Question for eastbound carpet baggers -Swamp Safari

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Matt fe2o3, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Matt fe2o3

    Matt fe2o3 Long timer

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    Hey guys - not posted in JoMomma on purpose.

    I have a question - I'm heading out to Orlando for family reunion. Kids, Disney, etc., later this month. Folks from Ireland coming in. Good people. We are heading from SF and are kinda OK people :lol3:lol3.

    One thing on the list they want to do is a swamp safari. Now I can google almost as well as the next person - but was wondering if you folks have any recommendations as to a decent FUN outfit for an afternoon or evening. Even a charter if reasonable, or a crazy uncle :lol2 with a boat. They want to see alligators and I assume go fast - safely.

    Any ideas or suggestions?

    Secondly the girls want to do shopping....Now anyone here that has been to Singapore and has girls that like to shop - probably know exactly what I mean - Orchard Road. Any tips on Orlando areas for the girls to kill their dads credit cards?

    What I'm after is to make the trip as fun as possible - without wasting a huge about of time over eight days on shopping.

    I can retaliate for your contributions with beer, chicken wings, general area advice (if I don't know I can bother someone that does) when you are in transit this way. Even a spot to change your oil or swap out a tire.

    Cheers and thanks for any input.
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  2. microtom

    microtom Been here awhile

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    Hi, I spend a lot of time on the water fishing and see air boat tours going around so I know a little. Girls and shopping is different story.......

    There is a good outfit where 420 crosses the St. John's River twisterairboatrides.com (321) 632-4199

    The river is very high from Hurricane Irma which may affect their operations so give them a call. More than likely it will be open and an air boat ride will be outstanding since they can run through all the flooded grass. It should not be a problem finding gators. They are everywhere. This is also a good stopping point if you head out to the beach.

    Gotta run to work this morning but if you have questions feel free to ask here or in a message.
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  3. Matt fe2o3

    Matt fe2o3 Long timer

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    Thank you!
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  5. Matt fe2o3

    Matt fe2o3 Long timer

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    Mod(s) feel free to merge in coming to Florida - should have posted there. Thank for the replies! Got a handle on it.
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  6. Matt fe2o3

    Matt fe2o3 Long timer

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    Thanks - Twister worked out perfect on the way to see the rocket launch.
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