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Find out what it’s like to be a zookeeper and escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades from Orlando on this half-day, small-group Viator VIP adventure. This exciting, hands-on opportunity at the Wild Florida Airboats and Wildlife Park interacts with some of the 200 different animals, including holding and feeding the alligators. Learn what and how to feed the animals, how they live, the habitats they live in and more. After completing the VIP tour, enjoy a 1-hour airboat ride and a delicious barbeque lunch at the Chomp House Grill.

Highlights

  • A 4.5-hour tour of what it’s like to work at a wetlands wildlife preserve in the Florida Everglades
  • Feed and take a photo with an alligator
  • Cruise the Everglades on an exhilarating airboat
  • Enjoy an authentic Florida barbecue lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to four people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Viator VIP: Keeper-for-a-Day Program at Wild Florida

Learn how to feed the animals during the keeper-for-a-day program.

Just 45-minutes south of Orlando is the Wild Florida Airboats and Wildlife Park in Kenanville, the self-proclaimed “middle of nowhere” destination featuring airboat tours, ranch buggy tours, a wildlife park, restaurant and more.

At the park, meet and greet an experienced animal keeper, who will detail what to expect for the day. Learn what it’s like to work in a wetlands wildlife preserve, what the animals’ lives are like, their habits, what and how to feed them and much more.

Want to not only feed an alligator but hold one as well? That’s on this tour. Prepare for a hands-on (and safe) alligator demonstration with the expert staff closely supervising.

After the VIP tour, enjoy Florida’s natural beauty with a 1-hour airboat ride. Hop on board a U.S. Coast Guard-certified airboat and skim the shoreline or head deep into the 4,200 acres of protected swamps, marshes and rivers of the Central Florida Everglades. Catch a glimpse of alligators, eagles, turkeys, wild boars, wading birds (known as roseate spoonbills) and other native creatures. A life jacket and ear protection are provided for each guest.

Also included is a delicious barbeque lunch at the Chomp House Grill, featuring pulled pork, smoked ribs or smoked chicken plus a side dish, bread and drink.

Please note: The minimum age for this tour is 12. A flash drive of all photos taken during the VIP experience will be made available for $25 after the tour.

Customer Reviews

leemant

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

We had a great tour with Ashley We fed the Sloth and its little baby Fed the porcupines Stella even climbed on my knee to get to her food We played with the young bobcats Learnt what was involved in being a zoo keeper regarding diet wellbeing and regulations etc etc The tour was great fun and very informative Due to time restraints we didn't get time to do the airboat tour Thanks again to Ashley who was a great host and clearly worked very hard Tony and Carolyn Leeman Yorkshire England

Heather L

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

We had a mix up with online scheduling and although we did not get to do everything as planned, the staff was very gracious, the facility very nice and both Viator and Wild Florida handled everything very professionally and went above and beyond expectations to make it right.

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