Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

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31 reviews

Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

From $30.05 per person

Enjoy a fast and fun ride through Florida's Everglades Headwaters with a U.S. Coast Guard Captain. Keep your eyes peeled for Alligators, turtles and birds in this natural wonderland. Perfect for all ages!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 30 minutes - 1 hour
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Driver
English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Let the wind whip through your hair on a traditional airboat in Florida's Everglades
  • Keep your eyes open for Alligators, turtles, birds and more
  • Get an up close view of Florida's favorite reptiles at an alligator oasis
  • Enjoy a safe and expert guide showing you the sights and pointing out things of interest
  • Perfect for the whole family: safe and fun
Full description
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 our 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 our 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 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. Before or after your tour, dine with an unforgettable lake view at Boggy Bottom BBQ. With full service dining indoor or outdoor, you’ll enjoy a true Florida-style BBQ and all the fixings made from recipes handed down from generations of Floridians. On the menu will be Florida favorites such as gator tail, beef brisket and the you-can’t-get-this-back-home tasty ribs. The restaurant is open 7 days a week, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Includes
  • Airboat Ride
  • Flotation vest
  • Ear protection
  • Professional captain
  • Live Native American presentation
  • Park admission
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

Your tour departs from 2001 E. Southport Rd., Kissimmee, FL Driving directions: Take 192 east to Poinciana Blvd. (located between mile marketr 10 & 11) Turn right and drive 19 miles to the end of the road.

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Important information

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  • Children aged 6 years and younger are required to wear a life vest
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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Captain Chris was great and Nan was just do accomafating and friendly. I saw 8 alligators on the tour and hundtefs of birds These were even cows out in the swamp eating the tall winter grass. Amazing! The Native Florida Indian show was amazing by "Little". Icon's pronounce his native name....haha. He is a very well educated and witty man who I could have talked to for hours. He lives on site in the swamp and is currently hand carving a dugout canoe. Mote Amazing! Now...the beef brisket was incredible. It was a large portion, had so much flavor, melted in your mouth and I think it was less than $10 I believe! I highly recommend and will be bringing friends back for this experience!

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December 22, 2019

The place was nice and great customer service

We paid for an hour tour online. However we were unaware that we had to make an appointment prior to attending. So when we got their they no longer had spots available. My wife an I were disappointed dude to paying for the full hr. So the lady that works there got is on for the 30 min tour so we were able to experience part of the Everglades but still a bummer.

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June 28, 2019

Great choice!

My family and I took the 30 minute tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and stopped at several points to give us information about the wildlife. We were lucky enough to see various birds, including a bald eagle as well as 2 alligators in different locations. The weather was kind to us and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. An additional bonus were the activities to do on site - the native American Indian was very informative and my two sons (aged 11 and 13) learnt a great deal. Would highly recommend using this company!

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December 29, 2018

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