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Airboats & Alligators!

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Tour runs 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.   October-June

$ 149.00 plus sales tax   Kids 14 and under  $99

Breakfast, all admissions, boat tour, dessert, snacks and beverages on the bus are included

Boarding:   A stop 7:30am    B stop 7:45am   C Stop 8:00am   D stop 9:10am   E stop 7:00am

*see boarding locations at bottom of page
This tour is approximately 8 hours in duration
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Ten Thousand Islands Nature Preserve

Our adventure begins with breakfast, fresh coffee, juice and fun on the bus as we head south to the Everglades on the historic Tamiami Trail.  Our tour guide will enthrall us with tall tales of how SWFL began and the pioneers who tamed it.  Our first stop will be a little known viewing stand down a dirt trail in the Glades.  Here you will have a breathtaking view of the Everglades and it's wildlife in the natural setting.  We have taken life long birders on this tour with rave reviews.

" Thanks Joyride.  I just added three new birds to my lifer list at this one stop."  Janet, OH


Hold onto your hats for an action packed tour whizzing through the marshes and Mangrove tunnels on the river of grass.  Our liscensed captain will take us on an authentic everglades airboat experience - even get us up close and personal with giant gators and snakes in the wild.  You will be given official headsets to converse with the captain and protect your hearing. take a breath.  Lunch on your own at Camellia's Waterfront Cafe, tour the historic Rod & Gun Club and take selfies at the world's smallest post office. in the iconic Everglades City. Time permitting we will make a quick stop at Joyrides favorite pie shack for dessert "on us" before we head back home.

*Florida's historic Rod & Gun Club.  Originally the home place of the first European settler, it was turned into Barron Collier's private club in the 1920's.  The Rod & Gun has hosted many world dignitaries and celebrities from Edison and Ford to Hemingway, John Wayne, gypsy Rose Lee to Burt Reynolds and the Rolling Stones.. US presidents that have visited range from FDR to Truman, Eisenhower and Nixon.

Boarding locations

Stop A:  Westin Tarpon Point -5951 Silver King Blvd. Cape Coral, 33914.  Westin Hotel front door.  Parking garage is free
Stop B:  Holiday Inn Express - 1538 Cape Coral Blvd. East.  Cape Coral FL.  33904
Stop C:  Salty Papas Shrimp -15271 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers 33908.  Southwest corner of parking lot.  Parking is free
Stop D:  Naples Cracker Barrel.  3845 Tollgate Blvd, Naples, FL 34114.  I 75 exit 101.
Stop E:  Publix at corner of Burnt Store/Pine Island Rd.  3015 Pine Island Rd.  Cape Coral 33991
Please be at your boarding location 10 min. early