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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

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

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.

The staff were super friendly and knowledgeable!! We saw loads of gators, eagles, buffalo and otters. Kids ranging from 7-13 and all loved it!

Well worth the visit!

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 fantastic visit to grape hammock. Kevin's local and wildlife knowledge on our airboat ride was second to none. The team in the office and other guests were happy to help our son with their local fishing knowledge. A must visit in Florida.

Wildlife adventure

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

CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR TOUR

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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