See the other side of the Florida shore, just fifteen minutes from the sandy beach. Aboard Everglade-style airboats, Airboat ... More
See the other side of the Florida shore, just fifteen minutes from the sandy beach. Aboard Everglade-style airboats, Airboat Adventures will take you through Florida's back waters for an up close look at native wildlife, from American Bald Eagles to Dolphins, Heron, and more. All tours are led by US Coast Guard licensed Master Captains and are safe and fun for all ages. Reservations are recommended, and prices vary depending on the time and length of the tour. Also available are hour and a half private tours for one to six people, and if you're lucky, the captain might let you drive the boat! Before you leave, don't miss the gift shop where you can say hello to Airboat Adventures' pet alligator, Chomps! Check out the website for a full list of prices.
Our ride was cancelled and rescheduled due to storm Debby. I received a voicemail saying our ride will be switched to Wednesday and just call back and leave them a voicemail letting them know Wednesday would work because they would be closing in about an hour. I called back and left the voicemail and told them Wednesday would be perfect for us. When we arrived Wednesday, Shelly told us we were not on the tour. I explained to her that I was indeed on the tour and I explained that Linda had called and left me a voicemail and that I had call back. She was extremely rude and Kept saying things like "You mean you didn't even talk to an actual person?" I then explained to her that I the voicemail from Linda told me to leave her a voicemail back. Then she kept making rude comments like " I have been planning this trip all week" When I let her listen to the voicemail she didn't even apologize... she just rung up the price! At this point I was so mad I wanted to walk out the door however Capt. Mike stopped us. Capt. Mike was wonderful and kept making sure we were having a good time. He knew I was very upset. He was very nice and hilarious on our tour!
I fully understand that things like this happen but you should not treat your customers this way! Storm Debby wasn't even the worst part of our honeymoon, this lady was! We will not be back because of the costumer service!
this was our first time experiance. We were the last run during non- peek season( Sept). Our tour was to lasted 45mins. Capt Walt was so funny and a social ham bone. We got stuck in a mud bank, while watching a gator.We had to be pulled out. Walt entertained us the whole time even though our tour was cut short. I highly recomend this adventure and well worht the cost
This was our first time on an airboat. We reviewed other companies before making a decision on this company. Capt. Mike made our ride absolutely wonderful! He was funny, excited about taking us out and informative on the surroundings. My children enjoyed looking at the live alligators and being able to hold a baby one. We plan on coming back with friends our next trip to PCB. Thank you for a great time!
14 of us decided to give this a try ----all girls!! We got to feed the gators, learned about what they do and don't like! Held a baby gator and Had a blast with Captain Mike & Erica. The ride at sunset was awesome and oh so much fun!
Our ages range from 13 to 43 and we all enjoyed it.
Definetly gonna take the boys back for this.
Thanks again Captain Mike from the Alabama Girls!
The Bubba show was amazing!!! The guy David..I think is his name is so great! You could really tell he loved that gator. My kids learned so many things we didn't even want to get on the boat..were not even thinking about it we were so excited to be seeing all the gators. He even fed the little ones, you could hear them hissing! Bubba is really extrodinary. He almost made me cry the stories David would tell and seeing how gentle Bubba was. I am from TN and I am not familiar with gators and I wanted to put him in my lap and pet him like a dog, lol LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE! Do not go to the other airboat place they are RUDE RUDE RUDE!!!!!
Spent a few minutes with Capt. Rick before leaving for our Airboat ride..had fun with the "little gator" in the ticket office! Capt. Mike gave us a GREAT ride on the Swampvette, he was fun, informative, laid back....we took turns riding shotgun uptop with Mike...soooo much fun! I would definately do this again! We took the 1 1/2 hr. private ride, the 6 of us had a great time. Take a cooler and snacks if you want too.
We also took the sunset cruise on Capt. Ricks paddle river boat, the crew was great as was the ride.....THANKS Capt. Rick and crew.....see you again soon :)
We’ve been to a good number of animal shows -- and I’ve even been kissed by a black bear -- but this LIVE ALLIGATOR SHOW was SO EXTRAORDINARY!
Dave David has raised and trained “BUBBA” since he was a 3-day old hatchling. Now Bubba is 14 years old, over 6’ long, 170 lbs and he’s the most unbelievable alligator you’ll ever see! David is extremely articulate and very knowledgeable about alligators in his presentation. The first two alligators-in-training that David showed us are young and mighty dangerous! My 8-year old grandson, Mick, was thoroughly impressed (i.e. scared!) with “Gotcha”, a perfect example of why we all respect alligators!
Our eyes popped open when David carried Bubba to the demonstration table and gently set him down. We were in awe! As David told us more about alligators, he constantly touched and petted Bubba like a dog, telling us about how Bubba’s eyes work differently than a human’s eyes. He explained in great detail about Bubba’s teeth and his skin. David also explained his training procedures, with funny stories about training with hot dogs, Bubba playing catch with his dogs and how Bubba does not like the FEDEX truck!
Part of David’s presentation is allowing the kids (and definitely adults too!) to touch Bubba -- closely supervised, of course! After a few minutes, Mick was lightly touching Bubba -- and grinning from ear to ear! This was the highlight of Mick’s visit to Florida!
David constantly reminded everyone that Bubba is an extremely rare -- and without a doubt -- the most docile alligator we will ever see -- and that Bubba and all alligators should be always be respected as dangerous animals.
Unquestionably, there is a rare bond between David and Bubba, which can be appreciated by everyone who is lucky enough to see Bubba’s show! And this show is now #1 on our list for our visitors to Panama City Beach!
My family and I passed the yellow building on 79 on the way into the beach for vacation. It looked fun so we stopped in. They were really nice and accomodating and booked us for that evening. Capt. Mike showed us an alligator in the daylight, then took us to the bay to walk around in shallow water. I have some great photos with the sunset in the background! We also saw the alligators in the dark when the crew used spotlights. Overall my family had an amazing time, even the younger ones enjoyed the ride. We will certainly return next year.
my extended family of 12 vacations in pc every year. The air boat ride is a must do. My 82 yr. old Mom insists we go and she holds the alligator.We have a ball the ride is enough of a high speed thrill but we have seen several alligators over the yrs. One trip the boat had engine trouble and a huge storm came in,made for an exciting adventure and great story. sandy in ky.