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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

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

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

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 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

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

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!



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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