If you’re heading to Florida with family or friends, make sure to reserve some time to hang out with the local alligators. Kissimmee Swamp Tours, which is located just south of Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort on Lake Kissimmee, is not like any other airboat ride in the area. This attraction brings guests up close and personal with wildlife on 36,000 acres of undeveloped land with no houses and no buildings.
We all know wildlife doesn’t live in the city, that’s why there is not a house in sight during this airboat experience. Gaze into a horizon filled with untouched wilderness, something unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. This tour takes you into the beloved Florida Everglades that has been preserved and untouched by construction and residential life.
During this exciting tour, guests will view hundreds of different species of wildlife along the Great Florida Bird Trail, including many species on the endangered species list. These animals include, but aren’t limited to, the American bald eagle, snail kites, sand hill cranes and the whooping crane. But that’s not all! Alligators, wild deer and pigs also inhabit the area, so you will want to bring a camera to capture these animals in their natural habitats.
This Central Florida attraction offers a smaller, more intimate airboat ride. Instead of using large, “theater seating” barges, Kissimmee Swamp Tours welcomes guests aboard six-passenger airboats for a more personal adventure that brings them closer to the wildlife. This authentic Florida experience is the perfect way to enjoy nature while relaxing and learning things you never knew before.
Your captain for each adventure is a local tour guide who can tell you all about the land and the animals that call it home. Usually airboat tours are loud, but not at Kissimmee Swamp Tours. They use special radio headsets so you can speak directly to the captain as he explains what your group is looking at. These headsets also allow you to speak with the other people on board.
Not just an airboat ride, Kissimmee Swamp Tours is for the nature lover and adventurer. If you’re looking for a true Florida experience, make sure you book your tour today. Open seven days a week, you will be able to pick between a 60 and 90-minute tour to experience Florida’s swamps and wildlife.
If you want to get out on the water, 60-minute airboat rides start at $49 for adults and $35.00 for children. Florida residents receive a discount with a valid state ID. Walk-ins are allowed but space is limited. To make a reservation go online to KissimmeeSwampTours.com or call 407-436-1059.