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Southern Living- …“From his perch on a high chair in the back, Paul points out an 8ft alligator resting on a raft of decaying sticks. A water moccasin glides past, leaving an S-shaped wake. Egrets, herons, ducks, coots, & buzzards put in feathery appearances. A dozen turtles basking on a half-submerged log eye our Daily Mail, UK-Lose the mouse at Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, in woodland around East Lake Toho, visitors can skim the lake’s surface on an airboat, stopping to spot red-eyed alligators among the rushes (even more fun if you do it by moonlight)…”

Travel Weekly- Secaucus NJ- …“The whole family can enjoy Central Florida Everglades and all its natural wildlife while cruising over the water aboard one of the 18 passenger airboats…”

Irish Daily Star, Paddy Digham- …“Take a ride though the Everglades on an airboat in Boggy Creek, or you can go ponytrekking through a working cattle ranch to wile away the hours…”

Florida Travel & Lifestyle-…“More exciting adventures await fearless visitors at the Boggy Creek & Swamp Buggy Tours in Kissimmee…”

Ecityoftravel.com …“For nature-loving children and those that seek “Natures Florida” an airboat ride in the Central Florida Everglades is exciting and picturesque…”

Manchester Evening News- …“If you have a need for speed, take a short drive out of the center of Orlando to Boggy Creek, on Lake Toho for a thrilling airboat ride. At over 50 mph it will seem like you’re flying across the water and reeds, in the hunt for a glimpse of alligators, eagles, snakes and turtles…”

British Airways, Stella Putt-…“Boggy Creek will be a holiday experience we will recall for a long time to come…”

Sunday Sun – …“Newcastle Another highlight of the week was an airboat ride on Boggy Creek. Here you can tour the wetlands of Central Florida for a close-up view of eagles, osprey, snakes, turtles and alligators…”

Travel publication – …“I was genuinely surprised to have a thrill-a-minute on an airboat ride at Boggy Creek. The wetlands looked so peaceful yet one immediately suspected there was a wild side to Orlando…”

Holiday World, London City- …“Perfect winddown from the crowds. You will feel like you’re chasing the bad guys in Miami Vice as you speed through the swamp and weeds, often spying alligators in the water…”

Direct Holidays Irish Media, Alan- …“The journalists thoroughly enjoyed their visit and this had been reflected in all of the articles. Thank you and for the fantastic time we had…”

Best of Orlando, Laura Nugent –…“We were ready to explore Orlando’s wetlands by means of an airboat ride. Boat? It looked more like a massive fan, with seats! Within moments of setting off our guides drew our attention to an alligator enjoying the morning sun a few feet away. Fortunately he didn’t seem too bothered by our clicking cameras…”

Florida Travel Magazine- …“ Florida and airboats are synonymous for many people. During the ride, at least two big gators were seen in their natural habitat along with 2 water moccasins curled up in the reeds basking in the afternoon sun. The feeling of skimming through the reeds and along the top of the water with the powerful motor roaring behind you is pure Florida…”

FamilyTravelForum.com –…“With padded earmuffs in place, we blasted up and away from the dock and the reeds, hair flying: avoid hats, but sunglasses and outwear are essential. In 30 minutes we saw a pair of bald eagles on their nest, blue herons, egrets, anhinga, gulls, ducks. The highlight: with the “eagle eyes” of Edgar, we were able to watch a nine-foot alligator slither off a muddy islet across the water and into the reeds…”

Irish Daily Mirror- …“A hover ride in Boggy Creek allows visitors to see the States most famous wild animal in its natural surroundings…”

RTE Guide- …“As well as theme parks-which are amazing, with something for all ages-there are plenty of other activities and fun places to fill your holiday, from trips to Boggy Creek on the Everglades…”

Irish News of the World- …“There is plenty of wildlife on offer at Boggy Creek you can discover territory that remains unaltered by man in the wilderness of the Central FL Everglades. You can take a 30 minute airboat ride or view wildlife roaming free on a monstrous buggy expeditions…”

Irish Independent, Catherine Murphy- …“Take a ride through the Everglades at Boggy Creek. Alligators are of special relevance in Florida, because there’s one for every 10 humans in the state…”

