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Airboat Rides, A Mound of Trees, and You.

Black Hammock Airboat Rides is a wonderful award-winning experience like nowhere else! Before boarding for your airboat ride, you may wonder “Where are all the hammocks?”. The term “Hammock” does not only refer to that relaxing sling of fabric that you (and probably our employees) would lounge in if they were available here; it is also a geological term for for stands of trees that form an island in a contrasting ecosystem. Upon visiting Black Hammock for your airboat ride you will witness this first Continue reading →

Why Use Airboats?

Black Hammock airboat rides exclusively uses airboats because of their capability to travel through different environments.  Lake Jesup is an ideal location for airboat rides because it is dynamic in the sense that it includes a marshland on the north side and old-growth cypress trees on the south side.  When you take our airboat rides you can witness how easily the airboat travels over these types of environments.  Airboats can also operate in wetlands, rivers, coastal environments and even over ice! Airboats have a flat-bottomed Continue reading →

Treat your sweet to something unique!

Looking for something more than the traditional dinner and drink?  How about a little adventure?  Black Hammock 30 Minute Airboat Rides depart every half hour with no reservation required from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM; seven days a week!  The Black Hammock also includes a FREE wildlife exhibit featuring live alligators, blue and gold macaws, a small aviary and ball python.  Our location is an excellent stop for avid bird watchers visiting the Black Hammock Wilderness.  There has been recent been reported sightings of purple gallinules that cannot be seen anywhere else Continue reading →

Now Offering Sunset Airboat Rides

The Black Hammock is now offering affordable Sunset Airboat Rides with reservation every weekend!  Take a spectacular Sunset Airboat Ride which includes a mini wildlife tour of Lake Jesup and Bird Island.  Lake Jesup is known for hosting the LARGEST alligator population in all of Florida and is an ideal location for a scenic nature tour.  Get off the beaten path in Orlando and visit this hidden gem just minutes away.  Great for people who are looking for things to do in Orlando that is not Disney.  The Black Hammock’s Continue reading →