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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
Phone Number: +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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kate S
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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144 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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2 Thank Kate S
Etna, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Loved our trip to the black hammock adventures. What a great ride and tour around the lake. Tour guide was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. Ride was perfect length and surprisingly in expensive. Got to take picture with the gador after the ride. A fun time!!

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Etna, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We were in the area and had half a day with nothing planned. This was the perfect place to go and have a blast, while also seeing a side of Orlando you can't see from the road! We took the 1/2 hour Air-Boat tour and felt it was an absolute bargain at $27. Only saw one alligator, but it wasn't... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We went on a 30 minute Airboat Ride and had a blast! We saw different types of birds, an alligator and so much beautiful scenery. They also have a restaurant, 3 bars and a gift shop right next to it. A must for everyone!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We took the hour long tour and it was great. The airboat ride was fun, going back into the wetland areas, seeing alligator nesting sites, and curving our way through the tall grasses at speed.

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Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We went to Black Hammond for the airboat ride. It was a morning rider therefore I can not comment on the restaurant or bar they had on the premises. The boat was timely, seemed well maintained and he a friendly and knowledgeable Captain at the stick! We saw some great Florida swamp and lake scenery. We saw a few alligators... More 

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