Gatorland Night Shine Tour in Orlando, FL

14501 S. Orange Blossom TrailOrlando, FL 32837
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Guests of this exciting nighttime adventure can experience up-close encounters with Florida alligators, crocodiles and other aquatic creatures while armed with nothing but a flashlight and some alligator food. Gatorland Night Shine Tour is an after-hours special event ideal for all ages that lasts about an hour and a half and is restricted to Gatorland’s Breeding Marsh.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • Visit Gatorland's Alligator Breeding Marsh at night and experience up-close encounters with gators.
  • The one-of-a-kind tour lasts about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Tour begins at dusk, please meet at the far south end of the parking lot.
  • Hot dogs for feeding gators provided.
  • Flash lights provided.


from Gatorland Night Shine Tour
Florida Nightlife is about to get WILD!

Your Gator Night Shine adventure takes you deep into the domain of Florida's most famous reptile, the alligator! Armed with only a flashlight and a few hot dogs, you bravely make your way along the winding wooden walkways of Gatorland's Alligator Breeding Marsh. The sounds of the night come alive around you as the rustle of feathers overhead and the splashing of water nearby signal that you are not alone. Turning your flashlight towards the water, you suddenly become aware of hundreds of hungry, glowing, red eyes slowly making their way closer… it's now your turn to experience the "Real Florida." A fun and educational tour for kids of all ages, Gatorland's Gator Night Shine Tour is one swamp stompin' adventure you don't want to miss!

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"Terrific family spot"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
How could you travel to Orlando without visiting the iconic Gatorland? Although we initially intended to go for a just few hours, we ended up spending the entire day - there's so much to see and do! Every single staff member we met was helpful, knowledgable, and over-the-top friendly. The trainers were all entertaining, and funny....Even when delivering their silly puns. Make sure you catch the free shows throughout the day. Prices are also very reasonable - a nice change of pace after the 'big parks' bleed you dry!
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Lucia R
Springfield, Missouri
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
grew up in Orlando always enjoyed visiting gatorland animals well cared for entertainment quite exciting
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Orlando, Florida
"Night Shine is Awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2018 NEW
We did the Night Shine Experience on 2/13 with Peter. He was an AWESOME guide giving a lot of fun facts about the animals! We held a few reptiles, some baby alligators and then fed the big ones over at the breeding marsh. They are HUGE! you never really realize their size until they are up close. I love this tour and I love getting a different perspective on these animals. Visit Gatorland during the day too so that you can see the shows!!!
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"Great day! Worth it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2018 NEW
We spent an afternoon here and enjoyed it very much. The park is quite big, very well maintained and tidy. We saw all 3 shows and thought they were all good. They use a lot of humour in the shows and throughout the park on their signs. There are lots of great photo ops, including 2 fun wood cutout gator posters you can stand behind. We rode the little train for 2$ and that was fun too. We fed some gators with a fishing pole for an extra 5$ and that was cool. I’d never seen albino gators before so that was cool. We ate gator nuggets at Pearls restaurant, which were tasty. All the non-gator animals in the park came to them through donations and park closures, so they have given homes to many animals unfit for release. Tip: There is an AAA or CAA discount on admission, so ask for that if you are a member.
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Springfield, Massachusetts
"Awesome place for family to visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2018 NEW
This place is awesome. There are so many gators! It is fascinating and offers interesting shows. There are opportunities for folks [including children] to actually sit on an alligator [supervised, of course]. There is a spectacular enclosed area with birds that fly about and land on you. Very neat. You can feed alligators with a fishing pole. There is a neat show with Hillbillies that engage the alligators with food, getting them to jump out of water.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gatorland Night Shine Tour

What is included in the ticket price?
All tour participants receive a guided tour by our gator experts, hot dogs for feeding the alligators, insect repellent and a flashlight to illuminate the path.

How long is the tour experience?

The entire tour is approximately 1 - 1.5 hours long depending on group size.

Can I purchase same-day tickets?
Gatorland Night Shine Tour tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

Where does the tour begin?
All guests should meet their tour guide at the south end of the Gatorland parking lot.