Take exciting rides through two Everglades ecosystems and get free admission to our Animal Sanctuary where you'll see plenty of alligators and other Everglades animals!
Get a Mangrove Airboat Tour, a Swamp Buggy Tour, free Alligator Hugs, a free Alligator Show, and a free visit to our Animal Sanctuary.
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Our airboat dock and swamp buggy ramp are handicap accessible, but wheelchairs can't be loaded onto the airboat or swamp buggy. If anyone in your party is using a wheelchair, please be sure they can move from the wheelchair onto the airboat and swamp buggy.
Mangrove Airboat Tour
Our mangrove airboat tour delivers an hour of fun for the whole family! You'll feel the wind in your face as you skim the surface of the water, zipping through twisting mangrove tunnels. You'll see unique Everglades plants and animals. Your captain will entertain you with stories, folklore, history, and fun animal facts.
Mangrove airboat tours run 365 days a year between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tours last about an hour. Call ahead to reserve a time.
Swamp Buggy Tour
Are you a nature lover? After an exciting airboat ride, do you want to slow it down a little and enjoy the scenery? Then our half-hour swamp buggy tour is for you! Your guide will drive you in an elevated buggy above the cypress forest to point out plants, animals, Native American artifacts, and if you're lucky, manatees in Manatee Pond!
Our swamp buggy tours leave every half hour between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., 365 days a year. Tours last about a half hour.
This Activity Also Includes
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!
This Activity Also Includes
Alligator Show & Hugs
Get up close and watch our experienced alligator handlers put on a live alligator show in our Animal Sanctuary every hour, then hug your own baby alligator!
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.
"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.
Why Choose Captain Jack's?
Safety & Experience
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.
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