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.
- 307 Ratings
Highly recommend the 1 hour private air boat ride and walk around the nature area viewing the animals, very enjoyable and educational air boat trip by Captain Farmer.
My husband and i brought our God Daughter for a fun day at Wild Florida. We had reserved out time slot for the air boat ride the day before...well some how our time got changed and they did not have an opening at our time and we could not stay later for a different time. They were so apologetic and offered several options for us. Their manager became involved and offered to take us out himself right then...couldn't ask for more than that. We ended up having a great time!
We had perfect weather - sunny and hot. Our pilot took us on a great tour. He knew where to find the wildlife, and was very knowledgeable about both the alligators and the birds we saw (and we saw lots of both). We also saw a large turtle swimming through the water at one point. We stopped for several minutes to watch a large alligator that had been swimming up a river. The gator submerged when the boat got close, but our pilot cut the engines and we were able to watch the gator up close, as well as several birds, while enjoying the quiet of the marsh. It was a full hour's worth on the water. All of us enjoyed the tour very much. We also enjoyed the wildlife park at Wild Florida, which we visited after our airboat tour. It was one of the most memorable days we had in the Orlando area.
The service was prompt, the activities as advertised and our private boat tour was even better than we expected. Jeff did a great job as our guide and showed us many amazing wildlife.
It was Great, thank you very much
Captain Jeff was great
Nice tour, good zoo and enjoyed feeding alligators but the photo memorabilia was too expensive.
Captain John made sure to find wildlife for us, and gave us some nice info. Overall great experience
Our airboat captain, Todd, was fantastic! He was very informative and pointed out various wildlife we might have missed. The scenery was spectacular and unforgettable-it is now one of our favorite Florida memories! We would absolutely recommend Wild Florida airboat rides to anyone!
Friendly staff and having the private tour meant we could tailor it to our needs. We arrived late as it took longer than expected to get there and hadn't noticed it said to be there 30 minutes before booked time. I fully expected the tour to be cut short as it was our own fault. Thankfully that wasn't the case. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout and made the experience enjoyable on what had been a stressful morning
Todd was a great guide and it was a fantastic experience
Great tour saw more wildlife than expected , John was a great guide
Friendly staff!!! It was a great adventure and the kids loved it!!
Todd was a great knowledgeable guide and we enjoyed seeing all the gators and wildlife. 2 thumbs up!
My family took a private boat with Logan. He was very knowledgeable about the lake and the animals on it. We learned something but we really had fun - especially when he drove the boat right up a hill!
The wildlife park was very well done and we enjoyed walking around to see the animals. Captain Mark was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour of the area.
Logan was great on our boat tour. The overpriced pictures is what killed it for us.
WE chose a private tour and our guide was outstanding. Had a wonderful time.
The Private Tour was well worth the little extra cost. The Guide Jeff was great and he took time to stop and educate us on the local landscape, wildlife, etc. We all enjoyed the beautiful ride and the scenery. Awesome!!
What a wonderful experience Captain Dennis showed us so much and was so accommodating. I would do this again.
Our boat driver John was amazing. Found quite a few gators and was very knowledgeable.
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.