Irealnd on Sunday- …“The ride along the Everglades at Boggy Creek will see you flying over the swamp beds at a speed of 70km/h in search for exotic birds, turtles and the Florida alligator…”

The Boston Herald, Joe O’Shea- …“After a refreshing course of gator and frog legs at the East Lake Restaurant, you can visit your dinner’s cousins on Boggy Creek Airboat Rides night time excursion. Whistling through walls of tall grass, at speeds of up to 45 mph, top gun pilot Paul uses a miner’s cap light to search for glowing gator eyes…”

Liverpool ECHO, David Bassett-…“We were thrilled by a 45 minute ride through the wetlands, home to nestling alligators and other wildlife. You glide through the weeds, stopping to view the huge nests floating in the side waters, your every move closely watched by a protective female alligator guarding her eggs…”

Liverpool ECHO, Paul Kennedy-…“ Our driver knew the wetlands like the back of his hand, ‘that ‘gator’ over there, he’ll kill you, no problem’ said Captain Chad. I have only seen such a fierce animal from behind a barrier at my local zoo, where even with a snappy grin they still look miserable. But, this ‘gator had a different look in his eye’ meaner & tougher. Like her really meant business…”

Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Garry Willey-…“Boggy Creek fell squarely into the high-octane file, an exhilarating airboat across the unspoiled backwaters of Lake Tohopekaliga stopping only to eyeball alligators guarding their nests. When you’re less than 100 feet away and the beasts so much as twitch, you discover reflexes you never you never knew you had.

Fodors.com, Caragh Rockwood- …“The pristine Lake Tohopekaliga, 10 minutes from Gaylord Palms, is renowned for bass fishing. Boggy Creek airboat Rides conducts 35 minute tours on airboats that seem to glide over the wetlands and bring you close to wildlife…”

Graham Ross, England Journalist- …“It was a most interesting and enjoyable morning we spent with you and one of these days we are going to pay a return visit just to have lunch. We are already working hard on your behalf here having distributed the Boggy Creek story to a wide-ranging media list. If you need PR just call…”

Voyager House, London England- …“Visitors to Florida wishing to see real creatures beyond the fantasy realms of Mickey mouse and chums-now have the opportunity of enjoying a feast of alligators. Similar in character to the Everglades but has the advantage of being only a 20 minute drive from Central Orlando…”

The Local News, Charles R Bouley II- …“The obvious activities are the theme parks, but there is more to Orlando than monorails and movie studios. For a feel or real Florida, take an airboat ride. While some snobby city types might picture this place directly out of “Deliverance” it is a definite find and should be savored right along with the boat ride…”

Free Life in the Midwest, Mark Glass- …“Until I discovered BCAR, I didn’t know how far north the Everglades stretch, they actually start just a few minutes away from Orlando airport! Though most of their year-round trips are in the daytime (alligator bask in the sun, giving mid-day tours the best odds of seeing them) they offer “night swamp safari” option, too…”

www.CNNmoney.com , NY Travel Taking the Mickey out of Orlando-A trip to rural Boggy Creek in Kissimmee is a must for those wanting to see the real Florida. The only way to travel over the hundreds of acres of wetland and marshes is by speedy airboat. It’s a truly exhilarating feeling, darting between the reeds and rushes, keeping an eye out for the many nesting alligators, which the fantastic airboat drivers will point out.

www.about.com …”That’s right – airboat rides. Once seen only on billboards when approaching the Everglades in South Florida. Boggy Creek Airboat Rides now offers Orlando tourists the thrill and beauty of an airboat ride just 14 miles from the home of the mouse. You will have a memorable look at a part of Florida that is quickly disappearing – natural Florida…”

Fun World Magazine, Kevin Moffett- …“Orlando is surrounded by a cypress swamp, and the best way to see all the alligators, turtles, herons, roseate spoonbills, and other Dr. Seuss-looking birds is aboard an airboat…”

Gulf Coast Parent- …“The airboat ride was awesome! We saw baby alligators and a full size alligator. I was not expecting to leave the waterways and go back and forth between land and water. There’s an element of danger that’s very exciting…”

