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 to witness Florida wildlife in their natural habitat as they can travel through shallow areas where you can get up close and personal for some fantastic photo opportunities.

Black Hammock airboat rides take place on the beautiful Lake Jesup.  Lake Jesup is one of the largest lakes in Central Florida.  Located in the heart of Seminole County along the middle basin of the St. Johns, the lake encompasses an area of approximately 16,000 acres; including open water and floodplain.  Lake Jesup is also known for having the largest alligator population in all of Florida.  Some even say there is at least one alligator every 5 feet.  Often times you will see baby alligators basking on the Black Hammock peninsula by our Lazy Gator Bar.

Are you interested in birding?  Well you are in for a treat as the airboat ride includes a tour around Bird Island.  According to the Seminole Audubon Society, nesting species observed on Bird Island include but not limited to:  Double-crested Cormorant, American anhinga, Great blue heron, Little blue heron, Cattle egret, Great egret, Snowy egret, Tricolored heron, Glossy ibis, White ibis, Wood stork.

Remember your experience in Florida with a photo of you and your family members holding a live baby alligator!  Don’t forget to bring your camera!  Afterwards, dine at our restaurant and try our FAMOUS gator bites or enjoy a cold one at our lakeside bar.

If you are traveling with a larger party of 12 persons or more simply call ahead 407-365-1244 ext 101.