Wild Florida Adventure: Airboat Ride and Wildlife
41 Ratings
Embark on a thrilling 7-hour adventure in the wilds of Florida. Experience an exhilarating airboat ride, encounter fascinating wildlife, and savor a mouthwatering BBQ lunch. Escape the theme parks and discover the untamed beauty of Florida!
Duration: 7 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park - You will be transported from the meeting point to Wild Florida, the top rated airboat company in Central Florida. After an approximate 45-minute drive, you’ll arrive at natures paradise!

First, you’ll enjoy a thrilling 30 or 60-minute airboat ride (depending on package purchased) where you may see wild animals such as birds, alligators and sometimes bald eagles. This is truly untouched natural paradise!

After your airboat ride, stroll through the Wildlife Park. Here, you can see the rescue animals from around the world - a wonderful menagerie of creatures including lemurs, sloths, raccoons and a Florida panther. There is also a wide variety of birds in the aviary.

You can walk the boardwalk into the Cypress Forest and feel at one with nature. It is serene and peaceful in the shadow of the trees. A basket lunch is also included and can be enjoyed at the cafe. Souvenir photos can also be taken whilst at the park and one is included in your package.

What's Included
  • 60-Minute Airboat Ride (Ultimate Adventure Package)
  • 30-Minute Airboat Ride (Adventure Package)
  • Live Alligator Education
  • BBQ Basket Lunch
  • Roundtrip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee and Disney areas
  • 6x8 Photo per family
  • Services of Driver Guide
What's Not Included
  • Meals and beverages not listed
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information

Embark on a 7-hour journey into nature’s paradise, the ‘Middle of Nowhere’, in Florida. The exciting trip at Wild Florida involves a 30 or 60-minute airboat excursion through the Everglades’ headwaters. Enjoy spotting unique wildlife in the park, coupled with a sumptuous BBQ basket meal from the Chomphouse grill! A refreshing break from theme parks that offers a glimpse into Florida’s untamed regions.

  • Please note that this tour is not available on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day
  • Wheelchair accessible vehicles have to be arranged. Not all tour vehicles have wheelchair lifts/ramps so please contact vendor to notify in advance if needed.
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(41 Ratings)
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May 5, 2024
Everglades Airboat Tour - Had a great time. Lots of birds, and an early morning sunning alligator. Bus transportation staff was very friendly and courteous and on time. Ismael gave us a nice background tour of the local region while we transported to and from the event.
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Mar 11, 2024
Great half-day out - Great day out, great tour and especially great driver (unfortunately I cannot remember his name). It's a fairly long trip to the park, and just as long return, so the commentary about the area we passed through was very enjoyable
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Nov 13, 2023
Great tour - We had a great time on this tour. Our guide, Ismaiel, was wonderful. He was prompt and went above and beyond for us. The tour itself leaves more than enough time to explore Wild Florida without feeling rushed. It is also good value for money. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for an excursion to the Everglades from Orlando.
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Oct 10, 2023
Highlight of our Florida trip - Fabulous tour! From pick up by Ismeil at grayline to the staff at Wild Florida, it was a brilliant day. We picked the early tour with 30min airboat, but were lucky enough to be given an extra 30min! The airboat through the everglades was so beautiful & relaxing! Saw so many birds & a few gators! Very enjoyable. There was also a little wildlife park there which was cute. They had a number of birds & animals i hadn’t see before! Watching the gator feeding was also pretty cool. To top it off, i also got a delicious pulled pork burger with a gf bun for lunch! Definitely a highlight of our trip to Florida & have already recommended to some other friends visiting in the coming week.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 14, 2023
Wild Florida Airboat - We visited wild Florida for a one hour airboat tour. The trip also included plenty of time for seeing the numerous animals they care for on site and for lunch before we were dropped back off early in the afternoon. Greg was a great laugh and entertained our small group throughout. He did magic tricks, told jokes and was incredibly informative, even demonstrating his knowledge of the animals and his ability to communicate with them! A highly enjoyable day and the airboat ride provided stunning scenery and an incredible insight into a side of Florida we had never seen before. Highly recommend!!
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Aug 28, 2023
Excellent day out - Lovely day out - Greg our tour guide was amazing, full of knowledge, kind and caring. He showed magic tricks while we had to wait did our time slot and the other families to arrive back to the coach - he kept us busy and entertained. Would definitely recommend
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Mar 24, 2024
Wild Florida - 5 stars, Grayline - 1 - My family and I hugely enjoyed Wild Florida. If you can, book through their website and drive there yourself. You will save money and stress by not going with Grayline. The day before our trip, they moved up the pickup time to 7:45 and reduced our airboat time to half an hour. You can skip the ride altogether - it was not as great as described. Not much to see. Our driver Preston was pleasant but had no clue about the park or features of the package we had purchased, which was the most expensive one offered. The staff of the park are friendly and knowledgeable, the shows were wonderful and we enjoyed the wide variety of animals. Next time, we would go on our own to spend more time with the animals and not race to get back by a certain time. Wild Florida is a must-see on your next trip!
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May 27, 2024
It’s was good memories - The trip was mainly transportation and airboat ride ,some jokes by the driver ,Not as described ( barbecue basket,family photo or feeding alligator)
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Sep 28, 2023
Disappointed - Overpriced for what we experienced Boat was ok but not much wildlife seen Didn't live up to expectations Lunch was disappointing Park was really only geared for kids
Review provided by Viator
Jun 12, 2024
Very peculiar set up - would recommend you just sort your own transport and go yourself. - Honestly, dreadful. This is my first ever one star review, but I was so surprised at how bad this experience was - especially with other reviews! I have been on lots of tours around the world on my own and without question this was the worst. This isn't a tour, it's an expensive taxi service on a bus that desperately needs maintenance as with every bump or turn it was creaking and making concerning metal groan noises. Pick up was on time, the tour guide was friendly but provided us absolutely no information on the plan, the day or anything. Took about 45 minutes of some of the scariest driving I've ever experienced. I decided ten minutes in I was absolutely not going home the same way - and I am not a nervous passenger. When we got there, it was a 30 minute sign in process as the guide had absolutely no idea who was doing what. Because you book a 'tour', but the people on the bus with you could be doing other stuff entirely and he didn't have any idea who had what. The women at the counter of wild Florida couldn't be less interested in helping and I did feel very sorry for everyone trying to sort it out. We were then given a couple of times to go back for things like the airboat tour (fun, and loads of wildlife so worth doing). Then, in an incredibly peculiar setup, I was the only one in the bus doing the safari tour. So they were going to drive just me, on a huge bus, through the safari park. This seemed incredibly small minded to me and a huge waste of resources. And just, bad planning. None of it was made clear that the tour was a 'pic n mix' style. After the airboat tour and wandering around wild Florida for an hour I left. The bus wouldn't have left till 4pm and I was out of there before 12. An additional four hours would have been interminable. You would be far better off booking your own transport to Wild Florida (although I wouldn't recommend it in the slightest, Gatorland is vastly superior with staff that are actually pleasant, better conservation outcomes and animal welfare). I'm sure this is probably my own fault for assuming this was more of a tour, and less of a taxi service, but I would argue the description is misleading.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
July 2024