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.
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