Ask Jungle Erv

Jungle Erv with a giant stuffed alligator in the Florida Everglades

Jungle Erv Answers Popular Questions:

Read below for Jungle Erv’s answers to some of the most frequently asked questions before you decide what Florida Everglades tour is right for you!

Jungle Erv, where are you located?

Main ticket headquarters for airboat rides with Jungle Erv’s Mangrove Canopy and Jungle Erv’s Everglades Special Combo Tour is located at 804 Collier Avenue Everglades City Florida 34139. Reach us by phone at 239-695-2820.

Jungle Erv, do I need reservations?

Reservations are recommended. Arrive 30 minutes before your tour departs or your reservations will be cancelled. For Jungle Erv’s Canopy Tour and Jungle Erv’s Everglades Special Combo Tour please call 239-695-2799. For Jungle Erv’s Wilderness Tour and Family Tour call 239-695-2820.

Jungle Erv, when is the best time of day for reservations?

I recommend you book as early as possible. Best time for Jungle Erv’s Everglades Special Combo Tour is 9:30 because it takes 3 hours to complete the tour. The latest you can arrive for the combo tour is about 1:00pm. Jungle Erv’s Wilderness Tour and Jungle Erv’s Mangrove Canopy Tour will require you to arrive before 3:00pm so you can do the Boardwalk and educational Alligator Show. Jungle Erv’s does not do online booking because we want to make sure you get personal information so that we may custom design your tour.

Jungle Erv, how long are the airboat tours?

  • Jungle Erv’s Mangrove Canopy Tour: about 55 to 60 minutes.
  • Jungles Erv’s Wilderness and Family Tours: about 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Jungle Erv’s Everglades Special Combo Tour can range from 2.5 to 3 hours.

Jungle Erv, will I see alligators?

Everyone wants to see alligators on their Florida Everglades ride. Alligators are wild animals and we do not guarantee that you will see them on your tour. If an alligator is in the area our skilled captains will be sure to locate it for our guests. You are guaranteed to see alligators at our educational alligator show and free boardwalk trail included with your airboat purchase free.

Jungle Erv, how long would it take to drive to your airboat tours?

Marco Island : 30 minutes
Naples : 45 minutes
Bonita Springs : 1 hour 15 minutes
Fort Myers Beach : 1 hour 30 minutes
Cape Coral : 1 hour 45 minutes
Orlando : 4 hours
Fort Lauderdale : 2 hours
Miami : 2 hours
Sanibel : 1 hour 45 minutes

A Letter From

Jungle Erv

Welcome to the
Florida Everglades!

I am Jungle Erv- son of the alligator man. My great-great-grandfather was a moonshiner and fisherman. My grandfather preached the Gospel to the Islanders. My mother traded deer meat with the Seminole Indians when she was a little girl. My father was the world famous alligator man. Why choose Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours? My grandchildren are 6th generation Gladesmen. Jungle Erv’s captains are all U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Get the BEST value with our FREE boardwalk and educational gator show. You do not need to sign a waiver to ride on Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours. Hope to see your smiling faces as we journey through the wild Everglades!