Choose a start time for your airboat adventure and head to Southport Park, Kississime — just south of Orlando. There, take your seat in the 6-person airboat and set off on a 45-minute tour through the Central Florida Everglades. Listen to lively onboard commentary from your guide—a US Coast Guard captain—as you head into the wild wetlands.
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)! Spot alligators, turtles and birds lounging in the waterways, and savor the moments of calm when the boat slows to snap photos and learn more about the local critters.
Pass Lake Tohopekaliga—the source of the Florida Everglades–as you head back to the launch site, where your trip concludes.