Tours take place on a modern, custom built 2009 Diamondback Airboat. She is designed to deliver a comfortable,smooth and dry ride. Re-Powered in July 2019 with a Chevy LS3 motor pushing a 4-Blade,state of the art prop provides the perfect combination of torque and speed necessary to cover the St. Johns Rivers vast tributaries.
Airboat and Gator Charters is a family run and oriented business. USCG Licensed, Captain Joshua Mattson is a life-long,
3rd generation Floridian. Growing up fishing and hunting the
St. Johns River, he enjoys piloting his clients into a part of Florida that few people get to experience. Together with his wife Brittany, who will handle all your booking needs, they strive to give you the best experience possible. Whether gliding over a lily covered marsh with your family or cruising a moon-lit swamp on a gator hunt, Captain Joshua will make your trip memorable and safe.
Launching from Deleon Springs, FL. 45min West of Daytona Beach and North of greater Orlando.
Our 20FT Woodsman Watercraft is custom fitted with a 6x6ft elevated deck. Night trips are lighted by 4, below deck, 400W HPS lights. This rig allows us to navigate shallow and deep water alike. Giving you the best shooting opportunities available. This boat also works well on some gator hunt areas.
Captain Joshua and Brittany Mattson