About

About Your Captain

Captain Jason is a native born Floridian and a second generation gladesman. He not only drives the airboats but he builds them too! Capt. Jason built his first airboat at the young age of 12. Capt. Jason has over 20 years of operation and everglades experience. There is not a question about an airboat or the Florida Everglades and the native wildlife and habitat that Capt. Jason can’t answer. He started guiding tours with our very dear friend Capt. Parker Priest in 2006. For the past 6 years we have had over 50 years of combined experience between Capt. Parker and Capt. Jason. Florida Everglades Private Airboat Tours now lives on through Blackwater Airboat Tours.

Our Story

Capt. Parker Priest started the tour company in 2001 as Florida Everglades Private Airboat Tours Inc. In 2005 Parker asked Jason to maintain his fleet of airboats, 1 year later Jason had built a new airboat to add to Parker’s fleet. Upon completion of the boat Jason became Capt. Parker’s only other tour guide captain  Unfortunately on April 22nd 2012 we lost our dear friend and business partner Captain Parker Priest due to sudden illness. In his memory we strive to keep our business alive and Parker’s legacy and love for the glades alive. Parker and Jason have always made sure to keep our business a “family” business, meaning you come as guests and leave as family. Come and become part of our “family”

In Loving Memory of Capt. Parker H. Priest

8/23/1942 – 4/22/2012

Gone But Never Forgotten

Private Airboat Tours

The best way to see and get around the Everglades is by taking one of our airboat tours. But not just any airboat tour will do.  Captain Jason is a highly experienced and knowledgeable airboat tour guide. Get ready to enjoy an airboat adventure deep into the Florida Everglades on your own privately charted airboat tour. Our airboat adventure will take you over 34 miles deep into the Everglades river of grass and up along the border of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Our airboats have dual steering controls so that everyone in your party will have an opportunity to drive the airboat. Let’s see how good you are! Special airboat tour charters are also available for any legal occasion. We do it all!