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“Great day in the everglades”

Down South Airboat Tours
Ranked #3 of 36 Tours in Everglades City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Down South offers a private tour in the Grasslands of the Everglades, Our trips range from 1 hour to 2 hours, The boat holds 6 passengers, We have 2 way communication headsets so the guide will be able to tell you what you are seeing and also so you can talk to your group. Our ride is completely PRIVATE you will not share the boat with anyone else just your group, There is no other tour operators in our area. If you are looking to see the Everglades and not go with one of the commercial tour operators than this is your tour. Our Guides are local and have been raised in this area for generations. Its best to call first or email for a reservation we are a small company and fill up fast. Thank you
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Went on the 1.5 hour private tour as two couples with my wife, brother in law and sister in law
The directions to the meeting point were a little confusing, but we managed to find the two large cell towers next to the Tippy’s.

The tour started on time and we were introduced to Ryan, our driver/guide

The hour and a half seemed to fly by as Ryan took us on a whirlwind adventure learning about and seeing the wildlife and fauna of the Everglades

There were loads of types of different birds and we spotted turtles as well as the alligators (too many to count)
When I say you get up close and personal to the alligators, I really mean it - they were about 6” away from our feet - in touching distance ( if you were daft enough )

We were hurtling around at speeds of up 35-40 mph with Ryan filling in as many details and answering all our questions

This is a must for anyone visiting these parts - and I think this small private party is the most intimate and personal way of seeing a wonderful area of total splendour

In all

A GREAT DAY OUT

2  Thank rob h
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Down South A, Owner at Down South Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

We would like to thank you so much for taking the time and letting us show you the true beauty of the Everglades. We hope that if you are ever In the area you come back and ride with us again. Thank you for your support.

Your Down South team

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Great tour, and Alex was great! Gave us extra time and lots of attention. Saw all kinds of wildlife and could’ve reached out a s touched the gators!

2  Thank bdphilpot
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Down South A, Owner at Down South Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

We would like to thank you so much for taking the time and letting us show you the true beauty of the Everglades. We hope that if you are ever In the area you come back and ride with us again. Thank you for your support.

Your Down South team

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

WOW. What more can I say. Captain Donny was boat knowledgeable and funny. Unbelievable scenery. The 1.5 hour tour flew by. The only airboat tour I will ever take again. Forget those in Everglades City and take this one. It’s the real deal and worth every penny.

3  Thank spartansarah
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Down South A, Owner at Down South Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

We would like to thank you so much for taking the time and letting us show you the true beauty of the Everglades. We hope that if you are ever In the area you come back and ride with us again. Thank you for your support.

Your Down South team

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic “highlight of our vacation “ to quote our 8 Yr old. We counted over 100 alligators (and 13 baby alligators)! Great tour by Captain Donny- we will remember for a very long time.

3  Thank STFinnie
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Down South A, Owner at Down South Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

We would like to thank you so much for taking the time and letting us show you the true beauty of the Everglades. We hope that if you are ever In the area you come back and ride with us again. Thank you for your support.

Your Down South team

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This airboat ride checked off a bucket list item for us! It was amazing! Alex was a great captain and guide. Loved his stories and history. It was great being on an airboat that just held the 6 of us. Thank you for such a memorable experience! Another thank you for honoring our veterans!

3  Thank Tami C
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Down South A, Owner at Down South Airboat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We would like to thank you so much for taking the time and letting us show you the true beauty of the Everglades. We hope that if you are ever In the area you come back and ride with us again. Thank you for your support.

Your Down South team

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