Over a few trips we have tossed around doing an airboat tour. The family always thought it would be fun but generally I could not find one at a cost I was happy with. This is not the case in the Everglades. Competition is fierce and prices are lower than any others we had seen to date.
I also could not chose between taking a grassland tour or mangrove tour. Then I read about Captain Mitch’s tours. They offer a tour that visits both on their property.
I was able to secure a reservation online a couple of weeks in advance of our December trip for an afternoon tour. This location is just outside of Naples.
Our tour was so much fun! We started out in the mangroves and ended up in the grassslands. We saw a few gators, a gator nest and many birds.
Flying through the mangrove channels is a very unique experience.
The one hour tour is forty dollars for adults and twenty dollars per child. There is also a coupon on the website for three dollars off per person.
After the airboat ride you can go inside the office and meet an alligator. You can take pictures and hold it. We had a great time and would love to ride again.
More information here: http://www.captainmitchs.com/