About Captain Mike & Our Crew2021-09-27T12:37:11-05:00

To Captain Mike, the St. Johns River is home.

Your airboat tour guide, Captain Mike, is a 5th generation Floridian. His lineage includes the original settlers in east-central Florida and the St. Johns River area.

Proud to be a part of a family that raised cattle, operated and owned sawmills, and planted and harvested orange trees, Mike spent his whole life hunting, fishing, and camping along the St Johns River with his father and grandfathers. These irreplaceable experiences have given Mike extensive knowledge of the landscape, plants, birds, and animals and where they are in and around the St. Johns River.

Our Captain has dedicated his life to the water.

Captain Mike is a retired Federal Officer who worked as a S.W.A.T. Officer and Field Supervisor with the Marine Enforcement Unit at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and U.S. NAVY. 

During those years, Mike served as the certified instructor that provided all the training and operations for personnel on Marine Enforcement vessels, including the airboats. In 2005, Mike was nominated for the prestigious award of “Officer of the Year” in Brevard County to honor his marine rescue efforts in that area.

Safety is an Essential Part of Our Airboat Rides.

Captain Mike’s extensive personal experience and training ensure that he is well qualified to provide a completely safe and enriched river tour experience. He personally ensures that his boats are fully insured and meet all of the US Coast Guard safety requirements, including emergency equipment. We are dedicated to the safe and responsible operations of airboats to preserve and protect Florida’s wetlands and wildlife. Did you know airboats are the least disruptive to the ecosystems of the St Johns River? Captain Mike was also a featured expert in ABC’s expose on Florida’s Alligators.

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We feature many videos featuring the wildlife of the St James River and more, such as ABC’s Feature on Surviving Floridas Allagators featuring appearances from our airboat Captain Mike!

Ready to Book the Ride of a Lifetime?

Text us at 321-615-8999 with your requested date, time, and number of guests. Still, have questions? Our family-owned and operated, open year-round, and fully licensed and insured.

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