Orlando airboat rides provide fun-filled adventure for the entire family! The Central Florida Everglades and the myriad of scenic lakes throughout Central Florida are the perfect launching spots for a wildlife adventure aboard an airboat. In addition to escaping the crowds at Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort or SeaWorld® Orlando for a few hours, Orlando airboat rides are a fun and educational way of exploring Florida’s natural heritage. If you are planning to take an Orlando airboat ride adventure during your 2014 Walt Disney World® Resort vacation getaway, choose from the following quality airboat rental services available in the Central Florida area.
A-AWESOME AIRBOAT RENTALS
Billed as “The Real Florida Adventure,” A-Awesome Airboat Rentals offers 90-minute guided airboat rides through Florida’s wetlands. For more information about A-Awesome Airboat Rentals, visit www.airboatride.com.
AIRBOAT RIDES AT MIDWAY
28501 East Colonial Drive (Highway 50), Christmas, Florida
Central Florida’s oldest airboat ride company, Airboat Rides at Midway (billed as “Florida’s Best Airboat Ride!”) features “awesome” airboat rides through Central Florida’s Everglades. View alligators, bald eagles, otters, blue herons and other wildlife during your airboat ride. Don’t miss a chance to check out the exotic bird and reptile exhibit at Airboat Rides at Midway’s permanent facility, which lies along Highway 50 and also features a snack bar and gift shop. Reservations are recommended. For more information about Airboat Rides at Midway, visit www.airboatridesatmidway.com.
AIRBOAT RIDES AT WESTGATE RIVER RANCH
View a myriad of wildlife during a thrilling airboat ride along the beautiful Kissimmee River! For more information about Airboat Rides at Westgate River Ranch, visit www.wgriverranch.com.
AQUATIC ADVENTURES AIRBOAT TOURS
Enjoy a fun-filled, one-hour airboat tour courtesy of Aquatic Adventures Airboat Tours. Night tours are also available. Call ahead for reservations. For more information about Aquatic Adventures Airboat Tours, visit aaairboattours.com.
BIG TOHO AIRBOAT RIDES
Off Highway 192 & John Young Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida
Daily tours and fishing guide services are available at Big Toho Airboat Rides, where you can glide along beautiful Lake Toho. Call Capt. Brent for reservations and directions. For more information about Big Toho Airboat Rides, visit www.bigtohoairboatrides.com.
BLACK HAMMOCK AIRBOAT RIDES
2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo, Florida
Black Hammock offers airboat rides that depart daily from Lake Jesup every 30 minutes from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Black Hammock Airboat Rides also features a free gator exhibit and gift shop, as well as the Black Hammock Restaurant and live music every weekend at the Lazy Gator Bar. For more information about Black Hammock Airboat Rides, visit www.theblackhammock.com.
BOGGY CREEK AIRBOAT RIDES
2001 East Southport Road, Kissimmee, Florida
Billed as “Orlando’s Closest Airboat Tour,” Boggy Creek’s six-passenger airboat takes you on a fascinating ride through the Central Florida Everglades. In addition to continuous ½ hour Everglades tours, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides offers one-hour night airboat excursions and parasailing are available. Reservations are suggested. Founded in 1994, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides is open from 9 AM to 5:30 PM daily. To reach Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, take Highway 192 to Poinciana Boulevard and travel South approximately 19 miles. For more information about Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, visit www.bcairboats.com.
CENTRAL FLORIDA AIRBOAT TOURS
4650 East State Road 46, Geneva, Florida
Central Florida Airboat Tours operates out of several locations, including Jolly Gator Fish Camp. Captain Bruce Fryer has operated boats along the St. John’s River for more than 30 years. For more information about Central Florida Airboat Tours, visit www.centralfloridaairboattours.com.
4715 Kissimmee Park Road, St. Cloud, Florida
Cruise across the scenic Central Florida Everglades aboard six-passenger airboats for a thrilling one-hour trip guided by professionally licensed captains through Glades Adventures. Reservations are suggested. For more information about Glades Adventures, visit www.gladesadventure.com.
KISSIMMEE SWAMP TOURS
4500 Joe Overstreet Road, Kenansville, Florida
Billed as “more than just an airboat ride,” Kissimmee Swamp Tours takes you for an adventure along Lake Kissimmee where you will view a diverse selection of wildlife. Call ahead for reservations. For more information about Kissimmee Swamp Tours, visit www.kissimmeeswamptours.com.
OLD FASHIONED AIRBOAT RIDES
Enjoy private, 90-minute guided tours along the scenic St. Johns River, home to an abundance of wildlife such as alligators and eagles. Day and night rides are available through Old Fashioned Airboat Rides. Reservations are required. Old Fashioned Airboat Rides is located in Christmas, just 45 minutes East of the Orlando area and 15 minutes from Kennedy Space Center. For more information about Old Fashioned Airboat Rides, visit www.airboatrides.com.
WILD FLORIDA AIRBOAT RIDES
3301 Lake Cypress Road, Kenansville, Florida
Enjoy beautiful scenery, along with wildlife such as alligator and birds through Wild Florida Airboat Rides, which is billed as “Orlando’s Only Everglade Airboat Rides and Wildlife Park Experience.” Night rides are available. For more information about Wild Florida Airboat Rides, visit www.wildfloridairboats.com.
WILD WILLY’S AIRBOAT TOURS
Cruise Lake Toho with licensed captains and explore natural Florida at Airboat Willy’s Airboat Tours. Reservations are recommended. For more information about Airboat Willy’s Airboat Tours, visit airboatwilly.com.
RICH’S TRIVIA: Known as the “Ugly Duckling,” the first airboat was built in 1905 in Nova Scotia by a team led by Alexander Graham Bell.
Big Toho Airboat Video
Black Hammock Adventures Airboat Video
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