Orlando’s closest airboat ride company to the theme parks, the 32 acre Southport Park in Kissimmee has undergone a $1 million renovation that includes a native American village with live history presentations, gator pond, photo swamp shack, gem mining (at additional cost) and Boggy Bottom BBQ restaurant (open 7 days per week).
FREE admission to the adventure park when you purchase an airboat ride.
This airboat tour allows you to capture the stunning views of the Central Florida Everglades at sunset. As the sun decends from the heat of the day into the evening it is like a shift change for wildlife. Cattle start looking for a place to stay for the night, huge flocks of birds fly to their nesting sites and creatures of the night begin moving out to enjoy the cooler weather. You will be captivated by the cascade of colours over the water as you watch the sun sink into the horizon.
As well as enjoying a thrilling airboat ride you can enjoy the following attractions at Boggy Creek:
Towering Chickee’s cover genuine artifacts and hand-made creations of Native Americans in the daily workings of the Native American Village. Deeply rooted appreciation for their Native American heritage is brought to life for guests through the traditional stories and techniques of their culture that once thrived in Central Florida. Various presentations are shared with the audience for a captivating display of the indigenous lifestyle exclusive to the Native Experience at Boggy Creek!
Learn how the Native Americans thrived in Central Florida with a presentation at the village with demonstrations on cooking, tool making, weapons and much more!
Gem Mining Station
Be sure to check out the Gem Mining Station at Boggy Creek Airboats Adventures! Guests can purchase a range of bags and buckets filled with treasures that are native to Florida and take to the mining station. While mining, they will discover various gems, alligator teeth, shark teeth, rocks, and other treasures! $6.00 per person payable locally.
Boggy Bottom BBQ
Before or after your tour, dine with an unforgettable lake view at Boggy Bottom BBQ. With full service dining indoor or outdoor, you’ll enjoy true Florida style BBQ and all the fixins’ made from recipes handed down from generations of Floridians. On the menu are Florida favorites such as gator tail, beef brisket and the “you can’t get this back home” tasty ribs. Enjoy the restaurant 7 days a week from 10:00am-7:00pm.
NB. Participates in the Kids Eat Free Card and VIP Shop & Dine 4Less Card programmes
Tour duration: 1 hour
*Park and dock is handicap accessible. Disabled guests will need to transfer from wheelchair onto the boat
*Cameras and video equipment are at your own risk due to light spray.
*The best time to see alligators is early in the morning (before 10:00 AM) during hot weather and later in the day in the cold.