Tour the Everglades by buggy or boat at this popular swamp attraction. Guests get up close and personal with the abundant ... More
Billie Swamp Safari
Tour the Everglades by buggy or boat at this popular swamp attraction. Guests get up close and personal with the abundant wildlife of South Florida, including alligator, deer and bison. Whether you are five or 50, you are likely to see something new each time you visit. Back at the reservation, shop for souvenirs in the re-created Seminole village, tour the reptile show and grab a bite to eat at the Swamp Water Cafe. Call for hours.
I am sooooooooo glad we went to Billie's Swamp Safari. It was just great seeing a snake show, having a buggy ride and the boat ride. I was vacationing in FL from CA and someone told us about this place. I had always wanted to go on the boat ride but was happily surprised to find also the buggy ride and snake show. I heard other places just have the boat ride which is what I had expected. The prices were very very reasonable. I am picky and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. I actually have a friend going there next month and she is going to go there because of what I told her.
GREAT IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FUN WOW . I CANTA WAIT TO GO BACK NEXT YEAR...... SO MANY THINGS TO SEE AND DO THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING. I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD EXPERIENCE THIS AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE TIME.
BRING BUG REPELLANT AND SUN SCREEN (flashlight too for overnight)!!! My daughter and I took a "road trip" down thru Orlando to the Keys, up through the everglades and back around to Gainesville to celebrate her graduation. We stayed overnight in one of the chickee huts in August 2006. We arrived late afternoon, checked in at the gift shop and got information. We had a wonderful dinner in the Swamp Water Cafe. We enjoyed strolling around the grounds and then played scrabble(we brought it) on the back porch of our chickee while we watched a distant thunderstorm and watched a magnificent sunset and enjoyed the view out across the swamp. As it was off season, we were the only ones there other than a caretaker after they shut down at 5:30 p.m. When the sun went down the bugs came out so we went inside, read, visted and slept really well on the cots. We did hear many curious splashings throughout the night in the swamp right behind us but were not bothered by any "visitors" to our cabin or along the road. The next morning we enjoyed watching a huge gator gliding by in the swamp before we went to the center for showers and a great breakfast. We thouroughly enjoyed the airboat ride although it would have been nice if it could have been a few hours long. The swamp buggy ride was fascinating. Our guide filled us in on many of the plants and their uses, cultural history of the seminoles and so much more. We topped the afternoon off with the reptile and animal shows. Again, both highly informative with opportunities to see some critters close-up afterward. We purchased a few treasures in the gift shop and with great reluctance bid goodbye. The prices were reasonable (including our meals), the staff was helpful, kind, welcoming, informative and lots of fun. This is one place I hope to return to for an even longer stay at least once before I die.
Located on the southwest shore of Lake Okeechobee, this hotel offers 48 spacious and comfortably appointed guest rooms with hair
dryers, irons, ironing boards, refrigerators, and microwaves in all of the rooms. Amenities on site include a heated outdoor ...