The Sun-…“An enjoyable 30 minute whiz around alligator infested swamps on a raft with an industrial fan on the back. The boatsman are real Floridians and about as far removed from Disney Work’s Have a nice day” smile merchants as you can imagine…”

Senior Sun – Mt Pleasant SC by Mark Glass- …“There’s more to life around here than the world famous trio of local theme parks. For example did you know the renowned Everglades begin just a few miles from Orlando’s airport? The best odds of seeing gators are on a Night Swamp Safari. Wearing miner’s helmets with a lamp, riders can look for alligators glowing eyes…”

This is Travel.com , Jo Tweedy- …“We headed for Boggy Creek- Orlando’s equivalent of the Everglades and the most authentic attraction in miles. No amount of alligator hunting-we saw five of these terrific creatures…”

Travel, Joe Woods-…“Back to Nature, One of the most refreshing ways to see local wildlife up close is as a passenger on a Boggy Creek Airboat Ride. By day these hour-long tours allow you to watch ospreys and bald eagles soar in the azure skies above Lake Toho, & by night you might just get a rare glimpse of alligators mating in the wild…”

Heather Heward-…“ We took an airboat ride over the marshes at Boggy Creek to see some alligators. We glided across the dark, marsh only by the glowing red stoplight of the craft in front. Every now and again, we’d see a pair of small red eye, too…”

The Brits Guide to Orlando- …“Simon Veness-There are several operations offering airboat rides in the area, but for safety and quality my tip goes to Boggy Creek. TIP- Want to sample the Florida Everglades but don’t fancy the 3 hour trip south, Boggy Creek is the perfect substitute and at a fraction of the cost…”

The Sun, Paul Hudson-…“Finally it was dads turn for a treat. The Boggy Creek Airboat Ride is about adrenalin. The V8 engine strapped to a giant fan on a tea tray sends you across the marsh at speeds close to liftoff…”

Keesler Air Force Base Travel, Stephanie Bock-…“Thank you for your support during the 9th Annual Military Seminar. I enjoyed the airboat ride very much. This was my first trip to the Kissimmee area. I am still talking about it and planning a family vacation…”

Brighton Evening Argus- …“If the relentless, in your face consumerism starts driving you mad, don’t miss the chance of a live and let die style airboat ride over the Florida wetlands at Boggy Creek. A world away from the fun parks, it’s a refreshing blast of real America…”

The London Free Press, Brodie Fenion-…“Boggy Creek can send you whipping through the headwaters of the Everglades. Visitors can get down and dirty with an airboat ride on the headwaters of the Everglades. Under a crisp moon & stars we sail through bulrushes at speeds of up to 80pm. Boats can race on 3 cm of water…Our driver sweeps the lake with a strong beam of light, looking for the eerie reflection or alligator eyes…”

The Cambridge Times, Jeff Hurst- …“Venture off the typical vacation path less than a half hour from Disney is Boggy Creek which can be described as flying on water. There’s something very raw & untamed about traveling through the everglades at night, if you’ve never seen an alligator before, it’s even more exciting & terrifying to find them on their own turf…”

Critter Gitters, Christina Ingemansdotter- …“Years from now when you’ve gathered around the TV with your nieces you can point to the shot of our kids cruising over the mangroves and know that it’s all thanks to you…”

Critter Gitters, Childrens Kid Show- …“We can’t -and we really mean this-thank you enough for your incredible kindness, generosity and creativity during the shooting of Critter Gitters. Thanks for your patience and manpower. We feel like we made not only great business acquaintances, but also friends…”

Travel & Style, Shirley Davis- …“I never ridden an airboat until I stopped by Boggy Creek. It was a wonderful adventure to glide through the water at high speeds, dodging the tall grasses of the marsh. Until now, I had thought of Kissimmee only as Disney Worlds bedroom community of motels that…”

American Jewish World, Marshall Hoffman- …“For something a bit different, try an airboat ride at Boggy Creek and glide over Florida’s wetlands to see exotic animals in their native environment. This provides a taste of the Everglades and is less expensive than any of the major theme parks…”

