Airboat Tours by 5Rivers Adventures
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The Best of N. Florida’s Nature, Wildlife, & History
Every place has a history, a story, and a unique way of life. The Wacissa River is no exception. Tucked deep back in Jefferson county, the Wacissa is one of those rare gems you just got to see. So if you're racing down Interstate 10, or US 19/27, be sure to slow down at the Jefferson county line or you're sure to pass right by one of the most beautiful rivers North Florida has to offer. Just ask a local and they'll tell you what you're missing.
Our airboat tours offer tourists, visitors, and passersby's alike the opportunity to enjoy a slice of what North Florida has to offer.
Not only do we work hard to protect our rivers and springs, but we enjoy taking it a step further and sharing with adventurers just like you! Our pristine rivers, abundant wildlife, and rich history are waiting for you with just a click away!
Airboat Tours We Offer
Each of our airboat tours is curated to offer all types of explorers their own unique adventure. We are very passionate about our home and all the stories embedded in its history. Whether you are wanting to feel the rush of an airboat or adventure to new places with lots a great history to explore, we have the tour for you.
Below, you’ll find a short description of each tour and a link to individual pages where you can learn more.
Being our most popular, our Adventure tour is a 1-hour exciting ride on an airboat while your captain takes you on down the beautiful Wacissa. While on this ride, you are sure to see lots of wildlife, to include the Florida alligator. We’ll visit some of Florida’s most beautiful natural springs that feed our great rivers and share some stories of the Natives who once called these parts home. We'll even stop along the way and let you cool off in Big Blue or one of the other natural springs along the Wacissa.
Minimum $200.00 (1-4 people) and $50.00 for each additional person up to 6.
This is a 3-hour trip, approximately 16 miles. We will begin with visiting some the beautiful springs located at the head waters of the Wacissa and then work our way down river, through the rapids and visit the old trussell that was used for carrying the cypress timbers by rail out of the Jefferson county swamps.
We will make touch down at present day Goose Pasture. Here, we’ll enjoy a light refreshment and stretch our legs on the banks of this premiere spot before we begin working our way back upriver. On the trip back, your captain will offer demonstrations with some of the primitive weapons used by the native Americans and view some of the largest free-standing cypresses in the world.
The Historical Tour has a lot to take in but well worth the time for any nature lover.
Minimum $400.00 (1-4 people) and $50.00 for each additional person up to 6.
The Double Dip Airboat Tour
The Double Dip offers our guests the chance at a fresh water and saltwater adventure. We'll spend a half day in some of the most immaculate landscapes that North Florida holds. Take a thrilling airboat ride, learn about the history, of the waters you are exploring, and let your worries be washed away by our natural springs, beautiful coast, and stories from the past.
Minimum $500.00 (1-4 people) and $50.00 for each additional person up to 6.
*Seasonal* Frog Gigging
Frog gigging is a sport for those more daring or just wanting to do something a little different. Just about dark, your captain will ease you out into one of our lakes or rivers and try your luck at gigging. We provide the gig and all the gear you'll need. For those more skilled, we'll put you on the frogs and let you take it from there. For those a little out of practice, our captain has no problem showing you how it's done. Heck, we'll even clean your catch for you!
Available Seasonally for $450.00 USD with a capacity of 5 guests.
Airboat Tours, A Look Into Your Experience
North Florida Locals Looking To Share
Meet your captain! As a native Floridian, Captain Bradley Cooley has been enjoying and sharing these waters for most of his life. He has decades of experience in this corner of the world, and there is no place he’d rather be.
How Our Airboat Tours Work…
While the more notice, the better, we understand that you might just be finding us today!
You can schedule your airboat ride HERE as early as tomorrow (schedule permitting), but if you are interested in taking an airboat ride today, please give us a call. We will work with you as best as we are able.
On all of our specialized tours, we always provide ear protection and life preservers for those that wish to wear. However, you are welcome to bring your own.
We'll have a cooler for your drinks and snacks on some of our longer tours and you're welcome to bring your beverage of choice on all. We just ask that you DO NOT bring glass bottles.