Boggy Creek Airboat Rides In Orlando

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides Panorama

Explore the Everglades Wetlands in an Airboat

Our visit to Orlando would not have been complete for our family and friends without a true airboat ride. I have memories of those types of boats from watching Gentle Ben (way back when) and on our latest trip to Florida; I just had to experience that first hand.

One thing I learned is that Orlando has quite a selection of airboat tours available. I pretty much looked everywhere before selecting the friendly folks over at Boggy Creek. My selection was made based on the detailed information they provided on their website, their friendly staff and the accessibility to and from Orlando. Another perk was that you did not need a reservation. Tours leave every 30 minutes, 365 days a year, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM and are available at both locations.

The Docks of Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

The airboat docks of Boggy Creek Airboat Rides at East Lake Tohopekaliga. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Airboats Docked at Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

Boggy Creek Airboats at the docks. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Airboat tour coming in to the docks

An airboat tour coming in to dock and then take us our for our tour. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Just a few minutes away from where all the “magic” happens (Walt Disney World), I found a whole other type of magic called “nature”. I mean, lets face it, if you are visiting Orlando with family, chances are you are going to be visiting the theme parks. It was however, very refreshing to take a day to see other things that Orlando has to offer, like an airboat ride which was a refreshing way to explore nature in its rawest form or a fun day exploring our space program at the Kennedy Space Center.

Our Tour Airboat

Our airboat at the docks waiting for us to hop aboard. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Madi in a Boggy Creek Airboat

After a short talk from the airboat captain, we all hopped on and got ready to take off. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

We embarked on our tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide and hopped into the boat with a total of about 15 guests. This tour is perfect for groups and families looking to explore narrow water trails engulfed in the brush of the Central Florida Everglades. On our half-hour tour, we stop periodically, hoping to spot Florida’s state reptile, the American Alligator. We did not see huge alligators, but we did see baby ones which were even more cute to see in their natural habitat. I’d say you should certaily hold onto your hats because our driver took us for a fast and really fun ride where his turns swayed the boat from side to side as well as making a couple 180° turns which you can see in the video. The kids loved that (and so did the adults — shhh).

Wetlands of East Lake Tohopekaliga

A look at the open wetlands of East Lake Tohopekaliga. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Orlando Headwaters from Boggy Creek Airboat Rides Tour

Our boat zoomed through the open waters and crawled through the dense everglades headwaters. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Boggy Creek Airboat speeding through the Kissimmee wetlands

Here our airboat was going full throttle through the wetlands and the kicked up water splashes had rainbows in them — Cool! | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides Video

Sometimes when traveling, you have half a day to spare and this was just the right activity for us. So, get your cameras ready, take those headphones, sit down and enjoy the scenic nature tour at Boggy Creek! You will enjoy the ride and you never know what creatures you might see!

Madi Holding Alligator

After your airboat ride, there is an opportunity to hold a small Florida alligator. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Why We Recommend Boggy Creek Airboat Rides For Families

  • Exciting Airboat Ride
  • Exploring Nature
  • Entertaining for Kids and Adults
  • Fun & Knowledgeable Staff
  • Family Friendly
  • Educational
  • A Unique Experience
  • Affordable

Boggy Creek Links & Information

We were provided media passes to Boggy Creek for the purpose of reviewing it on our blog. Regardless, we would only recommend places, activities or services that we would use/visit personally and that we believe will be good for our readers.

About Laura Filipowicz

I am a mom, professional travel writer and founder of the ConnectHER Conference for Brands, Influencers, and Moms. My passions include working within the mom community, creating brand events, and creating mini-brand ambassadors within the community. My expertise lies in social media, editorial reviews and specialized product, program and customer service auditing. I enjoy traveling and exploring family friendly places to stay, eat and play!

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