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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 ...

    Tour guide was amazing! Lots of personality and very funny! He was also very knowledgeable about his sh$t! I would definitely recommend this experience to any and everyone! And yes we saw a few gators as well, it was awesome And the restaurant had great food also! All around great experience

  • Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

    2. Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

    Travel back in time to the days before over-development and theme parks, and experience the unspoiled swamps of Florida on a thrilling airboat ride. Departing from Kissimmee, discover the largest living estuary in the world at Shingle Creek, where the splendor of nature offers a more authentic Florida experience. As you speed through the swamps, your captain will tell stories of the American Indians and history of the early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps of Central Florida. The state-of-the-art boats allow unobstructed views for all passengers, and the diversity of wildlife and plant life will keep your eyes and camera busy. Feel the subtropical climate that promotes lush vegetation and provides natural habitats for a variety of species as you explore swamp marsh and wet prairie.

    Scott was a little "rough" around the edges, but ended up being pretty good. Got to see a momma gator and her kids! It was nice.

  • Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

    3. Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

    Confront history in the making at the Kennedy Space Center on a full-day tour that provides access to a host of experiences, NASA time machines, and the Hubble Observatory. Jump on board the Shuttle Launch Experience simulator that literally takes you out of this world! Watch 3D movies to feel what it is like to visit the moon. And stroll around the incredible rocket garden. The out-of-this-world package includes round trip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney and Lake Buena Vista areas, admission to the Kennedy Space Center.

    Really enjoyed Paul as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining, gave us rundown of the highlights of our day and even helped us spot a couple of gaters

  • Orlando: Manatees Swim, Snorkel and Boat Day Tour

    4. Orlando: Manatees Swim, Snorkel and Boat Day Tour

    Swim and snorkel with one of the sea's most gentle creatures, the endangered Florida manatee. Visit beautiful Homosassa State Wildlife Park, and take an exhilarating airboat ride. This tour is an ideal opportunity for anyone seeking to escape Florida's predictable theme parks. Head to the picturesque Crystal River – home to the endangered “gentle giant of the sea,” the Florida manatee – where you can choose to snorkel or swim. If you are lucky, you may even get to interact with these beautiful creatures. At the very least, the boat excursion provides stunning, peaceful views of the natural Florida surroundings. After lunch, you'll enjoy a fully narrated airboat ride. You can also learn more about this southern state's wildlife from the knowledgeable tour guide. The remainder of the day includes a visit to one of Florida’s best kept secrets – Homosassa State Wildlife Park. Here, guests ...

    The boat team was great despite bad weather.they were safe,Made it enjoyable. The excursion bus team was great as well. They were informative and helpful. The change rooms at the manager facility need a roof. It was pouring rain and impossible to change from swimsuit into dry clothes.

  • Kennedy Space Center: Full-Day Tour with Airboat Safari Ride

    5. Kennedy Space Center: Full-Day Tour with Airboat Safari Ride

    Your tour to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex promises an exciting day for the whole family! Learn all about space travel on your visit to this amazing institution. During the narrated NASA bus tour, you will find yourself standing inside the launch control room and looking at an actual Saturn V rocket, the largest rocket ever to fly! You can also take pictures of the shuttle launch pads. With a little luck, you might even see a space shuttle there! Also at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, enjoy the Shuttle Launch Experience. This simulator ride began in May 2007, and replicates the sights, sounds and feelings of a shuttle launch. Feel the incredible journey of launching into space and orbiting Earth from an astronaut's point of view. Guest Crew members strap in and go vertical for launch in a one- of-a-kind motion-based simulator, the only realistic simulation of a l...

    Our guide Paul was very friendly and knowledgeable. He made everything very easy and relaxing. Nothing to worry about except enjoying the experience!

  • Clermont: Single-seat ATV Quad Bike Adventure

    6. Clermont: Single-seat ATV Quad Bike Adventure

    Begin your session with a safety briefing from an experienced guide. Put on your safety gear and hop on your very own single-seat Polaris ATV quad bike. Then, begin your adventure. Travel through beautiful orange groves and panoramic wetlands. If you’re lucky, you might even come across some local wildlife along the way. Travel through sand, mud, swamps and everything this property has to offer.  Stop for a 15-minute break to rehydrate after your exhilarating ride in the Florida sunshine. Next, get back on your quad bike and adventure along a track with tight curves and long straits with a lot of thrilling twists and turns.

