Captain Doug is a third generation resident and former business owner of Everglades City, Florida. His grandfather was one of the first one’s to carry passengers through the Everglades using an airboat. Over the many years to follow, the family continued to use airboats in the Everglades for both personally and commercially. Captain Doug and his family have always made their living on the water. In the early years the family lived on house boats (when Captain Doug was a young boy) and fished for a living. When Captain Doug was a teenager living in Everglades City he began shaping his career as a guide to the the Everglades. After fising for 20 plus years Captain Doug decieded to start at tour boat company. He sold the family fish house and started taking tourest out in 1982. As the years went by, He developed and built his airboat business into the most well known airboat company in the state of Florida. People from all over the world come to know Captain Doug for his Airboat Tours in the Everglades.
In Janurary of 2007 Captain Doug sold his property and retired after 25 years in the airboat tour business. Captain Doug’s legecy continues on today with his kids. Both his son and son in law have thier own Airboat Tour companies in Everglades City today. Captain Doug may have retired, but his love for the business and the people still lives on to day.
You can visit his family at their places of business in Everglades City.
Son in Law at:
“The Original” Everglades City Airboat Tours located at 907 Dupont St, Everglades City, Florida.
Look for the BIG ROUND Building trimed in green with flags on the front.
Go to www.evergladescity-airboattours.com for more inforation.
Captain Doug House, JR’s . Everglades Private Airboat Tours located on US highway 41, one mile west of the intersection of US 41 and Hwy 29.
Go to www.epat.cc for more information