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Boggy Creek Airboats Scenic Nature Tour

Since 1994, this company has led first-rate airboat tours through alligator-infested swamps, showing over a million people that the Everglades, contrary to popular belief, start (s) right here in Orlando! See the natural side of Florida on this 30-minute boating excursion.

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!

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

4
Everyone should do this, at least once.
By Luv 2 Travl Verified Reviewer from Williamsport, Pennsylvania on
Pros:
Florida as it once was
Cons:
The wait time
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boggy Creek Airboats Scenic Nature Tour:

Our guide was knowledgable and funny. We were able to get as close to an alligator in the wild as we would have been able to at a zoo. We saw a bald eagle in a nest and beautiful wildlife and flowers. The only negative was waiting over an hour before our tour departed.

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5
BEST AIRBOAT RIDE EVER!!
By Charleen, Dawn and John Verified Reviewer from Deltona, FL on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boggy Creek Airboats Scenic Nature Tour:

It was my step dads frist time on an airboat and my moms and mine 2nd time maybe evern more then that but if you go I say you should get have Wayne as your tour guide there was a lot of wild life he knew about and he would make joke..

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

5
Awesome adventure!
By Jim Verified Reviewer from Atlanta Ga. on
Pros:
Easy to schedule, Outdoor adventure, Wildlife

Comments about Smart Destinations Boggy Creek Airboats Scenic Nature Tour:

This was our first airboat ride and my parents 2nd,it was amazing saw lotsa bald eagles and other wildlife,my parents saind this was a better ride than the one they took down in the glades last year.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

4
We had a brill Morning out,last May
By Vicks&Ratbag from Bedale, N Yorks on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boggy Creek Airboats Scenic Nature Tour:

Won't give much away it will spoil the fun, we were out around the lake 1 hour and around every bend in that lake we saw loads, very hot so take a hat, and a cold drink.

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

5
great ride!
By Mel from Augusta, ME on
Pros:
Was very neat, Great guide
Cons:
Ride is 30 mins,
Best Uses:
Warm sunny morning,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boggy Creek Airboats Scenic Nature Tour:

We went to the landing and had no trouble getting on a boat, but we were off season. The boat was full. We went in the morning, but it was a chilly morning. Only saw 1 gator due to the cold but the ride was fantastic. The guide was knowledgable about the wildlife. Had a great family photo taken before the ride. It was so cool we bought it. (not included in admission)

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

5
went at night, great time, a must do!
By first timer Verified Reviewer from Chicago, Illinois on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boggy Creek Airboats Scenic Nature Tour:

We went at night. It was well worth the price. I'd go again on my next trip to Florida. Saw a lot of gators.

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Boggy Creek Airboats Scenic Nature Tour details

Phone: 407-344-9550
Address
2001 E. Southport Rd.
Southport Park
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Hours
Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, weather permitting.
Note
Suggested times to see the most wildlife is early morning (9:00 am-11:00 am).
Valid at Southport location ONLY.
Closings
Days with severe weather conditions
Christmas Day
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and transportation

Address
2001 E. Southport Rd.
Southport Park
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Public Transportation
Take 192 East (Irlo Bronson Hwy) to Poinciana Blvd. Poinciana is located between mile marker 10 & 11. Turn South on Poinciana Blvd. Go 19 miles south until road ends. (Poinciana Blvd. will change names to Southport Rd.)
Driving Directions
Take 192 East (Irlo Bronson Hwy) to Poinciana Blvd. Poinciana is located between mile marker 10 & 11. Turn South on Poinciana Blvd. Go 19 miles south until road ends. (Poinciana Blvd. will change names to Southport Rd.)

Admission and Offer Information

Getting In

Present your pass at the Southport Location only- 2001 E. Southport Location at the admission counter inside.

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