Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problem Loud Lake Wildlife & Residents, Lake Hamilton, Florida

Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problem Loud Lake Wildlife & Residents, Lake Hamilton, Florida.

Noticed this weekend that the ducks and pelicans have “escaped” to the other side of the lake.  “The Invasion of the Commercial Airboats”.  What a racket I thought we had a county wide noise ordinance.

 

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Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Residents Protest Too Loud, Lake Hamilton, Florida

Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Residents Protest Too Loud, Lake Hamilton, Florida.

Around Lake Hamilton, Florida homeowners continue to Protest against Captain Fred’s Nature Airboat Tours by arriving on the scene of their commercial airboat tours with boats decorated with banners and signs that read “80% Residential . . .  TOO LOUD”.  It is our hope to make future customers aware of the residents’ plight around this small lake.  Please consider choosing to take your tour from numerous other Central Florida commercial airboat tours which do not run on an 80% residential lake.  Such as, Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee Swamp Tours, Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours, and Wild Florida Airboat & Wildlife Park.  Understand that Lake Hamilton Lakeshore Owners Association has nothing against airboats, commercial airboat tours, or airboat enthusiasts. Please know that Captain Fred’s Nature Airboat Tours’ intrusive noise invades the enjoyment of the homes and lives of over 350 residents on a daily basis.

 

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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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Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Disrupts Peaceful Residential Community

Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Disrupts Peaceful Residential Community. The hundreds of residents and wildlife inhabitants around our once peaceful lake environment are devastated by the intrusive noise emanating from a commercial airboat tour called Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours in Lake Hamilton, Florida. Not only does this tour travel the same route on a relatively small lake (other commercial airboats tours tend to be on much larger, rural lakes), the shoreline views are 80% residential. Most of us view our homes as a private sanctuary for relaxation and enjoyment. Since the recent advent of Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours our lakeside community has had to endure a barrage of noise that can emanate through our homes from 8 am to 6 pm on daily basis. It is impossible to escape. None of us can imagine how a business owner would continue to invade a peaceful community and so greatly infringe upon the rights of others; even after being confronted with a signed petition of 380 lake residents, as well as an impending lawsuit. This commercial airboat tour has moved from numerous spots to land here. This type of business is well suited for a rural location that does not subject residents to its relentless noise. In addition, this tour has scared away local fisherman, and migrating and nesting birds. This association and its members are not against commercial or private airboat activities, but we are against any individual or business that does not act like a good steward of the environment, and respect the rights of the surrounding community.

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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 Intrusive Noise Disturbs Residents Lake Hamilton, Florida

Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems Intrusive Noise Disturbs Residents Lake Hamilton, Florida. I’m sick…I have a terrible cold…my head is pounding…I’m coughing…I can’t sleep at night.  Maybe I could take a nap during the day?  NO!  Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours is going gang-busters today and there will be no rest for me.  The constant, loud, moaning and groaning of his airboats are driving me to distraction!

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Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems Disrespects Wildlife Lake Hamilton, Florida

Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems Disrespects Wildlife Lake Hamilton, Florida. I happened to be home on Monday, February 17, 2014 and was admiring the migratory ducks and white pelicans on Lake Hamilton.  Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours usually travels along the north shore of the lake, but I watched in horror as he bee-lined directly across the lake and drove straight through the flock of birds.  This “business” has no business falsely portraying themselves as a “nature tour.”  They are deliberately attacking wildlife for the alleged thrill value.  Please observe wildlife from afar with binoculars, not driving an airboat through their habitat.

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Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Complaints Disrespects Residents Lake Hamilton, Florida

Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Complaints Disrespects Residents Lake Hamilton, Florida. I remember in one of the meetings with the owner of Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours, he got very aggressive and angry.  He made a comment that went something like this: If we continue to object to his airboat tours, he will change the direction of his tours so they will come closer to our homes.  I find this statement and his threats appalling.  We as homeowners have a vested interest in our properties and have chosen what we thought would be a quiet and peaceful place to live and raise our families.  Now just because some business owner has found a way to secure a lease, every homeowner has to pay by hearing the excessive noise volume that come from these airboats.  It is to the point that we have to listen to this noise 8 hours a day.  I also believe he has more airboats lined up.  I am seeing new boats that were not there before.

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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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