If you like adventure and nature you will LOVE air boat rides!!! These boats get up to 50 miles an hour!
There are many outfits around that provide airboat rides but we chose Boggy Creek because it’s fairly close to our Vacation Rental home in Kissimmee (they are located on East Lake Tohopekaliga and it’s a about 30-40 minute drive) and they have a high standard for safety.
There are several tours available – check out thier website for details www.bcairboats.com
We took the basic 30 min tour for about $26 but there are plenty of coupons – check brouchure stands at hotels/restaurants and even our club house at Windsor Palms).
Just on the 30 minute tour we spotted many birds including this Greater Egret. If you are an avid birder they have private tours which will allow you to get up close to several species.
I am sure with the private tour you can request that they look for specific birds and stop
for you to take photos – our tour stopped but since we weren’t the only people on board
it wasn’t right to make them wait for us to get the perfect shot!
It’s a fairly noisy ride but they provide these SUPER cool looking protective ear gear
don’t worry about looking like a dork ’cause everyone else is doing it!
Our Captain/Tour Guide pulled over to show us a gator that was hanging out on the shoreline… which just
confirms (in my mind) that you should NOT go swimming in lakes in Florida!
It was a worth while trip to Lake Tohopekaliga! and NEXT time we are signing up for the night
tour – I AM SURE they see lots of gators on that tour!