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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

  • Orlando: Drive-Thru Safari Park at Wild Florida

    2. Orlando: Drive-Thru Safari Park at Wild Florida

    Discover the exotic animal species and native wildlife of the Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park. Drive your vehicle through on a self-guided tour through the open areas of the park. See more than 100 exotic animals and native Florida wildlife like white-tailed deer, bison, cracker cows, zebras, watusi, and oryx. Check out a massive pond inside the park dedicated exclusively as a home for some alligators. Stop and hand-feed the incredible giraffes for a once in a lifetime experience.

    It was a great experience for us!!! Fun for all, Ages ranged from 60 to 9 years old, we were a group of 12!

  • Orlando: Manatees Swim, Snorkel and Boat Day Tour

    3. 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

    4. 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!

  • Orlando: Swim with Manatees with Optional Breakfast & Lunch

    5. 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: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

    6. Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

    Enjoy breakfast as you head out to the beautiful Crystal River area to start your snorkeling adventure. Explore the river and admire unique wildlife in its natural habitat. Learn about the magnificent manatee and have the opportunity to see them up close. Next is a guided visit to the Homosassa Springs State Park. Discover local wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther, black bears, red wolves, bobcats, alligators, and more. Learn about the park’s manatee rehabilitation program and stop at an underwater observatory built over the mouth of a spring. Enjoy a packed lunch before heading to the Withlacoochee River, to end your day with an exciting airboat ride. This area is another natural haven, where you can see more local wildlife. Feel the thrill of skimming over the water with an exhilarating trip in a flat-bottomed boat.

    We were picked up early punctually by an upbeat, enthusiastic driver who fed us a delicious breakfast and briefed us on our day. He seemed to realize that we wanted to eat and go back to sleep. We arrived at the office where we were to get our gear, and all went smoothly. Lacy and Whitney were our guides, and Chad was our boat captain. Lacy coached us on what we could expect once we got in the water and took us in for some practice. They all warned us that it was off season for the manatees and we might not find very many. Delightfully, they were mistaken. Manatees were below us and all around us. It was impossible not to touch them, although we'd been warned not to. We got back on the van for lunch and were on our way to the park and airboat ride, which were equally good. I would highly recommend this tour and these guides and will request them myself if I go back to Orlando.

  • Orlando: Full Day Adventure with Airboat Ride

    7. Orlando: Full Day Adventure with Airboat Ride

    When it comes to airboat eco tours, there is simply no comparison to Wild Florida. Just a short drive from the Orlando and Disney area, enjoy a beautiful day tour that guests of all ages will love.  Travel deep into the protected swamps, marshes, and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades.  Get an in-depth look at the gators, birds, eagles, trees and plants that can be found in the beautiful wetlands.  This is natural and authentic Florida at its best! You won’t see any development, homes, or signs of human life. Come see for yourself how good it feels to be in the middle of nowhere. After the tour, explore an amazing wildlife park full of zebras, watusi, deer, water buffalo, emu, wild boar, zebu, and monster alligators.  Visit the tropical bird aviary, hands-on alligator demonstrations, gift shop, and 500 ft. sightseeing dock.  Discover the Hawk Swamp boardwalk through a pr...

    We love the airboat and they had an amazing show after the airboat. The food in our package was included and it was tasty.

  • Orlando: Gatorland Alligator Capital of the World

    8. Orlando: Gatorland Alligator Capital of the World

    For more than 60 years Gatorland, Orlando has been creating special memories for millions of visitors through its famous gator mouth entrance. Located between Orlando and Kissimmee on the South Orange Blossom Trail, the park is one of Central Florida's classic attractions, providing a natural alternative to the larger theme parks of today. Founded by the late Owen Godwin in 1949, and still privately owned by his family today, Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve that combines Old Florida charm with exciting entertainment. This full-day admission ticket provides instant access to the many attractions of what is known internationally as the "Alligator Capital of the World." Showcasing thousands of alligators and crocodiles, including 4 extremely rare leucistic white alligators, inside the park you will also have access to the free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one-of-a-k...

  • Orlando: Airboat Safari with Transportation

    9. Orlando: Airboat Safari with Transportation

    Head out to one of the leading fish camps in Central Florida for an open-air adventure aboard a speedy airboat. Tour the Central Florida Everglades, an ecosystem rich in wildlife, with alligators, golden eagles, and egrets all in abundance. There are approximately 2,400 airboats registered in the nearby counties, and many of them are operated on this lake system throughout the year. This 30-minute airboat adventure takes you to one of the most popular airboat farms in Central Florida. You simply can't visit Florida without taking an airboat ride – it truly is a unique experience! Return to Orlando by lunchtime, memories in tow. Each airboat ride is a unique opportunity to see Florida's alligators, bald eagles, otters, blue herons, and other wildlife. If you're visiting Orlando, Orlando's Central Florida Everglades is an attraction in itself. A Florida classic – don't miss it!

    Awesome time! Loved the live shows and being able to get so close up to the animals. The air boat ride was fantastic! Such a great experience for a family :-)

  • From Orlando: Miami Day Trip with Upgrade Options

    10. From Orlando: Miami Day Trip with Upgrade Options

    Take a day to experience the energetic and vibrant city of Miami. Discover the different areas of the city while shopping, enjoying the atmosphere, or simply relaxing. Leave from Orlando early in the morning to experience a whole day of fun. On the way, receive a continental-style breakfast bag to get energized for the day. Choose from the following tour options: • Full-Day Hop-on-Hop-off City Tour: See all that Miami has to offer on two routes of the city. Enjoy live commentary on the tour with plenty of time to explore your choice of stops. Discover Miami's highlights as you hop on and off at your own leisure. • Miami Tour with Celebrity Homes Cruise Around Star Island: See Miami's magnificent coastal sites — including the Miami skyline and the homes of Star Island — on a fully narrated cruise. After, enjoy plenty of time to shop in the Bayside Marketplace Mall and relax on South Be...

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What people are saying about Orlando

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 67 reviews

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

Loved this small zoo because of how close you are able to get to the animals. We were able to view several feedings as well as feed the giraffes. It was warm, as the end of August usually is, but took our swim suits and took a break at the splash park. Lot's of fun!

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

We love the airboat and they had an amazing show after the airboat. The food in our package was included and it was tasty.

The guide was very informative and knew the area!!