Manatees Spotted Behind the Lazy Gator Bar!

Our very own airboat Captain Steve bared witness to a fantastic sight right behind the Lazy Gator Bar.  As he was walking towards the dock to prepare for an airboat ride; he had heard a strange sound and went to investigate.  Upon arrival he saw four or five manatees splashing about in a mating ritual.  He was nice enough to provide this photo of one of them! According to the History Channel, manatees inspired the many mermaid legends heard today.  Mermaid sightings by sailors, were most likely manatees, dugongs Continue reading →

Airboat Rides on Lake Jesup near Orlando!

The best way to see Lake Jesup is to take an airboat ride with Black Hammock Adventures. The eco-attraction is located on the southern portion of the 16,000 acre lake. Surrounded by alligator images and Florida artifacts, visitors drawn to the shimmering waters of Lake Jesup soon are introduced to a world far removed from their own back yard. In a matter of minutes, Black Hammock Adventures will immerse them in a flora and fauna filled environment where rare, raucous and riveting creatures reside year-round. Many different animals may be seen Continue reading →

Father’s Day Coupon! Dads ride FREE with three loved ones!

Have an adventure with dad! Father’s day is on Sunday, June 16th and what better gift to give dad than a day out with the family on an exciting airboat ride? Dad’s ride FREE with three loved ones on Father’s Day! Simply print the coupon below and present it to the gift shop attendant upon arrival. Remember: Coupon & Reservations are required. Limited availability. Book now! For reservations call 407-365-1244 ext 101. After your airboat ride, head down to the restaurant for an exclusive Father’s Day meal: Succulent Continue reading →

Free Airboat Ride for Veterans! Details inside

Memorial Day is upon us on Monday, May 27th 2013 and Black Hammock Airboat Rides has a very special adventure for veterans!  Buy (3) 30 Minute Airboat Rides and get one FREE for a veteran in your group!  It’s simple:  Just print the Airboat Ride Coupon below and call 407-365-1244 ext 101 to make a reservation.  Reservations are required to take advantage of this exclusive deal.  Please present printed coupon to the Gift Shop Attendant upon arrival. It is currently alligator breeding season and the best time of the year to take Continue reading →

Latest Black Hammock Airboat Rides Reviews!

We at the Black Hammock really love our customers!  Here is just a glimpse of the absolutely fantastic feedback our customers sent us after their airboat ride! May 12, 2013 Great place to just hang out but also a fun airboat tour. All the staff are really nice.   May 8, 2013 This was my fourth airboat ride at Black Hammock and each time, have had multiple alligator sightings and of course birds of all kinds. Highly recommend this trip, especially in the mornings when Continue reading →

Increase of Alligator Sightings at Black Hammock Airboat Rides

Black Hammock guests and staff has been reporting record numbers of alligator sightings on their airboat rides this year!  There have been a number of large gators basking on the peninsula by the airboats as well as swimming in the bank. At one point there were so many alligators in the bank that Captain Steve had to delay his entry upon return from an airboat ride. Recent downpours have caused the water levels in Lake Jesup to rise. This has caused a spike in alligator activity on top of Continue reading →

Free Airboat Ride for Mom!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner taking place on Sunday, May 12th; though you shouldn’t forget such an important day, right? You are probably thinking of ideas for things to do with your mom. What better gift to give her than a day out with the family on an exciting airboat ride at Black Hammock? Well good news everyone:  Mom’s ride FREE with three loved ones on Mother’s Day! Simply print the coupon below and present it to the gift shop attendant upon arrival. Remember: Coupon Continue reading →

Alligators at the Black Hammock

When you visit the Black Hammock you are greeted by the gators in our free wildlife exhibit.  However, you may not be aware that you are also being watched!  Black Hammock is located on Lake Jesup just north of Orlando.  It is the large lake you cross when traveling on 417.  Lake Jesup is unique because it is widely known for hosting the largest alligator population in all of Florida.  This lake is a truly ideal location to take an airboat ride because of it’s Continue reading →

Things to do in Orlando

Are you looking for something off the beaten path near Orlando?  Tired of the theme park crowds?  How about visiting an exciting attraction with an authentic “Real Florida” vibe?  Black Hammock offers daily airboat rides departing every thirty minutes from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  No reservations are required for our thirty minute rides!  Our award-winning attraction includes a FREE Wildlife Exhibit and more! Our airboats are piloted by licensed and experienced captains on our U.S. Coast Guard approved airboats.  Airboats are the best way Continue reading →