Prepare for a trip through one of the most desolate regions in the country that, to this day, remains largely untouched by humans. Alligators reign supreme here, and the waters are teeming with wildlife. Enjoy a 30-minute tour through the Central Florida Everglades on an airboat that, in the capable hands of a U.S. Coast Guard Captain, will jet you across the surface of the swamp.
Airboat tours of the swamp leave every 30 minutes (364 days of the year!), although the staff at Boggy Creek advises that tours leaving before 10AM offer the best chance of catching some exciting alligator action. Leaving early will also let you avoid the extreme heat of the day. Your Boggy Creek Scenic Airboat Tour will showcase not only the famed Florida Alligator, but also other wetland species like turtles, colorful water birds, and also the beautiful cypress trees that make the Everglades so recognizable.
Boggy Creek Airboats are Central Florida’s original and official airboat rides, and their location has been established since 1994. The company boasts an immaculate safety record, and each 17-passenger airboat has been inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard. Boats are capable of reaching speeds of up to 45MPH, meaning this will be an adrenaline-filled ride! The company guarantees that each ride is different, so you never know what you might see!
It is commonly-thought that the Everglades region starts at the southern tip of Florida. Boggy Creek Airboat Rides dispels that myth, showing passengers that the headwaters to the Florida Everglades actually are found right in Orlando, just minutes from the attractions of Central Florida! Don’t bother driving south to see the alligators—you can enjoy a scenic ride through the swamps without having to wander far from your hotel! Boggy Creek Airboat Rides are now considered a “must see” for visitors to the region, and the company boasts that over a million passengers have experienced the beauty of the Everglades on their vessels.
The Boggy Creek boat ramp is handicap-accessible, but wheelchairs are not able to be taken aboard. The launch location features a gift shop and restrooms for customer convenience. Please note that reservations are NOT required for thirty-minute airboat rides, and all ages are welcome on the tour. Life vests are required for children under the age of 6 (provided by Boggy Creek). Don’t forget your sunscreen and camera!
Suggested times to see the most wildlife is early morning (9:00 am-11:00 am). Valid at Southport location only.
Amenities include: fishing guides, pavilion rentals, catering, boat launch and bus parking. Dining options also available.