Boats allow man to explore the last uncharted territory: the other side of the marina. Chart your own course with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for a one-hour airboat eco tour for two (an $80 value)
- $80 for a one-hour airboat eco tour for four (a $160 value)
Airboats propel group tours down the St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge and into the Tosochatchee Wildlife Management Area of central Florida, a tropical wilderness that's home to alligators, bald eagles, and more. Elevated seating helps passengers take advantage of photo opportunities, and the captain narrates the tour and answers questions through two-way radio headsets worn by everyone on board. At the end of the tour, guests get to hold Hollywood the baby alligator and meet Airboat Rides at MIDWAY's resident burmese python, Babe, along with Amazon parrots Pecos and Dolly and Pork Chop the pot-bellied pig.
Airboat Rides at MIDWAY
As the St. Johns River winds through the Everglades of central Florida, it flows past forests of old-growth cypress trees. Bald eagles perch on branches draped in spanish moss, and below, blue herons and alligators prowl the edges of floating grass beds. Holding US Coast Guard Master Captain licenses, the guides of Airboat Rides at MIDWAY take passengers into this swampy wilderness aboard custom airboats. Launching from their own marina, the guides educate guests on the river's ecology and history via two-way headsets and stern, unwavering eye contact. These tours have earned multiple certificates of excellence from TripAdvisor, plus respectful nods from the river's turtles. In addition to airboat tours, the guides take guests out on seasonal gator hunts.