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Orlando: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Options

1. Orlando: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Options

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 the 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 a 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 them 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).

Orlando: Manatee Discovery Kayak Tour with Lunch

2. Orlando: Manatee Discovery Kayak Tour with Lunch

See manatees in their natural habitat in Blue Spring State Park on a kayaking tour. Explore the rivers and creeks and spot a range of other native species within the lush marshland. Enjoy priority entrance to Blue Spring State Park and experience a fantastic view of the spring and the manatees that are to be found in the area. Paddle to the crystal clear waters of Blue Spring, Orange City by kayak and encounter the many manatees that make the area their home. During the summer months indulge in a refreshing dip in the clear waters of the spring. Glide through the calm creeks and rivers of the park and discover a variety of animals including alligators and turtles who often can be seen sunbathing on the shores. Also, keep a lookout for bird species such as a variety of birds including ospreys, eagles, and kingfishers. Then, after you finish your kayaking adventure, enjoy a picnic lunch in the tranquility of nature.

Orlando: Rock Springs Run Kayak Tour with Picnic Lunch

3. Orlando: Rock Springs Run Kayak Tour with Picnic Lunch

Take a break from the theme parks to experience a different side of Orlando with a fun kayak adventure. Dive deep into the natural Floridian landscape to admire lush pine trees, pristine creeks, and diverse wildlife. Follow your guide through the Rock Springs Run area, then relax with a picnic lunch. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery and crystal clear water of the spring run as you paddle upstream through the twists and turns of the river. Journey through a special region that remains as it was back when Timucuan tribes fished and hunted here. Reach the bridge at Kelly Park and stop for a refreshing swim while being served a picnic lunch. Afterward, enjoy a natural lazy river experience as you gently drift downstream. See different wildlife species, including alligators, turtles, river otters, black bears, deer, and birds.

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We took this trip last minute and didn't really expect it to be anything exciting. However, we were very wrong we had a great time with an exceptional guide/boat operator really got to understand a little bit about the ecosystem and definitely up close and personal with the wildlife. Would definitely do it again and would recommend it to others. We did the one hour tour and we definitely recommend that over the 30 minutes.

Totally amazing trip! Astrid is very friendly, knowledgeable, so experience is definitely best. We saw manatees right near our kayak!!

Would highly recommend this excursion for the entire family. Fun, informative and the area is beautiful.

amazing and such a great guide who told us all about the crocs and answered all our questions

Great guide. Patient, knowledgeable, encouraging. Would do it again.