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Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

1. Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

The Central Florida Everglades are natural wonders, best explored with locals who know their backwaters. The beautiful landscape and expert guidance of your captain will make this tour a trip that you'll never forget. Guests on our Scenic Nature Tour explore narrow water trails engulfed in the brush of the Central Florida Everglades. On this tour you'll stop periodically, hoping to spot Florida's state reptile, the American Alligator, in its natural setting. Witness rare and endangered birds swooping effortlessly through the skies as the sunshine warms your body and the wind whips through your hair. Other wildlife abounds throughout the trip. This tour is perfect for groups and families looking to explore and learn about the unexpected side of Central Florida. A longer trip on our Detailed Nature Tour of 1-hour increases the number of encounters with Florida's wildlife, especially the American Alligator, which can reach up to 15 feet in length and 1,000 pounds. You'll experience nature right alongside turtles, bald eagles, blue herons, deer and a wide variety of waterfowl in their natural environment, not in captivity. Be sure to also check out the Gem Mining Station. You will be able to purchase buckets filled with treasures that are native to Florida and take to the mining station. While mining, you will discover various gems, alligator teeth, shark teeth, rocks, and other treasures. There will be an additional charge for gem mining bags or buckets. A restaurant with indoor or patio seating is available, where you can dine before or after your tour (at your own expense).

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Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

2. Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

Enjoy breakfast as you head out to the beautiful Crystal River area to start your snorkeling adventure. Explore the river and admire unique wildlife in its natural habitat. Learn about the magnificent manatee and have the opportunity to see them up close. Next is a guided visit to the Homosassa Springs State Park. Discover local wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther, black bears, red wolves, bobcats, alligators, and more. Learn about the park’s manatee rehabilitation program and stop at an underwater observatory built over the mouth of a spring. Enjoy a packed lunch before heading to the Withlacoochee River, to end your day with an exciting airboat ride. This area is another natural haven, where you can see more local wildlife. Feel the thrill of skimming over the water with an exhilarating trip in a flat-bottomed boat.

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Orlando: Airboat Safari with Transportation

3. Orlando: Airboat Safari with Transportation

Head out to one of the leading fish camps in Central Florida for an open-air adventure aboard a speedy airboat. Tour the Central Florida Everglades, an ecosystem rich in wildlife, with alligators, golden eagles, and egrets all in abundance. There are approximately 2,400 airboats registered in the nearby counties, and many of them are operated on this lake system throughout the year. This 30-minute airboat adventure takes you to one of the most popular airboat farms in Central Florida. You simply can't visit Florida without taking an airboat ride – it truly is a unique experience! Return to Orlando by lunchtime, memories in tow. Each airboat ride is a unique opportunity to see Florida's alligators, bald eagles, otters, blue herons, and other wildlife. If you're visiting Orlando, Orlando's Central Florida Everglades is an attraction in itself. A Florida classic – don't miss it!

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What people are saying about Orlando

As many reviewers have mentioned, this is a little gem of a company! It was a beautiful day and we were able to see an abundance of wildlife. We took the morning trip (I highly recommend the hour long trip) and despite the alligators being nocturnal we did see several that morning. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the habitat and animal species we saw. I felt very safe and chose to wear the ear protection provided. This was easy to book and no long lines. My friend and I really enjoyed this experience!

It was a great experience. From the moment we checked in, to spending time in the farm and the timely departure. It was a bit chilly weather, with the heavy wind, it became an adventure for sure. Strongly suggest carrying a jacket with you. Ride was super fun.

Driver Paul was on time and very nice; at the park we had good fun and everything was well organised!

Awesome experience! Our guide Tanner was hilarious.

Boat captain was very informative and transparent.