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 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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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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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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Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems: Wrong Pictures Lake Hamilton, Florida

Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems: Wrong Pictures Lake Hamilton, Florida. It must be very confusing for tourists who would like to take Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours.  He still has his old Lake Wales website up and running.  On his Lake Hamilton site, he has pictures and a video of areas that are definitely not Lake Hamilton.  It’s a fact:  there are no deer in the Lake Hamilton area.

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

It’s noon and although the temperature is 73 degrees, the wind is blowing 17 mph out of the east.  There are white caps covering the lake.  Some poor, unknowing customers are out on Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours on Lake Hamilton, probably soaked to their skins, and thinking they are seeing “The Everglades”!

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

Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Complaints: Disturbs the Peace Lake Hamilton Florida. It’s a beautiful Sunday morning . . . cool and dry.  I’d love to open our windows and let in the  fresh air but I can’t.  Why? GUESS! Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours. We bought our home here in Lake Hamilton, Florida because of the peace and tranquility we thought we would find living on this beautiful lakeside.  Who ever dreamed that we would be forced to hide inside and not use our outdoor patio/dining area because of the noise?”

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Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems Too Loud Lake Hamilton Florida

Ratings Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours Problems Too Loud Lake Hamilton Florida. The recent advent of Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tour has caused an uproar on the 80% residential lake shores of Lake Hamilton, Florida.  Not only does the loud instrusive commercial airboat noise disturb the limited wildlife habitats, it also invades the peaceful environment of our lake front homes with an obnoxiously, deafening sound that emanates into our houses and lives everyday.  Even though it is time to open our windows to enjoy the cool air, it wouldn’t be happening at our home because of the intensive noise that comes from this commercial airboat tour.

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