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“A surprise was waiting for us!”

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides
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US$25.69*
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Florida Airboat Adventure
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover Territory that remains unaltered by man in the wilderness of the Central Florida wetlands. You will see the breathtaking natural beauty of Florida with cypress trees and majestic oak hammocks. Our wildlife varies from rare and exotic birds, fascinating wildlife and the American Alligator. You will enjoy whisking across the surface of the water at speeds up to 40 mph through the tall grass. We’re U.S. Coast Guard approved and inspected with Master Captains. Safe and fun for the entire family. We have several unique airboat tours to choose from depending on what you are looking for: 1. 30 or 60 Minute Airboat Tours - No Reservations needed 2. VIP One Hour Private Airboat Tour - No Reservations needed 3. Sunset Airboat Tour - Reservations Req. 4. Night Airboat Tour - Reservations Req. 5. YOU DRIVE EXPERIENCE - Boggy Creek Airboat Rides is the first and only company that offers a "UDRIVE Your Own Airboat Experience" with dual controls for you and the Captain. Take a walk through our nature park to see the gator oasis pond, authentic Native American Village or dress up in Old Florida outdoor wear and pose in front of our swamp shack. COME HUNGRY!!! Our waterview dining at Boggy Bottom BBQ is impressive whether you are eating inside or on the patio overlooking the lake. Serving true Florida style BBQ and all the Southern fixins' such as gator tail, catfish and the "you can't get this back home" swamp cabbage stew.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Boggy Creek several times, last in 2015. Yesterday I arrived to find the area updated and revamped very nicely. The airboat ride is extensively reviewed elsewhere and I have nothing to add on that, other than very, very good. The surprise was the Native Indian. His presentation was witty, informative and fascinating. He had my boys of 10 and 14 eating out of his hand. The presentation covered his camp, clothing and how sourced, weapons, how Alligators were traditionally killed, Weapons history and demonstrations. Finally, for $5 he would individually coach you and let you use, throwing stick, bow and arrow as well as blowpipe.
I would travel to see this presentation on its own!

Thank cornish_frogboy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't recommend this highly enough... fantastic/awesome fun, suitable for all ages - we did both the day and night rides, very different experiences, but equally as great for those chasing thrills! - saw lots of gators in their natural habitat :) - restaurant was new from our previous visit and served very nice food... the resident Native American was excellent, kept all age ranges captivated with his knowledge and quick wit.

Would recommend wrapping up warm (fleece or light coat), as it is colder on the lakes - even when it is otherwise hot - sunglasses will also protect your eyes from bugs!

Thank Sven K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's pretty straightforward - an airboat ride on the edges of a lake looking for cool stuff to see. For us, who are boaters (but not airboaters) and had never been on an airboat before, it was great fun. Not sure I would need to do it again, though we did see some cool wildlife.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in late March 2018. We were a party of 5 and chose the VIP 1 hour airboat ride. Our trip was early morning - ok 9.15am is not early to everyone but it is to my kids aged 13, 8 and 8.
Booking was really efficient via their online service, a confirmation was emailed immediately.
We called 24 hours ahead to book, if you can I would suggest it’s probably better to arrange earlier so you can get the time you want.
Our boat captain was friendly and had lived in area. He was knowledgeable about the wildlife and gave some good personal insights. I was super impressed at the thought to give reassurance to my girls that there might be a lot of flying bugs but they do not bite.
We were lucky and were able to see 3 good sized gators and numerous wild birds. ( you cannot always guarantee wildlife to be there on command).
Following the boat ride it was nice to speak with the naitive Indian who was great with the kids, he event went down to the water to collect some apple snail shells for them to look at and keep.
All in all well worth the price tag for a glimpse of the superb outdoors of Florida and a chance to meet a REAL native human.

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