Private Airboat Rides & Tours
Our Rides Are Airboating, At Its Best!

Airboat and Gator Charters provides Airboat Rides for up to 6 passengers on some of Central Florida's most beautiful lakes and rivers. Located within easy driving distance from Orlando and Daytona Beach, Florida. Deleon Springs and Downtown Deland offer a wide variety of activities. 

Come see alligators in their natural habitat. Deer, hogs, eagles, manatees and a variety of birds also are seen on our airboat rides. Rainbows, sunsets, and remarkable full moons are also part of our environment. We navigate the St. Johns River, Spring Garden Lake, Spring Garden Run, Lake Jesup, and Lake Monroe. Large alligators are seen soaking up the suns rays during the day, while at night, deer can be seen swimming in the lakes and running along the shore.

We give personal attention on our Airboat Charters, this is not a ride with 22 people on one boat with a set ride agenda. This is an Airboat Ride with you, friends and family with your own pilot, Captain Joshua, taking you wherever you want to go, showing you a variety of amazing things in the wild. Our first ride is at sunrise and our last ride begins just before sunset, then when nightfall comes, we use headlamps to search for alligators, just like we do while alligator hunting.


What to Expect
Go where no other boats can go! Specializing in personal, private airboat tours. Captain Joshua is a gator hunter and knows how to find alligators. Whether taking a break from Daytona Beach or the attractions of Orlando we have a tour for you. We have no set agenda, so the ride is customized to your preferences. You will be riding with an experienced Airboat Captain who will stop for pictures and narrate the ride through our special Sonetics wireless headsets. These headsets allow us to talk during our ride, point out things of interest, and educate you on all things Florida, especially alligators!  Our goal is to give you a great experience and make memories that will last a lifetime. Daytime trips require sun block, lightweight clothing, sunglasses and camera. Evening or nighttime trips require warmer clothing, bug spray, cameras with flash. We have a digital camera on board with us and are happy to take pictures of your party on the boat and text them to you following your tour.

If there are any special requirements or questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Deleon Springs- Day Rides Year Round
We begin our trip at the marshy edges of Spring Garden Lake and follow the winding waters of DeLeon Springs Run into Lake Woodruff and Lake Dexter. Expect to see alligators, bald eagles, manatees, red-tailed hawks, river otters, turtles and variety of wading and shore birds. This location offers excellent seasonal opportunities. The crystal-clear water flowing out of Floridas aquafer maintains a constant temperature of 72.5F. year- round, attracting manatees during the winter months.

Airboat Rides

Manatee looking at airboat. Near Daytona Beach, Florida
Alligators running into water. Near Daytona Beach, Florida
Bull gator sunning in Deleon Springs, Florida. Within easy driving distance of Daytona Beach, Orlando, The Villages, Palm Coast and St. Augustine.
Hatchling alligator resting on its mothers back near Daytona Beach, Florida.
Great Blue Heron with a largemouth bass. Deleon Springs, FL. Near Daytona Beach and Orlando. Easy drive from The Villages.
Sandhill Crane Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Near Daytona Beach, Florida.
Alligator sunning with a crinum lily. Near Daytona Beach, Florida.
Airboat and Gator Charters sunset from Tedders Fish Camp in Deleon Springs, Florida. Near Daytona Beach and Orlando.
Alligator sunning Deleon Springs, Florida. Near Orlando.
Eagle perched with a full moon behind. Sunset airboat ride with Airboat and Gator Charters from Tedders Fish Camp. Deleon Springs, Florida. Near Daytona Beach and Orlando.
Hatchling alligators sunning near Daytona Beach, Florida.
Turtles sunning on log in Deleon Springs State Park, near Daytona Beach, FL.
Private airboat tour with Airboat and Gator Charters, Deleon Springs, Florida. Near Daytona, New Smyrna St Augustine and Ormond Beach.
Green Heron fishing in Deleon Springs, FL. Historic Downtown Deland is a great area to grab lunch or dinner.
Tri Colored Heron near Daytona Beach, FL.
Bumble Bee on arrowhead bloom near Daytona Beach, Florida.
Manatee at Deleon Springs Stat Park. Deleon Springs, Florida. Near Daytona Beach and Orlando.
Red Shouldered Hawk, Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, Deleon Springs, Florida. Near Daytona Beach and Orlando.
Alligator sunning, Deleon Springs, Florida. Near Orlando and Daytona Beach.
Little Blue Heron, Deleon Springs State Park near Dayona Beach, Florida.
Manatee encounter during airboat tour Deleon Springs, Florida. Near Daytona Beach and Orlando.
Large Bull Gator Sunning with Mouth Open. Near Daytona Beach, Florida.
Monarch Butterfly. Airboat tour near Daytona Beach, Deland, Deleon Springs, Florida.
Hatchling Alligators near Daytona Beach, Florida.
Boat-tailed Grackle, Deleon Springs, Florida. Near Daytona Beach and Orlando.
Airboat and Gator Chaters accepts, all major credit cards
"The ride was the best thing I have ever done on a trip--better even than the zip lines in Monte Verde, Costa Rica. We were all so pleased with the entire experience, rain and all!  Several times Mom has commented on what a good choice we made going with your company. I am glad I took the time to do a little research on the internet to find you."
Lisa - Colorado 
Call Captain Joshua and Brittany at
 (386) 747-0631 
to book your adventure today!!!

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90 Minute Private Airboat Charter
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Up to 6 Passengers
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Snail Kite feeding on turtle. Deleon Springs, Florida.