Hi Christine, Captain Jason and Captain Doug,
Its Doug and Estelle here. We took the tour today with Captain Doug.
Thank you, thank you! It was amazing! Captain Doug was great and gave us the thrill of a lifetime. Will definitely recommend to our friends and family.
- Doug & Estelle Essex
"We aren't into the tourist boats that pack people in like sardines, and can't go
into the reclusive areas because of the size of the airboat "buses." It's a
waist of time and money. There are sooo many companies that do tours, and I am
the type of person that checks yelp, tripadvisor, and google reviews first
before I book anything!
So, on a referral from a neighbor all the way in California, my father-in-law
booked a trip with Blackwater for he, my husband and myself.
Captain Jason was knowledgeable and safety conscious without being overly
cautious. He has true love and respect for
nature, and it shows in how he answered every one of our million questions. He
built the boat himself so therefore takes exquisite care of it. It's clean,
comfy, and tourer friendly.
For the foodies like me, Jason will help you to try a bite of the sawgrass that
the native people have been eating for centuries. He'll tell you about swamp
cabbage, what fish you can eat, and what you maybe shouldn't eat: "swamp
You can even drive the boat if you'd like! His passion for the preservation of
the Everglades and its natural ecosystem make this tour a must. He doesn't seem
to be in this just for the money, but was majorly deserving good tip from us by just being
himself. When someone loves what they do, they do it well with ease, Captain
Jason and this boat fit that description. If you want a mellow, "cheezy-free"
Everglades experience, this is the one!"
- Miele Family
It's the best experience on a boat ever! The first time I ever rode an airboat was with captain Parker Priest -AKA- my grandpa(: I had the time of my life, and still do every time I go out! Love you Grandpa!!!!(:
- C.J. Priest
Captain Parker, Thanks so very much for an interesting and fun airboat tour today. My grandgirls, their husband's, Len and I really enjoyed seeing all the birds, turtles, and especially the alligators! I've tried to put a review on Trip Advisor and you weren't found so I've asked Trip Advisor to add you to their site so I can do a review.
Once again! Many thanks for a very enjoyable and reasonable PRIVATE airboat tour!
- Len & Judy Fudge
Captain Parker, Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed your Everglades tour. We were both impressed with your geographical knowledge of the Everglades. Also impressive was your biological and historical knowledge of one of our most "sensitive" National Parks. Your observations of how man has impacted the Everglades and it's delicate balance was very informative. Our time spent with you on your boat will be something we will always remember.
- Curtistine and Danny Earnest
Greetings from the Great White North. We came home to -20F weather a couple days ago….we sure miss Florida!
We wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful adventure. Air boating with you was a blast for the whole family! We will recommend you to anyone who is looking for an awesome, private, family, air boating experience, and I know we'll be back to see you again too. :-)
Feel free to post this on your testimonial webpage, because anyone who isn't air boating with you, is missing out on a perfect day in the everglades. You're welcome to use any of the photos we've forwarded as well.
- Sharon, Travis, Kataya and Tanner Ulrich
Hi Capt. Parker!
I just wanted to say a big thank-you again from all of us for the awesome tour we had!! We are now officially sick of alligators! We saw so many on the tour, way more than we imagined we would see and your knowledge of the Everglades was superior. You are also a good driver, my daughter was worried more about that than the alligators :) We had such a great time and would do it again. It beats Disney any day! Take care and God bless and hopefully we see you again.
- Jennifer Dendekker
Dear Captain Parker,
The airboat trip through the Everglades was an experiance of a lifetime. Our two grandsons will be telling their schoolmates all about there trip. Capt. Parker you helped make this experiance what it was. You can be sure we will be telling all our friends how great it was. Thanks again.
- Bernie and Anita Fishman
Dear Captain Parker,
We would like to thank you and especially Captain Jason for the wonderful day we spent at the Everglades . The good explanation of our Captain made it an unforgettable day!
We will surely recommend you in Belgium .
- Séverine Rogovnik
Thank you for the great private tour through the Everglades . Elyse and myself truly enjoyed it and thanks to let me “operate” it for few minutes… it was lots of fun …
Hope, you had a MERRY CHRISTMAS and wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010.
- ROBERT & ELYSE
Hi I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our boat tour! We had a blast!! The tour guide was the best, he made our trip!!! We will tell our friends about you.
- Nancy and Brothers
Thank you again for an amazing experience! It was awesome! We all had such a great time.
Capt. Parker, Fieldin Culbreth here. I just wanted to take moment to thank you for a day that we won't soon forget. It's not many times a father and Son get to make memories that will last a life time but today was sure to be one of them. I appreciate your knowledge of the Everglades and your craft as well as how to make your guest feel welcomed aboard your boat. We had a great time and you can bet when anyone I know mentions Airboat rides I will be sure to recommend Capt. Parker. Thanks again for a great time and I wish you good health and safe travels during this touring season. Thank you,
- Fieldin Culbreth
Capt.Priest, our family took a tour on Tuesday April 7th with Capt. Jason. We would like to say Thank You it was truly a wonderful experience. Capt. Jason was extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and a pleasure to tour with. You have earned our business in the future. Please forward our thanks to Capt. Jason and inform him we look forward to future trips.
From Our Entire Family
- David Burger
Just a belated note of thanks from my family. We had a blast. We appreciated your experience and your unrushed attitude. If we have the opportunity, we WILL do it again!
- Blessings Brad Huie – Team Leader, Compassion In Action, Nicaragua
Just wanted to let you know how much our family enjoyed riding with Jason this morning. He was an excellent driver and a wealth of knowledge concerning the Everglades . We thoroughly enjoyed our ride and would recommend you to anyone wanting a "true" Everglades airboat ride w/o the typical tourist trap atmosphere.
- Bruce Gustafson
I just want to thank you for a great trip that you
provided for my wife, daughter, and her husband. I was the one in the
airborne tee shirt.
- Bob Perchard (RET SGT MJR US Army Special Forces)
We all three want you to know what a wonderful time we had yesterday, and what an extraordinary host and guide Captain Jason is ! We all learned a lot, got repeated adrenalin surges, and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. You have developed a service that is both education and entertainment and a warm welcoming environment all at the same time. We hope to be back!
With best regards,
- Ronald F. Stowe President, RFS Strategies, LLC
My friends and I went on this tour on 11/19/10. It was AMAZING! Captain Parker is very knowledgeable and super nice. One of my friends was really scared and he put her at ease with jokes and explanations of what can and cannot happen. He was very easy going and really knows the Everglades. The whole experience was excellent. It was so relaxing too especially when you are surrounded by alligators and other unknown wildlife!