Water activity

Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

4.6 / 5

98 reviews

Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

From US$ 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
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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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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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

4.6 /5

based on 98 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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As many reviewers have mentioned, this is a little gem of a company! It was a beautiful day and we were able to see an abundance of wildlife. We took the morning trip (I highly recommend the hour long trip) and despite the alligators being nocturnal we did see several that morning. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the habitat and animal species we saw. I felt very safe and chose to wear the ear protection provided. This was easy to book and no long lines. My friend and I really enjoyed this experience!

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October 3, 2021

Tour guide was amazing! Lots of personality and very funny! He was also very knowledgeable about his sh$t! I would definitely recommend this experience to any and everyone! And yes we saw a few gators as well, it was awesome And the restaurant had great food also! All around great experience

August 22, 2021

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

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