Orlando Airboat Rides
The name of this airboat company is Marsh Landing Airboat Tours and is situated in Kissimmee at: 2830A Neptune Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744
We booked an airboat tour with them in March of this year (2017) as a party of 8. We took the advice of their website and went for the longest tour which is 120 minutes and were so glad that we did as you truly don't want this experience to end! From the moment that our airboat got onto the open lake, which is about 5 minutes from where you board, we saw a bald headed eagle. From then on it was just a question of where to look next as so much fantastic wildlife. We saw about 10 ospreys on various nests and diving into the water as well as a wide variety of other birds such as egrets, ducks, sandhill cranes, grey herons and hawks.
Our guide, Captain Ken, was very knowledgeable about the lake and the wildlife and as well as knowing where to locate them he also told us some very interesting facts about what we were seeing. We saw quite a number of aligators of different sizes which was what we had specifically hoped to see.
We will be back in Florida in November this year and next February and on both occasions we would make this a priority to do again, even with my nieces who are just 3 and 5. We can't recommend this high enough.