Captain Jack's Ticket Office

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Captain Jack’s?

Main Location & Mangrove Tour
905 Dupont Street, Everglades City, FL 34139

Animals & More Tours
32330 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141

Parking is free at all 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?

Mangrove airboat tour: about 55-60 minutes
Grassland airboat tour: about 30 minutes
Swamp buggy tour: about 30 minutes
Animal Sanctuary and alligator show: about 20-40 minutes

Please give yourself at least 10-15 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?

Our prices are available online. Use web coupons to save when you book a tour online!

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. Booking your tour online is the fastest and easiest way.

If you book in advance, 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.