We originally went on the day we booked it for. Because of lightening we were not able to go. Luckily we were free Friday and weather was more pleasant and was able to go. Our guide, I forgot his name, I know he used to be a zoo keeper was very informative and even though it was late afternoon we were able to see an alligator from a distance. The only thing that made me nervous was the boat we were on had no sides to it. The imagination in me pictured an alligator jumping right in the front. lol But it was an enjoyable trip. They had exhibits of animals they saved from people who kept the exotic animals as pets and were no longer able to care for them. I was most fond of the cat exhibit. They had a food truck which was a nice touch since we were hungry and there were no nearby restaurants. It didn't hurt that the food was good too. I would recommend this trip.
Very nice place to visit...go early...it seems to rain more in the afternoons..we had to get a rain check and return the next day. Employees are very nice and place was clean. An hour ride would be even more fun...half an hour went by really fast. So much fun! Laura Jean Hoff Jacksonville, FL
Super friendly and knowledgeable captain. Got a gator real close to the boat. Very interesting ecosystem.
Driver was an Everglades enthusiast who wanted everyone to have fun. And we did
loved it! was fun and informative at the same time. We really enjoyed ourselves!
The trip is just as advertised! Our guide was fun and informative and he got us VERY close to the gators. It is wonderful that the wildlife in the encounter zoo are all rescues saved from being put down. The entire staff was great and answered every question with a smile except for the woman at the gift area in the zoo who couldn't be bothered to get her nose out of her computer. 30 minutes goes by fast yet it was enough and perfect for the kids attention span. Go for it!
Was a lot of fun and informative. A little dissapointed that we didn't see alligator in everglades but was worth the trip
Fabulous. Tour guide was wonderful, saw three alligators. Animal area was OK, but still enjoyable.
I would definitely recommend going on this airboat. It was a lot of fun seeing the alligators and turtles swimming up to the boat..
Very good. Easy check in process. Boat captain took us out and we immediately found some 'gators and a turtle. My grandsons were amazed! At the Wildlife Encounter, everyone got to hold a baby gator. Highly recommended.
excellent ride. We did not have to wait in line to get our tickets as we booked the trip in advance. The trip was very nice, lots of alligators, a turtle, fish and birds. The kids loved it. Well worth it!
We had a truly wonderful experience on the air boat with a knowledgeable and entertaining boat captain / guide. We were fortunate to see a territorial standoff between two male alligators, an even that could not have been planned. The attached animal sanctuary helps to remind us of the importance of these beautiful creatures to our ecosystem.
Excellent trip. Gerald, our guide was friendly, humourous and very knowledgable. He had a passion for his environment. great value for the money.
we had a lot of fun! although very short, was well worth it. the guide was very knowledgeable. the alligators were impressive!
It is a great place to take kids. The price is reasonable and the air boat ride was excellent
Cap.Charles. answered many questions as an expert. He found one old gator we got close enough to snap some awesome movies.
This was very nice airboat adventure in Florida swamp. The boat captain had great experience and made fun. Our 5 and 6 yr kids liked this special trip. We were lucky to see three 9-10 ft alligators!
Tour was great, would love to have seen more than 1 Croc though.
I thought the tour and exhibit was great! It was an inexpensive experience for my friends and I that we all walked away from satisfied.
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