One-Hour Airboat Ride on Lake Panasoffkee
Strap into a boat powered by an airplane propeller and go. Glide through the mucky swamp, searching for alligators and other wildlife during a thrilling airboat adventure on Lake Panasoffkee.
What You Will Do
- Zip through the scenic backwoods of central Florida, gliding along swamps and marshes for an adventure you'll never forget
- Ride along Lake Panasoffkee, searching for local wildlife including snakes, turtles and alligators—and take close-up photos to commemorate your experience
- See a part of Florida where only airboats are able to take you, giving you an exciting opportunity that can't be found elsewhere
- Enjoy cruising with a professional United States Coast Guard-certified captain with over 50 years experience working with airboats
- One-hour airboat tour with very friendly and knowledgeable captain
Please wear comfortable clothes. Alcohol and swim suits are not permitted. Please wear flip flops or other comfortable shoes—and be ready to have a great adventure. We have drinks, snacks, ice cream and souvenirs for purchase. Tour is wheelchair accessible, except on the boat. Please, no smoking on the boat.
Tour operates rain or shine as long as there is no lightning.
- 806 Ratings
I was super satisfied with the tour and the friendly staff. Truly an awesome experience I would recommend to everyone.
Good tour, airboat was awesome, got to see some gators and tour guide was nice
We have a very nice time. Enjoyable
Great greeting on arrival, no messing around. Where every good about making us few very comfortable especially with two small children. Life jackets provided straight away to them. Airboats are great fun and we seen loads of gators, turtles and birds about. It’s just a long enough tour too, it’s gets hot out there. Good information given too and guide was more then helpful to answer any questions. When we arrived back, we were met with a good size gator to hold and take pictures with. No rush on money making gimic, just an added bit of fun we weren’t expecting. Thanks a mill
Care was taken not to open the throttle and get us soaked,the pilot was courteous while waiting for me to shoot photos, and I liked the photo op with a larger gator afterwards.
Easy to find, nice, informative staff - very enjoyable experience for all in our party - ranging in age from 6-65.
We had a wonderful experience with Captain Paul. He is an excellent guide and knows where the Gators are Most of all we had FUN!!!
Our family has participated in a swamp boat tour once before with a different company, which was more like a water ride with a glimpse of one gator. The Swamp Fever Captain, not only knew the waters he was navigating, but was very knowledgeable about the lake, ecosystem, birds and reptiles we encountered. He knew where to bring us to see baby gators, the mom and even the dominant male. The kids loved weaving through the swamp and learning about what they were seeing as we sat still. I had a feeling this tour might be different when it started off by letting us meet and hold a juvenile gator (all carefully monitored by it's handler). We would definitely take this tour again.
Great captain, very informative and considerate. Fun to have an alligator to hold. This was our second time here.
Our adult son, his wife, and their daughter were visiting with us from Virginia last week bearing a request for an airboat adventure. We researched our options and chose “Swamp Fever Airboat Adventures. Your patron reviews were quit outstanding and last Thursday after driving in from St Augustine we found out why. Your people are down- home good-hearted people loving what you do and delivering the full package. Our exceedingly competent Captain was highly skilled in his boat handling and very well informed on flaura and fauna. He delivered us to the subdued and sublime tranquility of lagoons, pointing out abundant wildlife alternately stimulated our adrenaline with his boat handling prowess. We all loved the experience and will be talking about it for years to come. You guys deliver an outstanding Florida adventure. Thanks again from all of us. Calvin Fox, Jr.
When we arrived it was if we were long time friends. We were greated with smiles all arount. Got signed in quick stepped out side and the staff visited with us,as we waited for the rest of our group. The boat captain was very informative about the animals we saw and details of the lake. He answered any and all questions ask. I don't think he ever stopped smiling. The only think I can say is excellent for any age. Don't miss it.