Sunday Mirror, Sarah Whitfield King- …“Going to Florida and want to see real creatures as well as Mickey Mouse and chums? Then check out the alligators only 20 minutes from Orlando, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides is similar to the Florida Everglades…”

AAA-…“One the Go-A vast array of wildlife awaits you in its natural habitat, including eagles, osprey, snakes, turtles and Florida Alligators. See the breathtaking natural wonders of the wetlands and wildlife…”

Mature Lifestyles, Neilia Sherman- …“My family particularly enjoyed the Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, which takes passengers into the true wilds of Florida…”

The Charms of Central Florida, Nancy Baren Miller- …“Those who think airboat rides are strictly Everglades attractions should think again. A one hour evening trip or a half hour daytime tour can be taken on Lake Toho and surrounding wetlands. During the evening trip, they track alligators by the beasts’ red glowing eyes…”

Quad-City Time, Davenport, IA- …“I never had ridden an airboat until I stopped by Boggy Creek, located at East Lake near Orlando. It was a wonderful adventure to glide through the water at high speed, dodging the tail grasses of the marsh…”

The News Journal, California, Charles Bouley II-…“For a feel of the real Florida, take a Boggy Creek Airboat Ride, this is an experience not to be missed. While some snobby city types might picture this place directly out of ‘Deliverance’ it is a definite find and should be savored. Even driving there is fun, through the back woods, seeing rural areas…”

Visit Florida, Marion Wolf-…“The tour was truly an educational experience as well as an eye-opener for our German agents. They commented on the unexpected ‘sights and sounds” of the area and were particularly impressed by the variety of the less traditional activities…”

Navy Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times, Janet Groene and Gordon Groene-…“Airboat rides takes you skimming over wetlands in a rush of wind and noise aboard craft quipped with propellers…”

Woodalls-Camp-Orama, Nancy Baren Miller- …“For those touring Orlando, and have had enough of “The Mouse” and want to spend a day seeing natural Central Florida, no better way exists to show you quickly what the real Florida is all about…”

Travel & Vacation Guide, Kenneth Brown- …“Airboat rides on the beautiful wetlands of Boggy Creek give visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the real Florida…”

24-SevenTV, Pat- …“I just have one thing to say about Boggy Creek, I haven’t had so much fun since Hee Haw was on the air. Thanks again for your hospitality and allowing us to shoot an awesome show, we had a blast…”

24-SevenTV, Matt- …‘Let me speak about Boggy Creek, the land is harsh and the weeds are high, gaters everywhere made me cry, I was scared, yes, quite scared was I, so scared was I that I soiled myself. Thanks guys…”

Travel Weekly, Alan Moore-…“There are more than 300 lakes, rivers and natural springs in the Orlando area providing opportunities for experiencing and learning about Florida fragile eco-systems and marine life. Excursion include those of Boggy Creek 5 miles S of the Orlando Int’l Airport…”

Tennesseek.com- …“The guys at Boggy Creek who’ll take you to get a closer glimpse of some of FL wildlife than you ever imagined possible. A night tour is just the thing to remind you that you’re not in Kansas anymore & that’s not Toto all those sets of shining eyes are attached to…”

Poughkeepsie Journal, Tim Toterhi- …“If your greater wants involve a need for speed, there are thrills to be found atop a variety of high performance watercraft, the folks at Boggy Creek can also help quench this desire. They whisk through the Orlando wetlands at speeds up to 50 mph…”

Successful Meetings- …“Relaxing gardens may suit your group but Orlando also offers a number ways for groups to be more active in the outdoors. Airboat Rides at Boggy Creek give attendees an up-close view of the Florida wetlands (gators and all)…”

Jeschenko Kommunikation, Gute Fahrt-…“Fahrten durch die Sumpfvegetation des Boggy Creek mit Wildlife-Alligatoren nordostlich der Stadt am East Lake Toho; halbstundige Tour Erwachsene 28 Mark, Kinder die Halfte…”

