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  • Location:Orlando, Florida
  • Duration:30- or 45-minutes

Florida Airboat Adventure

Experience Florida’s wild wetlands on an exciting, family-friendly airboat ride! This approximate 30-minute boat tour winds through the mossy cypress swamps in the Central Everglades south of Orlando. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you admire the lush, woody shoreline and spot local wildlife like lurking gators. Choose the VIP upgrade for a 45-minute tour featuring additional, more remote locations.


Highlights

  • Florida Airboat Adventure
  • Discover the Florida wetlands south of Orlando
  • Watch for gators, one may pop up above water to check you out!
  • Race across the water surface at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour
  • Upgrade to the VIP airboat tour for a 45-minute ride where you'll visit more remote natural places not seen on the regular tour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a fast and fun ride through the Florida wetlands. There's so much wildlife around so bring along binoculars and a good camera. You may also want to dress in light layers since you might get wet!

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What You Can Expect

Florida Airboat Adventure

Florida Airboat Adventure

Choose a convenient start time for your tour and meet your airboat at the embarkation point in Southport Park, Kississime — just south of Orlando. Upon arrival at the airboat launch site, board a 17-passenger boat and hold on tight as you take off into the Central Florida Everglades. Enjoy close proximity to the water surface as you coast through tall grasses and cypress trees, reaching speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph)! 

As you ride, keep your eyes peeled for resident alligators, turtles and birds lounging in the waterways. If it’s local critters you want, book a morning tour during the warmer months and an afternoon tour in the colder months.

Your 30-minute airboat ride ends at the embarkation point. For a off-the-beaten-path tour featuring more remote natural places, upgrade to the 45-minute VIP excursion.

Customer Reviews

Glyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Well recommended trip. Great price and very knowledgeable driver/pilot :)

Scott S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

The tour was great. Although the weather was cool in late afternoon, it was fun. Our guide, captain Eddie was a great one. He has been doing it a long time and is very knowledgeable about the area. he made the trip fun and informative.

Waggies

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Best time ever

Waggies

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great rednecks

Inna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We are loved!!!

Necie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The trip was very exciting. It was fun to actually ride on Airboat and interesting to see and learn about Alligators and their environment. Cost was reasonable. My husband and I are in our 50's and we enjoyed trip.. Recommend going in the morning, gators don't like heat. Wear a hat and bring binoculars.

AURA C C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

It was a wonderful experience! The animals and landscape we saw were beautiful!

Julieann P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

I really enjoyed the ride... Very satisfied with a private tour! I would like the ride to be longer but it was still fun... thanks

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

We upgraded to a private ride, and it was worth every penny. The captain was very informative and excellent. Thank you for showing us the baby gator.

Stella O Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2009

Thought it was a brilliant adventure. I have a walking disability, and found the staff really helpful. I have recommended this to all of my friends traveling to Orlando. Great value for money.
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