Adventure awaits for your entire family at The Black Hammock! Make your visit to Florida extra memorable with an authentic Floridian adventure complete with an airboat ride, delicious southern cuisine and plenty of fun-filled activities that the whole family will love.
Keep reading to discover how to plan the ideal day at one of Central Florida’s most unique attractions. Take a look!
Choose Your Airboat Tour
Start your vacation off with a classic Florida airboat tour. We offer individual and group packages to make it easy for you to find the ideal Orlando airboat ride for your family. We are proud to offer multiple tours that cater to your preferences. Our rides vary in length so that you can plan your day to see it all!
If you’re planning to come on the weekend, you might consider our Breakfast and Airboat Ride option which provides you with a delicious breakfast off our menu and an early morning ride to start your day off right.
If you’re coming for a quick taste of real Florida, you won’t need a reservation for our regular 30 minute airboat ride, available daily. For a full airboat ride experience, consider our 1 hour ride. We’ll take your family of 4 or more around Lake Jesup and the Historic Bird Island. You will have the chance to see alligators and various wild bird species native to the area! If you’re looking for a more specialized Florida wildlife tour, try our VIP Eco-Tour, offering the opportunity to witness the unique Florida ecosystem including the solitary beauty of tropical hardwood hammocks, cypress domes, plants and, of course, plenty of wildlife in their natural habitat. Whichever Lake Jesup airboat ride you choose, you and your family are sure to have an adventure that you won’t soon forget!
Grab a Quick Bite at the Lazy Gator Bar
After your morning adventure, you may be in the mood for a bite to eat and delicious cocktail. For a mid-day pit stop, The Lazy Gator Bar, located right on Lake Jesup, is the perfect spot to relax and have an ice-cold brew on the weekends. You’ll enjoy the gorgeous views as you snack on our famous gator bites and discuss the many highlights of your airboat ride.
Explore Our Grounds
For a mid-day activity, simply explore The Black Hammock property. Here, you’ll find no shortage of classic Florida views and activities. We hope you brought your binoculars because the bird-watching here is top notch! An ideal place to visit for those who love birding, many unique species can be seen walking (or flying) around the property.
As you explore, be sure to visit our very own resident alligators. Our 6 American Alligators were chosen as show gators from a local alligator farm. You can also meet our resident blue and gold macaws, Baby and Morgan. Baby is quite the lady’s man and may growl if he takes a liking to you. We also have parakeets, cockatiels, doves and more!
Visit the Gift Shop
To commemorate your unique vacation at The Black Hammock, be sure to visit our gift shop. Pick up a one of a kind souvenir to remember your thrilling airboat adventure! From t-shirts to mugs to all things gator, you’re sure to find the perfect item to bring home.
If you’re interested in a personalized souvenir, ask about a photo session with Lucy, our live baby alligator, or Morgan the parrot. You can also get the classic “I survived the Alligator Sea” t-shirt for just $12 when you take an airboat ride at The Black Hammock!
Dine & Stay the Night
After a full day of adventure, we are certain that you will have worked up a gator-sized appetite. Luckily, we offer top-notch dining right on-site! Our award-winning restaurant offers a full-service dining experience with the best Florida-inspired menu in town. Start off with our famous delicacy, gator tail your way. Choose from blackened, buffalo, Cajun or Florida style. Then, enjoy delicious tacos, po’boys, burgers and more for an unforgettable meal to end your day. Be sure to top it off with the authentic Florida favorite, Key Lime Pie!
A long day adventuring in the sun may leave you not wanting to make the drive home. We understand the feeling and that’s why we have real Florida vacation homes available for short to medium term rental. Choose your lodging based on your group’s size and preferences. You’ll love staying right here in Oveido, Florida with easy access to all the activities that The Black Hammock has to offer. Don’t wait! Our rentals fill up fast.
If you’re ready to book your next adventure with The Black Hammock, simply visit our website and reserve your tour and lodging today. You and your family will make memories that will last for years to come. We can’t wait to have you!