Things To Do In Immokalee


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Situated on 2,200 acres of uncultivated Florida everglades, Billie Swamp Safari slakes swamp curiosities with swamp-buggy tours, airboat rides, and specialty wildlife shows. Customers can hop aboard an elevated swamp buggy for a 60-minute half-land and half-water eco-tour where they’ll careen through forested thoroughfares lined with lush vegetation and land-loafing bison, then drift down shallow waterways brimming with freshwater salt turtles and befuddled fish. With a one-day admission pass, swamp visitors can also skid through vegetation-rich swamp trails on an airboat or watch humans, snakes, and alligators interact at the animal and reptile shows, reigniting fond memories of childhood romps in Grandma’s basement cellar.
30000 Gator Tail Trl
Clewiston,
FL
US
Grassland breezes swirl through the open-air Jeeps at Orange Jeep Tours, by Collier Adventures. Talking over the gusts, a knowledgeable tour guide rattles off historical facts and tidbits about the passing ecological sites. Each custom Jeep can hold up to six passengers and weave into hard-to-reach nature spots for intimate looks at animal behavior, such as a blue heron gulping down a fish, an alligator lurking just below the water, or a bald eagle reading The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
5076 Annunciation Circle
Immokalee,
FL
US
At Orlando Hang Gliding, a USHPA-certified hang gliding school, pilots work toward earning their solo pilot’s license through programs designed to help them become an expert glider. The Level I program comprises six tandem flights at over 1,000 feet. During these sessions, a certified instructor helps the student learn such skills as launch techniques, water landings, and in-flight maneuvers—crucial when trying to shake an autograph-seeking pigeon. Once complete, students matriculate to the Level II program, a nine-flight regimen that prepares them for their first solo flight. Prior to signing up, potential pilots can enroll in an Introductory Class, which includes one tandem flight with a certified instructor. Orlando Hang Gliding helps gliders get some wind beneath their wings via a power boat cruising across Biscayne Bay, due to the absence of local mountains or hidden cloud cities from which to take off.
12671 East State Road 80
Clewiston,
FL
US
Engines start to roar, propellers spin, and a large parachute expands into the sky, carrying a light aircraft and its passengers toward the clouds. Silver Lining Aviation's certified instructors create adventures like this every day as they teach visitors to soar behind the controls of sport aircrafts such as powered parachutes, weight-shift trikes, and gyroplanes. Led by licensed FAA flight instructor Craig Ewing, Silver Lining's team takes prospective pilots on introductory flights that allow them to experience aircrafts such as the Airwolf 912 and nibble on different flavors of clouds. The aviation experts also sell sport aircrafts, which patiently wait onsite as customers work through custom ground- and flight-training programs. In most cases, the flight instructors prepare their pupils for aerial navigation in as little as two weeks. They also assist new pilots with replacement parts, provide 24/7 support, and cook oil soup to feed hungry aircraft.
15191 Homestead Road
Lehigh Acres,
FL
US
Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.
12671 East State Road 80
Clewiston,
FL
US
Sightseeing and adventure are one and the same while soaring through the air on one of Miami Hang Gliding's aircrafts. This company curates treks through the clouds by equipping their clients with hang gliders controlled by experienced pilots. Weather permitting, the pilot and passenger are towed to flight altitude before flying through the air; the pilot takes responsibility for steering, leaving the passenger free to soak in the scenery from high above and spot his or her house, office, or lost car keys. The experience typically lasts about an hour, with 10?20 minutes of that time spent in the air.
12671 E State Rd. 80
Clewiston,
FL
US
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