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SeaWorld Orlando: Park Admission Ticket

1. SeaWorld Orlando: Park Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorld Orlando, where the aquatic world comes to life like no place else. With the combo ticket options available, you can also enjoy the thrills of Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa and Adventure Island. SeaWorld Connect with the ocean at SeaWorld, watching killer whales leap at the One Ocean show, racing like a ray on Manta the ride, entering the all-new thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin and sharing an epic voyage with sea turtles at TurtleTrek. Experience the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Shamu show One Ocean. Orcas jump skyward, dancing fountains dot the water, and a Splash Zone seat gives you submerged views of killer whales flapping their fins and drenching you with water. For fast thrills, the Manta flying roller coaster tilts you parallel to the ground and sends you headfirst on a twisting, plunging trip that starts with an inverted nosedive. At Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, you’ll glide past ethereal, icy sights on a trackless ride to a no-glass penguin exhibit, which gets you closer to the charming birds and lets you experience their ideal, frosty conditions. Aquatica Orlando From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and the remarkable animal habitats that are the hallmark of SeaWorld, Aquatica Orlando, SeaWorld's Waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind park is home to some of the world's most thrilling water rides, featuring 38 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Busch Gardens Tampa Take your family to Busch Gardens Tampa, a place where fun comes naturally. Everyone can enjoy the unparalleled mix of animal encounters, captivating shows, and thrilling rides. Race like a cheetah aboard Cheetah Hunt, or dive face down at 60 mph on Falcon's Fury, America's tallest freestanding drop tower. Adventure Island Treat your family to a tropical oasis, where the fun never sets. Enjoy thrilling rides, chilling slides and splashes to delight everyone. Swirl down the wild tubes of Caribbean Corkscrew, swoosh the 210-foot GulfScream descent or race to the finish on Riptide. Little ones will find adventure too at Fabian’s Funport, with fountains, splash zones and water slides perfect for pint-sized summer fun.

Orlando: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Options

2. Orlando: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Options

The Central Florida Everglades are natural wonders, best explored with locals who know their backwaters. The beautiful landscape and expert guidance of your captain will make this tour a trip that you'll never forget. Guests on the Scenic Nature Tour explore narrow water trails engulfed in the brush of the Central Florida Everglades. On this tour you'll stop periodically, hoping to spot Florida's state reptile, the American Alligator, in its natural setting. Witness rare and endangered birds swooping effortlessly through the skies as the sunshine warms your body and the wind whips through your hair. Other wildlife abounds throughout the trip. This tour is perfect for groups and families looking to explore and learn about the unexpected side of Central Florida. A longer trip on a Detailed Nature Tour of 1-hour increases the number of encounters with Florida's wildlife, especially the American Alligator, which can reach up to 15 feet in length and 1,000 pounds. You'll experience nature right alongside turtles, bald eagles, blue herons, deer, and a wide variety of waterfowl in their natural environment, not in captivity. Be sure to also check out the Gem Mining Station. You will be able to purchase buckets filled with treasures that are native to Florida and take them to the mining station. While mining, you will discover various gems, alligator teeth, shark teeth, rocks, and other treasures. There will be an additional charge for gem mining bags or buckets. A restaurant with indoor or patio seating is available, where you can dine before or after your tour (at your own expense).

Orlando: Drive-Thru Safari Park at Wild Florida

3. Orlando: Drive-Thru Safari Park at Wild Florida

Discover the exotic animal species and native wildlife of the Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park. Drive your vehicle through on a self-guided tour through the open areas of the park. See more than 100 exotic animals and native Florida wildlife like white-tailed deer, bison, cracker cows, zebras, watusi, and oryx. Check out a massive pond inside the park dedicated exclusively as a home for some alligators. Stop and hand-feed the incredible giraffes for a once in a lifetime experience.

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Admission Ticket

4. Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Admission Ticket

Enjoy a family day trip with something for everyone at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Get a feel for nature as you watch otters swim and black bears play. Stop in the Herpetarium or Insect Zoo to see reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates from around the world. Get an up-close look at the animals and learn about their behavior during a giraffe feeding, a rhino encounter, or a chat with one of the keepers. Search for butterflies and caterpillars in the gardens. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, and don’t forget your bathing suit to hit up the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground.

Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

5. Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

Discover Shingle Creek in Central Florida on a 1.5-hour airboat tour into the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Travel back in time to the days before urban development and the theme parks of Orlando encroached on the Florida swamps. Go to the site where the largest living estuary in the world starts from a little creek, and capture the splendor of nature on your camera. Hear stories about the Native Americans and early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps. Travel by state-of-the-art, 8-12 passenger stadium seating boat for unobstructed views of the diverse wildlife and plant life. Venture into a natural, living environment of lush vegetation, and glide through swamp marsh and wet prairie land. Venture into the thick vegetation, looking for endangered American Bald Eagles, all sizes of American Alligator, and the many other species of wildlife that inhabit the largest sub-tropical eco-system in the continental United States.

