Tours

Where Orlando - - THE GUIDE -

BOGGY CREEK AIR­BOAT RIDES ‒ Spot ex­otic birds, tur­tles and al­li­ga­tors in their nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment while zoom­ing on an air boat. Three tour op­tions are avail­able in­clud­ing a night­time ride. www.bcair­boats.com. 2001 E. South­port Road, Kis­sim­mee, 407.344.9550.

CEL­E­BRA­TION SUR­REY‒ This fam­ily-owned busi­ness pro­vides tours of Dis­ney’s town of Cel­e­bra­tion in an old-timey car and rents bi­cy­cles, in­clud­ing two-seaters, for kids and with kids car­riages, by the hour. It’s a great way to ex­plore the town’s lakes, wood­lands and neighor­hoods. www. cel­e­bra­tionsur­rey.com. 700 Bloom St., Cel­e­bra­tion, 407.791.2822. DOL­PHIN PAR­ADISE TOURS ‒ Ex­plore Or­lando’s clos­est beach, Co­coa Beach, and even visit a se­cluded is­land. Hop aboard a dol­phin cruise, take a fish­ing trip or rent a kayak or pad­dle­boat. www.dol­phin­par­adis­e­tours.com. 2700 Har­bor­town Drive, Mer­ritt Is­land, 321.848.2486. FLOR­IDA ECO SA­FARIS ‒ Pedal through the tree­tops over forested wet­lands, con­quer Cen­tral Flor­ida’s big­gest zi­pline or ex­plore 4,700 acres of pris­tine con­ser­va­tion lands. www.flori­dae­cosa­faris.com. 4755 N. Ke­nansville Road, St. Cloud, 407.957.9794. LAKERIDGE WIN­ERY & VINEYARD ‒ Most of the plant­ings on the 127-acre es­tate are Flor­ida hy­brid bunch grapes and va­ri­eties of Mus­ca­dine. Table and sparkling wines are pro­duced here and can be sam­pled in the tast­ing room. Open daily. www. lak­eridgewin­ery.com. 19239 US 27 N., Cler­mont, 800.768.9463. OR­LANDO BAL­LOON RIDES ‒ Put this on your bucket list. The largest pas­sen­ger ride op­er­a­tor on the East­ern seaboard of­fers daily flights at sun­rise in the Dis­ney area, fol­lowed by a cham­pagne toast. www.or­lan­dobal­loon­rides.com. 44294 US High­way 27, Daven­port, 407.894.5040. OTOWN TOURS‒ Ven­ture out of the tourism cor­ri­dor with this pro­fes­sional tour com­pany, who will show you the high­lights of down­town Or­lando and Win­ter Park. Walk around Lake Eola and ad­mire its pub­lic art, take a trip to Leu Gar­dens and hop aboard a boat tour of pic­turesque Win­ter Park be­fore shop­ping and din­ing on Park Av­enue. www. otown­tours.com. 888.964.TOUR. PADDLEBOARD OR­LANDO ‒ Or­lando is home to hun­dreds of lakes, and get­ting out on a paddleboard or kayak is the ideal way to ex­plore. Choose from begin­ner lessons on the beau­ti­ful Lake Kil­lar­ney or take a full-day ex­cur­sion to Wekiva Springs. Open daily. www.pad­dle­boar­dor­lando.com. 115 N. Or­lando Ave., Win­ter Park, 407.960.7815. SEGWAY TOURS OF CEL­E­BRA­TION ‒ Take a glide on a Segway through the pic­turesque town that Dis­ney built. www.ze­tours.com. 5491 Irlo Bron­son Me­mo­rial High­way, Kis­sim­mee, 321.250.1211. SHINGLE CREEK PAD­DLING CEN­TER ‒ Rent a ca­noe or kayak or take a guided tour on an elec­tric boat to en­joy the beau­ti­ful na­ture that sur­rounds. www.pad­dling­cen­ter.com. 4266 W. Vine St., 407.344.0881. WARBIRD AD­VEN­TURES ‒ Come fly like the aces of yes­ter­year in some of the most sig­nif­i­cant mil­i­tary air­craft in his­tory. www.war­bir­dad­ven­tures.com. 233 N. Hoagland Blvd., Kis­sim­mee, 407.870.7366. WILD FLOR­IDA‒ Ex­pe­ri­ence Flor­ida wilder­ness and wildlife at its best on the shores of beau­ti­ful Cy­press Lake. Not only can you take an ex­cit­ing air­boat tour for lots of al­li­ga­tor sight­ings, but this wildlife park fea­tures a trop­i­cal bird aviary, pet­ting zoo, al­li­ga­tor farm, cafe, gift shop, scenic dock and fish­ing pier along with guided hunt­ing and fish­ing trips. Closed Su. www.wild­floridair­boats.com. 3301 Lake Cy­press Road, 407.957.3135.

WIN­TER PARK SCENIC BOAT TOUR‒ Re­lax on this one-hour nar­rated tour through the lakes and canals of beau­ti­ful Win­ter Park. See wa­ter­front homes while learn­ing the his­tory of this quaint com­mu­nity. Rides daily from 10 am to 4 pm, cash only. www. scenicboat­tours.com. 312 E. Morse Blvd., Win­ter Park, 407.644.4056.

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