Orlando is justly famous for its spectacular theme parks, but this part of the Sunshine State also offers a boat-load of outdoor adventures when you feel like going wild and exploring Florida’s natural side.
Get out on the water at The Black Hammock, in Oviedo, for an exhilarating, blow-your-hat-off, airboat ride to Lake Jesup’s Bird Island. You might see white pelicans, great blue herons, purple gallinules, bald eagles, or a rainbow of other native bird species taking flight. There are usually alligators lounging somewhere on the water’s edge, and back at the base camp you might even have a chance to meet a baby gator. Check out their night airboat rides for an extra thrill.