One Hour Private Lake Cypress Airboat Tour
Embark on an exclusive airboat adventure through the lush Central Florida Everglades with your own private boat and tour guide.
What You Will Do
- Private 60 minute tour of the Lake Cypress Everglades in a large state-of-the-art U.S. Coast Guard approved airboat
- Insight into the rich natural biodiversity of the swampland ecosystem from an experienced local captain and guide
- Opportunity to see a range of wildlife in their natural habitat, including alligators, waterfowl, and bald eagles
- Complimentary entry to an on-site Wildlife Park which features a massive aviary, swampland boardwalk, more than 100 species and a hands-on alligator demonstration
- Park admission is included
Bring sunglasses, a hat, and sun screen. Food and beverages not included.
- 281 Ratings
Had an absolute awesome day. Our captain Todd was excellent.Had alot of fun and would definitely recommend +++. Thanks for a great day.
Our family had a great time. Mark, our guide, showed us some great spots, told us lots of great info about the animals and land, and made the trip lots of fun. Our boys wanted to right back out. Thanks for making their first airboat ride a memorable one! We also thoroughly enjoyed the animal park. Between the panther chasing our boys from one end of its pen to the other in a game of chase, to the cockatoo chattering away and ‘dancing’ when we talked to it, there were lots of laughs and fun to be had. Will definitely visit again.
Logan was terrific!
Guide was great and good with our young grandsons and helped us spot birds
Captain Jeff was great. Explained a lot to us and we really had a blast. I will bring the family back for sure very soon. Great place and highly recommended.
Lost for words, truly amazing and Geoff was exceptional. Thank you for a brilliant time.
First of all, we all loved the airboat tour. We enjoyed our driver/pilot/guide, we saw lots of interesting animals, and an it's amazing wetland. I'd like to learn a little more about the environmental impact of the tours. If tours are causing minor disruption to >5% of this wetland, then fair enough; if it's more, i'd like to know about it. If life-vests aren't warranted, I'm happy that you don't insist on them. That being said, it might be best to explain why they aren't needed, and offer them anyway. One of our party is pretty nervous around water, and she prefers to wear one on _any_ boat that can't carry 20+ cars. We weren't so keen on the zoo/"park" beside the jetty. Conservation and captive breeding is fine *where it's done properly*, but people who like animals are increasingly uncomfortable with anything that looks or feels like animal jail. - 5 Paddys from Limerick, ages from 30-70
This was our second visit to Wild Florida. I had purchased our ticket online and we got there early to spend some time in the exhibit area prior to our tour time. While checking in the customer service rep inquired if we would be interested upgrading our tickets for the private tour. She explained with a smaller group and air boat it would a totally difference experience from our last visit. In a matter of minutes we were at the end of the pier and were introduced to "Captain Logan" and after a brief, informative and entertaining safety review we were on our way. As soon as we left the dock it was clear this was going to be a totally different experience. Within 5 minutes of leaving the dock, Captain Logan slowed the boat, did a U-turn and slowly floated back to a spot where a 7 foot gator was sunning itself in the heavy grass near the water's edge. While we were getting pictures and wondering if we were a little to close - Captain Logan asked if we had any preferences (gators, birds, flowers etc.). He made some mental notes and we were off again. During our time together it was clear that Captain Logan knew where to find what we wanted to see. We saw a pair of eagles, a variety of other birds, numerous gators including a mother gator with several babies ranging from 4 months to 2 years. Seeing all this in the wide and within a hour was amazing. He even demonstrated how the smaller air boats can pass over almost anything including dry ground - entertaining and educational. Needless to say, if you have already done the larger boats - you haven't really experience air boating until you've done a private tour with someone like Captain Logan. Great customer service on the tour and while in walking through the exhibit area.
The driver was amazing. Very entertaining. Loved everything
The airboat ride was so much fun. We saw a huge gator, learned a lot, and went really fast.
Todd was excellent!
My grandkids LOVED the airboat. We had a very enjoyable ride. Our Captain, Captain Farmer was very informative & made sure we had a great ride
The private airboat ride was fantastic! Captain John did a great job educating us about the animals we saw, also with making the ride fun, yet safe. I’d highly recommend a private airboat ride. The wildland “zoo” had informative signage; however, I’m always concerned when animals are kept in small enclosures. And most of the animals at the park were in enclosures that were way too small compared to their natural habitat. We saw a mountain lion in a small cage back behind a maintenance area. Regardless of why he was sequestered, he was in too small of a cage! He was definitely stressed. The boardwalk through Hawks Swamp was done well.
Our captain was very nice and showed us and explained certain things around the area. Only thing I wondered about was a picture. A lady had a camera and took a picture of all of us on the boat but then never heard how to get s copy of the photo ..
