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  • Location:Orlando, Florida
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Encounter from Orlando

Experience Florida's natural theme park on a 30-minute airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Get up close to gators, birds and lush vegetation while admiring the scenery. You'll also watch an aligator-handling demonstration! With transportation from select Orlando locations included, this is a great way to experience Florida's amazing wilderness. Upgrade to the 1-hour tour for a more time on the lake looking for wildlife!


  • Visit Florida's natural theme park -- the Florida Everglades
  • Enjoy a 30-minute or 1-hour airboat tour with a US Coast Guard-approved captain
  • Watch a live alligator demonstration!
  • Explore amazing wildlife exhibits in the 13-acre wildlife park
  • Pickup and drop-off at selected Orlando locations included
  • Upgrade to the 1-hour tour for more time on the lake looking for wildlife!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is an awesome way for city slickers to go into the wild and see all kinds of exotic animals. I definitely recommend taking your time on the Hawk Swamp boardwalk -- it's an amazing learning experience!

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What You Can Expect

Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Encounter from Orlando

Florida Everglades Airboat Tour with Transport

You'll be picked up from select Orlando locations before departing on a 1-hour bus ride to the Florida Everglades. Once you arrive at the 13-acre (5-hectare) park, board the airboat for an airboat eco-tour, during which you'll travel deep into the 4,200 acres (1,699 hectares) of protected swamps, marshes and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades.

Get an in-depth look at the gators, birds, eagles, trees and plants that make up these beautiful wetlands from your certified US Coast Guard-approved captain. Explore a quiet, unspoiled part of Florida, where you won’t see any urban development.

After your exciting airboat ride, watch a live alligator demonstration! During this 20-minute hands-on experience, learn all about the American alligator, including its habits as well as the types of dangers associated with gators. You'll also get to hold or touch the gator!

Then, take some time to explore the amazing wildlife park on your own and visit the wildlife exhibits. Spot a zebra, a white-tailed deer, Watusi cattle, gators, tortoises and more before visiting the tropical bird aviary. Discover the Hawk Swamp boardwalk, which takes you through a pristine Florida cypress swamp ecosystem, and make sure to take a stroll along the 500-foot (124-meter) sightseeing dock for amazing views of the park.

This is a great tour -- day or night -- for groups of all sizes. If you are looking for a VIP experience, upgrade to the 1-hour airboat tour for a more personalized experience with your group of up to four people!

Customer Reviews

Amanda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very good trip. No problem with transport. Very bubbly/loud/informative driver
Wild Florida have spent time and money on the animal encloses and site. Enjoyed getting up close and personal with the animals.
The Everglades ride was great. Guide informative and but we only saw 1 alligator in the wild but plenty of birds.
Highly recommended!
Only disappointment was we couldn't take the mobilty scooter on the mini bus and had to leave at pickup hotel. A wheelchair was provided as soon as we arrived which was fantastic however user would have preferred her own scooter rather than being pushed around would have been fine to use on site

Jérôme G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour!

Christopher L T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Brill trip all got wet, kids loved it, REALLY GOOD DAY. Thanks to all

Kevin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Took the 1 hour tour and glad I did, would recommend the extra time. A unique experience, saw lots of alligators and even some bald eagles. Got to hold a live alligator at the wild life park. Better than a theme park any day!

Jake H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A clerical error put us on a bus to Miami instead of this trip, which was frustrating. But Grey Line resolved the problem and got us on this awesome trip. The trip itself was great, but I would suggest booking directly through Grey Line to cut out the middle man.

Toni C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

fantastic and unique experience, airboat ride was a thrill - great guide!

Merle K Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Excellent. Saw heaps of alligators, birds, and skimming across the everglades was a dream come true.

Cheryl M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Great day out. Enjoyed it :-)


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

It was pouring rain the day we went but everyone still tried to make it as great as possible from the transportation driver to the airboat driver to the people at Wild Florida park. We still had a great time, got to see alligators on the airboat tour, walked through the wild park, and had a photo op holding an alligator. They made the best of it even though the weather was bad.

Stetta Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

This was really a highlight of our trip! This a fantastic park where you get to hold a baby alligator and even feed some of the big ones! Before or after your tour you have time to explore and see some of the other animals at the park. The airboat tour was an experience to remember! We would definitely recommend the 1hour tour as the time really flies when you are out there!

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