Captain Jack's Ticket Office

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Captain Jack’s?

Tickets & Gift Shop
200 Collier Avenue, Everglades City, FL 34139 (map)

Mangrove Tour
905 Dupont Street, Everglades City, FL 34139 (map)

Animal Sanctuary, Grassland & Swamp Buggy Tours
32330 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141 (map)

Parking is free at all three locations.

What are Captain Jack’s hours?

We’re open 365 days a year from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How long do the tours last?

Everglades mangrove airboat tour: about 60 minutes
Everglades grassland airboat tour: about 30 minutes
Everglades swamp buggy tour: about 30 minutes
Animal Sanctuary and alligator show: about 20-40 minutes
Please give yourself at least 10 minutes for travel time between each activity. For example, if you purchased the total Everglades combo, which includes all 4 activities, you should give yourself at least 3 hours.

How many passengers does an airboat hold?

Mangrove airboat tours seat 6 guests.
Grassland airboat tours seat about 12-24 guests.
Swamp buggy tours seat about 20-22 guests.

How much does an airboat tour cost?
  • Everglades mangrove airboat tour: $39.99 adults, $24.50 kids.
  • Everglades grassland combo: $66.65 adults, $42.50 kids.
  • Everglades swamp buggy combo: $62.65 adults, $42.50 kids.
  • Total Everglades combo: $90.65 adults, $62.50 kids.

Use an online coupon to save between $3.33 and $11.90 off these prices. All coupons also include free admission to our Animal Sanctuary and alligator show, an additional $8 value. Kids under age 4 are $5. Prices do not include 6% state sales tax.

What should I bring with me?

Consider bringing sunscreen, insect repellent, a camera, an umbrella, and cash for tips, refreshments, and souvenirs.

Will I see alligators on the tour?

Many of our guests see alligators on their airboat tour. But because alligators are wild animals and the Everglades is their natural habitat, we cannot guarantee that you will see alligators on your airboat tour. If you’re visiting our Animal Sanctuary, you can see up to 100 alligators, watch an hourly live alligator show between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and hug a baby alligator!

How long does it take to drive to Captain Jack’s?

Here are times for popular nearby cities. Or, you can check the map.

Bonita Springs: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cape Coral: 1 hour 45 minutes
Fort Lauderdale: 2 hours
Fort Myers Beach: 1 hour 30 minutes
Fort Myers: 1 hour 30 minutes
Lehigh Acres: 1 hour 30 minutes
Miami: 1 hour 30 minutes
Naples: 45 minutes
Orlando: 4 hours
Port Charlotte 2 hours
SWFL International Airport (RSW): 1 hour
Sanibel: 1 hour 45 minutes
Tampa: 3 hours

Should I reserve a tour time before I arrive?

Yes. If you plan to visit within the next two days, please call us at 1-844-326-2628. If your visit is three days away or more, you can contact us online.

If you make a reservation, be sure to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time.

Do you offer discounts for senior citizens, military, veterans, or AAA members?

Everyone is welcome to use our online coupons.

Can I use an online coupon if I don’t have a printer?

Yes! When you buy tickets, you can mention the coupon code or show it on a mobile device.