We go every year for an airboat tour when we fly to Orlando. They are always so informative & Give us an enjoyable & entertaining ride. This is our 6th tour & have never been disappointed.
We had such a great time visiting Wild Florida! Our airboat ride was so much fun and my kids loved seeing all of the different animals in the park, especially the huge alligator pond. Everything was very clean and professional.
Jeff was an excellent " driver " and explained a lot !
The whole experience was faultless from arrival til we left, our captain was captain Logan, he was super friendly and very knowledgeable, we saw an American bald eagle up real close, gators and baby gators, and an endless variety of birds. Thought recommend
We really enjoyed our private airboat ride. Our guide shared lots of interesting facts with us and took us on a great ride. We saw two bigger sized gators on our trip as well. Will definitely come back. Oh, and the facilities at wild Florida were all very nice and clean... I was impressed.
The private ride my family and I took was excellent and the local knowledge of Captain Todd made the trip more exciting and memorable. To see wild Bald Eagles and alligators was fantastic. I would highly recommend this ride to anyone.
Jeff was really informative and showed us lots of wildlife. We could only do the airboats because of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma but was still great fun.
Thank you for having us. Myself and Husband really wanted our children to experience an airboat ride while visiting America. We all really enjoyed it, it was an amazing experience to see an alligator in the wild. The driver had so much information about the area which was very interesting. I would definitely recommend anyone to visit and try this amazing experience.
What a great experience. An amazing hour on the water. Our driver Logan was brilliant. He knew where to go, all about the local area, and really made us feel comfortable. Seeing the Aligator protecting her nest was a highlight. We will Def come back on our next trip to Orlando, and hopefully Logan will be able to take us out again. The Turner Family.
Have wanted to do this since I moved to Florida and was not disappointed. I would have liked to have gone out more in Lake Cypruss. Also feel you should have a children's rate. Thank you, Captain Jeff was great.
This was such a fun way for us to wrap up our Florida vacation! Our 16 and 21 year old children had a blast and so did my husband and I. We loved seeing so much wildlife from the smallest water skimmers to the bald eagle and egrets to the alligators that made brief appearances. We loved the gorgeous cove our guide took us to where we were surrounded by lovely cypress trees.
We chose a private boat ride as it was one of the things that my husband wanted to do. It wS absolutely brilliant and had an ama I guess experience. Thanks
Superb ride with a very knowledgeable Captain. Apart from setting off and returning we were well away from the bigger shared Airboats and into a world of peace and tranquillity punctuated with shear noise, power and excitement of the whizzing through the vast expanse of swamp and marshes. I have already recommended to friends in the UK.
A great experience and and real chance to escape overcrowded theme parks and grab a real taste of true Florida in all its natural glory. Super friendly check in staff and a great trip with captain Blake at the controls. Found us a 9 foot gator up close, truly magnificent. Would highly recommend the whole experience.
It was an amazing experience that my whole family enjoyed!
Wade was a very knowledgable and polite guide. Who certainly knew the area and we even spotted a couple of alligators. He answered all our questions and took some pictures of us as a reminder. Going back over the lake was a reef thrill . The staff were very accommodating as we had to re book due to the weather and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, we hope to return one day as we are on holiday from England.
The kiddos felt this place was better than Universal Studios. They loved feeding the alligators and the private air boat tour.
enjoyed having just our family to share this experiance with and the ability to interact with our captain on a personal level
A fantastic experience with a really friendly captain Blake! Would def recommend
Captain John did a great job helping us locate a large alligator. He was knowledgeable about the lake, the Airboat & wildlife. We had s great experience!!
Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We saw lots of wildlife and hopefully got good photos.
All staff very friendly and helpful. Sloth encounter and one hour private airboat ride were awesome.
Visited this week and had a fabulous airboat ride. Captain John was a fantastic host/guide/driver. We saw some gators and the whole family had a fantastic time. We really enjoyed the animal park too, all the staff are really enthusiastic about the animals in their care. The whole experience far far exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much, highly recommended. We will definitely repeat the experience on our next trip to Florida.
Great place and excellent experience. Highly recommended
Brilliant day out, guide was excellent very informative
Great tour guides, equipment and facilities!!
- Mary Ellen
We had an outstanding air boat ride. Visiting from Western NY my niece, her fiancé and son had a thrilling and informative hour. Our captain, Wayde, went out of his way to personalize our tour. Having expressed a desire to see apple snails, Wayne gave my nephew lots of information, and even found several shells that are now on their way to NY. We saw lots of wild life and an up close encounter with a large gator. This was an experience that we'll do again!
The small air boat was able to get us close to lots of interesting features.
I would highly recommend the one hour private tour, it was amazing! Captain John was a fantastic guide, we saw 2 adult gators and 4 babies!