Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo in Christmas, FL

26205 East Colonial Dr.Christmas, FL 32709
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Overview

This adventure-filled nature park and zoo located in Christmas, Florida, offers a variety of attractions and experiences ideal for the whole family, plus a natural habitat for animals like black bears, panthers, tropical birds and more. Guests can learn how some of Florida’s first residents lived centuries ago, enjoy a hands-on experience with a baby alligator, watch a gator feeding, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Christmas Travel Experts
  • Admission to the attraction includes 3 shows and a boat ride.
  • Enjoy educational information about wildlife and different species throughout the park.
  • Don't miss the Gator Jamboree Feeding; watch huge gators jump from the murky waters for food.
  • Hold baby gators, a tarantula and other critters.
  • Closed toed shoes recommended for children.
  • Never try to feed the animals or wildlife.
  • Sunscreen and bug repellents are highly recommended.
  • Bring lunch and eat at the park's picnic area.
  • Free parking.
  • Boat rides last 15 minutes.

Description

from Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo
Real Florida...as Real as it Gets!

Jungle Adventures, "A Real Florida Animal Park," is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200-foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and experience Live Guided Wildlife Encounters with rare Florida panthers, black bears, wolves, white-tailed deer, tropical birds, reptiles and mammals. Take a Jungle Swamp Cruise and be surrounded by more than 200 alligators. They'll come chompin' and you'll come stompin' to our Gator Jamboree Feeding.

See how Spanish Conquistadores lived in the 16th Century at our Replica Spanish Fort and go on a Live Guided Exploration of our Native American Indian Village Replica.

It's all so close to civilization, yet still a world apart.

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Erica B
"Cruise Excursion"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 29, 2017 NEW
I loved this excursion! After the hustle, pushing and people trying to sell you stuff on the cruise it was nice to take an excursion that was inexpensive and felt like real FL fun. Morgan and Tiffany ran the shows (wildlife show, alligator feeding) They were so much fun! It was educational as well as just nice to be outside and see these animals up close. Pretty much an outdoor zoo where you can just relax and walk around. Wear bug spray, it is a swampy mosquito area. Gator nugget bites are actually pretty good. They taste like chicken but better! Pop's food shack is basic. Cans of soda, hot dogs and nuggets. Overall I really loved this excursion!
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Jennifer F
"Very Educational and fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 23, 2017 NEW
This place is run by a small group but they did an excellent job! My mother is handicapped and they helped her throughout where needed. We learned a lot and saw a good amount of alligators, crocodiles, and much more. Great time had by all!
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orlandovette
orlando
"Jungle Adventures (off the tourist trail)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2017
What a pleasant experience. The park was created by the Brooks family some 50 years ago. (they no longer own Jungle Adventures but have an alligator farm nearby). It is not fancy, glitzy or "make believe" like many of our central Florida attractions. You walk on old concrete sidewalks, new and old wood walk ways, some dirt paths. There are different smells from animals, many flowers and trees and creeks. It is wonderful. The workers are terrific. Our tour host/guide was a young lady named Kim. She is knowledgeable, pleasant and is very brave around the alligators. She had a lot to do with the fun that we had. There were also other staff members we observed who were constantly working around the park. My friend and I were heading back to Orlando from the beaches. On a whim we stopped at Jungle Adventure. What a great decision.
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ufbonehead55
Wesley Chapel, Florida
"An enjoyable and authentic experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2017
I took my wife and my two kids (9 and 7) to visit here on Labor Day 2017. We made sure to experience every show/demonstration and we enjoyed each one. Our tour guide for the day was very friendly and knowledgeable and really made the day more enjoyable. The park touts itself as the authentic look, feel, and smell of Florida. This was definitely the case, and although the park is "no frills" it had many interesting animals to see and a very peaceful boat cruise along a alligator-infested lagoon. Really, this is a very unique place and we were quite pleased with the time we spent there. Highlights: - The alligator feeding time, where the guide enters the alligator pen and seemingly takes her life in her hands (and calls the gators by name) - Seeing Florida Panthers - The show where everyone gets to hold a baby gator for a photo op - The perilous boat ride in the alligator swamp
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Tony S
Oriental, North Carolina
"Inexpensive and educational "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2017
Great place to take the kids includes a boat ride through alligator swamp. Kids can watch the alligator feeding. Also they will have a hands on experience with small animals during the wildlife show. Also a lot of caged animals a nature walk and the indian village. You will spend about 3 hours in this venue. Nothing fancy but very interesting.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo

How long is the Jungle Swamp Cruise?The Jungle Swamp Cruise takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete (depending on the tour guide and how interactive the guests are). Guests embark on a lovely scenic cruise through our park while our guide regales them with the history of early Florida settlers, animal habitats, eco-facts and foliage.

Is this experience appropriate for guests of all ages?
Our park is appropriate for guests of all ages, however, please be aware that our guest will be interacting with live animals, so smaller guests may be afraid of some of our animals, but we never force any of our guests to hold or touch any animal. Parents are the best teachers so if they are willing to have an open mind about the animal and the information presented by our guides about each animal, then the children are more willing to participate.

Do you have any recommendations for guests who reserve a day with you?
Recommendations for guests are that they wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, bring a camera and a sense of adventure. We have a small cafe inside our gift shop that sells sodas, chips, etc.; however, guests can bring their lunches and enjoy them outside in our picnic areas or inside the cafe. Our park opens at 9:30am every day, rain or shine (barring hurricanes, of course!), and our first tour starts at 10:30am, and the last tour of the day starts at 4:20pm.

Is the Swamp Cruise tour open to handicap patrons?The boat is not truly handicap accessible in all cases. Patrons who have the ability to walk down a small ramp to board the boat are okay, however, due to the nature of the vessel as well as lifting capabilities of our staff, wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed on board.

What are guests NOT allowed to bring aboard the boat?Guests are allowed to bring whatever they wish to on the boat. We just ask that they take whatever trash they may accumulate during the ride back off with them when they disembark. We have plenty of trash receptacles near the boat launch areas for their convenience. We do ask that the guest do not throw any items into the Green Gator River (especially food) as it endangers not only the guests, the tour guides but other alligators in the river.

How long does it take to fully experience the Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo?Guests can anticipate spending a minimum of 4 hours in our park (but not limited to that). The live guided tours and the Jungle Swamp Cruise will take up to 2 1/2 hours of time (again, dependent on guest participation). Guests then can wander around our park at their leisure checking out all the animals and scenery we have. They can, if they wish, revisit any of the tours while they are here.

What are the three shows included with admission?
The three shows that are included with admission are the Wildlife Show, where guests will get to be hands on with a baby alligator and other cool critters; Native American Indian Village, where guest will learn about Native American Indian Culture in Florida; and the Gator Feeding where our guides hand feed the larger alligators in the park. The gator feeding will be either a dock feed, where our guides entice the gators to "jump" for feeding, or the bank feed, where our guides actually get into the sand and water area with our alligators for feeding. Either way, have your cameras ready for some exciting photos and entertaining education facts.