    I had an amazing time. The instructor was very informative, kept us safe, and allowed us to enjoy our activity.

  • Orlando: Swim with Manatees with Optional Breakfast & Lunch

    7. Orlando: Swim with Manatees with Optional Breakfast & Lunch

    The gentle manatees of the Crystal River await your arrival on this delightful day-long tour where you can swim with these curious creatures. Your day will begin with complimentary pickup from one of the key meeting points in Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista and Disney. You will then be whisked away to the picturesque Crystal River. Crystal River is home to the curious and endangered manatee. Also known as Sea Cows, these creatures are most definitely the gentle giants of the marine world. Here you have the chance to snorkel or swim in the clear blue waters. Manatees are curious creatures and will often come to greet those who choose to snorkel or swim. They may even roll over to be tickled! Those who prefer to stay above water may wish to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. After lunch you will visit the beautiful Homosassa State Park, one of Florida’s bes...

    The Chinese buffet left a lot to be desired. The van driver was very informative & helpful. Mike our guide at the river was so kind and understanding. He made the swim with the manatees a special experience. The park was very informative and made for a nice afternoon.

  • Orlando: Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour

    8. Orlando: Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour

    Less than one hour from Orlando is NASA’s launch headquarters – the Kennedy Space Center. The visitor site offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the space program. Tour NASA’s launch headquarters, and see space shuttle launch pads from a four-storey observation deck. Walk beneath a massive Saturn V moon rocket, and relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Meet a real astronaut, stroll through the Rocket Garden, and enjoy five-storey IMAX space films. The center also includes the space shuttle Atlantis, bringing visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before. More than 60 interactive, touchscreen experiences and high-tech simulators bring to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program, as well as the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope a...

    Absolutely incredible experience! If you are fascinated by space travel, you’ll love this place! I wish I could go there every week.

  • Kennedy Space Center & Optional Transportation from Orlando

    9. Kennedy Space Center & Optional Transportation from Orlando

    Boldly go where so many satisfied space enthusiasts have gone before! Explore the many exhibits, shows, and attractions at the Kennedy Space Center's visitor complex, including the Hubble Telescope exhibit, Eye on the Universe, Journey to Mars Explorers Wanted, the Virtual Shuttle Launch Experience, the Rocket Garden, and IMAX movies including Hubble 3D IMAX and Space Station 3D. Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex showcases the priceless spacecraft Atlantis and 30-year shuttle program with more than 60 interactive experiences. The NASA bus tour offers a unique opportunity to glimpse the behind-the-scenes working of the space center, exploring startling views of the Vehicle Assembly building, and the Mobile Rocket Launch pad. Continue onward to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, featuring the immense, fully-restored Saturn V rocket; the largest ever built. Relive Ne...

    It’s was such a wonderful day to see the Kennedy space Center the pick up was right on time OK efficient driver and tour guide was excellent.

  • Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Visit with Options

    10. Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Visit with Options

    Learn all about space travel on your visit to the Kennedy Space Center on a full-day tour that provides access to a host of experiences that highlight the past, present, and future of the Space Program. Meet a real astronaut, jump on board the Shuttle Launch Experience simulator, watch one of the intriguing IMAX films, and stroll around the incredible rocket garden full of real rockets from missions past. Choose from the following options: • Kennedy Space Center Full-Day: Explore the Kennedy Space Center at your own pace with general admission included in the package. • Ultimate Space Experience: Enjoy a buffet lunch and presentation from a NASA astronaut, after which you can get photos and autographs. Then, take a 2-hour guided bus tour around Kennedy Space Center, which will show you areas not seen on the regular bus tour. See some of the center's amazing space equipment and enjoy a...

    Effie ring bug glitch w transport..first bus was late bc it broke down and had to get on different bus. Guide was great.

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What people are saying about Orlando

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Captain Chris was an exceptional guide. Answered all questions and was very informative. Knew where the alligators were making sure we could see them.

Our guide Paul was very friendly and knowledgeable. He made everything very easy and relaxing. Nothing to worry about except enjoying the experience!

Scott was a little "rough" around the edges, but ended up being pretty good. Got to see a momma gator and her kids! It was nice.

Excellent activity, our guide spoke Spanish so she helped us a lot, very cordial and friendly.

The guide was very informative and knew the area!!