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Our Captains at Everglades Holiday Park Airboat Tours

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 "Chaos" Michael K.


Employed by the Park for:
6+ years

Hobbies:
Fishing or riding motorcycles

Nickname:
Captain Chaos

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


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:
Gaming, 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


Don Gori - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Don Gory


Employed by the Park for:
4 years & 8 months

Hobbies:
Riding 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


Captain Jimbo - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

James “Jimbo” Egan


Employed by the Park for:
3 years

Hobbies:
Avid reader and going to church

Nickname:
Jimbo

Favorite Food/Drink:
Bacon and cheese

Personality:
No drama attitude, and doesn’t take things too seriously


Eric

Eric "Babyface" Snowden


Employed by the Park for:
6 years

Hobbies:
Collecting, video games, airboating, and fishing

Nickname:
Captain Babyface

Favorite Food/Drink:
Pizza, peanut butter, bananas, Sprite, and orange Fanta

Previous Experience:
Vet tech and obsessed about the Everglades

Personality:
Fun, energetic, informative, comedian/funny

Additional Info:
Everglades Holiday Park ROCKS!


Gustavo Lopez - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Captain "Gustavo Lopez


Employed by the Park for:
5 months

Hobbies:
Mixed martial arts, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, rodeos, horses, and bull riding

Nickname:
Cowboy, Goose

Favorite Food/Drink:
Ribeye steak

Previous Experience:
US Park Ranger – Everglades National Park

Personality:
Laid back…

Additional Info:
Swamp cowboy


Timothy “Tim” Van Fossen - Airboat Tour Captain at Everglades Holiday Park

Timothy “Tim” Van Fossen


Employed by the Park for:
2.5 years

Hobbies:
Kickball and going out on personal airboat

Nickname:
Timmy V and Timbo

Favorite Food/Drink:
Hawaiian pizza and Dr. Pepper

Personality:
Laid back, funny, witty, knowledgeable

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