Our group of 3 decided to take a airboat ride and booked with Everglades Excursions. VERY easy to find the location in Naples to start our tour with plenty… read more of parking near Tin City. great bus transportation with Kenny as out guide for the day. he gave constant information about anything and everything was friendly and professional. offered us water and could ask any questions. Love the stories and photos he shared and was considerate even asking if he was talking too much. Airboat ride was through
Captain Jacks and was 1 hour long and
very cool we saw 2 alligators and
raccoon. nice to have ear covers if it was
too loud and was great to be able to take
pictures. We also were able to do lunch
and it was priced great and quick order
and they call the number. Still had time for the Alligator show and the wander around the animal rescue(turtles, alligators, crocodiles, tigers and lions). Was a great day and will book a full day next time in Florida or do a airboat with swamp and grass! highly recommended the tour and Kenny as your guide.
JulieBandSteveB April 1, 2023
Our tour guide, Kenny Hill was excellent, he is very knowledgeable & experienced with showing off the Everglades!
davidhG4606DT March 16, 2023
This please was great
The tour guy Gerard was amazing and a walking book of knowledge. Would recommend it for sure.
Get on the bus drive 45 min and be… read more gives you history and info of the local areas and how they became. Then you watch an gator show and you get to hold them and then air boat ride. So much fun
Marlie1313 February 11, 2023
Kenny was the best tour guide!!! Full of great stories and facts!!! So many great stops. 10/10 Highly recommend.
lillys952 December 30, 2022
Went on the Everglades excursion, with our guide Kenny Hill , he was a funny guy , very knowledgeable about the history and environments in the area . Went on… read more air boat ride it was fun . Would highly recommend.
526conniea September 25, 2022
wonderful experience! Highly recommend when visiting Naples! Kenny was an amazing tour guide! Very knowledgeable of the area, history and nature.
Z9201LLnickg July 27, 2022
A very enjoyable day trip. We spent about 4+ hours. The guide who drove the van told enjoyable stories and historical tidbits while we drove to the air boat and… read more animal preserve. We learned the history of the area and much about the local wildlife and vegetation. The airboat ride was well done by a guide who lives and breaths the everglades. We had a 3 year old with us. The boat provided ear protection. The 3 year old did pretty well, a bit noisy for him, but ok. After the ride, the alligator show and the wildlife preserve was very interesting. The kids loved it. Seeing turtles, alligators, crocodile, tigers and other wildlife. You are able to hold a baby alligator which is a huge highlight. Then traveling to see Everglade City and learn its history. Be prepared to make 3 tips, the air boat driver, the alligator show presenter, and the trip driver/guide
34hughb June 21, 2022
10/10 recommendation for the Everglades tour with Kenny, an incredible tour guide. Kenny is so knowledgeable about the area, the history, the culture, the wildlife and nature and the communities… read more from Naples all the way down to the Everglades. He took extra time to point out animals and their habitats and went above and beyond so much that we even got to see a manatee and an alligator in the wild. The tour conveniently picked us up and dropped us back off directly at our hotel (the JW Marriott). We loved visiting the Ochopee post office and were so happy that everyone on our tour agreed to stop at a local seafood restaurant for lunch. The air boat ride and alligator preserve were also a unique and fun experience for us and our teenage kids. We’ve been to Florida loads of times, but had never been to the Everglades. I’m so glad we made time for this. 100% worth the investment and highly recommend!
SummerofJTraveler May 16, 2022
Staying at JW Marriott for a corporate event. This was offered by our group. Easy pickup right in front of our hotel. The drive takes approximately 45 minutes… read more to reach the destination. Our host/driver was Kenny. Can’t say enough good things about him as a guide. He really knows a great deal about the area and provided us with great Information about places. We enjoyed all that he offered. I can’t remember our Air-boat driver but Kenny said he was the best and he was. Really fun ride thru the ‘glades. Then an alligator show afterwards with a photo opportunity at the end.
Thankfully everyone in our group elected to take Kenny up on his lunch offer. The place he took us in Everglade City was something my wife and i enjoyed. While Kenny promised to turn his microphone off for the drive back, it didn’t mean he would stop providing more information. Had a good group of people and an enjoyable half-day trip.
franktravel621 May 4, 2022
Great tour that left right from our hotel (JW Marriott on Marco Island.) Our guides were friendly and informative. Some of our favorite parts of the tour were parts that… read more were not advertised, such as spotting the burrowing owls, pulling over to look for manatees, and the drive-through of Everglades City.
