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5 Reasons to Book an Airboat Tour

passengers on Capt Duke's Airboat
passengers on Capt Duke's Airboat

When it comes to exploring the Sunshine State, in Orlando Florida, there’s no shortage of adventures awaiting you. From stunning beaches, theme parks, to vibrant cities, and unique wildlife, Florida offers something for everyone. However, if you’re looking for an experience that takes you off the beaten path and immerses you in the state’s natural beauty, booking an airboat tour is the way to go. Here are five compelling reasons to hop aboard an airboat during your Florida family vacation.

1. Witness Diverse Wildlife Up Close

One of the most captivating aspects of an airboat tour with Capt. Duke’s is the opportunity to encounter Florida’s fascinating wildlife up close. Glide through the shallow waters as you witness alligators basking in the sun, turtles slipping into the water, and a colorful array of birds soaring overhead. The experienced captains not only navigate you safely through the marshes but also offer fascinating insights into the behaviors and habits of these incredible creatures. It’s a wildlife safari like no other, where every twist and turn reveals another hidden treasure of the Florida wilderness.

2. Experience the Thrill of Speed

Capt. Duke’s airboats aren’t your ordinary watercraft. Powered by roaring engines and giant propellers, these high-powered vessels skim gracefully over the water’s surface, providing an adrenaline rush and a unique sense of freedom. The exhilarating feeling of wind in your hair as you zoom across the waterways is a thrilling experience that will leave you breathless with excitement. It’s a different kind of thrill that balances perfectly with the high-octane attractions Orlando is known for.

3. Explore Untouched Natural Beauty of the St. Johns River

Florida’s natural beauty extends far beyond its famous beaches. The St. Johns River is a hidden gem in Orlando’s backyard, winding through a lush landscape of cypress trees and Spanish moss-draped branches. An airboat tour is the perfect way to explore it all. Capt. Duke’s Airboat Tours take you on a scenic voyage along this meandering river, offering glimpses of the untouched Florida wilderness that existed long before the city’s theme parks. The serene beauty of this natural environment provides a stark contrast to the bustling streets of Orlando.

4. Learn About Florida’s Ecosystem

Booking an airboat tour isn’t just about thrills and wildlife sightings; it’s also an educational experience. Knowledgeable guides accompany you on your journey, sharing their expertise about Florida’s unique ecosystems and the importance of preserving them. You’ll gain insight into the delicate balance of these environments and the challenges they face. It’s an opportunity to connect with nature on a deeper level and develop a greater appreciation for the natural world.

5. Fun for All Ages

Airboat tours are a family-friendly activity that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Whether you’re traveling with young children, teenagers, or adults, everyone is sure to have a blast. The excitement of the airboat ride, the thrill of spotting wildlife, and the chance to learn about Florida’s ecology make it a well-rounded experience for families. Plus, it’s a safe adventure, as airboat operators prioritize the safety and comfort of their passengers.

What are you waiting for? If you’re planning a trip to Florida and want to make the most of your visit, consider booking an airboat tour with Capt Duke’s Airboat Rides. It’s a unique and thrilling way to explore the state’s diverse ecosystems, witness its incredible wildlife, and connect with its natural beauty. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or a nature enthusiast, an airboat tour in Florida is an experience you won’t soon forget. So, hop aboard, hold on tight, and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the wild side of the Sunshine State.


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  • My son and I went on a Capt Dukes airboat ride last week with capt will as our pilot. The ride was amazing. We saw a lot of alligators, bald eagles and lots of other animals. The airboat ride was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend it. One recommendation for passengers: make sure you dress for the conditions. Even on nice day it can be cool do to the speed your boat will go.
    – Rusty G.
  • We had an awesome time!!! We don’t have opportunities to ride an airboat in Idaho so we were very excited and would love to go again!! We were lucky to have an amazing captain and tour guide. Captain Jim was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and funny!! Very nice and personable!! Thank you for an amazing experience!!
    – Denice Lyman
  • 10 out of 10. We had so much fun with captain Duke. We saw beautiful landscape, cows, horses, birds and gators. We saw a momma with her nest and was able to go to an Indian mound and walk around. Next time we will do the 2 hour tour or the sunset tour.
    – Mrsklove
  • Loved the ride! We had a great time today. Captain Dukes’s is an enjoyable, fun ride. We saw all sorts of wildlife including alligators, bald eagles, many different types of birds. He stopped along the way so we could get photos of everything and explained the history of the area.
    – Diane
  • Excellent time by all. Very informative and very well done. Definitely will be looking up Captain Duke next time we’re in central FL.
    – Less C.
  • Amazing ride, very smooth and fun. Beautiful views along the St. John’s river with plenty of wildlife and cattle. Very knowledgeable and kind tour guide With Captain Jim! Upon first meeting him he was kind and cracking jokes, forsure adds to the whole experience! Next time I’m in Florida I’d love to schedule another ride along.
    – Leah Crawford
  • So much fun!! Gators, Island history, Eagles, other birds. Beautiful cypress forest quiet and serene. Other areas we had to hang on to our hats!! Capt. will provided a great educational and fun experience of the area.
    – Jody Pendleton
  • Fun and exciting. If you want to see Florida from a new perspective this is differently a great adventure. Can’t wait to do it again. Capt . Will gave us a wonderful experience.
    – Brenda M.
  • Such a fantastic family adventure! Would highly recommend. Saw so many alligators and learned a ton about the history of the land. Captain Will was amazing!!!!
    – Beth Baldacchino
  • Was a great trip. Saw lots and captain was very Friendly and offered up lots of great info and answered all the questions my 11 year old and I had. Would recommend 100%
    – Pascal O