Frequently Asked Questions

Are reservations required?

  • Yes! Call 402-699-4489 or fill out our form on the Book A Tour page to make your reservation. Please try to book your tour at least two weeks in advance so that we can assure your time slot. (Allow at least two business days for a response.)

What do I need to bring?

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera and a cooler with whatever you want to drink.

What should I wear?

  • In the summer, shorts and a T-shirt are fine. In the fall or evening, a lightweight jacket and jeans or pants.

Are there any insects or bugs?

  • Bugs can be a bother on evening rides, so eye protection, such as regular glasses, if you wear them, or sunglasses, is recommended. You can also bring mosquito repellent.

Can I bring my pet?

  • Your well-behaved pet is welcome to ride along.

Does River Life Airboat Tours supply anything?

  • Headsets for hearing protection and life jackets are provided.

When should I be there?

  • Please show up at least 10 minutes early for your ride.

Where does the boat launch from?

  • The River Life Airboat launches from 1694 Cedar Lakes Road in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska. Please see the Contact page for a map of the location.


"I highly recommend this for all ages!"

This was our first time in Nebraska and I was looking for an activity that would be fun for young and old. I highly recommend this for all ages! Kyle was an amazing tour guide. The Platte River is absolutely beautiful and the large number of eagles we saw was an added bonus. Kyle helped us take many family photos along the way and he gave us a great ride on the airboat!

Jan Krafka

"Kids had a great time. We'll be back."

We had a great evening on the river with Kyle. We saw bald eagles and 4 blue herons. Kids had a great time. We'll be back. Imagine it is stunning in the fall as the cottonwoods change color.

Scott Butler

"Have taken 2, ready for a 3rd!"

Kyle is amazing - love our tours - have taken 2, ready for a 3rd!

Kelly Ann

About The Platte River

The Platte is one of the most significant tributary systems in the watershed of the Missouri, draining a large portion of the central Great Plains in Nebraska and the eastern Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming.

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