John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Wordless Wednesday - View from a Florida Airboat

Wordless Wednesday - View from a Florida Airboat

The photo was taken by my nephew Steven and "tweaked" by me.

Link: http://www.theriverreturns.org

River Bird

Steven

St. Johns River

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Comment balloon 10 commentsJohn Mayer • April 15 2009 01:48AM

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The St. John's River is spectacular. We lived directly on it when I was a teenager. It was so awesome to just wake up in the morning and tie a raft to the sea wall and float in the river, or go skiing up and down the river, then head across Lake George to hang out at Silver Glen by Ocala. Everything has changed so much now. For one thing, there are so many "No Wake Zones" that the ski areas suck =(  If you want to ski you have to go further north, up near Jacksonville where the river is really wide.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 11 years ago

Hi John, Nice pictures! Your nephew did a good job. I would love to ride on an airboat someday!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 11 years ago

John, very nice photo and good composition. Your nephew has a good eye.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA about 11 years ago

Hi John....the only airboat ride I've ever taken was probably 20 years ago.  It was so noisy as in "painful".  We didn't wear headsets....what's it like these days?  It was a great ride; if you tell me things have changed, I would do it again.  Thanks

Posted by Gail MacMillan about 11 years ago

Congrats to Steven, and I love the bamboo frame!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) about 11 years ago

Thank you, Andrea, Michael and Debi.

Lisa - Yes, a lot has changed over the years and the influx of people to the region has put a strain on water supply. It seems like everything is a no wake Manatee zone these days. I sold my jet skis and bought kayaks.

Gail - The noise is tolerable with ear protectors but I've done it without them. You have to go on a ride when the water is at a decent level so you can get to all the interesting spots. Make sure there are no controlled burns on that day as well, because that will limit where you can get to. Some operators are better than others as I found out the hard way. You should try it again!

St. Johns River, Fl.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 11 years ago

Thanks John, is that you in the picture and where do you go out from?

Posted by Gail MacMillan about 11 years ago

Gail - No, that's not me. There are several operators on SR 50 south of Titusville and the Lone Cabbage in Cocoa. Google it to find one you think you might like. I've only been out 4 times - 3 at the Lone Cabbage. Keep in mind, some rides and days are better than others and I wouldn't go out right now unless the water level improves.

This is me at the Lone Cabbage.

Lone Cabbage

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 11 years ago

John, Your airboat sounds like an enjoyable ride to explore the river. I have never been on one, I need to research to see where there are any in RI or nearby Ma.

Posted by Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett, Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR ((FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) ) about 11 years ago

Hi John, there's an airboat company out west of I-95 on HWY 50, I'll check them out when the water levels improve - thanks!  Nice smile...hope you show it often :-)

Posted by Gail MacMillan about 11 years ago

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