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Orlando: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Options

1. Orlando: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Options

The Central Florida Everglades are natural wonders, best explored with locals who know their backwaters. The beautiful landscape and expert guidance of your captain will make this tour a trip that you'll never forget. Guests on the Scenic Nature Tour explore narrow water trails engulfed in the brush of the Central Florida Everglades. On this tour you'll stop periodically, hoping to spot Florida's state reptile, the American Alligator, in its natural setting. Witness rare and endangered birds swooping effortlessly through the skies as the sunshine warms your body and the wind whips through your hair. Other wildlife abounds throughout the trip. This tour is perfect for groups and families looking to explore and learn about the unexpected side of Central Florida. A longer trip on a Detailed Nature Tour of 1-hour increases the number of encounters with Florida's wildlife, especially the American Alligator, which can reach up to 15 feet in length and 1,000 pounds. You'll experience nature right alongside turtles, bald eagles, blue herons, deer, and a wide variety of waterfowl in their natural environment, not in captivity. Be sure to also check out the Gem Mining Station. You will be able to purchase buckets filled with treasures that are native to Florida and take them to the mining station. While mining, you will discover various gems, alligator teeth, shark teeth, rocks, and other treasures. There will be an additional charge for gem mining bags or buckets. A restaurant with indoor or patio seating is available, where you can dine before or after your tour (at your own expense).

Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

2. Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

Travel back in time to the days before over-development and theme parks, and experience the unspoiled swamps of Florida on a thrilling airboat ride. Departing from Kissimmee, discover the largest living estuary in the world at Shingle Creek, where the splendor of nature offers a more authentic Florida experience. As you speed through the swamps, your captain will tell stories of the American Indians and history of the early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps of Central Florida. The state-of-the-art boats allow unobstructed views for all passengers, and the diversity of wildlife and plant life will keep your eyes and camera busy. Feel the subtropical climate that promotes lush vegetation and provides natural habitats for a variety of species as you explore swamp marsh and wet prairie.

Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

3. Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

Discover Shingle Creek in Central Florida on a 1.5-hour airboat tour into the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Travel back in time to the days before urban development and the theme parks of Orlando encroached on the Florida swamps. Go to the site where the largest living estuary in the world starts from a little creek, and capture the splendor of nature on your camera. Hear stories about the Native Americans and early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps. Travel by state-of-the-art, 8-12 passenger stadium seating boat for unobstructed views of the diverse wildlife and plant life. Venture into a natural, living environment of lush vegetation, and glide through swamp marsh and wet prairie land. Venture into the thick vegetation, looking for endangered American Bald Eagles, all sizes of American Alligator, and the many other species of wildlife that inhabit the largest sub-tropical eco-system in the continental United States.

Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

4. Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

Enjoy breakfast as you head out to the beautiful Crystal River area to start your snorkeling adventure. Explore the river and admire unique wildlife in its natural habitat. Learn about the magnificent manatee and have the opportunity to see them up close. Next is a guided visit to the Homosassa Springs State Park. Discover local wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther, black bears, red wolves, bobcats, alligators, and more. Learn about the park’s manatee rehabilitation program and stop at an underwater observatory built over the mouth of a spring. Enjoy a packed lunch before heading to the Withlacoochee River, to end your day with an exciting airboat ride. This area is another natural haven, where you can see more local wildlife. Feel the thrill of skimming over the water with an exhilarating trip in a flat-bottomed boat.

Orlando: Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour

5. Orlando: Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour

Less than one hour from Orlando is NASA’s launch headquarters – the Kennedy Space Center. The visitor site offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the space program. Tour NASA’s launch headquarters, and see space shuttle launch pads from a four-story observation deck. Walk beneath a massive Saturn V moon rocket, and relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Meet a real astronaut, stroll through the Rocket Garden, and enjoy five-story IMAX space films. The center also includes the space shuttle Atlantis, bringing visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before.  More than 60 interactive, touchscreen experiences and high-tech simulators bring to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program. Explore the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can practice docking to the ISS, extract cargo from the payload bay, and create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the re-entry slide. They can also experience the sensation of floating in space, explore a high-fidelity replica of the ISS, experience an orbital sunrise, and take the helm at the shuttle cockpit. On your airboat ride, glide through the grassy marsh of the St. Johns River and Lake Poinsett at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. As the boat slows down to an idle you will have several opportunities to take pictures of local wildlife, such as alligators, eagles, and several species of wading birds by the hundreds. Then visit a natural cypress swamp.

Orlando: Wild Florida Adventure with Airboat Ride

6. Orlando: Wild Florida Adventure with Airboat Ride

When it comes to airboat eco tours, there is simply no comparison to Wild Florida. Just a short drive from the Orlando and Disney area, enjoy a beautiful day tour that guests of all ages will love. Travel deep into the protected swamps, marshes, and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades.  Get an in-depth look at the gators, birds, eagles, trees, and plants that can be found in the beautiful wetlands. This is natural and authentic Florida at its best. You won’t see any development, homes, or signs of human life. Come see for yourself how good it feels to be in the middle of nowhere. After the tour, explore an amazing park full of deer, turkey, bobcats, sloths, crocodiles, monster alligators, and much more. Visit the tropical bird aviary, hands-on alligator demonstrations, gift shop, and 500 ft. sightseeing dock.  Discover the Hawk Swamp boardwalk through a pristine Florida cypress swamp ecosystem. Don’t forget to pause for some pictures, as your family will get to take home a 6x8 to remember the day. Exploring is sure to work up an appetite so swing by the Chomphouse Grill for your BBQ Basket. There are many choices and you can even try some Gator bites. Wild Florida is properly insured with a fleet of US Coast Guard approved boats and captains.  This half-hour airboat adventure takes you to the # 1 airboat park in Central Florida. You should not visit Florida without experiencing an airboat ride - it truly is a unique experience.

Orlando: Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park Experience

7. Orlando: Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park Experience

Be picked up in Orlando and head to the Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park. Take an airboat tour through the Everglades experience the Drive-Thru Safari with over 100 native and exotic animals. While at the park, enjoy a BBQ picnic lunch. With almost 300 acres of land, Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park is the largest family-owned wildlife and adventure park in Central Florida. Take an airboat tour through Cypress Lake and see alligators, eagles, and other wildlife that call the lake home. Explore the 14-acre Gator Park and see the endangered Florida panther, as well as lemurs and sloths. Go through the drive-thru safari and see more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming free. Afterward, you'll have the chance to feed giraffes. Enjoy a BBQ basket lunch at Wild Florida’s rustic Chomp House diner. Sit at benches that are located under a covered pavilion with lake views. 

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What people are saying about Orlando

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 254 reviews

Something I have always wanted to do and was not disappointed. Our family of five from Grandpa, Grandma, son, daughter and granddaughter all enjoyed our 90 minute tour! Well worth the experience.

The captain of the boat was very friendly and knowledgeable, scenery was fantastic weather was great and the wildlife did not disappoint. Over-all had a great time and would definitely go again.

Great guide, Scott. Knowledgeable and showed us several gators including babies. Saw lots of birds and he had drinks. Will go again when I come back to Florida and will definitely ask for Scott.

Chris is the guy to ask for. He is very knowledge, humor and care. He also recommends other, off the beaten path, sites to see.

Had a wonderful time. The guide was very informative and we saw several alligators and beautiful birds. Highly recommend