Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems Scares Wildlife Lake Hamilton, Florida. One of the real pleasures of living on Lake Hamilton USED TO BE all the bird life that populated the lake. Now that Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours’ boats are running, the bird life is becoming more and more scarce. We look forward each year to the beautiful white pelicans coming to the lake as they migrate. They arrived to be met by the loud, vibrating roar of the airboat engines. The pelicans normally stay on the lake for days, resting and feeding. That was the normal behavior, prior to the running of the airboats, which frightens them and makes them scatter to other lakes. The pelicans are affected as well as all of the other wading and nesting birds. Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours advertises as a “nature” tour. Based on the negative impact caused by the airboats, I would suggest that it is anything but! There are other tours available elsewhere that have more concern and respect for the birds, wildlife and environment.
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