A fun afternoon in Myakka River State Park. Ride on one of the two largest covered air boats, the “Myakka Maiden,” or the “Gator Gal“. We chose the Gator Gal to see hundreds of alligators lying along the shore. These air-powered vessels venture into the shallow, grassy areas where traditional boats wouldn’t dare to go. The Winter Session for tours go from Dec. 16th to May 31st each year, with the busiest time of year being the Winter. Tickets are sold for same-day tours starting at 9am. They don’t sell ahead of time and you should arrive early for parking. Children 5 yrs & under – free; Adults-13 years & Older $14.00 plus tax and children 6-12 years $7.00 plus tax. They also have eco tram tours. They also have a snack bar and gift shop.
And, yes we did see loads of alligators on the shore and in the water swimming around the boat! Definitely worth the trip.