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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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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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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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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Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems: Bad Weather Lake Hamilton, Florida

Reviews Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems: Bad Weather Lake Hamilton, Florida. The weather is so cold, windy and overcast – gloomy – I thought no one would want to take an airboat tour today on Lake Hamilton.  But Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours was in action today.  I guess he won’t refund the tourists’ money if the weather is bad.

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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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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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