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“Excellent adventure and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides
Kissimmee, FL 34746
(407) 344-9550
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Owner description: Discover territory that remains unaltered by man in the wilderness of the Central Florida Everglades. Explore the breathtaking beauty of natural wonders such as flora, fauna, turtles, birds, alligators and much more in their natural environment. All boats and captains are certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Redditch, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
“Excellent adventure and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Prior to our vacation we bought two Groupon vouchers for an hour long airboat ride with Boggy Creek from their East Lake location. This was offered at an excellent price, so we decided to give it a go. Once we had the vouchers, all we had to do was phone in advance and book a time.

We chose a Sunday morning, 10.45am departure. It was easy to find the location, just by following the simple instructions on their website. We arrived approximately 30 minutes early, checked in, and had a pleasant stroll around the area whilst waiting.

It turned out that one other party was expected to join us on our ride, but they didn’t turn up. So there was just the two of us. I thought they might request that we postponed our ride for another time but, no, we duly went out on the full sized airboat – just the two of us and the driver.

We had an absolute blast! It was thrilling riding along so fast at times, and other times creeping along on the lookout for various wildlife. We saw a couple of alligators (granted, not as many as we hoped) as well as turtles and some birds. So not a huge amount of wildlife on this particular trip, but the ride itself was exhilarating. The driver stopped plenty of times to point out various things, and was happy to answer any of our questions. We felt very special having him all to ourselves!

Back at base, he invited us to sit in the drivers seat so we could take photos. We really enjoyed the whole experience, and the driver was informative, courteous and altogether great. We gave him a $10 tip as a thank you.

If you can tear yourselves away from the theme parks for a couple of hours, we thoroughly recommend this attraction, and thank the folk at Boggy Creek Airboats for a really memorable experience.

Visited December 2012
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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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235 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Long drive short trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This was my second air-boat trip, my sons first. this one was in open water. My first was in the Everglades.

Although it is not fair to compare the two, if you have a choice, choose one further south in the real wild areas, there is more flora and fauna to see.

As to this trip, it really was a good time. We visited 3 different areas and saw 2 'gators. As for other wildlife, we some a few birds fly by and some cattle. as for plants or flowers, not very many. They people we very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.

Maybe because of my previous ride I had higher expectations.

Do not abandon a visit because of this review. If this location is your only option, it is a good one. But if you have the ability of heading further south, I would recommend you do that.

Visited March 2013
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fast, Fun and plenty of wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This was the surprise experience of our holiday. Even though we were a large party (11) we were able to book in and get going very quickly. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny and knew where to find the 'gators!
The ride was fast and fun. Even though we had the basic trip (30 minutes) we were probably out slightly longer and saw amazing wildlife and beautiful views.
After the trip you get to hold a small 'gator and they take photo's (which cost about $6 each) but I did not find them pushy in their sales pitch. You can still meet and hold the 'gator even if you don't buy the photo. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly

Visited March 2013
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Boron, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Feels like you're flying across the water!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Really a lot of fun. The ride was over before you know it. We could of been out on the boat all day. We would do it again and again.

Visited March 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great experience not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Kids and adults loved our half hour trip and talk at the end. It was coldish day so only spotted 2 alligators but that's enough as seeing them in the wild was amazing. Also spotted turtles and birds of prey plus the fun and the airboat racing through the reeds. After the ride you get to hold a gator and a talk from a friendly knowledgable chap.

Well worth the money and an excellent break from the parks.

Visited April 2013
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