Everglades City: A Little Background on the City Where Captain Mitch Grew Up

everglades cityCaptain Mitch’s Everglades Private Airboat Tours is located in Everglades City, Florida. Our tours take people on a magical trip through the Everglades. For this article, we wanted to share with you a little bit about Everglades City.  

Everglades City is a small community in southern Florida. Actually, it is a small island and one of the Ten Thousand Islands (10,000 islands) in the Everglades National Park. This small city was the founding county seat of Collier County.  

Collier county, Florida, was created by Barron Gift Collier when he bought part of Lee county and part of Monroe county for penny’s an acre as wetlands. Collier was an American advertising entrepreneur who became the largest landowner and developer in Florida.  

The land he bought is now some of the most wanted lands on the Gulf Coast side of Florida. Between the Ten Thousand Islands, Everglades National Park, the Big Cypress National Preserve, world-class fishing, hunting, and of course, airboat tours and rides, Everglades City is a great place to explore, visit, and relax! 

Everglades City and Captain Mitch is nearby to Marco Island, Naples, and Fort Myers.  

Captain Mitch himself is from Everglades City. He is a born and raised southern Floridian. 

As an airboat tour owner, Captain Mitch has been giving private airboat tours in Everglades City in the tourist industry for more than 30 years.  

Your time on Captain Mitch tour will be one of your greatest memories of the Everglades and Everglades City, whether you are visiting or a year-round resident. We hope to see you soon! 

Come enjoy a fun trip out on the water exploring the Everglades on an airboat tour that leaves from Everglades City.. Captain Mitch’s Everglades Private Airboat Tours  is open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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). 

To book an airboat trip in the Everglades, call Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours at 239-695-3377 or click Everglades airboat tour page.