Greetings, my name is Capt Bill Ferris and I am the owner of Cypress Outdoor Adventure LLC. I offer private airboat tours in the Florida Everglades. Whether it’s a leisurely morning airboat ride with the family or hard-core bow fishing all night long we offer everything you will need for the ultimate Everglades experience . My private airboat tours are tailored for the customers needs. Whether it’s organizing the transportation for a tour, or assisting my customers with dining options after their tour, customer service is my goal.
There is no airboat tour size that is too big or too small at Cypress Outdoor Adventures. I will do everything in my power to accommodate my customers so that they have the absolute best experience possible.
Cypress Outdoor Adventures is a dream that I’ve had since I was a child. I was fortunate to grow up in the Everglades. My father would take me out almost every weekend and we would explore the Everglades with family and friends. The life’s lessons and respect learned for mother nature and other Gladesmen, are what made me the person I am today. It built strong bonds with my family and gave me a deep appreciation for nature.
In my early 20s I traveled to South Africa to work in the Eco-Safari business. I lived in the bush outside a small town called Ellisras near the Limpopo river. My time there was spent learning the ins and outs of the safari business. Whether it was animal identification, flora and fauna, first aid and customer hospitality; it was an amazing learning experience that I am blessed to have participated in.
I wanted to take that knowledge and experience and apply it towards my own company that I had always dreamed of. Now as a single father of two I am able to make that dream a reality. When a customer calls me for an airboat tour, I listen to the customers needs and requests and after that first conversation they know that they are in good hands with someone who cares.
Whether its a large or small group, we can accommodate your needs. The airboats are meticulously maintained for safety and performance. The engines are performance racing engines that are inspected on a daily basis. When you step on board one of my boats you know that you were stepping on a show quality vessel.
On your airboat ride you will encounter different types of wildlife; from the different species of bird to the species of turtles and of course the American alligator. As we cruise on your private tour you will also see different types of vegetation from cypress to sawgrass and different types of flowers. I tell my customers about the history of the glades from its days long ago to the impact man has had on this fragile ecosystem. It’s a great way for family and friends to bond and enjoy each other’s company in a private setting.
Thus far the results have been awesome and the customers always leave a smile on their face. My greatest joy is taking people out who have never experienced an airboat tour and showing the them the a different side of Florida few ever get to encounter, the Florida Everglades.