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30-Minute Airboat Ride near Orlando

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Florida Airboat Adventure
  • 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience Florida’s wild wetlands on an exciting, family-friendly airboat ride! This 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.
  • Florida Airboat Adventure in the Central Everglades
  • Discover the Florida wetlands south of Orlando
  • Watch for gators basking in the sun or with their eyes just above the surface of the water, checking out their surrounds
  • Race across the water surface at speeds of up to 45 mph

What's Included

  • 30 minute airboat tour - no reservations needed for this tour
  • Alligator Oasis (Live gator viewing area)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Use of hearing protection and life vest
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Gratuities
  • Gem & Fossil Mining (Can be purchased for add'l fee).
  • Food & Beverage can be purchased onsite at Boggy Bottom BBQ Restaurant
  • Native American Village Experience (separate reservation required)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2001 E Southport Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746, USA

    Directions: Take 192 to Poinciana Blvd (Poinciana is located between mile marker 10 and 11. Turn south on Poinciana Blvd Go 19 miles south until it dead ends (Poinciana Blvd will change it's name to Southport Rd) Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired start time.

Start time

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2022 - 5/4/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

While there, check out the Native American Experience which includes genuine artifacts and hand-made creations of Native Americans in the daily workings of the Native American Village and see demonstrations on cooking, toolmaking, weapons and much more!

Check out the Gem Mining Station and purchase a range of bags and buckets filled with treasures that are native to Florida and take to the mining station. While mining, discover various gems, alligator teeth, shark teeth, rocks, and other treasures.

Before or after your tour, dine with an unforgettable lake view at Boggy Bottom BBQ, serving old Florida recipes, gator tail and more.

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour operates from 9AM- 5PM daily based upon availability. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired start time.
  • 30 minute airboat tours are assigned based upon availability. You will receive your boat time from our guest service personal upon check in.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Roland_N
They had several fun and educational activities for all ages. Our guide was really good. The airboat ride was beautiful.

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Hanna_Z, Apr 2024
Airboat was a new fun experience. Saw a few big gators and a baby. We did not do the Native American experience and we should have. That looked fun too!
Great airboat ride near Orlando
Steven_P, Mar 2024
Connor was a great pilot abs guide. Stooped several times to see wildlife and answered questions. God sense of humor too.
Airboat ride
Tammy_G, Mar 2024
Great little airboat ride with family. We seen 2 gators. It was really cool going thru the swamp, I wish we would’ve gotten the hour ride.
Family Fun
Trisha_S, Mar 2024
The airboat ride was amazing! We had perfect weather and saw lots of gators 🐊 10/10 recommend. Captain David was friendly, funny and knowledgeable about allll the animals we saw on the airboat ride
Fantastic experience!
Lisa_W, Feb 2024
What a great experience! We saw at least 7 alligators on the tour, as well as several different types of birds and a couple of turtles. Our guide was fantastic too.
Amazing airboat ride
Kristina_P, Feb 2024
We were so surprised by how much there was to do during this airboat ride. Prior to the ride we walked through a butterfly house. The ride was amazing. The captain was sure to point out birds and gators throughout the ride. Would definitely recommend this for a half day outing.
Loved it
Raj_A, Feb 2024
Highly recommended and our captain was very knowledgeable and friendly. Got to see so many alligators, turtles and native birds.
Let’s do it again
scott_h, Oct 2023
It was fun seeing the different wildlife and alligators basking in the sun. I also liked the butterfly exhibit
30-minute airboat tour
Tiffany_T, Sep 2023
This airboat tour at the Boogy Creek is boring. Nothing special. Not much wild life to see, and there was no aligator to see neither. I won’t do it again.
My first airboat ride.
Alisa_H, Sep 2023
I was beautiful day and our boat ride was great thanks to our guide Wayne who made sure to stop and point out lots of wildlife!
Florida must do adventure
Theresa_S, Aug 2023
Excellent service, great ride and experience, a must do adventure. Great tour guide and never before seen nature for us!
Great ride
Aldeliris_F, Aug 2023
The ride was excellent. Was a big day so we were able to see one alligator but was great she was watching her nest. Only complaint you can’t hold the baby alligator anymore.
Fast, fun in the sun.
Jeetindra_R, Aug 2023
It was great. We loved it and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Would definitely like to do it again.
Beautiful from start to finish
debra_t, Aug 2023
Absolutely beautiful. Wish we had booked for the hour tho. Would definitely do it again. Staff really friendly and helpful
A fun ride
Rolf_L, Jul 2023
It was great to see all the wildlife and flowers that thrive. The captain even found an alligator, which are rare this time of year. 30 Min. was just enough in this oppressive heat. Nice staff too.
Awesome experience!!
Rosemary_G, Jun 2023
This was our first time on an airboat ride and it was awesome.We did see a couple of baby gators 🐊 thanks to the great experience of Connor our Captain. The grounds & restaurant/ gift shop were also great. We will definitely do it again the next time we are in Florida.
Prepare To Get Misted and See Some Gators
Tearra_G, Jun 2023
Got to see a few alligators on land near their nest and swimming with their eyes above the water. You will get sprayed with the mist of the water from the speed and turns of the boat.
It was amazing Captain...
Rebecca_S, Jun 2023
It was amazing Captain Austin is great. We saw many different species of birds , nests and live gator.
The other side of FL
Wanda_C, May 2023
Short 30 min ride thru the everglades of Florida. I was able to another side of Florida. I enjoyed the experience.
Great Place
Gwendolyn_M, May 2023
Our captain & personnel in the gift shop were really nice people. My entire family enjoyed the boat excursion.
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