Thrilling airboat ride in the marshy waters of Lake Jesup
Chance to see American alligators in their natural habitat
Sights of pelican & herons on the shores of Bird Island
Rich history of Native American settlements on the island
An opportunity to visit the onsite sanctuary for baby gators
What's included, what's not
1-hour airboat ride
Food and beverages
Know Before You Book
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
Maximum group size is 20 people.
Weather and sea conditions determine whether this activity takes place.
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
Zoom off on a heart-pounding airboat ride around Lake Jesup, a lake boasting one of Florida's highest populations of gators. On this 1-hour adventure, you blast through the lake at top speeds, scoping out diving pelicans, nesting turtles, and, of course, tons of those toothy American alligators.
Join your captain on the shores of Lake Jesup and listen as the fan-powered airboat roars to life. Your exhilarating ride begins with a cruise around the marshy waters of the lake as you keep eyes peeled for sights of gators slinking out of the reeds and even cows treading through the shallow water.
Once in the middle of the lake, you circle around historic Bird Island. Listen as your guide reveals the history of the place, sharing stories of the fossilized animal bones and Native American artifacts that have been found here. Today, the aptly named island is home to a thriving population of birds including pelicans, herons, ibises, cormorants, and kingfishers.
After an hour of outdoor adventure, you zoom back to shore to check out the baby gators at the onsite sanctuary and, if you want, even take a photo with one. Snap a selfie with your captain as a memorable souvenir, grab a bite to eat at the Black Hammock restaurant, or treat yourself to a drink at the lakeside Lazy Gator Bar.
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