Airboats use powerful, backward-facing propellers to skip through shallow bogs, and they’re a common form of eco-entertainment in Florida, particularly farther south in the Everglades. Though much wildlife is spooked by the din made by boat and plane alike (you’ll get ear mufflers), many water snakes and alligators appear too thick-headed to care, so you should see a few on one of the continuously running 30-minute tours—boat skippers will cut the engine and float near the critters. The boats don’t operate in the rain. The wildlife spotting is better in South Florida, but this’ll is a long-running crowd-pleaser. Coupons are commonly distributed. One-hour night tours ($52 adults, $48 kids 3–12) are also available, but require reservations; check the website for times.
Boggy Creek Airboat Rides
2001 E. Southport Rd., Kissimmee.
Our Rating Hours Daily 9am–5:30pm Phone 407/344-9550 Prices 30-min tours $27 adults, $21 kids 3–12 Web site Boggy Creek Airboat Rides