Many folks don't think of Orlando as a swamp or even associate it with the Everglades, so you may be surprised to learn that Wild Florida Airboats is located at the headwaters to the everglades. The everglades headwater is actually located in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, right under our airboat dock.
The Kissimmee chain of lakes actually begins right around Orlando and was once a 103-mile long waterway that often flooded as it curved down to Lake Okeechobee. The river used to flood very often, so the Army corp of Engineers dredged a deep canal to keep the flooding at bay. While this helped to save crops and cattle, it had a rather detrimental impact on the environment, so restoring the river has had some amazing, wonderful impacts on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
So, when you book your Everglades airboat tour at Wild Florida, you'll be cruising on a an amazing piece of Everglades history. Call us today to book your airboat ride on the headwater to the Everglades. In Orlando: 407-901-2563, Toll Free: 866-532-7167.