of safari and they really enjoyed it. I myself and my daughter have been on others and we saw more alligators on this safari than any of the others we...More

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Jody B
2 May 2017|
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Response from Pete C | Property representative |
We do offer several pickup points but we only stop at them if there are guests to pickup. Captain Bob or I narrate the tour out to the airboat ride. The airboat ride is one hour followed by a 45 minute interactive reptile... More
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