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Escape to the wilderness of the Central Florida Everglades from Orlando on this 4-hour airboat tour and alligator encounter. Enjoy Florida’s natural beauty with a 30-minute or upgraded 1-hour airboat ride. Get up close with the local wildlife — like alligators and birds — plus lush vegetation while skimming across the grassy water. Then enjoy a 20-minute alligator handling demonstration, with an opportunity to touch or hold the gator. Orlando hotel pickup and drop-off included.


  • Explore the Central Florida Everglades
  • Take a 30-minute or 1-hour airboat ride
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Hold or touch a live alligator
  • Fun for the entire family

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great morning out, picked up on time at the hotel and taken to Wild Florida for the air boat ride and free time to explore the park, also got given a free bag of gator food to feed the enclosed gators. The air boat was bigger than expected for the 1 hour ride. Saw three gators the biggest was a 10 footer, also saw lots of different birds, and be prepared to get covered in lots of non biting flies especially if your at the front of the boat. All round a most enjoyable experience.

Alexandre Guirland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent. we saw many alligators and the guide explained a lot. Best time for this tour is winter or end of autumn or beginning of spring because the alligators hide when it is hot.

william s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great tour one of the highlights of our holiday. Captain Dennis very knowledgable great fun, highly recommend.

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.

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