“Fantastic Tour, GATORS, COOL Breezes, outstanding scenery-TERRIFIC!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2016 on Trip Advisor
Captain Bill took us on a 90-minute tour this week and it was one of the most fun things we did in a week in Orlando. It was 97 degrees the day we went and we were completely cool the entire time with the wind from the boat and a Bimini top shading us. It was thrilling to zip over the top of the lily pads and through what looked like brush and pulling RIGHT up next to alligator nests with mama right there guarding them. The wildlife was exciting to see - strange fish, great blue heron, hawks and all sorts of odd ducks with their babies running over the lily pads, and much more.
It was FAR more exciting to go on this ride and see gators in their natural habitat - than some sweltering hot walk through a gator park where they just lie around captive.
My teen son absolutely LOVED this ride, and also thought it was much more exciting to see fewer gators but right in the wild guarding their nests.
Quite an amazing tour overall. We WILL do this again any time we are in Orlando. We thought we would just "tough it out in the heat" and this was as cool as going to a water park. Captain Bill was charming and knowledgeable and lots of fun. When we stopped he asked where we were from, and strangely both our family and the other on the boat were from adjacent towns in Connecticut! The other family had a young teen and a very young grade-schooler with them who also LOVED this ride - a very exciting tour.
A great time, not to be missed and WELL worth the cost. Only regret is that we didn’t go the 2-hour tour instead of the 90-minute one!
Thanks guys! This was AWESOME! See you again in the fall when we come back!