Buenos Viajes-…“Los amantes de la naturaleza pueden disponer de un dia par air a la vecina Kissimmee. En el lago Tohopekaliga se ensuentran los unicos botes “voladores” para hacerles una visita a los lagartos. Los Boggy Creek Airboat Rides recorren los pantanos, y ofrecen un tour de pesca con alojamiento en el East Lake Fish Camp…”

Sunday Republican- …“Mature Discounts for seniors-Special Interest-Boggy Creek Airboat Rides half hour guided tours into Florida’s wetlands and natural creeks to view alligators and wildlife. Must be 60 or older to get 20 percent off regular price…”

Central Florida Magazine- …“Only 3 miles south of the Orlando International Airport visitors can hop on an airboat and explore the Florida of old…”

Circuit City Employee Publication- …“Airboat rides carried us down Boggy Creek to an area of Florida which are not often seen due to their secluded nature. On the airboat the captain tell you to keep a keen eye because at anytime a ‘gator may be in the path of the boat’…”

Free Life in the Midwest, Mark Glass- …“Until I discovered Boggy Creek, I didn’t know how far north the Everglades stretch. They actually start just a few minutes away from the Orlando airport…”

Senior News Long Island – …“Boggy Creek specializes in tours from a relaxing cruise while learning about and seeing the areas wilderness to a fast paced narrated tour of area rivers, marshes and the Everglades where the gators & snakes might just end up in the boat next to you…”

El Nuevo Herald Miami, Georgina Cruz- …“Boggy Creek ofrece excursions por airboats o ‘botes de aire’ que flotan sobre rios y pantanos para explorer y ver aves exoticas, cocodrilos, y otras criaturas….”

Columbus Parent-…“Had much fun speeding through the water and seeing an alligator guarding its nest of eggs…”

Meeting News New York-…“Among the more unusual sites is Boggy Creek which offers group tours amount the ospreys and the alligators, the lily pads and the cypress trees

Shopping Center World, Kelly Angell-A 30 minute airboat tour includes an up-close look at the flora, fauna and animal inhabitants of the wetlands of Lake Toho, which marks the beginning of the Florida Everglades. One can expect to see eagles, osprey, snakes, turtles and alligators as the airboat reaches speeds up to 50 mph…”

Hoje em dia, Belo Horizonte, Paulo Leonardo- …“Um pouco afastado de Orlando, na vizinha Kissimmee, esta o Boggy Creek – Airboat Rides. Lembra dos documentarios sobre os Everglades (os pantanos da Florida) em que eram usados barquinhos com grandes helices na traseira? Pois e num desses que voce vai conhecer essa regiao pouco visitada pelos turistas comuns…”

Atlanta Journal- …“You may note the airboat sitting silently in the Everglades section of the Gaylord. You can take a ride on a much larger version at Boggy Creek Airboat Rides on East Lake Toho, the headwaters of the Everglades. During a half hour ride, I saw 2 alligators, sandhill cranes with chicks, herons, ospreys, & a bald eagle in a tree that looked like the real life version of the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom…”

Physicians Travel & Meeting Guide- …“Every time you take a Boggy Creek Airboat Ride, it’s a different show with a nonstop parade of birds and alligators in timeless cypress swamps. The 30 minute ride is on East Lake Toho in Kissimmee…”

TV Facts, Derek Bixby- …“As you speed across East Lake Toho you’ll feel the excitement of being in the middle of the wondrous scenery while feeling the wind rushing past your face. You’re sure to find that this one of the most exciting local tours available…”

TV Facts of Greater Ramsey County- …“No matter what time of the year, or day you choose-you’re sure to find that this is one of the most exciting local tours available…”

Montreal, Kelly Wilton- …“A scenic airboat ride just outside Orlando, also accepting Canadian dollars at par. The airboats glide through Florida’s wetlands giving tourists a chance to see exotic birds, turtles, and alligators. 1 hour night tours are also available for the more daring thrill seekers…”

Trip and Travel Guide 20001 Retreat –…“take your group on a 30-minute airboat ride to see Florida’s natural creeks, wetlands and wildlife. Your tour will explore 10 miles of wetlands.”

