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Wild Willy's Airboat Tours in St. Cloud, FL

Wild Willys Airboat Tours4715 Kissimmee Park RdSt. Cloud, FL 34772
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Overview

Offering full one-hour tours every day of the week, Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours let guests see 23,000 beautiful acres of Lake Toho while taking a narrated airboat tour on a more intimate six-passenger airboat. Guests can take photos with live gators at the Wild Willy’s aquarium, dine on gator bites at the on-site Headwater’s Take-Out, and get an up-close view of Florida’s incredible wildlife.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our St. Cloud Travel Experts
  • A fun, professional, well trained and knowledgeable boat captain will keep you entertained and educated about different Florida wildlife seen during the airboat tour.
  • Traverse the swamps and rivers of Central Florida.
  • You get to hold and touch a real gator after the tour with one of Wild Willy's resident gators.
  • Discover gators, birds, eagles and more natural Florida wildlife.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour.
  • No food allowed on the airboat tours. Feeding the wildlife is prohibited.

Description

from Wild Willys Airboat Tours
We offer amazing full one hour tours starting a 9:00am, 7 days a week!

You’ll love our narrated tours on 23,000 acres of beautiful Lake Toho aboard our coast guard approved airboats with our fully insured licensed captains. Our sleeker, faster 6 passenger boats can offer a more personal tour and our newly added 14 passenger boat can accommodate larger groups!

The great thing about our central location is that we can change our route throughout the year. Our rides actually depend a lot on the water temperature. On our “winter tours” (Nov – April), the water is cooler and the gators stay on top to absorb the heat. During the month of May, they’re here and there because it’s mating season. On our “summer tours” (June – Oct), the water temperature is hot and gators tend to stay under the water to get away from the heat. These months we go a different path into shady areas to see gators.

We have 4 beautiful baby gators (Cricket, Sergio, Blue and Splash) in our aquarium to hold and take pictures with you at no additional charge. Be sure and bring your camera! And don’t worry, our captains show you exactly how to hold them. Say cheese!

Reservations are best. We have a lot of walk-ins and we don’t want you to wait any longer than you have to. There is a covered pavilion with picnic tables, a non-smoking back deck where you can eat, drink and snack all while surrounding yourself with nature.

Wild Willy's also serves food! After your tour, grab a bite at Headwater's Take-Out. Be adventurous and try our World Famous Gator Bites! Buttermilk and hot sauce marinated pieces of alligator meat, tenderized and fried golden brown. For the rest of you, choose from cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, French fries and more, dressed the way you like it! (Open 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week, subject to change). We have a store on-site where we accept credit cards, sell t-shirts, hats, gator souvenirs, soda, cold beer, ice and a few snacks.

Come on out and try something different! Most people have never been on an airboat ride, much less held a real live alligator. Some have said, “It feels like flying without ever leaving the ground!” Others have commented, “It’s like a magic carpet ride!”

PLEASE CALL FOR DIRECTIONS: GPS GIVES YOU AN EXIT NUMBER OFF THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE THAT IS SUNPASS ONLY, NO CASH. CALL SO YOU'RE NOT LATE AND POSSIBLY MISS YOUR TOUR TIME!

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

8 Reviews
Arlene Wentzel
1 Review
"Wild Willys Airboat tours.com"
January, 2017 NEW
This 1 hr airboat tour was awesome! Highly recommend. Capt. Eddie pointed out wildlife as we went along, and gave a faster thrill ride!! Just wonderful!!
Tip: Wear a jacket, windy and sunglasses

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Darcy Vredenburg
Roseburg, OR
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Airboat fun!"
June, 2016
Our first day in the Orlando area from Oregon, we did an airboat tour. It was hot and humid but the airboat tour was a great relief and very enjoyable. We didn't see many animals, a few alligators. We did see a lot of amazing birds and plants. It was a very fun trip and at the end we got to hold a baby alligator.
Tip: Very fun and memorable experience!

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Brenda D.
1 Review
"Fun and informative"
March, 2016
We had a total of 19 people in our group with ages ranging from17 months to 53 years. We had two airboats and captains Ed and Tyler had us meet in a couple places along the tour. The highlight for all was being able to hold the baby gators after the tour. Everybody got a chance and Ed and Tyler were very patient! Great tour!
Tip: To get to airboat the signs along the way say "dead end road" .It is marked with wild Willys signs though

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Kevin Pendergast
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very Knowledgeable Drive"
April, 2015
We had a good trip... saw lots of smaller gators and was told a lot of interesting stories about the area, wildlife and the foliage
Tip: Our GPS took us right there, coming from Davenport area... call the day before to make sure of your directions... Wild Willy's were very helpful

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Reserve Orlando Customer
San Francisco, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"It's fabulous!"
April, 2015
It's fabulous! We enjoyed the airboat the baby gators and Mom of course the guide!

