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A-Awesome Airboat Rides

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Address: E Colonial Drive, Christmas, FL 32709
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Excellent tour of the St. John river area and the abundant wildlife!!

Had a great time. Started with a Bald Eagle flyover while waiting to board, followed by an excellent tour through the area. Observed abundant wildlife in natural settings... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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Baldwinsville, New York
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Baldwinsville, New York
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Had a great time. Started with a Bald Eagle flyover while waiting to board, followed by an excellent tour through the area. Observed abundant wildlife in natural settings: Osprey, turtles, alligators, herons, more alligators...some very large, along with a group of youngsters in an off-the-beaten path location not frequented by the other more commercial boats, and numerous other birds. Both... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and we are very happy you had a memorable time, it was our pleasure and we hope to see you again in the future -Capt Bruce More 

Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Captain Bruce was fantastic. We booked a 90 minute tour. It looked as if bad showers were coming in the direction we were going so he turned around and took us in the opposite direction, missing all the rain. After the storm passed he took us back to where we were suppose to go, so we received a much longer... More 

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Bruce F, Captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

Boy do i remember this ride, never got wet and were back at the ramp when the rain started.... always an adventure I'm very pleased you all had a great time and i appreciate the great review. I hope to see you all again soon - Capt. Bruce More 

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The ride was great. Our capt was awesome. Bruce jr. He was knowledgeable and very professional with a southern kick. Coming from Tennessee we chose this place because of the reviews and and it was the right choice. Who wants to ride a barge that can stuff as many people as possible. Wouldn't you rather be comfortable in your seat... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

thank you for the great review it is greatly appreciated, we are glad you had a great time and hope to see yall again in the future -Captain Bruce More 

Lapeer, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We didn't have a reservation and just showed up, I don't recommend that though. The owners son did end up taking us out on a personal ride. It was awesome . They offered headsets so he could explain things throughout trip. Can't imagine going with a company w/o them. The smaller boat also got us back into areas the bigger... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

yes reservations are required but i'm glad we were both lucky enough to run into one another at the right place and right time. I appreciate the great review and i look forward to your return trip - Capt Bruce More 

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113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This is our second trip with Bruce and we will do it again! 1 1/2 ride and you will average seeing an alligator a minute!! Bruce is native to the area and relates lots of local history of the area! The ride is awesome, but Bruce is the real treasure! Saw eagles, fish, cattle, and of course alligators!!

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

We always appreciate a great review, even more so from a repeat customer thank you for your business and we hope you'll be coming again -Captain Bruce More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Instead of booking an airboat with 30 passengers, we researched different companies and came across this one. We figured if we flew from Canada to Florida, why not drive a little further for a real outback tour? This company is informal, fun, knowledgeable, and loves what they do. We were two adults, and four children (age 8 - 12). Our... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

time definitely flies when you're having fun i agree with that and we try and keep our rides authentic and steer away from a touristy stack em pack em ride like our competitors. We are very pleased you and the family enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again in the future. -Captain Bruce More 

St. Albert, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We are 4 visitors from the Edmonton area of Canada and have never seen alligators in the wild. Well, Bruce Jr. provided a totally amazing experience! Not only was he very informative but he captivated us with his wit and humour. A-Awesome made this a trip of a life time! The small boat over the occasional dry land encounter was... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

We always do our best to show everyone what a real airboatride is all about and I'm thrilled that you all enjoyed yourselves and i hope i get the opportunity to show you a good time again -Captain Bruce More 

Central Florida
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Smaller boats are the best and A-Awesome's 6-passenger boats live up to their name! We always take our family & friends out on airboat rides when they come to visit us, so we've tried maybe 8 or 10 or 12 different businesses. This is our absolute favorite and we've become repeat customers! (WAY more fun than the huge 30-seat boats.)... More 

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Bruce F, captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

Always love a happy repeat customer, seeing familiar faces again and again and hearing how well we stack up to the competition (a lot of them these days) makes us very proud so thank you for your business and the review and we hope you come back again -Capt Bruce More 

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54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

When is the last time you saw a TripAdvisor rating in which 112 out of 116 ratings were "five star," "Excellent?" There's a reason for that, friends, and his name is Gator Bruce. Gator Bruce will give you and your party a once in a lifetime, amazing experience that you will never, ever forget. Bruce is knowledgeable, engaging, funny, and... More 

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Bruce F, Captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review we try our best to put a smile on everyone's face and also might i add that it doesn't have to be once in a lifetime we would love the opportunity to try and one up your last trip lol. We hope to see you again and thank you again for your review -Captain... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Ormond Beach with friends and went on the airboat ride with Gator Bruce. This was my 12th ride. Everyone had a great time. Not only is it fun, but it's educational. This is a must if you're in the area. This is better than any ride Disney has to offer!

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Bruce F, Captain at A-Awesome Airboat Rides, responded to this review

Always love a review where we get one up on multi billion dollar corporations it sure makes one feel warm and fuzzy inside lol. Your review is greatly appreciated as is your business and we are very happy you've continued to enjoy what we do and we hope to see you again soon, thanks again - Captain Bruce More 

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