Florida Outdoor Adventures You Shouldn’t Miss

Florida is a sunshine state famous for its excellent climate throughout the year. Given this subtropical climate, Florida is one of the most popular destinations you can visit if you are an outdoor enthusiast. With its numerous beaches, theme parks, and natural sceneries, there are a lot of outdoor recreational activities you will surely enjoy.

Here is the list of the Top 10 Florida outdoor adventures you should experience in this beautiful state. 

1. Glass-Bottom Kayaking

The glass-bottom kayak tour in the unique part of the Rock Springs Run, which is also known as the “Emerald Cut,” will surely entice nature lovers. The tour will begin with the upstream paddle through the springs’ calm waters and overhead the canopy tree. There will be stops to enjoy the beauty of these excellent waters that will be seen through your transparent kayak. Keep your eyes on fish, turtles, birds, small alligators, and anything you can spot during the trip.

2. Airboat Adventure

Take an airboat tour and explore old Florida with Swamp Fever Airboat Adventures. Explore Lake Panasoffkee with a Florida born tour guide that will tell you about the things you need to know regarding the area’s ecosystem and the species living on it, such as alligators and the local birdlife. You will be immersed in the beauty and culture of native life. This scenic ride is sure to be enjoyable for you and your family.

3. Helicopter Night Tour Over Orlando’s Theme Parks 

If you are into a fun and exciting adventure, this helicopter night tour is the one for you. Witness the magical Orlando theme parks in a bird’s eye view and even watch the sunset or catch some fireworks display while on your sightseeing chopper tour. The pilot will let you enjoy the mesmerizing view of the city, all while giving you details and information regarding the sights you will visit so that you’ll appreciate it more. This ride will be the highlight of your Florida trip.

4. Dolphin Adventure 

Florida truly has excellent waters with various fish species you can find. In the Gulf of Mexico, experience the wild dolphins living in its waters firsthand. Using a tugboat-style boat called the “Little Toot”, you will attract the dolphins because it creates a big wake that they like to play in. While on a trip, they have a lively commentary about the dolphins and the surrounding areas. This trip is excellent for a family adventure, especially when kids are around.

5. Shark and Wildlife Viewing Adventure 

Have an up-close encounter with the sharks and other marine wildlife in this boat tour using a 34-foot catamaran just a few miles away from the Key West Coast. There are varieties of species like dolphins, stingrays, turtles, and birds spotted in the area. Be in awe as you watch the pilot drop fish bait to get the attention of the sharks right at the boat’s edge. Make sure to bring your cameras with you to capture this thrilling adventure. Iif you are worried about getting hungry during the trip, cold drinks and snacks are already included in this Key West shark Cruise, so there will be no reason not to enjoy this memorable trip.

6. Interactive Pirate Cruise 

This exciting and interactive Pirate Adventure Cruise in the Intracoastal Waterway of Fort Lauderdale is a fun trip for the whole family. From finding the hidden treasure to dressing and talking like a pirate and fending off the attacks of rival pirates using onboard water cannons, kids will surely be amazed and entertained during the whole trip. They also offer face painting, temporary tattoos, pirate certificates, and a loot bag to take home. This tour is highly recommended for birthday parties and group field trips. It will be a great time to bond with your family, especially your kids.

7. Day Trip at Dry Tortugas National Park

A full-day adventure at these secluded islands and tropical beaches at the Historic Dry Tortugas National Park is worth the escape in the city. You will love this unique day trip if you are into history and are an outdoor enthusiast. The fun of traveling in a luxurious, state-of-the-art catamaran named Yankee Freedom III, and snorkeling in the crystal blue waters, are just a few things you can experience on this trip. The national park, military fort, campground, sandy beaches, and coral reefs make the area special. All of these will make your trip worthwhile.

8. Adventures in Ginnie Springs 

Ginnie Springs offers a lot of outdoor activities for people of all ages. You can go scuba diving, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and sightseeing at the 200 acres of natural Florida setting. There are full-service campsites in the area, along with grills, picnic tables, and bathrooms that the tourists can use. The springs’ crystal clear water makes it an excellent place for scuba diving, and even received an ultimate compliment from the father of SCUBA, Jacques Cousteau.

9. Florida Golf Course 

Florida has an ideal year-round climate, making it a golfer’s paradise. No matter where you are in Florida’s 67 counties, you will always find a golf course nearby, from small public facilities or tournament-quality private clubs.


One of the famous golf courses in Florida is the Key West Golf Club which is the only Caribbean golf course in the United States. They don’t just offer golf courses but also have a lot of activities you can experience, such as diving, fishing, and award-winning restaurants.

10. Zip Lining in Florida 

Another year-round outdoor activity in Florida is ziplining. Because of its moderate climate, ziplines are open in all seasons. They are found in many playgrounds and theme parks, but a large number of ziplines in Florida are located in natural settings where you can experience the fantastic views of the place. If you are a beginner, you don’t have to worry because a lot of it is made for beginners, and there are more challenging obstacle courses for pros.

Bask in the Natural Beauty of Florida 

Florida is known for its subtropical climate, and its natural beauty entices tourists visiting the state. All of these outdoor activities help to showcase how beautiful Florida is. Through its beaches, springs, theme parks, and natural sceneries, there is no doubt that people will keep coming back and forth just to experience the beauty of this Sunshine State.

If you want to experience what Florida outdoor adventures are like and bask in the state’s natural beauty, come book an airboat adventure with Swamp Fever. Call us at +1 (352) 643-0708 to inquire about our services.

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