We chose this tour based on the ratings we had seen. A gentleman got off the boat before we got on stated that he had done tours with 3 or 4 other companies and this one was the best. Made me feel like I had made a wise choice. it was incredible! I am an avid outdoorsman from Ohio. I had never seen anything like this. The ride was smooth as glass, the scenery was spectacular. My wife and I enjoyed every minute. Great for seniors, families or anyone else looking for an adventure. Also got to hold a gator and get free pictures. The price was better than other tours in the area. Well worth the price.
Very friendly and knowledgeable. A good sense of humor. I had a great time.
They were very professional. Greeted us with smile and a pleasant greeting. All were very knowledgeable about the gators and the area. Thank you for a great adventure.
Very good and knowledgeable captain. The ability to hold a gator was a great and unexpected addition!
- H Michael
Captain Ron KNOWS HIS STUFF! He provided good information on the Lake Panasoffkee flora/fauna. Like holding the Aligator after the airboat ride. THANK YOU!
Great trip as always. We bring all of our visitors by for a swamp tour. Glad to see you guys continue to do well. See you in March with out next group. Kevin
Swamp Fever is the best! Always see alligators, turtles and lots of birds. We take all of our out of town guests to this airboat ride. Capt. Ron is a great driver and guide. He is very professional and a wealth of knowledge. You will not be disappointed with this company!
Captain was very knowledgeable and our trip was good, but unfortunately we only saw some very small gators. We expected to see large gators, but it could be the time of year.
Captain Ron really strives to make sure we have an awesome experience on the airboat. He blends a good balance of excitement with education and appreciation of the area, which is spectacular! We’ll definitely be going again!
We had a great time! Captain Ron's knowledge of the area made the trip that much better!
Capt. Ron & crew did a fantastic job in a friendly & professional manner. They took the time to explain items and answer questions. We definitely will return with more of our grandchildren.
Rain and threat of lightning shortened the one hour boat ride to just 30 minutes. I feel there should have been some kind of concession offered, such as perhaps a 1/3 discount on our next ride. That aside, we were very pleased with the experience, especially the part holding the alligator, Earl.
Capt. Ron is very knowledgeable and passionate about the area and the gators which makes for a very enjoyable experience.
Capt Ron was great and the ride was alot of fun. We had the boat all to ourselves so it was personal and relaxing. We didn't see alot of gators, but that was not shocking given the time of day (noon) we did our tour. Our boys loved getting to hold a gator and can't stop talking about the experience!
My husband and I went a week ago had the most amazing time! Neither one of us have been on an airboat so that was an experience all in itself! The tour by captain Ron was humeruous, and very knowledgeable! We learned a lot! And saw some amazing wildlife! I think our favorite part was being able to hold he 4 year old alligator Earl! What an awesome experience! Pamela and her son Kyle were so great in giving us all the information they did on how they’ve raise there gators! Had such an amazing fun time we went back a week later to take our son! Who had the time of his life on the airboat as well as holding Ally the alligator!! Thank you guys for such a fun amazing experience! Can’t wait to come back! And gooooo Dawgs :)
Captain Ron is entertaining and informative. Always have a great time and is where we always take visiting guests who never been on an air boat
The tour was great, we never expected it to be so beautiful. The owner was very informative and we never felt he was in a hurry to finish the tour.
Fun and interesting guide. Equipment is very nice and staff is all very friendly. Enjoyable experience.
Capt Ron was great and we loved the airboat ride. We were just a bit disappointed that we didn't see more gators, birds, etc.
enjoyed holding the gator. wished we could have seen more gators and other wildlife. Boat Captain was great. He knows his stuff. He was very interesting.
I would have liked and appreciated more airboat riding and less stopping ... but the owners are awesome and definitely would and will recommend them and their awesome crew ...Thanks Pam, Captain Ron and Omg I truly forgot your name...😥😥😥
The entire staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. The Captain was knowledgeable and was obviously a steward of the lake and surrounding environment. Interesting and fun!!
Great adventure with great hosts
We were quite pleased with our adventure and would recommend your Airboat Ride to others however my grandson and I were hoping for a little more speed for a longer time on the open water.
Very informative and well done.