The Great West Side; Indianapolis, Indiana-…“Located in Kissimmee Florida has been voted Central Florida #1 Airboat Ride. The exciting airboat rides will make you vacation memorable-don’t forget your camera!…”

Going USA-…“Whiz through Orlando’s marshes looking for alligators and turtles on a Boggy Creek Airboat…”

Alle Angebote vorbehaltlich Verfugbarkeir und ab-…“Am Boggy Creek liebe sich die exotische Tierwelt in einer weitgehend unberuhrten Sumpflandschaft ohneden ohrenbetaubenden Larm der Airboats genieben…”

…“In the dark of the night the engine roars at the back of the airboat below the immense propeller in its metal cage. All of a sudden our boat leans to the side slowly like on the moon. W are making a U-turn our pilot guide just spotted 2 red eyes above water reflecting the beam from his projector on hi helmet like a miner. All the passengers are now crowding at the edge, the boat now stopped… How strange, being in full nature in Kissimmee…”

Orlando Business Journal, June 2000-…“Boggy Creek Airboat Rides is on track for 160,000 customers in 2001 compared to 100,000 in 2000. The numbers are impressive given a broader slump in tourism…”

Journalist- …“How strange, being in full nature in Kissimmee, 30 minutes S of Orlando, the city of the theme parks, of manufactured reality, imaginary, by Disney and others. Real reality would seem almost…unreal, like here on a swamp in the middle of the night: me sitting on an airboat, identical to that which I could see as a child in a televised series (American)…”

Business Life, Thunder Bay, Scott Sumner- …“If you get to Orlando be sure to check out Boggy Creek, Sometimes in life you have experiences that you know you will always remember. When Paul would spot two eyes with his light we would suddenly pull over and be right beside a 7-10- ft gator…”

The Capital Spotlight, Cynthia Nevels-…“ I was introduced to the beauty of its wildlife. Swamps and creeks, don’t the FL Everglades come to mind, they sit on one of the crown jewels of Osceola County, East Lake Toho. With the wind & sun bearing down on our faces, we glided through thick marsh, brush, and …”

Groups Retreat Trip & Travel- …“Take your group on a 30-minute airboat ride to see Florida’s natural creeks, Wetlands and wildlife. Your tour will explore ten miles of wetlands. Gator hunts available nightly…”

Group Tour Magazine- …“Perfect for groups, the narrated & guided tour aboard a signature swamp buggy gives passengers a chance to view scenic pastureland that is home to native plants &animals roaming free. The tour gives visitors a glimpse into the area’s ranching history. A package is available…”

Group Tour Southeastern- …“Boggy Creek Airboats, groups can catch a glimpse of alligators and even bald eagles as they skim over the headwaters on their way to the Everglades. While skimming over the water aboard an airboat is one way to have a close encounter with an alligator, there is a way to get even closer…”

Brits Guide to Orlando, Simon Veness-…“There are several operations offering airboat rides in the area, but for safety and quality my tip goes to Boggy Creek Airboat Rides…”

www.tripod.com , …“Have you ever dreamed about flying like the wind over the wetlands of Florida? We have all seen airboats on TV and they look so neat. Well I did it and my trip was amazing. Whisking across the surface of the water at speeds up to 45mph while shooting between walls of tall grass…”

Albany Herald, Barbara R Holmes-…“Ever been on the wetlands? If not an airboat trip through Osceola’s portions of the Everglades will introduce the visitor to many of Florida’s native animals, such as gators, eagles, gopher tortoises, woodstorks & cranes. Boggy Creek is sanctioned by the U.S. Coast Guard…”

PutnamLIVE.com (Putnam County News)- …“Our guide gave us a thrill both for his experience on the airboats but for his ability to spots gators on the horizon, then sneak up on them to give us a close and personal look at the gators to the thrill of some site seers and the consternation of others…”

Viajes, Argentina,Chile,Uruguay,Paraguay-…“Salir en un bote volador de Boggy Creek Airboat Rides para visitar pantanos y lagartos, o ir de pesca en el lago Tohopekaliga…”

