Shortlist
Recently Viewed
You have not viewed any villas yet. When you do, they will appear here for easy reference.

Search


Categories

About This Guide
Latest Articles
Most Viewed
Random Selection
Articles With Photos
Meet The Authors
Accommodation   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
Animal Kingdom   page 1 / 2
Cruising
Days Out   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Dining   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32 / 33
Discovery Cove   page 1 / 2
Disney General   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14
Disney Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14
Epcot   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Florida History   page 1 / 2
Golf   page 1 / 2 / 3
Hints and Tips   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Hollywood Studios   page 1 / 2
Magic Kingdom   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Miscellaneous   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17
Museums
Night Life
Other Activities   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15
Other Florida   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14
Other Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Owners Vacation Diary   page 1 / 2
Places to Visit   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Planning your Trip   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Sea World   page 1 / 2
Shopping   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
Shows
Sports and Recreation
State Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Travelling   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
Universal Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Water Parks

Florida Guide > Other Activities

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides (7)

During our last visit to Orlando we decided to take an Airboat Ride. We booked Boggy Creek Airboat tickets through Online Florida Villas before we left for our holiday. The ticket prices were very competitive and considerably cheaper than purchasing them from the attraction on the day. There is no date on the ticket so you can take your ride at any time during your holiday. No reservation needed is needed and tours leave every 30 minutes. We chose Boggy Creek Airboats located at Southport Road which was no more than a 30-40 minute drive from the Disney area.

When you check in you are given a time for your trip. If you have time to kill before your trip there are baby alligators to see. When we were there we were invited to have a photograph taken with a baby alligator. We had to pay for this photograph but were assured that all profits would be put to the upkeep of the wildlife. Also if you paid for a photograph, you were then welcome to take as many as you liked of your own.

There is also an airboat on dry land where you can climb aboard for photographs.

We went on a thirty minute boat ride and have some wonderful photographs of the family in ear defenders – an absolute must as the boat is so noisy.

The first half of the ride was fairly sedate, driving slowly through the everglade swamps looking for wildlife and taking in the scenery. We saw an alligator sitting on some eggs who became very protective when being pointed out by our boat captain using a very long oar. We were also shown other wildlife, particularly birds such as herons, osprey and cranes.

The second part of the ride was a little faster with the boat skimming across the surface of the water at speeds up to 45 mph while shooting between walls of tall grass. There were several twists and turns sending up spray so expect to get a little wet, it is a water ride after all.

After you ride there is a small shop where you can purchase souvenirs of your trip. The shop also sells drinks and ice creams, very welcome after 30 minutes on the water.

Overall this was a very enjoyable experience and a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. If you do have some spare time during your time in Florida this attraction would be highly recommended.

We aim to provide accurate and useful information, but if you feel anything provided here is not accurate or out of date, please email us with the address of the page concerned and any comments so we can amend as necessary.

Page added on: 24 January 2009
Viewed 3550 times since 24 January 2009.

There are no photos available for this article at the moment.

Villa Owners: Upload A Photo To This Article

To upload a photo for consideration, click here. Please only submit photos relevant to this article.

Other Articles Viewed

The following articles were also viewed by people who looked at this one:

Bookmark This Article


These sites allow you to store and share links over the internet. You can share the links with other users or just use them to access your links from any computer you are using. More information is available here.