We offer every one that visits a fun, safe, exciting family adventure while visiting the Florida Everglades. Located just 4 miles outside of Everglades City, Florida.
Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours is a little off the beaten path. Even though U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) runs right through the sprawling 252 acres of land.
The property also spans to the North of U.S. 41 where we operate our world famous swamp buggy tours. Wooten’s offers Airboat Tours, Swamp Buggy Rides, as well as the Animal Sanctuary & Live Alligator Show. You can also hold a baby alligator while visiting here at Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours.
Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours ensures that you will not be traveling in residential areas, deep-water canals, cut river channels, or tidewater areas. Wooten’s is the first airboat company in the southwest Florida area and operates in the middle of the Big Cypress National Preserve and the only company in the Everglades City area that offers the total package.
You Get It All…! Airboat Tours, Swamp Buggy Rides and Attend the Live Alligator Show inside our Animal Sanctuary. and don’t forget, You also get to hold a baby alligator at Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours.
All the captains and guides at Wooten’s are local, experienced glades men and women, who are native of the Florida Everglades, and uniquely suited to make your Everglades experience the best you have had. The Staff are well versed and full of information on the colorful history, plant, and wildlife of the area.
One Sunday afternoon Raymond decided to take his family for an outing on his home made wooden airboat. Just when they were getting ready to take off on their adventure another family of tourist traveling on the Famous Tamiami Trail (HWY 41) stopped and asked Raymond if “they could get a ride on that thing”. Working as a mechanic by day, and frog & alligator hunter by night, Raymond, saved enough money to buy a bit of swampland in Ochopee, just off of U.S. 41, and the rest is history.
Showing the Everglades since 1953…
The Swamp Buggy Tour Located on the North Side of the property, takes you slowly down into the Grasslands prairie, by an old Indian Campsite, and into a dense and lush Cypress Swamp. Where you can relax and experience some of the most beautiful swamp in the Everglades. Exotic foliage abounds, and you never know what may be around the next bend, or tree. In the fall and winter months nesting Bald Eagle and Manatee sightings are often observed. Have your camera’s ready on these tours ! You’ll never know what you may see !
Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours
32330 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141
9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
7 Days a Week
Hand Feeding Giant Alligators Daily Here At Wooten’s…
Wooten’s Animal Sanctuary is home to not only some of the largest Alligators in captivity, but crocodiles, panthers, natives snakes, turtles, panther, deer. Also, some not so native like our Siberian tigers Boris & Daisy.
Other native wildlife can be seen in the wild such as the American Bald Eagle. C’mon, take a walk on the wild side and stroll through this almost 2-acre facility and get an up close and personal look at some of The Florida Everglades most beautiful residents.
Be sure to stop by and says hello to Charlie, at the alligator show, our experienced handlers will show, and educate to you the basics of these fascinating, misunderstood, creatures.
You can also have your picture taking with Charlies’ little brothers, Fred & Dino. And don’t forget, you get to hold a baby Alligator while you’re here at Wooten’s Animal Sanctuary
*Our Animal Sanctuary is made up of several species of animals and each one has its own story. We run a private facility and do not receive any donations or funds from government entities. We are family owned and operated.
Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Rides
Over the years we have heard of many types of accidents in the Eco-tour and airboat industry. Here at Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Rides we pride ourselves on safety beyond any and all matters. Since 1953, Wooten’s Airboat Rides, has had an impeccable safety record not only for our staff but also for our visitors. Our professional airboat captains maintain the highest respect for both animal and plant wildlife.
We are proud to say that our captains have never been arrested or engaged in behavior that would instigate or disrespect our wildlife. Wooten’s Airboats has an experienced professional staff from our animal handlers, boat captains and swamp buggy drivers to our support personnel...