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Airboat Rides Melbourne

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Address: 6000 Lake Washington Rd, Lake Washington Park, Melbourne, FL 32934-7815
Phone Number:
+1 321-288-3997
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We believe that when you go for an airboat tour that you should experience...

We believe that when you go for an airboat tour that you should experience a real airboat adventure off the beaten path. 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 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.

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A Truly Memorable Experience!

My husband and I took an airboat ride last Wednesday and are pleased to add our praise to the many great reviews of Captain Mike. He gave his passengers a memorable experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
marybL703QD
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Greater Cincinnati
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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took an airboat ride last Wednesday and are pleased to add our praise to the many great reviews of Captain Mike. He gave his passengers a memorable experience from the sheer fun of the ride itself to the excitement of seeing alligators as well as many birds including an osprey and several roseate spoonbills, one in... More 

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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Captain Mike is an alligator, nature, and environmental expert. We saw alligators of all sizes (he knows their favorite spots), tropical birds and a huge turtle. He is also a very competent and safe boat driver. Once he spotted an alligator, he would slow down so we could perhaps see it more closely (they slide into the water when they... More 

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Thank Slightlypickytravele
Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was our first visit to Florida, and while you can see gators in tanks and even feed them, our desire was to see them in their natural habitat. Captain Mike did not disappoint. He was super informative. There was not a question posed that he could not answer. He knew I wanted photos and was sure to slow down... More 

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Alpine, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Capt. Mike was entertaining and knowledgeable. The airboat was in excellent condition and operated fantastic. Icing on the cake was being able to see gators!

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Thank jaredgillette
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Captain Mike was very knowledgeable throughout the entire tour, which was around an hour and a half long! We saw lots of alligators and had a great time coasting on the water. If we are in Melbourne again, we will definitely go back!

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Thank Victoria J
Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted to do an airboat tour of someplace "wild" while in central Florida. We didn't need to see and additional signs of Mickey or civilization. We asked a local St Cloud resident where to find such a tour ride. He tells us about Captain Mike. "He's the best". We had two friends with us who had previously been on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We booked a tour with another vendor but was contacted by that vendor who will remain unnamed something about a Cabbage that was all by itself that they overbooked. What a Godsend that was because we got the best ECO tour anyone could hope for. Captain Mike didn't just drive an airboat and bring you back to the landing and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The airboat ride was super fun we saw many alligators and captain mike made it a fun and informative ride

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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Captain Mike was very informative and knew a lot about gators and the eco system in St. John's River. We looked for alligators but there were none to be seen. He said there were 300 to 350 gators there. They were in hiding. Wished we could have seen them.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Captain Mike led us on a grand adventure. It's not just a short ride. The experience was a brilliant ride with lots of extra exciting information about the animals you're seeing and the ecosystem they live in. We've been on an airboat tour before and it paled in comparison to what we got from Captain Mike. Thanks to him for... More 

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959miket, Owner at Airboat Rides Melbourne, responded to this review

THANKS SO MUCH for your kind words and taking the time to write your review! More 

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