Private Airboat Stay & Play

Spend a night in Everglades City and take a private airboat tour with the Captain Jack's Private Airboat Stay & Play package for 2 - 5 people!

Start with a relaxing night's stay at the Ivey House Everglades Adventures Hotel. The next day, take a 1-hour Private Mangrove Airboat Tour exclusive to your group, then get free admission to a Live Alligator Show in our Animal Sanctuary!

Private Airboat Stay & Play, 2-5 People (All ages)

Departures September 1 - December 17, 2021


Departures December 18, 2021 - April 20, 2022


Plus sales tax, lodging tax, and fees.

Get 1 night at the Ivey House Everglades Adventures Hotel, a 1-hour Private Mangrove Airboat Tour, free Alligator Hugs, a free Alligator Show, and a free visit to our Animal Sanctuary and Everglades City Boardwalk. For 2-5 people.

Book Private Airboat Stay & Play

Save an additional $50 with coupon STAYSAVE
Valid on availability dates thru December 17, 2022. Availability may change at any time.

Choose the date and time of your airboat tour.

Your hotel check-in is the night before your tour.

See the itinerary below. 

Stay & Play Itinerary

Day 1

Spend the day exploring the Everglades, then retire for a relaxing night at the Ivey House Everglades Adventures Hotel in the heart of Everglades City.

The hotel offers spacious rooms surrounding a beautifully-landscaped, screened-in tropical courtyard and pool.

The package includes 1 room with 2 queen beds, a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, flat-screen TV, and free wi-fi. Rooms are non-smoking and pet-free.

Check-In Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Check-Out Time: 11:00 am (leave keys in room)

Please contact the hotel for other times.

Due to the age and size of the Ivey House, we are able to offer only limited accessible amenities for those with disabilities. For a complete description of accessible features, please contact the Ivey House before making a reservation.

Hotel Address & Phone
605 Buckner Ave N
Everglades City, FL 34139
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Day 2

Wake up the next morning and head to Captain Jack's for your Private Mangrove Airboat Tour. Zip through twisting mangrove tunnels and see unique Everglades plants and animals. Your captain will entertain you with stories, folklore, history, and fun animal facts. 

Private Mangrove Airboat Tour

Live Alligator Show, Animal Sanctuary, & Boardwalk

After your Private Airboat Tour, watch a Live Alligator Show and visit our Animal Sanctuary and Everglades City Boardwalk, included free in the Private Airboat Stay & Play Package!

Live alligator shows start every hour between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m, with the last show starting at 4:00 pm. The boardwalk is open from 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The boardwalk may close without notice due to rain or maintenance.

Live Alligator Show

Alligator Show

Get up close! Our experienced alligator handlers put on a live alligator show in our Animal Sanctuary every hour. Learn everything you wanted to know about these powerful creatures!

Alligator Hugs

Alligator Hugs

Relatives back home will love seeing a picture of you or your kids hugging a baby alligator in our Animal Sanctuary. Bring your camera!

Animal Sanctuary

Animal Sanctuary

Our Animal Sanctuary is home to tigers, turtles, otters, crocodiles, and over 100 alligators. See a variety of animals in one place!

Everglades Boardwalk

Everglades City Boardwalk

Stroll though a mangrove forest and try to spot raccoons, alligators, manatees, and more!

Fun for All Ages

"The kids loved it! The youngest got to hold a baby alligator. What a thrill! Everyone had a great time and I know the grandkids had some great stories to take back home." - Jesse B.

More TripAdvisor Reviews

"This tour is entertaining and educational, which makes it perfect for family, friends, couples, even solo travelers. I'm looking forward to going again! Yes, it is that good!" – Ella P.

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Why Choose Captain Jack's?

Safety & Experience
Safety & Experience
Our safe, experienced captains are licensed by the Coast Guard, and our boats are regularly maintained.
2-Way Headsets

Interact with your captain and fellow passengers via 2-way communication headsets.

quietest Ride yet

Our customized airboats are the quietest they've ever been and just as thrilling as ever.

Personal & popular

Our small, personalized airboat tours are the most popular in Everglades City, 365 days a year.

more to explore

Explore more Everglades with combo trips, kayaks, overnight deals, and a well-stocked gift shop.

Mangrove Coupon

Get a $3.33 discount, free Alligator Hugs, and free admission to our alligator show and Animal Sanctuary when you sign up for our email newsletter!

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