There’s nothing quite like enjoying a classic airboat ride as you soak in the sunshine and the unique surrounding wildlife. Add on some southern hospitality and you’ve discovered the real side of Central Florida!
Summer is almost here and that means the kids have time off from school and the weather is ideal for exploring the great outdoors. If you and your family are interested in experiencing Orlando wildlife tours this season and beyond, look no further than The Black Hammock’s airboat tours! Take a look as we explore the many thrills and opportunities that await you on a classic southern airboat ride.
Discover Lake Jesup
Book an airboat ride with The Black Hammock and you’ll get the privilege of seeing Lake Jesup in traditional southern fashion! Located in Oviedo, Lake Jesup is one of the largest lakes in Central Florida. The lake is part of the St. Johns River and consists of approximately 16,000 acres.
This huge lake, including both open water and floodplain, offers many opportunities to see Florida wildlife. Jesup is home to a variety of species including the state’s densest population of alligators! Don’t worry though, you’ll be safe aboard a Florida airboat ride where you can comfortably view and take photos of the wildlife you encounter. On your tour, you may also see turtles, osprey, bald eagles and more. Birds are aplenty here and our tours take you right by the action!
Visit Bird Island
Our airboat tour route quietly circles Bird Island where you can view various types of unique Florida birds. When this island was discovered and surveyed for species of birds, an amazing 512 different types were found! Some of the birds documented here include: White Pelican, Purple Gallinule, Snowy Egret, Wood Stork, Wild Turkey, Green Heron, and many more. Due to the large population and variety of birds, The Black Hammock is an ideal destination for those interested in Florida bird watching. In fact, there are avid bird watchers that visit regularly. Bird Island is also within view from The Black Hammock peninsula where you can spot coastal birds flying between land masses.
Eat & Drink
After your incredible time on the airboat tour, viewing gators and spotting birds, relax and unwind at the Lazy Gator Bar. Here, you can enjoy an ice-cold brew or a 2-4-1 margarita. The lakeside views of the bar scream “Old Florida” and make you feel one with the surrounding nature!
If your gator-sized appetite has built up, you’ll want to end your day at The Black Hammock Restaurant where you can have an award-winning, full-service dining experience. Serving up the best fried gator in town, you’ll find no shortage of southern classics on the menu and we all know that nothing tastes quite as good as a classic southern cooked meal!
Choose Your Airboat Ride Package
Ready to go? Choose your airboat ride package and reserve your spot! The Black Hammock offers a multitude of Central Florida airboat tours including both individual and group packages. Ranging from 30 minute airboat tours to exclusive packages that also include breakfast, lunch or drinks, you can choose the perfect experience for you!
Browse our website to discover the many unique southern adventures that await. Then, contact us today to book an airboat tour that you and your family will not soon forget!