Airboat Rides are a popular way to explore Florida’s Natural Habitat. Black Hammock airboat rides take place on Lake Jesup. Lake Jesup boasts the largest alligator population in the entire state of Florida. And guess what? Lake Jesup averages to about only six feet deep! There are an estimated 10,000 or more alligators in Lake Jesup. When you take an airboat ride, keep alert even before you board the boat. Often times you will see alligators basking on the shores of the Black Hammock peninsula. See an odd break in the water up ahead? That is most likely an alligator swimming about.
Black Hammock airboat rides also includes a tour of Bird Island. According to the Seminole Audubon Society, Bird Island is Seminole County’s Largest and Singular Wading Bird Colony. Birds such as Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, American anhinga, Double-crested Cormorants and more can be seen here as well as back on the Black Hammock peninsula. There are also Osprey nests around the property. Look up! You may often see an Osprey holding a fish in it’s talons as they fly by!
Airboat Ride not enough? You can get up close and personal with the alligators and even hold a baby alligator which would make for an unforgettable photo opportunity; especially for the children or friends visiting from out of state.
The Black Hammock is an award-winning attraction that includes a Free Wildlife Exhibit, Lakeside Bar with Live Music every weekend, Airboat Rides on the most alligator populated lake in all of Florida, Full Service Restaurant, Gift Shop and more! Just a stone’s throw away from Orlando’s busiest attractions.
Our Restaurant features our NEW Executive Chef Barth, who has worked as the Executive Chef at the French Pavilion in Epcot, Walt Disney World for 13 years working with world famous Chef Paul Bocuse. He has served as a Chef Instructor, Lead Chef Instructor, and Culinary Department Chair for the very prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Orlando for over 11 years.