Turistampa:El Periodico De La Industria-…“Boggy Creek le dan al visitante la oportunidad de ponerse en contacto muy cercano y personal con la Florida real. Desizarse a traves del agua en las tierras pantanosas y cienagas mientras se buscan lagartos, aguilas y pajaros le anadem la aventura natural a las vacaciones …”

La Agencia de Viajes-…“La propuesta consiste en paseos en aerobotes pos las “wetlands” de Florida Central, pantanos que atesoran una rica flora y fauna. Hay salidas cada 30 minutos, los siete dias de la semana…”

L’Express, Charles Antoine Rouyer-…“A Orlando, les tourists vont voir les alligators en hydroglisseur, comme a Todaoussax, ils vont voir les baleines en bateau pneumatizue. Ils grandissent d’un pied par an jusqu a 5-6 ans, lache Paul. Attendrissement general et l’ on repart en quete d’ un autre reptile, a toute allure dans la nuit. Noire. Les longs roseaux de plusieurs metres de haut defilent le long de chenaus naturels ou s engouffrent…”

Erhard Zeiss, Journalist-Frankfurt, Germany-…“Am Boggy Creek liebe sich die exotische Tierwelt in einer weitgehend unberuhrten Sumpflandschaft ohne den ohrenbetaubenden Larm der Airboats genieBen. Di Touren in den Booten mit den riesigen Ventilatoren sind aber nur mit Ohrenschutzern ertragen und warden…”

Travel Solutions, Christian- …“I have just returned from my trip to FL & I wanted to thank you once again. The airboat ride was really great & we saw several alligators. You can be sure that I will recommend your airboat rides to every client traveling to FL greetings from Germany…”

EVEN THE CUSTOMERS SAY HELLO! We picked a few to show you.

It was brilliant! Money we spent was well worth it. Tour guide was funny dashing and very smart. He was just the way I was hoping American men would be. He has great skill, made it so much fun, and I have memories that will last a lifetime. I will tell everyone I know that is coming to Orlando to come see you.

We really likes seeing a wild alligator. We liked that we were do close. It was fun when the boat went from side to side and the water splashed. It was interesting going through all the swampy grass. That was my first time on an airboat. Nathaniel, Denise, and Sarah (children from Georgia)

I wanted to write to tell you much I enjoyed my morning with you. We had such a great time! The captain was very kind and took his time explaining things that were going on in the water and in the area to us.

It was a great ride and wonderful experience to go into Everglades. I hadn’t been there before. Will definitely do again and recommend to people I know going to Orlando, Edgar did a great job.

I just had to write and say that the Boggy Creek Airboat Ride my friends and I took was the highlight of our holiday. Chad was awesome, and we all think he is a dream…

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Travel Weekly: Secaucus, NJ

The whole family can enjoy Central Florida Everglades and all its natural wildlife while cruising over the water aboard on of the 18 passenger airboats…..

ECityoftravel.com

For nature-loving children and those that seek “Natures Florida”, an airboat ride in the Central Florida Everglades is exciting and picturesque…..

Manchester Evening News

If you have a need for speed, take a short drive out of the center of Orlando to Boggy Creek, on Lake Toho for a thrilling airboat ride. At over 50 mph it seems like you’re flying across the water and reeds in the hunt for a glimpse of alligators, eagles, snakes and turtles…..

Sunday Sun: Newcastle

Another highlight of the week was an airboat ride on Boggy Creek. Here you can tour the wetlands of Central Florida for a close-up view of eagles, osprey, snakes, turtles and alligators…..

Travel publication

I was genuinely surprised to have a thrill-a-minute on an airboat ride at Boggy Creek. The wetlands looked so peaceful yet one immediately suspected there was a wild side to Orlando…..

Best of Orlando: Laura Nugent

We were ready to explore Orlando’s wetlands by means of an airboat ride. Boat? It looked more like a massive fan, with seats! Within moments of setting off, our guides drew our attention to an alligator enjoying the morning sun a few feet away. Fortunately, he didn’t seem too bothered by our clicking cameras…..

