The Best Airboat Captains and Everglades Airboat Rides!

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 woman) 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

Name: 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 serions

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


Kathy “Kat” Britt - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Name: Kathy “Kat” Britt

Employed by the Park for:
30+ years

Hobbies:
Airboating, art, horseback riding and rescuing animals

Nickname:
Kat and Pain in the Grass

Favorite Food/Drink:
All seafood, BBQ and unsweetened ice tea

Previous Experience:
Gator farmer, bio-tech for exotic weed control

Personality:
Love to laugh with GOOD people, seriously laid back

Additional Info:
Gator farmer, gator wrestler, artist and animal lover


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 w/beans & rice

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

Personality:
Like to have FUN while education folks


Captain Armando - 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


Don Gory - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Don Gory

Employed by the Park for:
3 years & 8 months

Hobbies:
Rising motorcycles, fishing and captaining airboats

Nickname:
Gator Don G.

Favorite Food/Drink:
Gator meat, steak and chicken

Previous Experience:
I’ve been going out in the Glades’ since I was 9 years old. Fishing, frogging and boating

Personality:
Funny, serious, laid back and witty

Additional Info:
I was in the US Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Nimitz with VA-86 A-TE & air craft at the end of the Vietnam era


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.


Justin Scott Rust - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Justin Scott Rust

Employed by the Park for:
3 years

Hobbies:
Being outdoors, working with wood, working on engines, working out to get buff to keep the ladies smiling?

Nickname:
Red

Favorite Food/Drink:
Italian foods, Sweet Tea, Starbucks

Previous Experience:
Woodworker, building duck houses, cornhole champion

Personality:
Fun loving, good friend, easily fired up


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


Mike Angelastri “Indian Mike” - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Mike Angelastri “Indian Mike”

Employed by the Park for:
1.5 years

Hobbies:
Bow hunting, working with Bull Terrier rescue

Nickname:
Indian Mike

Favorite Food/Drink:
Wild boar, venison, elk

Previous Experience:
50 ton capt. license

Personality:
Laid back, funny, joker

Additional Info:
U.S. Coast Guard & Police Officer


Leo Marquez - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Jose “Joey” Otero

Employed by the Park for:
1 year

Hobbies:
Hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and hangin' out with family & friends

Nickname:
Jo Jo, Gator Joe

Favorite Food/Drink:
Pizza, venison

Previous Experience:
Flatbed truck driver

Personality:
Humorous, laid back


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!


Michael T. Kordsmeier - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Michael T. Kordsmeier

Employed by the Park for:
Since March 2016

Hobbies:
Sailing, world travel and photography

Nickname:
Uncle Crocodile, Captain MT and Maverick

Favorite Food/Drink:
Salmon, Trout, steak, sour-soup and water

Previous Experience:
Sailing

Personality:
Witty and educated

Additional Info:
47 years in Nuclear Medicine, I spent my career saving lives. I now devote my life to the preservation of the Everglades and participating in python removal program with a special permit from Florida Wildlife Commission for removal and transport of live pythons and conditional reptiles.


Eric Snowden - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Eric Snowden

Employed by the Park for:
Less than 1 year

Hobbies:
Fishing, gaming, collecting knives, animals

Nickname:
Baby Face

Favorite Food/Drink:
Pizza & Dr. Pepper

Previous Experience:
I’m an outdoorsman, Vet Technician and I love to drive all different types of vehicles

Personality:
Sweet, spunky, funny and upbeat

Additional Info:
Ex-Military, outdoors person


Keith Moore - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Charlie Jacobs

Employed by the Park for:
Less than 1 year

Hobbies:
Coaching youth sports, gaming and spending time outdoors

Nickname:
Cheddar Bob

Favorite Food/Drink:
Pizza and Diet Mountain Dew

Previous Experience:
I've been an outdoorsman my whole life!

Personality:
Sarcastic, funny and sometimes serious


Keith Moore - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Doug Pope

Employed by the Park for:
Off and on since 1995

Hobbies:
Dogs, motorcycles and the great outdoors!

Nickname:
Captain Pirate

Favorite Food/Drink:
Dr. Perrer and Alligator

Previous Experience:
Security guard for BIG FOOT and pantyhose model

Personality:
Funny, serious, laid back and witty


Keith Moore - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Jason Macko

Employed by the Park for:
Less than 1 year

Hobbies:
Fishing, camping and hanging out with good people

Nickname:
Big Guy

Favorite Food/Drink:
Steak and Mountain Dew

Previous Experience:
Spenging a good amount of time outdoors

Personality:
Funny, serious, laid back, witty and loves to laugh

Additional Info:
Masters Degree in Business Administration and protector of all the ladies


Keith Moore - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Marquis Triado

Employed by the Park for:
Less than 1 year

Hobbies:
Basketball, gaming and spending quality time with son

Nickname:
Queso

Favorite Food/Drink:
Bacon and RedBull

Previous Experience:
Lineman at Everglades Holiday Park, ladies man, saver of all lost socks

Personality:
Funny, serious, laid back, witty which is intensified by MORE RedBull!

Additional Info:
Graduated from the School of Hard Knocks and Patriots fan, win or lose


Keith Moore - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Kris Rosales

Employed by the Park for:
Less than 1 year

Hobbies:
Being outside, welding and chasing butterflies

Nickname:
Captain "k", K-Swiss, Kriss Kross, Special K

Favorite Food/Drink:
Italian food and sweet tea

Previous Experience:
Welder, construction, pig wrestler and egg counter at the chicken rodeo

Personality:
Witty and seriously funny

Additional Info:
Tried out for cage fighting and the cage won


Keith Moore - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Breanne Phillips

Employed by the Park for:
Less than 1 year

Hobbies:
Camping, kayaking, outdoor concerts and collecting tea pots

Nickname:
Bree

Favorite Food/Drink:
Sushi, Italian food and sweet tea

Previous Experience:
Spending lots of time in the Glades', fishing, handling alligators & snakes and spent years as a stylist

Personality:
Smart alec, loves to have a good time and has a witty banter, enyoys teaching about the Everglades

Additional Info:
College graduate, ninja assasin and turtle traveler


Keith Moore - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Juan Chamorro

Employed by the Park for:
Less than 1 year

Hobbies:
Spending timewith 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

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