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Black Hammock Adventures

#1 of 3 Tours in Oviedo
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Address: 2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo, FL
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+1 407-365-1244
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Black Hammock Adventures is an exciting "Real Florida" lakeside...

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.

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Grand kids love the air boat ride

Family gathering during Thanksgiving. Several outside animals for kids to watch. The airboat ride on Lake Jesup is always a request as the kids look for gators!! Outside bar and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
jsrd
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Collinsville, Illinois
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Collinsville, Illinois
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Family gathering during Thanksgiving. Several outside animals for kids to watch. The airboat ride on Lake Jesup is always a request as the kids look for gators!! Outside bar and seating provides refreshments while enjoying the beautiful setting on the lake.

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Orlando
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of gators everywhere in all sizes. The biggest was around 13", it was exciting to be so close to such a large animal. Captain Ron did a great job cruising us around the lake.

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Thank Whatdoiknow00
West Amwell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit out of the way but worth following the signs. With that `typical' and well maintained Florida tourist trap look. A bot rough around the edges, chipping paint, `rustic' feel and slightly worn attractions. Nothing a fresh coat of paint couldn't improve. But in keeping with the whole Florida kitsch theme. With a really fun airboat ride around Lake... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way from Sanford airport to Daytona we stopped at Black Hammock Airboat tour. We picked up a coupon for $3.00 off per person at the airport car rental stand. The tour was fun and informative. We saw an 11 foot alligator sunning in the marsh and several smaller alligators right near the boat dock!

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Thank MurphyOConnor
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have lives in Florida for over 40 years and never experienced an airboat ride. This was great! We went at 4:30pm and saw nature and a beautiful sunset. I loved the speed of the boat whipping through the water and grass. We even learned a little history from our driver Captain Jon. They even let you hold a baby... More 

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Thank Nancy U
Lake Mary, Florida
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99 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

First, this is a less expensive and shorter ride than most. That makes it a good choice if you have guests who want to experience an airboat ride and it isn't prime time or season. However.... Out of season, you'll be lucky to spot a few of the 9000+ alligators that supposedly inhabit Lake Jessup. You might get to see... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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143 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

DO NOT GO ON THIS RIDE !!!!! Went here in April and gave it a 5. Was excited to take friends there again. Can't believe this attraction tanked that quickly - certainly we had a different driver from our first visit. Gift shop girl was emphatic in pointing out we could add the captains tip to our charge--BEFORE we even... More 

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jmarti4603, Owner at Black Hammock Adventures, responded to this review

Good morning Thank you for your feedback I am taking your review very seriously ( I am Joel the Black Hammock owner) I really sorry by your experience. This is not the way we are training our Cpt You are right they are supposed to stop at bird island especially during the fall season because customers see less gators than... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We made a reservation for a 2:30 airboat ride at 9AM this morning. No one asked us to pay or told us we had to to secure our spot. We assumed a reservation meant a spot was reserved for us. When we show up at 2:00 for our 2:30 boat ride, they tell us they are behind so the ride... More 

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Thank Michele M
Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

This place is like a 60's Florida roadside attraction. The gators are living in a miserable and tiny caged area--seems almost like an abusive and illegal holding of gators. This is off the beaten track and has real potential. For now the only recommendation I offer would be for the cold beer.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Due to the date we came here, we had an airboat all to ourselves! Our captain was so funny and extremely knowledgeable about the lake, the Alligators and the birds. We saw baby Alligators and another fully grown one, before spying a HUGE one on the lawn of the next door property as we came back in to dock. The... More 

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