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Address: 14900 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers, FL 33912-1954
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+1 239-472-1559
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Tue 09:00 - 13:00
Thu 09:00 - 13:00
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Take a thrilling ride on an airboat in the Western Everglades where there...

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.

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1/2 day safari

Our tour guide "Randy" showed up exactly on time to pick us up. We were staying on Sanibel and had to drive over to fort myers for the pick up point. Only about 15 minutes. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 June 2016
Stretchpta
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide "Randy" showed up exactly on time to pick us up. We were staying on Sanibel and had to drive over to fort myers for the pick up point. Only about 15 minutes. We were the fist group picked up and it took about 40min to get everyone else. The drive to the safari wasn't that long and... More 

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Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We have joined this tour with our family of five. Pete was our tour guide. He shared many interesting facts about the wildlife and history of South Florida on the way to Lake Trafford. Once at Lake Trafford we got on an airboat with captain Fred who pointed out various species of birds around the lakes. There was no shortage... More 

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Hamptons, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We took this half day trip with two young children. We met a shuttle bus in a shopping parking lot. Upon boarding the bus we made a few more stops to pick up others and we were off. It was about an hour bus ride and Captain Bob our driver was on a microphone and mixed historical facts with humor.... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

I've taken wildlife tours all over the world and this tour was the worst one I've ever taken. The tour was supposed to begin in am but one couple didn't show so we all had to wait 20 min. for a no-show. The itinerary as it was tried to cover way too much distance and a late start just made... More 

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petecorradino, General Manager at Captain Bob's Excellent Adventure, responded to this review

Captain Bob's Excellent Adventure is a 4 1/2 hour tour. We don't provide lunch. You must be thinking of another tour. More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Pete, our guide, was amazing! He was friendly and knowledgeable from the minute he picked us up in Fort Meyers. We saw and learned a lot about birds, crocodiles/alligators and reptiles. The reptile show at the end was hands-on and awesome! All adults and kids learned a great deal within a fun experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Thought of going to Everglades on a 90 degree day was a bad idea, but I was wrong! Lake Trafford was beautiful and Captain JD kept us entertained. Pete was great and so patient with the kids and holding the 3 year old alligator Dave and the Python George made my kids day. So glad we went.

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petecorradino, General Manager at Captain Bob's Excellent Adventure, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. 90 degrees in July sounds like a beautiful day! It's really not bad when you're out on the water. Glad we made everyone happy. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

We did a full day safari with Randi as our guide. To be honest Randi made the trip worth while as she was really enthusiastic with extensive knowledge not only about the wildlife and habitat but also the history and culture of the Everglades. We saw lots of alligators and a huge variety of birds. The air boat ride was... More 

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petecorradino, General Manager at Captain Bob's Excellent Adventure, responded to this review

If only we could bring the Everglades closer to us. Alas we must drive to the last subtropical wilderness in the United States. It takes about 75-80 minutes to get there but our guides do a great job narrating throughout the day, making it fun and educational. Thanks for the nice review. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

I certainly wish I had been able to do the full day, but was here for a conference and that just didn't work out. Randi was amazingly knowledgeable about flora and fauna, but also about the history and culture of the area. Saw alligators, plants, and lots of birds. Priced affordably, this tour is a great value.

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EDSGator, General Manager at Captain Bob's Excellent Adventure, responded to this review

The full day Everglades Day Safari is absolutely worth it but when time or budget constraints dictate, then Captain Bob's Excellent adventure is the way to go. Glad your group enjoyed the trip with Randi. More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

The Everglades Half Day Safari Tour was not what I expected, but it was enjoyable. Not outrageously fun, but a nice adventure. First, let’s start with the tour bus. From the hotel where we stayed, it was about a 2 hour drive to the Everglades, so the tour bus that picked us up was appreciated. The bus air conditioner never... More 

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petecorradino, General Manager at Captain Bob's Excellent Adventure, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your feedback. We always appreciate 5-star reviews but we gladly respond when guests are not 100% satisfied. We always provide a fun and fact-filled narration from Fort Myers area to the Western Everglades. From your pickup at the Residence Inn Sanibel Gateway, it does take an hour and 15 minutes to get there. The wilderness is... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

My husband and I with 6 other family and friends were staying at the Embassy Suites, Fort Lauderdale and decided to book Captain Bob's Excellent Adventure for a half day tour before we boarded our cruise ship that same day. We didn't have cars so we needed to be picked up and dropped back to our hotel. We had never... More 

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