Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee, Florida – #VisitKiss

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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You may recall that back in June I shared a post about my visit to Kissimmee, Florida. I traveled there for my friend Jen at The Mom Reviews, for the reveal of the winner of the Kissimmee Decade Of Memories Contest. While in Kissimmee, we did a lot of fun things, some of which I’ll be sharing with you. One of the most memorable things was riding an airboat, at Boggy Creek Airboat Rides.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee, FL

When you arrive at Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, you first check in. This is where you get an idea of what the gator forecast for the day is.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee, FL

It’s also where you’ll get a bit of an idea of how big a gator is.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee, FL

Once you’re checked in, you head outside.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee, FL

This is a closer look at one of the airboats.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee, FL

Once on board your boat, you’ll be asked to wear a protective headset. Airboats are very loud!

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee, FL

Now, you’re ready to head out!

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee, FL

While out on the 30 minute airboat ride, your guide takes you through the Everglades. Our guide really got the boat moving at times, kicking up quite a spray at about 45 mph. He also stopped on a number of occasions to show us different things including baby and adult alligators and different species of birds. We even saw a cow and a couple of cats! Wild, huh!

Here’s a brief video I took while out on the airboat.

After the airboat ride, we went to another part of the grounds, where we got to get up close and personal with a baby gator. He was really cute! He didn’t feel nearly as dry or scaly as I expected him to feel.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee, FL

I had a great time at Boggy Creek Airboat Rides. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon and make a new memory! It’s also a great way to experience and enjoy nature’s beauty while having some fun!

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Kissimmee, FL

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides is open 364 days out of the year, with tours leaving approximately every 30 minutes.

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12 comments

Taylor @ OurFamilyWorld August 14, 2013 - 12:19 am

It looks like a lot of fun! I’m not sure if I would be brave enough to hold one of those gators, even though it was a little one. But I would like to take the kids on this adventure – I bet they would love it!

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valmg August 14, 2013 - 8:10 am

Taylor – The kids there did love it!

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Dawn Lopez August 14, 2013 - 12:45 am

That looks like an incredible time! I can’t get over how hilarious that picture is! Love it!

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valmg August 14, 2013 - 8:11 am

Dawn – It was a blast!

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Emily August 14, 2013 - 4:26 am

How cool! We recently went to the zoo and the alligators were far away and hard to see so my 3 ear old nephew couldn’t spot them. It would be so cool to be out on the lake with them!

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valmg August 14, 2013 - 8:09 am

Emily – It was great to see them while out on the boat, and up close.

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Rita O'Neal August 14, 2013 - 4:30 am

This looks like so much fun! I have been hearing many people talk about airboat rides. I didn’t really know what one was until I read your post. How neat. I’ll have to check into these on our next vacation. Thanks for sharing!

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valmg August 14, 2013 - 8:09 am

Rita – It was a blast!

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katherine August 14, 2013 - 4:44 am

This looks like a really fun tour to go on. I really think I would love to take my boys on it.

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pat. marsden August 14, 2013 - 8:51 am

I too experienced Boggy Creek. Love your photo shoot with those terrific gators.

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Shannon (The Mommy-Files) August 14, 2013 - 11:17 am

Sounds like you had a blast! Would love to check that out the next time in Kissimmee. 🙂

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Nancy September 24, 2013 - 11:38 am

Airboat rides are fun! You usually see much wildlife up close and personal. Glad you had a great time!

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