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Airboat Rides Melbourne

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6000 Lake Washington Rd, Lake Washington Park, Melbourne, FL 32934-7815
+1 321-288-3997
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Captain Mike was great guide

Highly recommend. Captain Mike was entertaining and knowledgeable. We knew up front that the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dennis A
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Awesome airboat tour!

Captain Mike was wonderful! Our family of 6 loved our airboat ride! We saw several gators and other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JFrank6
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We believe that when you go for an airboat tour that you should experience a real airboat adventure! 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 St Johns 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. Capt Mike has been in the area for for over fifty years & grew up hunting & fishing on the St Johns River! We offer basic airboat rides lasting 30-40 minutes but we are known for our educational eco tours lasting 60 or 90 minutes. We also do early tours & evening tours by appointment April thru October. We do our tours strictly by reservation so you don't have to stand in line or wait for enough people to show up to fill the boat! We do have a four person minimum but we can usually pair you up with others. Capt Mike is a member of Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff & has done fishing shows with Bill Dance Outdoors, Jimmy Houston Outdoors, Johnny Morris,Tony Stewart & others along with magazine articles in Outdoor Life, Guy Harvey, Florida Travel, Spacecoast Living, Florida Today & the Miami Herald newspapers.
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6000 Lake Washington Rd, Lake Washington Park, Melbourne, FL 32934-7815
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+1 321-288-3997
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend. Captain Mike was entertaining and knowledgeable. We knew up front that the chance of seeing an alligator was up to animal, not the guide so we were not disappointed that the gators were cooling off in deep water. Do much fun and affordable....More

Thank Dennis A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Mike was wonderful! Our family of 6 loved our airboat ride! We saw several gators and other wildlife. The area was beautiful with great scenery. Our kids are ages 12,12,9 & 6, Captain Mike was wonderful with them and kept them engaged and interested...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Capt. Mike. He’s born and raised in the area and knows the swamps like the back of his hands. He’s extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and ecosystem with a special talent for educating his passengers. I highly recommend Airboat Rides...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very accommodating, fun adventure! We had a great time seeing the wildlife on our air boat ride. It was so fun to be able to see alligators in their habitat. A bonus...when there was an error in pricing, the captain flagged our car down...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Capt Mike was an excellent guide! He made sure I got photos of gators ;taking way more time than we booked. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. He took extra time to answer questions from the kids on the tour. Highly...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Took the 1 hour tour we were out for almost an hour and a half just the boat ride itself was exciting to see the wild life an extra gift.Our guide told us a lot about the area and a history of the lake and...More

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Me my wife and 2 boys went out for an hour tour with captain Mike. We had an awesome time. Captain Mike was very Knowledgeable of the wildlife and surroundings. We saw about 15 Alligators and he made my oldest son day by letting him...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We were rolling through Melbourne on our way to Ft Lauderdale - on a whim I called and talked to Captain Mike who worked with us to schedule a ride that same day. I told him my kids were interested in seeing gators - not...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Captain Dexter was a blast and very knowledgeable. Our kids got a nice lesson on the wild life during a nice airboat tour. Highly recommend

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

There were many excursions to choose from and I highly recommend Airboat Rides Melbourne..the reservation was easy to arrange..we actually got a return call from A.M. unlike a couple other companies. We left on time, were told exactly what to expect and the guide knew...More

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Ryan P
April 17, 2017|
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Response from 959miket | Property representative |
No, unless the child obviously doesn't want to go & would spoil the tour for everyone else.
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log6609
March 8, 2017|
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Response from 959miket | Property representative |
I'm not sure what you mean by "like the Everglades". We do educational and informative eco-tours on the marshes & swamps of the St. Johns River by airboat. We have a similiar eco system to the Everglades but We don't have... More
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margieb59186
November 18, 2016|
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Yes, last tour at 2:00 o'clock. Up to 13 on one boat.
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