Source of the Everglades
Explore Orlando's wild side on an airboat ride.
Many travelers are surprised to learn Orlando is actually home to the headwaters of the Everglades. Shingle Creek, which runs behind the Rosen, the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott, flows into Lake Tohopekaliga, then into the Kissimmee River system where it feeds into the Everglades. Visitors can experience beautiful sawgrass marshes, bald cypress trees, migrating birds, and of course, see plenty of alligators on a nature walk, a guided kayak tour or on board an airboat. www.boggycreekairboatrides.com/www.wildflorida.com
Orlando is home to hundreds of scenic lakes where visitors can
explore on an airboat ride.