If you are looking for something fun and unique to do while vacationing in Florida, be sure to check out Boggy Creek Airboat Rides! They have two locations in Kissimmee, FL. Their East location is less than 15 minutes from the airport! This would be a great way to spend the time after you check out of your hotel, but before your flight leaves! Boggy Creek Airboat Rides is open 364 days a year from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They offer airboat rides every half hour and you don’t even need a reservation! Just stop in and get ready for the ride of your life! They also have 45 minute tours, one hour tours, and even a night tour. If you are coming with a large group (12 or more) you can book a private tour online. Boggy Creek Airboat rides are handicap accessible and fun for all ages! Parents will enjoy the ride just as much as their kids! After the ride, stop by the on-site restaurant for some delicious food.
“Discover territory that remains unaltered by man in the wilderness of the Central Florida Everglades. Let our experienced Master Captains take you into the breathtaking beauty of natural wonders, including wetlands, cypress trees, and wildlife. Ride with a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and see Florida Alligators, turtles, birds and more in their natural environment. This safe, exciting and educational airboat ride is filled with surprises and fascination. View wildlife on a U.S. Coast Guard Inspected 17 passenger airboat. Each airboat tour is a unique experience and never the same. You will enjoy whisking across the surface of the water at speeds up to 45 mph while shooting between walls of tall grass.”
The last stop on our 4-day journey was to Boggy Creek Airboat Rides. We all piled in to the airboat, passed around blankets, and were off! Even though we were freezing the entire time, it was so much fun! The everglades were amazing! We weren’t too far from shore, but it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere! We saw alligators, birds and a few other animals. When it’s cold out, the animals like to stay in the water. I’m sure if we went a little later we would’ve seen a few more, but we had a plane to catch! When the airboat ride was over, we warmed up with some delicious appetizers. The food was all cooked to order and tasted so good! I tried everything, including frog legs! Those weren’t my favorite, but I did love the potato skins and mozzarella sticks. While we were eating, we were able to talk to one of the owners who has worked there almost her entire life! It is all family-run and they absolutely love what they do! They started with just one airboat and would take friends and family out for rides. Then it turned in to a full fledged business! Now they are busy year round, but still have not lost the down-home feel. I am so glad we were able to make time for one last stop! I will never forget Boggy Creek and the amazing staff we met there.