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GRAPE HAMMOCK is the place for the


Experience the REAL Florida


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!


$40 ea.

Children 3-12

$25 ea.

Children 2 & under Free

* prices listed are before sales tax


Grape Hammock Fist Campe & Airboat RidesGrape Hammock Fish Camp & Airboat Rides
5 Stars - Based on 17 Reviews

Had a wonderful experience on airboat ride. Our guide was very knowledgeable and nice. Many spotting of gators next to boat plus many more birds and animals. All of this for only $35. Wow! Call ahead for reservations though. Headgear was clean and well maintained.

Best airboat ride ever

This is my second trip with Grape Hammock and it won't be the last. Seen reviews of other places and that's why we came back. $35 price tag was cheaper than the others. Ride was 90 minutes with lots of wildlife. Gators, both large and small, eagles, buffalo, cows, deer and wild turkeys. Each rider gets headsets w/ microphones so you can hear the driver and and ask questions. As for the driver, Kevin was great. He was knowledgeable and shared that with the riders. And yes he pulled the boat over for group shots with our cameras, No Charge. We called them at 9am and got on a 11am ride so they can accommodate us last minute people. Only bad thing I can say is when I search airboat rides in the area, they did not pop up on the list. I was looking for their phone number and could not remember their name but I dug a little deeper and for them. If you are in the area and looking for a fun ride, give them a call.

Great Trip

We had a Blast and won't hesitate to go Airboating with Grape Hammock again!! Price was low and Cap't's knowledge of the lake was exceptional.

We had a Blast and won't hesitate to go Airboating with Grape Hammock again!!

Saw an ad for the air boat tour and we went today and was not disappointed. The driver we had was amazing knowing the area and knowing where to find the gators, knowledge of all the birds, fish etc. We got to see bison, several variety or deer, history etc. I enjoyed this tour and will do when I visit again.

Wow what a great tour

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 went with our local Audubon Club in early June and had a blast! Our guide was knowledgable, answered our questions easily and with great patience. We had so much fun we're going again in September with some visiting friends. Among many, many other birds, we also got to see 2 different nesting bald eagles (from a distance but viewable) and a bison! Lots of fun.

Going to do it AGAIN



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.


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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