About Captain Mitch’s Everglades Airboat Tours

airboat toursReady for the time of your life in the Everglades? Join us on an airboat tour and see the Everglades like never before.

Captain Mitch House has been in the airboat tour and tourist attraction industry since he was a little kid. He was born and raised in Everglades city, Florida, where he ended up following in the footsteps of his Father Capt. Doug and great grandfather Barrel Head House, who was the pioneer of airboat. He built one of the first commercial airboats in 1942, which was built from three sheets of plywood and a few 2×4’s, powered with a slant six tank motor and a sawed-off prop-jet propeller with no cage. These were primitive work boats.

Barrel Head used this boat as a fishing guide in the Flamingo and Florida Bay areas of the Florida Everglades. This was a great way to gain access to the shallow salt flats of Florida Bay. On this airboat, he took tourists charter fishing for snook, reds, trout, tarpon and many other fish species in the now Everglades National Park ecosystem.

In later years, the locals around Everglades City, Florida, and the south Florida area found these airboats were a great way to travel in the swamplands of the Florida Everglades.

Captain Mitch, as the airboat tour owner, has been involved at Private Airboat Tours Everglades City, FL in the tourist industry for more than 30 years here in Everglades City, Florida.

If you’re planning to visit the Everglades, come view it in a different, fun way on an airboat tour.

To book an airboat tour with Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours, call 800-368-0065  or visit our Everglades Airboat Tours page. Captain Mitch’s Everglades Airboat Tours are open seven days a week 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If paying by cash, adults cost $40 (plus tax) and children 12 and under cost $20 (plus tax. If paying by credit card, adults cost $45 (plus tax) and children cost $25 (plus tax).