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Black Hammock Adventures

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  • Average7%
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“captain steve”(39 reviews)
“airboat ride”(123 reviews)
“gator bites”(22 reviews)
Black Hammock Adventures is an exciting "Real Florida" lakeside experience like nowhere else just outside the City Beautiful, Orlando! Our airboat rides will take you on a thrilling exploration of Lake Jesup which has the largest alligator...more
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2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765-9510
+1 407-365-1244
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We are visiting from Bklyn NY and Captain Steve was very knowledgeable, funny and gave us extra time on the boat. He made the ride exciting. Tip him, he is worth it. I am going to do this ride again.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John G
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Great experience riding the airboat on lake Jessup. Most people think seeing gators in gator land is the thing, but nothing beats riding real nature. With 10000 gators around, our very knowledgable captain took us around combining thrill ride with the educational. My kids loved...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FamilienTabel
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We arrived 45 min early for VIP tour in Aug which was the last of the day; we overestimated traffic in this area and ended up waiting 45 min in the hot shade. They seem to have tours booked back to back but at least...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vzescape
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Fun and no reservations needed, just looked it up and went! Capn Steve was an excellent guide and fun driver, while we didn’t see gators on the tour we saw cows in the water! Oh and lots birds....super fun!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mayleesa
Reviewed September 1, 2018

I live in Florida and host friends and family here on vacation. We go to the theme parks, rides and shopping, but THIS is the experience they remember years later! It is Florida in the wild, exciting and unscripted. Captain Steve Love is an amazing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CommanderPlutark
Jayson R, General Manager at Black Hammock Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Dear CommanderPlutark, On behalf of the Black Hammock Family we would like to thank you for the wonderful comments and Steve has personally said "Thank you!" We are glad that your friends and family enjoyed their trip and we look forward to seeing you in...More

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

One of the greatest enjoyabke experience for all the family!! Captain Steve the best tour guide ever!! We enjoy the airboat trip and the information provided. We experience interaction with life wild animals as well as a close encounter with a alligator, parrots etc. Great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wandaglez
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We loved this place, just an hour from where we were staying in Orlando. Initially just popped over to check it out and have a beer or two on the bar deck. Saw little gators straight away in the water and everyone decided to come...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lizzieloo72
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome time with captain Steve! We took the grandparents and they really enjoyed themselves. Got to see and pet some gators!More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cassie P
Jayson R, General Manager at Black Hammock Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Dear Cassie P, On behalf of the Black Hammock team members we would like to thank you for the wonderful comments. Captain Steve would like to personally thank you and we are glad that your grandparents enjoyed themselves! We look forward to seeing you all...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

My children and I did an last minute decision to try the airboats. Everyone we interacted with; captain, restaurant staff and gift shop were friendly and made you feel comfortable and welcome. We were a little early for our boat so we got some alligator...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Amy J
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

First time boat ride. Went with my siblings. What a nice ride. The nicest part was the booming yet reassuring voice of our guide the wonderful Capt. Steve! Shout out Captain. Very informative guide along with beautiful, serene views of beautiful Lake Jessup in Central...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jumaykhan
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Gail M
January 13, 2017|
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Response from Hayesykate | Reviewed this property |
When the water levels are high (like right now) the boats are not very accessible. We used a temporary plank bridge to access the boat. That being said, I believe they would have done everything possible to get someone... More
March 27, 2016|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! Especially if your child loves boat rides and seeing animals. There was another child about that age on the boat with us