A trip to Wild Florida is incomplete without an airboat ride. (It’s bucket-list worthy, folks!) We’ve got a fine fleet here at beautiful Lake Cypress in the Middle of Nowhere, FL. But it’s our airboat captains who really make a ride the adventure of a lifetime! They’re all licensed Master Captains through the U.S. Coast Guard. It’s the most stringent and comprehensive licensing process for inland tour boat operators in the country. It also means that all our airboats themselves are regularly inspected by the Coast Guard. Fun is our mission, but safety is our priority. Our airboat captains.
The story – legend, rather – goes something like this... It is believed that in 1913, two cowboys rode into one of the rivers that feeds into Lake Cypress (yes, the very wetlands we take our airboat tours on) to look for their two cracker cows that had gone missing. They never returned, and legend has it that a 20-foot alligator attacked and killed them during their search. Lake Cypress, the lake that surrounds our Gator and Wildlife Park and airboat dock, encompasses 4,200 acres, with more than 200 lakes throughout Central Florida feeding into it, hence the many tributaries at its base. So.
When you bring your students on a field trip to Wild Florida, there is a TON they are going to see and experience. It's a hands-on day of learning for everyone involved! Our attraction isn't like all those other Central Florida attractions when it comes to tying in the curriculum that will be covered while here. It's easy to prove to your administrators or anyone else who may be asking, "how does this field trip tie into what you've been teaching?" So, what exactly will your students learn on a field at Wild Florida? Here's a rundown of just a few of the facts they'll learn, and really, every.
It's normal to get a little star struck the first time you spot a celebrity, whether you're totally caught off guard or are expecting to see someone famous. Funny thing is, this same thing happens when people pay a visit to our exotic animal show. ...Especially for those true animal lovers out there! The exotic animals of our Wildlife Park take center stage during this show, with our animal keepers playing a supporting role. This 20-minute show (which takes place four times a day) features animals from our very own backyard – you know, Florida natives – and animals that are found all over.