Boggy Creek Airboat Tour | Ultimate Guide

Most Airboat Tour pages you'll find online only provide you the same old basic bullet points of what you will see on the tour. Or even worse, some of them don't even have pictures.

So today, we're going to take a different approach. We'll provide the most in depth article online, explaining all of the major 'can't miss' features of the tour as well as the minor ones that most don't talk about. And of course, we will also provide visuals for maximum clarity.

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Airboat Tour

As one of the most unique experiences in Central Florida, the Boggy Creek Airboat Tour provides something that other attractions and theme parks simply can't.. A front row view through the Everglades.

The airboat tour provides different ride options for both the day & night. The tour allows you and your party to glide through the water as you encounter wildlife such as gators, turtles & birds in their natural environments.

Although the name of this attraction is the Boggy Creek Airboat tour, it actually provides more than that. It features its own 32 acre park where parkgoers can explore the different swamp related activities and sites. This is very popular among visitors as most navigate through the park while they wait for their tour time to arrive.

In this park you'll find a Gator Oasis, Native American Experience, Gem Mine, Swamp Shack and Tiki Bar. We will cover all of these below.

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Tour Options | Tours

Daytime: 30 minutes & 1 hour

The daytime tours are also known as the Scenic Nature Tour. 

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Nighttime: 1 hour

This tour is also known as the Night Expedition Tour
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What Does the Airboat Tour Include?

The Airboat tour and a Free admission to the park.

Airboat Tour:

This tour will take you through the unaltered terrain of the central florida everglades. If you've never been on an airboat, the first aspect that will stick out to you is that unlike traditional boats, it will feel as you are gliding through the water rather than flowing with and at times against it. 

Airboat: Most tours can fit 15+ passengers. There are 3 rows of seats where you will have plenty of room and maximum visibility.

Unlike other boats, the captain is elevated and positioned by himself in the back of the boat. This allows the captain to be able to see ahead, have a better view of wildlife in the water, and to not affect the views of passengers in the process.

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Speeds: The airboat can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

Safety: A US Coastguard inspected 17 passenger airboat. Life vests can be found under the seat and in the front of the boat. Children under 7 years old are required to wear a life vest.


Animals & Habitats: You may encounter the following - Gators, Bald Eagle's, unique birds, gopher tortoises, squirrel's and others!

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Best Time to Go: The best time to see alligators is bright and early, as early as possible in the morning, as well as night time when it cools back down.

Make sure you arrive 30 minutes before your tour.

Native American Experience - Part of the Park

The authentic Native American village replica features several rooms of members of a traditional Native American family. It is essentially a living history museum where a traditional family will showcase how the Jororo tribe lived centuries ago.

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The demonstration will include showing and explaining different artifacts, how they lived, how they hunted, cooked, built tools & even built canoes.

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Gator Oasis - Part of the Park

When you walk into the park, on the left hand side you will immediately see alligators within distance behind an enclosure. Here you'll find dozens of gators in clear daylight tanning in the sun or swimming in the pond.

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You'll also be able to get up close and personal with Florida's most notorious reptiles. The enclosure contains a few areas of glass (from top to bottom) to provide guests with maximum visibility. This is a very popular feature with younger visitors that aren't tall enough to see over the enclosure.

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Photo Swamp Shack:

Visitors will be able to take photos while they try on 'Old Florida Outdoor Wear' ranging from overalls to camo clothing. 

Tiki bar:

Get a refreshing cool drink before or after your tour.

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Boggy Bottom BBQ - Part of the Park

Eating delicious Florida styled BBQ with a lake view, it is hard to get better than that. Visitors will be able to eat indoors or outdoors. This restaurant is open 7 days a week and some of the menu items include beef brisket and gator tail.

Gem Mine - Part of the Park

Very Popular

Infinite possibilities of finding precious gems & rare fossils in the 70 foot mine.

This is an additional cost. Visitors will be able to purchase bags full of items that are native to Florida. From that point they bring it to the station in order to mine. In the process of mining, they can discover unique items such as shark and alligator teeth, rocks, gems and more!

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

Orlando

Boggy Creek Airboat ride is located in Kissimmee, FL. It is about a 35 minute drive to Disney.

Reviews

Some credible reviews can be found on Tripadvisor and Yelp.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides Prices | How Much is Boggy Creek Airboat Rides?

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Boggy Creek Airboat Ride Hours

9 AM - 5:30 PM

What to Wear at Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

If you're riding during the day make sure to bring sunscreen. You normally do not get wet during the ride, however Florida will always be Florida and it may randomly rain for minutes at a time while the sun is out.

If you're riding at night, make sure to bring a jacket. When traveling at speeds during nighttime, it is easier to become cold. Better safe than sorry!

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Experience - Boggy Creek Airboat Tour Orlando

Is a fantastic experience for visitors of all ages. You will be able to experience Florida in its true natural environment while experiencing the unique wildlife that lives here. On top of this, you will be educated throughout the tour on different aspects including history, reptiles and the swamps. While you wait for your tour time to arrive, you can explore the variety of offerings the multiple acre park contains.

If you are looking to take some amazing and unique pictures of your experience (as well as wildlife) that your friends and family will envy, you've come to the right place.

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