Air Boat Rides, Fort Lauderdale

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    by Dabs
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    Everglades Airboat ride

    by Dabs Written Jan 14, 2013

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    One of the options post cruise was to book an airboat tour which then dropped us at the Miami airport so we opted to do that. We had a nice day for the airboat ride at the Everglades Holiday Park. Our ride was probably shortened because it was affiliated with the cruise, I think it was about 1/2 hour and their website says it's an hour tour. The first part of the tour is a thrill ride at a high speed sometimes going a bit sideways, then they cut the engine and float for a bit to do some alligator spotting. We saw two, a fairly big one and a smaller one, they don't seem to be afraid of the boats and you are pretty close to them although it's probably not a good idea to try and pet one.

    Once back at the dock, they hit you up for a gratuity for the boat driver, try to get you to buy the picture you told them you didn't want taken for $10, another $5 if you want to hold a small gator and a bit more of a shakedown after the alligator show with one of the Gator Boys, Chris in our case.

    It was cool seeing an alligator swimming around and the presentation by the Gator Boy was interesting, it's definitely something I'd recommend doing while in southern Florida if you have a chance.

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    Amoung the Aligators

    by LeananSidhe Written Feb 25, 2003

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    While in Ft Lauderdale, why not travel towards the West side of things and hop on an airboat tour. The everglades are slowly disappearing as we develop Ft Lauderdale more and more. This is something that shouldn't be missed. There are several places that offer airboat tours. Most of them are around $15 for an hour or so. The boats can be quite loud, so sit in the front for the least amount of noice.

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    Tour the Everglades on an...

    by allenkite Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Tour the Everglades on an Airboat
    See the Everglades up close and personal . . . Very interesting even if a little scary . . . Professional guides . . . Visit a replica of an 18th Century Indian Village . . . Lots of gators and other wildlife . . . If you love Florida, you must see it this way . . . BEWARE, very loud

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