Orlando: Wild Florida Park Entrance & Alligator Show

6. Orlando: Wild Florida Park Entrance & Alligator Show

Wild Florida’s Wildlife Park gives visitors the opportunity to observe and interact with some of the state’s native land-dwelling animals, and various species of tropical birds as well. On this 1-hour admission, you’ll see zebra, watusi, deer, water buffalo, emu, wild boar, zebu, and monster alligators! Visit the tropical bird aviary, see a live alligator demonstration, walk along the 500-foot sightseeing dock, and have a look in the gift shop. Experience the Hawk Swamp boardwalk that will take you through a pristine Florida cypress swamp ecosystem. Try the delicious barbeque with smoked ribs, chicken, pulled pork, fried alligator, and even frog legs. Individuals and groups of all sizes are welcome. Just a short drive from Orlando, the Disney area, Kissimmee, the Space Coast, and the Orlando International Airport, Wild Florida offers the best of Orlando’s most sought-after activities: airboat rides, alligators and wildlife. 

Kissimmee: Boggy Creek Everglades Sunset Airboat Tour Ticket

7. Kissimmee: Boggy Creek Everglades Sunset Airboat Tour Ticket

Experience the excitement of watching the sun set in the Everglades with this airboat tour ticket from Kissimmee. Cruise through West Lake Tohopekaliga as the wetlands awaken for the night. Stay safe with the included hearing protection and life jacket. Check in before your tour and board the airboat. As the sun descends from the heat of the day into the evening watch as cattle start looking for a place to stay for the night, huge flocks of birds fly to their nesting sites, and creatures of the night begin moving out to enjoy the cooler weather. Discover territory that remains unaltered in the wilderness of the Central Florida Everglades. Look for alligators, turtles, and birds in their natural environment. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

Orlando: Gatorland Skip-the-Line Ticket

8. Orlando: Gatorland Skip-the-Line Ticket

For more than 60 years Gatorland, Orlando has been creating special memories for millions of visitors through its famous gator mouth entrance. Located between Orlando and Kissimmee on the South Orange Blossom Trail, the park is one of Central Florida's classic attractions, providing a natural alternative to the larger theme parks of today. Founded by the late Owen Godwin in 1949, and still privately owned by his family today, Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve that combines Old Florida charm with exciting entertainment. This full-day admission ticket provides instant access to the many attractions of what is known internationally as the "Alligator Capital of the World." Showcasing thousands of alligators and crocodiles, including 4 extremely rare leucistic white alligators, inside the park you will also have access to the free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one-of-a-kind animal shows, and alligator breeding marsh. Go to the Gator Jumparoo Show for thrills and chills, as some of the largest alligators in the world jump 4 to 5 feet out of the water to retrieve food. Marvel at the Gator Wrestlin' Show in a shaded 800-seat stadium, and watch awestruck as gator wranglers catch a 6-8 foot alligator by hand before climb onto the snapping animal's back to point out survival features.

Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

9. Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

Enjoy breakfast as you head out to the beautiful Crystal River area to start your snorkeling adventure. Explore the river and admire unique wildlife in its natural habitat. Learn about the magnificent manatee and have the opportunity to see them up close. Next is a guided visit to the Homosassa Springs State Park. Discover local wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther, black bears, red wolves, bobcats, alligators, and more. Learn about the park’s manatee rehabilitation program and stop at an underwater observatory built over the mouth of a spring. Enjoy a packed lunch before heading to the Withlacoochee River, to end your day with an exciting airboat ride. This area is another natural haven, where you can see more local wildlife. Feel the thrill of skimming over the water with an exhilarating trip in a flat-bottomed boat.

Orlando: Manatees Swim, Snorkel and Boat Day Tour

10. Orlando: Manatees Swim, Snorkel and Boat Day Tour

Swim and snorkel with one of the sea's most gentle creatures, the endangered Florida manatee. Visit beautiful Homosassa State Wildlife Park, and take an exhilarating airboat ride.Head to the picturesque Crystal River – home to the endangered “gentle giant of the sea,” the Florida manatee – where you can choose to snorkel or swim. Have a chance to interact with these beautiful creatures if you’re lucky. Have some lunch, and then enjoy a fully-narrated airboat ride. Learn more about this southern state's wildlife from the knowledgeable tour guide. Visit one of Florida’s best-kept secrets – Homosassa State Wildlife Park. Marvel at Florida’s natural beauty, and view a host of wildlife, including more manatees. 

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What people are saying about Orlando

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 67 reviews

This excursion gets an A+!! All of the staff do everything in their power to be gracious, they are passionate about the manatees and the environment, and make sure every person in our 12 person party had a chance to see manatee. Even our smaller kids who were afraid!! The fan boat ride was also excellent!!! We will never forget this experience!

I recommend this tour to anyone traveling to the Orlando area!! It was such a great experience for me and my family! Our guide was very good and told everyone a lot of details about the things we saw! We will definitely be going back the next time we come to Orlando!

He was very informative with all of the different animals we saw. Yes you will see what they advertise. The hour and a half is the way to go. You need enough time to explore everything around you.

30 mins was fine with small kids but older ones could easily handle longer. Lots to see and do at the site as well. Well stocked shop on site.

Wonderful experience with many live animals to see up close.