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GRAPE HAMMOCK is the place for the

BEST AIRBOAT RIDES!

Experience the REAL Florida

ABOUT THE TOUR

Located in the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, our airboat tour leaves out from our family-operated fish camp on the south end of Lake Kissimmee, 25 miles east of Lake Wales and 25 miles west of Yeehaw Junction. Lake Kissimmee is known for its lunker bass, and spectacular scenery. It is also home to Brama Island (one of the largest freshwater islands in the US) and many endangered species. Our airboat swamp tour offers a great view from every seat, giving you one of the best airboat rides possible!

Times vary depending on the weather and the wildlife.  We want you to have a great trip….most of our new customers come from recommendations from others!

Explore a lot of the different types of nature Florida provides during the ride.… endangered birds, alligators, hogs, deer and various native wildlife!

Adults

$40 ea.

Children 3-12

$25

Children 2 & under

Free

SOME OF OUR AIRBOAT TOUR REVIEWS

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5 Stars - Based on 17 Reviews

Did not stay in fish camp, but came for airboat ride with birding group. We had a wonderful trip! The guide was so knowledgeable and respectful of the birds.... I can't say enough good things about Kevin. We had great birds from Bald Eagles to Snail Kites, Bitterns and Purple Gallinules and Kevin knew where to find them. Other rides I have been on, the guides don't care about the birds or birders and play chicken with the birds or go so fast we can't see the birds.This was a great trip and our group will go with them again; in fact I am going to take my family back! We also birded around the fish camp after our ride and took our picnic lunch up the road to Shady Oaks Park. Great trip!

Recommended airboat for birders!

I started visiting Grape Hammock with my parents and grandparents as a child over 30 years ago. I have been back multiple times as an adult to visit. It’s a very family friendly place. My 3 boys loved the airboat tour. Captain Barrett was great at pointing out the native wild life (gators, bald eagles, deer, Buffalo, turtles, etc). I would highly recommend it. The Chandley family that own and operate the camp and airboat tours are amazing and will treat you like family.

Amazing tour! Captain Barrett was terrific.

We recently spent 10 days in Florida, and this was one of the top two highlights of our entire trip! I knew we would enjoy an airboat adventure, but we weren't expecting it to be this fantastic!

First of all, this has a very authentic feel. I mean, this is literally a fish camp. There are houseboats and RVs and docks and bait. This is not a roadside tourist trap. This is the real deal.

The captain of our airboat was Kevin and he knew what he was doing! He knew Lake Kissimmee like the back of his hand (and pronounced Kissimmee correctly) and knew exactly what his guests wanted to experience. We did some amazing boat trails through the southern part of the lake and we saw abundant wildlife.

The birds, wow! Bald eagles. Herons. It would have been worth it for the birds alone. The view on the lake with all of the birds was breathtaking.

But, really, it was all about the alligators! And we saw dozens and dozens. Granted, we picked a good day--winter, when the gators wanted to be out sunning. But Kevin knew exactly where they would be. We saw gators of all sizes. And we saw gators up close!

Kevin narrated the entire trip very professionally. We felt safe and had so much fun. I would go back again in a heartbeat! Outstanding!

Gators Galore

Visiting in the Winter Haven area with family and we decided to take a short drive for an airboat tour of Lake Kissimmee. Wasn't sure I'd be able to manage speeding around in an airboat but it turned out to be quite easy to not only tolerate but to enjoy immensely. We had Barrett for our driver/guide and he was so pleasant and personable and knowledgeable about the wildlife abounding in the Lake. He pointed out plenty of gators and we saw several bald eagles, ospreys, other neat waterfowl, cattle and sheep(exotic and otherwise) and a buffalo! Absolutely loved seeing animals in their natural habitat and having a personal guide explain things for you. I totally recommend finding Grape Hammock and booking a tour. Well worth the money. And a great idea for kids who are so full of theme park experiences.

One of the best outdoor experiences of my life

We had a fantastic tour with Kevin! He did a great job pointing out the wildlife and finding gators for us to see. We got really close to all sizes of gators from 11 ft long to a couple feet! I highly recommend going for an airboat ride with them. His wife Lacey was super sweet too and fit us in the schedule on short notice! Thank you both for a fun experience for our whole family!

Highly recommended!!! Fun family adventure!!!

I didn't know what to expect. But what a great surprise. It was exciting, informative as well as fun. We saw lots of Gators, cows feeding in the water, birds, deer and of course snakes which I could do without. It was a windy day and I thought the ride would be rough but with the airboat it was smooth. It was 1 1/2 hours long. Great ride.

A hidden adventure

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MEET THE GUIDES

Our USCG Captains are native Floridians, born and raised on Lake Kissimmee. They know the waters the best, guaranteed to give you amazing Lake Wales Airboat Rides.

Captain Kevin

Kevin was born and raised on Lake Kissimmee.  After graduating from college, he came home to run the family business and started giving awesome airboat rides on Lake Wales.  For over 16 years, he has shared his love and knowledge of the lake with his riders!

Captain Barrett

Like his younger brother, Barrett has always called Lake Kissimmee home.  His background in environmental science is helpful as he points out the animals and landscapes unique to this area.

FAQ

How long does the airboat ride last?

The airboat ride typically lasts between 1 hour and 1 hour and 15 minutes in the water. This gives you ample time to search for and explore all of the beautiful nature!

Are the airboats really loud?

Some people find the airboat a little loud, but don’t worry–Grape Hammock provides each of our guests with microphone headsets to communicate with each other and protect our ears from the loud sound. It’s all included in the price.

What should we bring with us?

We recommend bringing sunglasses and an extra layer of clothing, just in case it gets cool outside.  Of course, there will be tons of opportunities for photos as you travel, so be sure to bring a camera!

What days do you run airboat tours?

We run airboat tours 7 days a week during the season.  The rest of the year is 6 days a week, weather permitting.  Please call the office to see if there is a particular day available.

Nature spotted on the airboat tours...

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