The tour guide uses Wooten’s Airboats Rides and Animal Sanctuary for the active portion of the outing, and those guides were also great hosts. The airboat ride was really fun (note: you will likely get wet!) and we saw a ton of gators. The everglades are more beautiful and interesting than we imagined. Back at Wooten’s, the alligator "show" was really more a lesson on alligator behavior (which is good, I think, because we don’t love animals being used for entertainment) and the holding a baby alligator was neat for the kids, though that happened in a much larger group than I was anticipating.
Beth H March 22, 2022
This was the second time I went on this tour with a group of guests — it is still a big hit! Extremely knowledgeable guides – on this occasion… read more Tom was terrific. There was not a question that he was not able to answer. Tons of information about the Everglades, wildlife, and history of the area. Alligators, crocodiles, manatee and birds galore. The air boat tour is always fun! Would love to see the flat boat tour in the 10,000 Islands available in the future —
Clara D February 9, 2022
(I left this same review on Google Reviews, so if it looks familiar..)
Our Everglades Excursion originated at our hotel on Marco Island. Tour guide Tom provided a lot… read more of interesting information, pointed out sights and wildlife on the 45-minute +/- trip to Wooten Air Boat Tours, which is also a small alligator/ crocodile/ wildlife sanctuary. That Tom is a walking (OK, driving) encyclopedia on the history/wildlife of the region.
The highlight of the 4-hour trip was the 45-minute air boat ride. Oh My Gosh. Wife and I are on either side of 60 years old, have experienced a lot of things, but had never been on an airboat. It was one of the most fun/thrilling things we’ve ever experienced. We are so glad we decided to do that excursion. The day we were there in mid-January, the weather was unusually cool (mid-50’s), so the alligators in the mangrove swamp were not very active/visible. We still had a wonderful, wonderful time and would do it again in a heartbeat if we’re ever down there again.
One thing I will mention – the part of the Everglades where Wooten is located is not the “grassy” part of the Everglades (the saltwater part, I believe), it’s in the mangrove (freshwater?) part. So, it’s, like “channels” and islands in a foot of water or less that you’re zooming around, not through grass like you might have seen on TV.
Meanwhile, the Alligator Show at the sanctuary was pretty good, the kids especially enjoyed it. The sanctuary also has a white Bengal tiger, a “traditional” Siberian tiger, and a boy and a girl lion. The facility and animals were clean and well cared for. The restrooms at the facility were very nice, clean, well-maintained.
Finally, on the way back to Marco, we made a brief on-the-bus tour of Everglades City. Very interesting history, that place. And, of course, tour guide Tom was a wealth of knowledge and had many pictures to show what the place looked like decades ago compared to now.
Just an all-around wonderful trip.
Oh wait…don’t forget to tip your tour guide and airboat pilot!! We went with the hotel concierge’s recommendation of $10/guide/person. So, each of those guys got $20 from us.
Gomershad January 26, 2022
Kenny was a great guide! Lots of interesting information and very funny stories that my kids loved. Everything ran on time and was well organised and the bonus lunch stop… read more was so delicious! The airboat ride was thrilling and we saw many alligators!
It’s not a cheep tour but it was absolutely worth the money.
NorthStar26897231486 December 31, 2021
Our family of four with two kids age 6 and 10 went on this tour It was AMAZING! The mini bus driver was so informative and kept giving us so… read more much info on the history of Florida in land fresh water system, eco-system, and everything that we saw on our way to the city of Everglades. The air boat tour was just crazy, making 360 turns, so some amazingly large alligators, many bird species. Gator show was also very nice and unique. All in all, worth every penny and strongly recommended.
naissus018 December 29, 2021
The trolley tour of Naples was a great way to see the city and Steven really gave us a great tour.It was easy to find the location of the tour… read more also.We just rode the entire length of the tour then went out exploring on our own.
Bonnie M December 17, 2021
Enjoyed the whole experience. Kenny took great care of us. He was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The airboat ride was great, and it was really cool seeing alligators in their… read more natural environment. The Everglades are awesome. Well worth the time.
jamesmS6939QX December 13, 2021
We went on a half day tour and it was well worth the money! Our tour guide, Kenny Hill was excellent! He was very informative and you can tell he… read more is very passionate about the Everglades and making this a great experience for everyone! We got to enjoy a 40 minute airboat ride as well as an animal sanctuary, alligator show and some lunch! Great trip.
Morgan F April 13, 2023
Took the tour from JW Marriott in Marco Island. Kenny was our tour guide. GREAT day trip and knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I loved that we stopped at… read more a local restaurant for lunch too. Added bonus!!