Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Obtrusive Noise Frustrates Lake Hamilton, Florida Residents

Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Obtrusive Noise Frustrates Lake Hamilton, Florida Residents

Last week, walked out on my dock to enjoy the peace and beauty of late afternoon.  The white pelicans were on the lake–such a treat to see them. Unfortunately, the airboat was on the lake. The loud droning noise of the airboat carries across the lake and drives out any thought of quiet bird watching. The airboat was on the far side of the lake; I could hardly see it. But the noise blasts across the water, through the bulrushes and into my boathouse with a vengeance.  After 10 minutes, I gave up and went back in the house, closing the door against the noise. I could still hear the airboat, even with the doors and windows closed.

 

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Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Noise Disturbs Residents, Lake Hamilton, Florida

Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Noise Disturbs Residents, Lake Hamilton, Florida. As a homeowner on beautiful Lake Hamilton in Florida I used to look forward to the Spring , to open the doors and windows and enjoy the great weather. That was until Captain Fred’s Nature Airboat Tours started operation. The obnoxious drone and vibration of the multiple airboats make it impossible to enjoy our property. It is like living on an airport runway. In addition, the constant running of these boats is having a detrimental impact on the overall environment and wildlife of the lake. All for the financial gain of one individual, at the expense of over 300 people who live on or near the lakeshore. Captain Fred’s Nature Airboat Tours has no regard or respect for anyone or anything, only the dollar!! I am amazed that the business was permitted and is allowed to operate on a lake that is primarily residential. It is a real shame and disappointment that the governmental agencies allowed this to happen, against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of residents. Captain Fred’s business is not compatible with the neighborhoods and surrounding area. He needs to get off Lake Hamilton,and move to a more rural lake, where he is not negatively impacting the surroundings!!!

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Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems Scares Wildlife Lake Hamilton, Florida

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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Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Complaints: Disturbs the Peace Lake Hamilton, Florida

Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Complaints: Disturbs the Peace Lake Hamilton, Florida. Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours has been quite noisy on the lake during the 16th – 18th of February.  We had company at that time and could not hear ourselves think at times, since we live right on the lake.  One of those days we took our pontoon out for a ride and observed Captain Fred either dropping off or picking up passengers at a private dock on the north side of the lake.  We had not observed that before.  We also observed a bird take flight from its nest as Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours came by in the noisy airboat and believe the noise emitted by the boat is not a causal factor.  One of our main concerns is the habitats of the birds on Lake Hamilton and in our opinion, Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours is a deterrent for birds and their habitats.

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Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems: 80% Residential Lake Lake Hamilton, Florida

Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems: 80% Residential Lake Lake Hamilton, Florida. In my opinion, Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours website is very misleading.  The tours are advertised as “nature” tours.  In fact they are conducted on Lake Hamilton in Florida, which is located in a very populated area.  This relatively small lake is mostly residential and is next to a six lane highway, with very heavy traffic.  The view from the airboats is primarily the backs of residences.  The airboats are extremely loud.  Wildlife on the lake is negatively impacted by the noise and make themselves scarce.  If someone is looking for a “true Florida nature experience,” there are a number of other airboat tours conveniently located in Polk County, in a more rural environment, that are better able to provide the desired real Florida NATURE experience!

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Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems: Residents Rights to Peace Lake Hamilton, Florida

Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems: Residents Rights to Peace Lake Hamilton, Florida.  I have noticed that there are several homes for sale around Lake Hamilton, some for more than a year.  Is it possible that when prospective buyers look at these homes, they hear the noise of Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours, and since the realtors must make full disclosure, the prospects merely walk away?  And what is this doing to our real estate values?

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Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Upset Residents Lake Hamilton, Florida

Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Upset Residents Lake Hamilton, Florida. I don’t know what to do.  I am so upset.  I have lived on Lake Hamilton for over 10 years and the noise from Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours is more than we can tolerate anymore.  I wish the people who go for the rides knew how much this lake is inhabited by homeowners of some very expensive real estate, who don’t want Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours on Lake Hamilton.

The value of the homes have decreased or caused the home not to sell due to the noise  when realtors are showing the properties.   Some of the wildlife on the island have left.  We miss our Crump Road crows that would come in the fall.  I hope that people will read this and decide to go with another airboat company.

If you like the sound of airboats inside your home all day every day of the year, I have a beautiful lakefront home that I will sell you.

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Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems: Overwhelming Loud Noise Lake Hamilton, Florida

Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems: Overwhelming Loud Noise Lake Hamilton, Florida. We invited friends over for Sunday brunch on our patio.  A few minutes into the meal I said: “Please speak up.  Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tour is drowning you out.  Shall we finish our brunch inside?”  What is the point in having a big, comfortable patio if it can’t be used?  Lake Hamilton is 80% residential.  Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours is not welcome here!

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Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Complaints Disturbs the Peace Lake Hamilton, Florida

Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Complaints Disturbs the Peace Lake Hamilton, Florida. It’s a holiday weekend, so Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours are grinding away continuously.  Noise carries over water very well, so there is no letup.  I even bought a Dohm “white noise” machine to block the incessant moaning and groaning of the airboats, but it isn’t helping very much.  I think I’ll go the local movie theatre today.

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Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Complaints: Disruptive Behavior Lake Hamilton, Florida

Feedback Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Complaints: Disruptive Behavior Lake Hamilton, Florida. If Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours was truly about nature, he would use kayaks instead of loud commerical airboats to conduct his tours.  The airboats have driven away much of the wildlife both by noise as well as driving through flocks of birds and tearing up the reeds where the birds nest.  His company’s behavior is disruptive and selfish to a beautiful ecosystem.  Please do not patronize this “business”.

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