The Best Airboat Captains and Everglades Airboat Rides!

Do you want an inside peek into the talented and entertaining group of airboat captains here at Everglades Holiday Park? We've brought together a team of some of the funniest, most skilled, and knowledgeable men (and women) around. These are the folks who will be leading your expedition through the Everglades - the ones who know exactly where to go for you to see amazing wildlife, unique flora, and a side to the Florida Everglades few get the chance to see. Say hello to our amazing airboat captains... up close and personal!


Captain

Captain "Fantastic" Michael K.

Employed by the Park for:
6+ years

Hobbies:
Fishing or riding motorcycles

Nickname:
Captain Chaos & Captain Fantastic

Favorite Food/Drink:
Sweets, Monster Energy drinks, and piping hot coffee from Dunkin Donuts

Personality:
Funny but sometimes serious

Additional Info:
Like the name implies, Captain Fantastic is about as good as they get!


Captain Armando - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Armando J. Penton

Employed by the Park for:
Approximately 7 years

Hobbies:
Sports and riding motorcycles

Nickname:
Arrr

Favorite Food/Drink:
Roast pork with beans & rice

Previous Experience:
Love of the great outdoors, fishing, canoeing, and hiking

Personality:
Like to have FUN while educating folks


Captain Rocky - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Rocky Gimenez

Employed by the Park for:
6 years

Hobbies:
Astronomy, music, motor cycle riding, bike riding and fishing

Nickname:
Rockstar

Favorite Food/Drink:
Steak, ice tea, and seafood

Previous Experience:
Fishing for years in the Everglades

Personality:
Laid back and funny

Additional Info:
I’m a retired electrician and love to play guitar


Dylan Martin” - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Dylan Martin

Employed by the Park for:
4 years 1 month

Hobbies:
Being a great Dad, husband and friend, playing softball, working out, and watching the HEAT win!

Nickname:
Dill Pickle

Favorite Food/Drink:
Anything healthy

Previous Experience:
Personal trainer, Astronaut, nascar driver, catching killer whales with my bare hands.

Personality:
Funny, easy to talk to, and all about the family


JT - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Jeffery Todd Nyman

Employed by the Park for:
3 years

Hobbies:
Airboating, anything boats, just being out on the water salt or fresh

Nickname:
J.T., or Pastor Anglo

Favorite Food/Drink:
Gator chilli, fresh caught fish, frog legs, sweet tea

Previous Experience:
Coast Guard Veteran, Charter yacht captain.


Jose R. Ferreiro, III - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Jose R. Ferreiro, III

Employed by the Park for:
1 year & 8 months

Hobbies:
Videogames, fishing, movies, hunting, collecting Star Trek and Marvel stuff

Nickname:
Jr., Oh Large One and Buddy

Favorite Food/Drink:
Fried shrimp and Sprite

Previous Experience:
Saltwater and freshwater fishing. I used to come to the Everglades with my father fishing as a child

Personality:
Funny, kind, caring, witty and I can also have a temper

Additional Info:
I was an electrician, I currently work at Target and I used to play semi-professional football


Michael Jahanian  - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Michael Jahanian

Employed by the Park for:
1 year

Hobbies:
Gamming, and playing the drums

Nickname:
M.J.

Favorite Food/Drink:
All things junk!

Previous Experience:
Retail

Personality:
Seriously laid back, quiet and funny

Additional Info:
There is NOTHING better in life than feeling inner peace!


Juan Chamorro - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Juan Chamorro

Employed by the Park for:
Less than 1 year

Hobbies:
Spending time with children, gaming and LOVE everything outdoors!

Nickname:
Jone (One)

Favorite Food/Drink:
Sweet tea, soda and pizza

Previous Experience:
Lineman at Everglades Holiday Park

Personality:
Laid back, easy-going and funny

Additional Info:
Graduate of studies on inner-workings of eyelids


Jeremy Gherardi - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Jeremy Gherardi

Employed by the Park for:
Under 1 year

Hobbies:
Fishing, guitar and anything car related

Nickname:
Jack Sparrow, Superman

Favorite Food/Drink:
Asian food & water

Previous Experience:
Been on boats my whole life

Personality:
Funny but serious, calm and collected

Additional Info:
Born and raised a South Florida boy. Raised snakes, alligators and love being a pirate...Arghhh!!

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