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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"Night Tour is Amazing!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
Definitely a must to check out Gatorland if you are in the Orlando area. We did the nighttime tour of the grounds, held a snake, another reptile that looks like a snake and checked out all the different areas and types of Gators that Gatorland provides a home for! Our guide was amazing, informative, friendly and patient! We got to see the gators in their habitat at night by using special flashlights. We fed the gators and also got to hold a baby gator!!! I will say it again, Gatorland is a must!
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Lucy V
New Bedford, Massachusetts
"Super awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
My husband, myself and our 5 year old son attended Gatorland Tuesday June 5, 2018. I have only wonderful things to say about our visit. It was a scorching hot day in Florida but there is plenty of shade to be found, along with cooling fans & misters. We were greeted by the very excited and informative staff and offered us the up close and personal feeding frenzy opportunity! $10 extra pp but worth every penny if you want to be as close as humanly possible in a controlled setting. Scared the bejesus out of me, but I would do it again. You can also feed gators with fishing rods, ($5 for 3 pieces of fish) Not only are there gators every single place you turn, it’s an educational experience as well. Gators, crocs, exotic birds, snakes, owl, possum, panthers, a gigantic tortoise and more! Shows, feeding time frenzy, great photo opportunities and more. Definitely worth the $. I can’t wait to go back!
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
"Well worth it"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
We all enjoyed our day at gatorland lovely walks around the park . Lots of alligators wasn't too keen on seeing alligators in small cages with not alot of room thought that was quite cruel , toilets are an issue not very nice and only a few available
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"Gatorland is a Great Orlando Attraction"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
We hadn’t been to Gatorland for quite a few years and were amazed at how it has developed without losing its natural-ness. You can spend the whole day there wandering around, watching Gator Jumparoo and other shows and enjoying all the gators and wildlife. Food is available for you and the gators. The train ride takes you “behind the scenes”. Walking around there is good information posted. We thoroughly enjoyed our day there. There are discounts for senior citizens and military and veterans If you like nature and an alternative to waiting in line at the other attractions I highly recommend
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Leicester, United Kingdom
"Great place 👍"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
Visited today was a great well run attraction plenty to see and do for everyone from feeding the ‘Gators’ to feeding birds! Shows on every 30mins or so to keep you entertained! Sort of place if it was in the UK I’d pop too on a Sunday afternoon! Staff were great too Don’t miss out when in town
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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.