Florida Travel Magazine

Florida and airboats are synonymous for many people. During the ride, at least two big gators were seen in their natural habitat along with 2 water moccasins curled up in the reeds basking in the afternoon sun. The feeling of skimming through the reeds and along the top of the water with the powerful motor roaring behind you is pure Florida…..

FamilyTravelForum.com

With padded earmuffs in place, we blasted up and away from the dock and the reeds, hair flying; avoid hats, but sunglasses and outwear are essential. In 30 minutes, we saw a pair of bald eagles on their nest, blue herons, egrets, anhinga, gulls, and ducks. The highlight: with the “eagle eyes” of Edgar, we were able to watch a nine-foot alligator slither off a muddy islet across the water and into the reeds…..

The Boston Herald: Joe O’Shea

After a refreshing course of gator and frog legs at the East Lake Restaurant, you can visit your dinner’s cousins on Boggy Creek Airboat Rides nighttime excursion. Whistling throughout walls of tall grass, at speeds of up to 45 mph, Top Gun pilot, Paul, uses a miner’s cap light to search for glowing gator eyes…..

Liverpool ECHO: David Bassett

We were thrilled by a 45 minute ride through wetlands, home to nesting alligators and other wildlife. You glide through the weeds, stopping to view the huge nests floating in the side waters, your every move closely watched by a protective female alligator guarding her eggs…..

Newcastle Evening Chronicle: Garry Willey

Boggy Creek fell squarely into the high-octane file, and exhilarating airboat across the unspoiled backwaters of Lake Tohopekaliga stopping only to eyeball alligators guarding their nests. When you’re less than 100 feet away and the beasts so much as twitch, you discover reflexes you never knew you had…..

Fodors.com: Caragh Rockwood

The pristine Lake Tohopekaliga, 10 minutes from Gaylord Palms, is renowned for bass fishing. Boggy Creek Airboat Rides conducts 35 minute tours on airboats that seem to glide over the wetlands and bring you close to wildlife…..

Free Life in the Midwest: Mark Glass

Until I discovered Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, I didn’t even know how far north the Everglades stretch. They actually start just a few minutes away from the Orlando Airport! Though most of their year-round trips are in the daytime (alligators bask in the sun, giving mid-day tours the best odds of seeing them) they offer a “night swamp safari” option too…..

CNNmoney.com: NY Travel

Taking the Mickey out of Orlando – A trip to rural Boggy Creek in Kissimmee is a must for those wanting to see the real Florida. The only way to travel over the hundreds of acres of wetland and marshes is by speedy airboat. It is truly an exhilarating feeling darting between the reeds and marshes, keeping an eye out for the many nesting alligators, which the fantastic airboat drivers will point out…..

About.com

That’s right, airboat rides. Once seen only on billboards when approaching the Everglades in South Florida. Boggy Creek Airboat Rides now offers Orlando tourists the thrill and beauty of an airboat ride just 14 miles from the home of the mouse. You will have a memorable look at part of Florida that is quickly disappearing – natural Florida……

Fun World Magazine:, Kevin Moffett

Orlando is surrounded by a cypress swamp, and the best way to see all the alligators, turtles, herons, roseate spoonbills, and other Dr. Seuss-looking birds is aboard an airboat…..

Gulf Coast Parent

The airboat ride was awesome! We saw baby alligators and a full size alligator. I was not expecting to leave the waterways and go back and forth between land and water. There’s an element of danger that’s very exciting…..

The Sun

An enjoyable 30 minute whiz around alligator infested swamps on a raft with an industrial fan on the back. The boatsmen are real Floridians and about as far removed from Disney….

Senior Sun: Mt. Pleasant South Carolina, by Mark Glass

There’s more to life around here than the world famous trio of local theme parks. For example, did you know the renowned Everglades begin just a few miles from Orlando’s airport? The best odds of seeing gators are on a Night Swamp Safari. Wearing miners helmets with a lamp, riders can look for alligator’s glowing eyes…..

This is Travel.com: Jo Tweedy

We headed for Boggy Creek, Orlando’s equivalent of the Everglades and the most authentic attraction in miles. No amount of alligator hunting, we saw five of these terrific creatures…..