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Jacqueline K.
Tampa, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience"
March, 2015
We were excited to go on this trip. My husband & I had taken this trip before with Wild Willy's & my sister & friend Tina wanted to go on an airboat ride & to see alligators. We purchased the tickets & followed our GPS which ended up sending us around in a circle 3 times on the Florida turnpike. Just as this happened Wild Willy's called us to ask us if we needed help getting there & gave us the correct info to get there & moved us to an hour later tour so we could still go. They called us back 10 min later to see if we were OK & to offer more assistance if needed. They were very helpful & wonderful to work with. We saw about a 3-4 yr old gator & a few beds of baby alligators. Saw a bald eagle nest with 2 mature eagles & 2 younger ones also. A lot of birds, nesting hens & cows were also seen. It was a lot of fun. Guide was very informative also.
Tip: If on an early am tour like the 7:30 or 9:00 am dress warm in a sweatshirt with a hood. It is a little chilly & windy. Alligators come out better when its warmer

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Shirley H.
North Chesterfield, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun in an airboat"
February, 2015
We had a 1pm reservation, and Wild Willys checked in with us to be sure we were on our way:) We had a fun ride seeing, alligators, bald eagles, turtles, water moccasins, osprey, and much more. A very fun and interesting hour.
Tip: Its a good idea to have a jacket. (At least this time of year.)

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Pat Holt
UK
1 Review
"Exhilarating & beautiful"
January, 2015
We looked at a few offering airboat rides and glad we picked Wild Willys. It lasted an hr on the water which was perfect, some offer 30mins, that would have been too rushed. Captain Ed was very informative about the whole area as he had grown up there. We saw alligator of various sizes, osprey, bald eagle, turtle and as we went later in the day to be on the lake as the sun was setting was beautiful. We loved it!
Tip: Def go for the 1 hr session, take a camera with a good lens

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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marilynne0609
Sydney, Australia
"A FANtastic Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 18, 2017 NEW
Our hotel resort recommended Wild Willy's Airboat Tours when we made enquiries about seeing alligators. In every way, our experience with Wild Willy's was extremely positive: - the booking and email confirmation providing directions to their location was extremely professional; - pricing was competitive at the rate of $48 per adult and $38 per child for a 1 hour tour (a coupon obtained from an advertisement in a local magazine provided a small discount and this was honoured); - the welcome on arrival was very friendly; - the preparation and briefing on use of equipment and processes was well done (safety was important to us as young children were in our group); - Captain Mark was very informative, friendly and helpful and he really added to our experience being such a positive one - he covered a lot during our one hour tour; - We saw an incredible lot of wildlife including, alligators (more than 5), 2 bald eagles, racoons and a variety of bird life; and - our 3 grandchildren (aged from 6 to 10) and adults had a real thrill in holding a young alligator back at base. For the record, our tour was on Friday, 6th January for one hour from 3:30pm through to 4:30pm. There was 10 of us in the air boat including Captain Mark. Seven of us in the airboat were family (Mother and Father with three children and two grandparents - each individual thoroughly enjoyed the experience). Whilst there was 10 on board, we did not feel crowded and we could move around the boat at appropriate times and we were given time to capture the moment (through our own senses and by photograph). -
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Kara L
"Total Blast"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 18, 2017 NEW
We had Captain Brandon and he literally knows everything about the wildlife and vegetation. Everyone is wonderful and it was easy to get in and out of. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun activity at a beautiful location!
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sikkucz88
Windermere, Florida
"Awesome! Go during hatching season"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 18, 2017 NEW
I took my Austrian cousin here, and we had a blast! The staff is super friendly, they even helped us pick out a mix-n-match six pack of local brews for the ride! We hung out in the sun before and after the ride on the channel-side deck, the driver was friendly and very knowledgeable. He had us right next to gators and their nests before we had any idea there was even anything there! We saw bald eagles, and he pointed out very rare and protected birds. The family riding with us even let us dangle their small boy over a gator nest!! No just kidding.... but we were definitely up close and personal. I would pay extra for a private ride so the driver could cut loose a bit, because the power slides were my favorite after all the critters!
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Kim G
"Fun, fun, fun."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2017 NEW
Our family really enjoyed out airboat ride with captain tyler. He was able to locate several gators and really knew a lot about them. The boat ride was fun too.
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escherzberg
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
"Friendly fun tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2017 NEW
Toured lake Toho , saw lots of wildlife, shared lots of local stories you don't get unless you are with the locals.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Willys Airboat Tours

Can you feed the wildlife you see aboard the airboat tours?
No, there is Absolutely no feeding the wildlife and with that, no food allowed on board.

Does Wild Willy's Airboat Tours provide ear protection?
Yes, and it is recommended that you wear ear protection when the boat is in full throttle.

Can I bring a bag on board with me?
It is recommended you stow personal items properly to prevent loss overboard or shredded through the boat prop. Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours are not responsible for lost or damaged personal belongings.

Are tours recommended for people with medical conditions?
Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours proudly accommodate people with most medical conditions and/or disabilities.

When should I arrive for my tour?
Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled start time so that you are present for the safety talk as required by US Coast Guard and in place ready for the full one hour tour.

Do the tours still operate with inclement weather? 
If the weather is such that the captain feels the tour would be unsafe then they would cancel. They advise that you call an hour or two prior to your arrival if you are unsure about the weather conditions. If the tour is canceled, you can inquire about rescheduling for an alternative date/time.