Gator heads, lanyards and lots more cool stuff

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We make every experience in the mangrove jungle a memorable one. So we invite you to browse the gift shop before and after your tour. You can also buy logo shirts and caps, gator heads and more on our website and have it all shipped directly to you. Follow us on social media to find out when we add more items and styles.

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Onboard with “Captain” Leah

The secret behind our operations running smoothly is having Leah Lenz in charge. The granddaughter of Captain Doug, Leah began selling tours when she was a young girl. Today, she’s called the “captain of captains” and runs a tight ship. She manages the business office and the gift shop, working behind the scenes to keep us on schedule and our guests happy.

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airboat fun facts

Today, you’ll find airboats around the world, not just the Everglades. So we thought you’d like to know fun facts about these unique vessels.

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The man who invented the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, also invented the airboat! He built the first one and called it “The Ugly Duckling” in 1905.

Airboats were introduced to Florida in the 1920s by Glenn Curtiss, an aviation pioneer and land developer, as a way to explore the swamplands.

Because of their flat-bottom design, airboats can also move easily over ice. Not something we see in our neck of the woods much!

Our family wishes you and your family a happy, blessed Easter holiday. Come see us soon!

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Reserve your tour up to 90 days in advance

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Advance Reservations are the Best

Did y’all know you can book tours up to 90 days in advance? Our tours typically run 55 to 60 minutes. You can even book a private tour if you just want the boat to yourselves. We want you to have an experience you’ll always remember and leave with a smile on your face.

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Onboard with Captain Allen

If you cruise around the mangrove jungle for 22 years, you’re gonna know our corner of the Everglades like the back of your hand. Captain Allen Chamberlain is a seasoned veteran, going back to 2000 with our founder, Captain Doug. He has a lifetime of stories to tell, can answer any question you think of, and navigates the tight passages and wide shallow-water bays like nobody else.

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This month, we reveal some fun facts about a widely loved marine mammal. Dolphins! Our captains and guests spot them all the time on the Barron River—so have your camera ready when you take an Everglades airboat tour.

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Dolphins love their mamas! These super-smart, playful creatures stick with their mothers a long time—from three to eight years—before they leave their group or “pod.”
They care for others who need help! Dolphins actually tend to the sick, the old and the injured in their pod.

Dolphins know their names! Scientists tell us dolphins create their own individual whistles and recognize their own names and other dolphins’ names.

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