Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

4.7 / 5

64 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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Covid-19 precautions
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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. A restaurant with indoor or patio seating is available, where you can dine before or after your tour (at your own expense).
Includes
  • Airboat ride
  • Flotation vest
  • Ear protection
  • Professional captain
  • Park admission
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 64 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5
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    The airboat ride was a lot of fun. We did the 30min ride which was the perfect amount of time. We did get to see two alligators on the boat road but also got to see lots of alligators that they had in an enclosure on the grounds. They also had a restaurant to get something to eat and drink while there.

    July 23, 2021

    the park is literally a gem in the middle of nowhere! the service was top notch, super friendly staff. there was an outdoor bar, gem mining, and alligator oasis for our viewing enjoyment. there was also an area that looks like demonstrations or performances might've taken place for customers. there was an area for primitive weapons practice/show but it was closed. i would've loved to try to use a bow and arrow, axe, whatever they may have had to demonstrate. lastly, there was a restaurant and plenty of sitting areas on the premise as well as a gift shop. truly something for everyone!

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    June 22, 2021

    My family and I had a great time. The boat captain did a great job giving us a fun ride and finding lots of wildlife and telling us all about the Everglades and its wildlife. Then the kids had a great time panning for gems and the food at the restaurant was amazing. Will definitely do this again when we come to Florida again

    May 17, 2021

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    Product ID: 9615