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Staying Afloat At Black Hammock

10/7/2017 This September, Hurricane Irma ripped through the entire state of Florida; Trees down, many without power for days, the suffering went on for weeks. Now in the aftermath, the water recedes from the lawns of homes, parking lots and streets are driveable again, but a quiet monster crept up for days after in the St John’s River Waterway. Right here at Black Hammock in one day, between September 10th and September 11th, the water rose 2 feet; The next day, an additional foot. The Continue reading →

Airboat Rides on Lake Jesup near Orlando

If you want to see alligators, Lake Jesup is the place to be!  Take an Airboat Ride on Lake Jesup – A large, shallow water body in Seminole County.  Lake Jesup and its floodplain extend over approximately 16,000 acres. Over 100,000 years old, the lake itself covers about 10,000 acres. When taking an Airboat Ride at Black Hammock you will see that besides the very large population of alligators, Lake Jesup is also home to many eagles, ospreys, wading birds, bobcats and more! More than 10,000 strong, Lake Jesup Continue reading →

“Real Florida” Airboat Ride Adventure!

Your local award-winning attraction has a lot of amenities like nowhere else!  Black Hammock’s Airboat Rides take place on Lake Jesup, known for hosting the largest alligator population in the entire state of Florida!  As your airboat glides along the banks of Lake Jesup, you will also be able to see many different types of birds such as Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Osprey, Belted Kingfisher and other Florida Wildlife. Turtles are abundant along the lake and they often sunbathe along the shorelines. Occasionally, a few curious Continue reading →

Black Hammock Anniversary Celebration

Buy (3) 30 Minute Airboat Rides, Get (1) Free! Printed coupon required. Celebrate Black Hammock’s 16 year Anniversary!  Locals, friends and future friends of the Black Hammock are invited to have a beer with us for our 16 Year Anniversary Party at the Lazy Gator Bar! Live Music with Sleep Until Noon from 9PM – 1AM The Black Hammock is an award winning attraction like nowhere else! No entry fee and includes a Lakeview Bar with LIVE MUSIC every weekend, Airboat Rides, Full Service Restaurant featuring Chef Barth, Free Wildlife Exhibit and more! 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 →

Special discount on Airboat Rides for Field Trips

Black Hammock is happy to announce that we are now offering an exclusive School Field Trip discount on Airboat Rides! Our airboat rides provide an exciting yet safe adventure for children of all ages. They will learn about Florida’s spectacular wildlife and witness it first hand. The tour includes a thrilling airboat ride around Lake Jesup and Bird Island where they can view live alligators in their natural habitat as well as many species of birds. Lake Jesup is located just north of Orlando and Continue reading →

What to expect on your Airboat Ride

Purchase your airboat ticket at the Black Hammock Gift Shop where you will be given an approximate departure time.  When it is time to head down to the dock your captain will collect your airboat tickets and help you onboard.  He will then give you an airboat safety speech.  Leaving the Black Hammock marina your airboat will travel at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour!  Your captain will take you on an exciting tour of Lake Jesup with your companions. He will point Continue reading →

Don’t Feed the Gators

There are many reasons why you shouldn’t feed the alligators on your airboat ride.  Though it may seem like a harmless thing to do; this action is actually very dangerous!  It is not a matter of what you feed them, but the change of alligator behavior if you do feed them.  When you feed an alligator it associate’s humans with food.  It is also illegal to feed or harass an alligator in the state of Florida.  The Black Hammock takes the safety of our airboat 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 →