Florida is covered in water and the best way to have fun and explore all of that water is on a airboat. In Kissimmee, Florida there is a family owned company that is showing all of that Florida beauty to travelers from all around the world and that company’s name is Boggy Creek Airboat Rides. Located only minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort area, Boggy Creek Airboats has been giving rides to travelers for over 20 years. With a fleet of airboats and tours running all day and even at night, this company shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
Owners Margie and Chris Bryan have big visions for their little slice of heaven at end of Southport Dr. Currently they are in the process of expansion and that will bring guests a smokehouse bbq restaurant, authentic Indian village and even having Gatorland in house showing their visitors all there is to know about Florida’s alligators by having adolescent gators there to hold and take pictures with. Their location is situated at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades and is the backdrop to some of Florida’s most beautiful wilderness.
Many travelers have never seen a airboat, much less witness an actual alligator, but Boggy Creek Airboat Rides will take good care of you in their Coast Guard certified boats and teach you all about Florida’s wildlife from the comfort and safety of your airboat. Each boat captain is well trained with hundreds of hours of service while also knowledgeable in where to find those allusive gators. I have never been on a tour where I did not see alligators or the occasional american Bald Eagle. The last trip I was on a few weeks ago, we were lucky to see a couple of endangered Snail Kites and the young hatchling alligators playing in the lilly pads.
Boggy Creek Airboat Ride tickets can cost as little as $36 per adult and $31 per child through local discount ticketing companies like The Official Ticket Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The 1 hour nighttime airboat rides are for the more adventurous types, but those tours are sure to bring out the best of the alligator sightseeing as alligators are more active at night! If you do decide to take a tour, remember to dress accordingly and to bring sunscreen for day tours and bug spray for the night tours. Try to arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour and bring your camera!