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Black Hammock Adventures

2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo, FL
+1 407-365-1244
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As featured in Orlando for young kids
Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Oviedo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Black Hammock Adventures is an exciting "Real Florida" lakeside experience like nowhere else! Our airboat rides will take you on a thrilling... more » Owner description: Black Hammock Adventures is an exciting "Real Florida" lakeside experience like nowhere else! Our airboat rides will take you on a thrilling exploration of Lake Jesup which has the alligator population in of Florida near Orlando. Our airboats are U.S. Coast Guard approved and driven by Master Captains. Remember your adventure with a photo with a live baby alligator. Get 10% at the Black Hammock Restaurant using your airboat ride ticket stub. Great for the whole family!- Airboat rides- Free wildlife exhibit- Live Music every weekend- Lakeview Lazy Gator Bar - Gift Shop- Black Hammock Restaurant - Home of the Gator Tail in Town!- Located just a stone's throw away from Orlando's busiest attractions.Book your event with us! Our venue provides a unique backdrop for your corporate outing, wedding, birthday, field trip and much more. « less
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English first
Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Captain John gave us a GREAT fan boat ride around the lake. Darting in and around the swampy areas. Saw an 11 foot gator on her nest! Taylor gave us great service at the restaurant/bar. These are genuinely good people. Highly recommend.

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wow. How cool. Fast boat, huge lake. Beautiful birds, nature, and alligators. Everyone was so nice. Restaraunt food was great. Captain jim was awesome! He was funny, informative, safe, and fun! Thanks so much, carl

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Black Hammock is part destination, part bar and part restaurant, just north of the town of Oviedo, Florida. It is on the south shore of Lake Jessup, where captured alligators have been released since the 1940s. It is a must for those wanting to see alligators. They have several captive gators and there are usually wild ones swimming near the... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This completely exceeded all of our expectations. Caption Jon was awesome and the sights were beautiful. Plus just how fun being on the air boat was. Highly recommended.

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Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had an amazing experience with Capt. Mike he was very knowledgeable charismatic entertaining and such a blast! For sure will not be last visit to black hammock! We came all the Georgia and will be back! Was cool to hold a live gator.

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Oviedo, Fl.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We brought our family, who is visiting from Maryland, to the Black Hammock for an airboat ride. Captain John was so good with the 7 kids---he let them hold a baby alligator and let us take many pictures of them. There were alligators, birds and snakes and a cool gift shop for their entertainment.Our visitors loved the airboat ride and... More

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This establishment is the definition of a dive. If you enjoy seeing animals caged and neglected. Such as alligators. Snakes.birds etc. This is the place to see it. They claim to be inspected monthly by the state of Florida to determine if the animals are cared for properly. Clearly that was a lie. Avoid this place. Bad food and the... More

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lazygator, General Manager at Black Hammock Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Erika, Thank you for your candid review. Our customers are our priority and it is unacceptable that your experience was not outstanding. We are looking into your issues with the restrooms and food and want to assure you your feedback was not taken lightly. Customer satisfaction and quality control are extremely important to us, so thank you again for... More

Winter Park, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took an air boat ride with Captain John. He was informative and pleasant! The staff was friendly and it was a new experience for us to be on Lake Jessup instead of driving over it. I do wish the gift shop attendants were more informative about the animals.

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Winter Park, Florida
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our time at The Black Hammock was a great experience. We rented out the Pontoon Boat for a wild group of 25 older adults and we all had a great time on Lake Jesup. While we didn't get to see but 2 baby alligators, the tour was lovely and the captain ever so informative, willing to answer all our crazy... More

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California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a LivingSocial coupon to try this place, the 30min airboat ride. We loved it! We took the first trip in the morning, the day was beautiful, the lake was calm, and no mosquitoes. Captain Mike was great, he gave us a tour through the oldest trees, showed us the gator nesting (and explain to us the process of... More

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