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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).

Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

2. 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.

Kissimmee: Boggy Creek Everglades Sunset Airboat Tour Ticket

3. Kissimmee: Boggy Creek Everglades Sunset Airboat Tour Ticket

Experience the excitement of watching the sun set in the Everglades with this airboat tour ticket from Kissimmee. Cruise through West Lake Tohopekaliga as the wetlands awaken for the night. Stay safe with the included hearing protection and life jacket. Check in before your tour and board the airboat. As the sun descends from the heat of the day into the evening watch as cattle start looking for a place to stay for the night, huge flocks of birds fly to their nesting sites, and creatures of the night begin moving out to enjoy the cooler weather. Discover territory that remains unaltered in the wilderness of the Central Florida Everglades. Look for alligators, turtles, and birds in their natural environment. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

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: Manatee Discovery Kayak Tour with Lunch

5. Orlando: Manatee Discovery Kayak Tour with Lunch

See manatees in their natural habitat in Blue Spring State Park on a kayaking tour. Explore the rivers and creeks and spot a range of other native species within the lush marshland. Enjoy priority entrance to Blue Spring State Park and experience a fantastic view of the spring and the manatees that are to be found in the area. Paddle to the crystal clear waters of Blue Spring, Orange City by kayak and encounter the many manatees that make the area their home. During the summer months indulge in a refreshing dip in the clear waters of the spring. Glide through the calm creeks and rivers of the park and discover a variety of animals including alligators and turtles who often can be seen sunbathing on the shores. Also, keep a lookout for bird species such as a variety of birds including ospreys, eagles, and kingfishers. Then, after you finish your kayaking adventure, enjoy a picnic lunch in the tranquility of nature.

Orlando: Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park Experience

6. 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. 

Orlando: Shingle Creek Guided Kayak Tour with Picnic Lunch

7. Orlando: Shingle Creek Guided Kayak Tour with Picnic Lunch

Experience Florida's natural beauty with a guided kayak tour through Shingle Creek. Be picked up in Orlando and transported to Shingle Creek, where you'll have the chance to see local wildlife and enjoy a picnic lunch. Be picked up in Orlando and leave the hustle and bustle of the city for Shingle Creek, one of Central Florida's best-kept secrets. Hop in a kayak and follow your guide down the river and through the ancient cypress forests. See local wildlife, including turtles, birds of prey, and possibly alligators, all in their natural habitat. After your tour, enjoy a picnic lunch along the river before heading back to your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Orlando

We had a great time here for the day. We booked the complete package which included 1 hour airboat, gem mining and lunch. It's a really cute spot next to a park area with picnic tables. As we arrived there were 2 buses of students loading back up so I'm glad we had booked a later tour. We went on the 2:30pm airboat with a few other people. It was amazing and we saw a moma gater with her babies and even a bald eagle nesting. Very informative and 60mins goes by really fast. We then went and had lunch at onsite restaurant. We were offered a chose of chicken sandwich or hamburgers or pulledpork. We both had the bbq pulled pork sandwiches that were delicious!!..they are served plain and you choose between 4 different bbq sauces..sweet, smokey, hot etc. I did the coleslaw and mac n cheese!! So much food!! We then waddled over to the mining area. We were given a prefilled bucket of muddy sand and a small shovel. Also a gemstone card for reference. We had such a fun and memorable day here.

I recommend this tour to anyone traveling to the Orlando area!! It was such a great experience for me and my family! Our guide was very good and told everyone a lot of details about the things we saw! We will definitely be going back the next time we come to Orlando!

He was very informative with all of the different animals we saw. Yes you will see what they advertise. The hour and a half is the way to go. You need enough time to explore everything around you.

30 mins was fine with small kids but older ones could easily handle longer. Lots to see and do at the site as well. Well stocked shop on site.

Very beautiful scenery and ride. Capt. Roy was so accommodating and knowledgeable