Experience the Florida Everglades as a VIP on our upgraded airboat experience. Includes free t-shirt and more!
- Airboat adventure
- Exhibit entrances (Reptile, Glades Exhibit, and Exotic Wildlife)
- Ear protection and there is no charge for parking
Explore Florida’s Everglades by Airboat!
Feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida’s most remarkable treasure–the Everglades. Renew your spirit as you glide across miles of river at speeds up to 40 mph, and get up-close and personal with native wildlife, many of whom are endangered in this fragile environment. Start your adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades and catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water.
After your boat ride, stroll through our included exhibit areas featuring over 100 reptiles and mammals that have been adopted and rescued. Over a dozen fun and educational presentations are included daily! In our Reptile Exhibit, take a walk on the wild side back in time with an original dinosaur, the Florida Alligator. Be sure to bring your camera, so you can capture the excitement of you cradling one of these majestic animals with our “Hold a Baby Alligator” experience.
Your adventure includes a visit to our Exotic Wildlife exhibit. Playful critters abound and amaze as you get up-close and personal with many different animals that often include panthers, leopards, and even birds of prey. Our Glades Exhibit features a variety of educational presentations in our brand new “Everglades Theater,” also see reptiles like tortoises, iguanas, and more. Be sure to stop by The Gator Grill for lunch before you leave. Enjoy Gator Bites, tacos, burgers, a special kid’s meal, and more at our on-site food truck. Souvenir, snacks, and beverages are available in the Gator Emporium.
Children are allowed on board the airboats, children ages three and under are free. Children ages six and under are required to wear a life jacket for safety. Tour is suitable for children of all ages.
Boat rides are not mandatory, though if you would like to ride the airboat, upon check-in, please let our staff know, and you will be scheduled for a departure time.