Jump into Florida adventure and don’t look down! There’s so much to do and see to push your boundaries here in the Sunshine State. From an underwater diving excursion to a swamp walk and even a haunted lighthouse tour, the options are everywhere.
We chose these award-winners based on based on reviews, offerings, unique features, adventure level, and our own extra subjective criteria. Book a trip with any of these activities included and you’re on your way to an unforgettable experience.
Best Adventure Tours in Florida [2020 List]
About the activity: Is it The Cliffs that make The Canyons the most sensational adventure park in Florida? Or maybe it’s the Zips at 155 feet high and 1,150 feet long. Or maybe it’s the kayaking on spring fed lakes? Or maybe it’s the mountain-like elevation changes on horseback, or soaking up the breathtaking scenery and wine on our historical tasting tours….or maybe it’s the fact that none of this should exist in Florida, but it does, and it’s ONLY HERE, at THE CANYONS ZIP LINE & ADVENTURE PARK!
We are providing experiences that are more than just thrilling, but an immersive interaction with nature as it is meant to be experienced. We strive to break all the rules about what people expect to find in Florida. Plunging cliffs that set the view of large lakes sparkling at the bottom of a canyon and the dazzling memories created when visiting such a place, are some of the reasons why we are a nationally recognized and award-winning adventure park.
About the activity: Marineland Dolphin Adventure has been creating unforgettable experiences for more than 80 years. And today, the world’s first oceanarium enchants guests from across the world with one-of-a-kind dolphin experiences that are truly unforgettable. Come swim with dolphins, see our sea turtles and sand tiger sharks, experience our captivating history, and get involved in our conservation efforts. You can also plan a unique birthday celebration, or corporate event featuring our famous dolphins. However you choose to experience Marineland, you’ll enjoy both an incredible place to play and the opportunity to join in the adventure of preserving marine life for future generations.
About the activity: The Lazy Dog crew is a fun, adventurous, travel loving, water loving group of people. We are family, with a majority of the group being part of Lazy Dog for over 10 years. In fact we joke that we are each other’s longest relationship.
As we continue to enjoy delivering fun and adventurous experiences on the water, our merchandise line has gone from a brand that we only used to see on our friends to a nationally known brand. All our designs are based on actual dogs (mostly the ones that come to work with us everyday) and are drawn by local artist.
Our company now offers kayak and paddle board tours and lessons as well as paddle board classes, clinics, lessons, PaddleFit and PaddleYoga.
About the activity: Born of a passion for water and a love of nature, PADDLE! the Florida Keys is uniquely situated on the protected clear waters of Tavernier Creek. Close to both Islamorada and Key Largo, we love to share our passion for our local mangrove and manatee ecosystem. We are open year-round and very beginner-friendly. Come paddle yourself to a better place today.
Enjoy our kayak and paddleboard rentals and eco-tours in the Key Largo and Islamorada area. We are located on clear protected waters teeming with wildlife and are open year-round. Our local guides have inside knowledge of the best spots to paddle in the Upper Keys. Lets us take you out for a tour you’ll never forget.
About the activity: Don’t just get there, make it an adventure. Traveling is about the journey, not the destination! On our red and yellow trolleys, you can sit back, open the windows, and enjoy beautiful breezes while our drivers do the work. Chat with your friends and make connections as you take in the beautiful streets of greater Fort Lauderdale.
Riding the Sun Trolley is easy. Just Wave ‘n’ Ride and we’ll pick you up! Boarding the Sun Trolley is just like hailing a cab. As long as you are standing in a safe location along any of the Sun Trolley’s six routes, just wave to the driver signaling that you would like to board. When you’re ready to get off, just let the driver know where along the route you would like to be dropped off.
About the activity: A visit through the Headwaters of the Florida Everglades will be the wildest adventure you experience in Central Florida.
While we’re mainly known for our Everglades airboat tours, there’s so much more to experience at Wild Florida. At Wild Florida, you can also visit more than 200 native and exotic animals inside our Alligator Park, eat unique swamp delicacies served at the Chomp House Grill, and get WILD with our animals during one of our interactive animal encounters and, coming soon, drive-thru Safari Park! We’re just a 45-minute drive from Orlando’s major theme parks and have enough adventure to share with everyone.
Explore a part of pristine marshland that hasn’t changed from when early pioneers settled in the 1800s. Climb aboard a U.S. Coast Guard certified airboat and catch a glimpse of eagles, turkeys, wild boar, roseate spoonbills, alligators in Florida and other native wildlife. After your airboat tour, make sure to stroll through our Alligator Park where you can see lemurs, sloths, zebras, and other animals native to South America, Africa, and Australia.
Wild Florida is a feast for the eyes and the soul, but we haven’t forgotten about your stomach. The Chomp House Grill turns out some of the best barbecue around, and our Swamp Slushy – a frozen blend of mango, orange, and passionfruit – is reason enough to visit us in the heartland of the Florida Everglades.
Early morning, afternoon, sunset, or night airboat tours give you the opportunity to experience a different side of Florida you don’t often see on brochures.
About the activity: “Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.”
“You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”
Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story
About the activity: Savor Our City™ caters to small and mid-size groups who are looking for a unique way to have fun and sample foods from different restaurants within walking distance in a city of their choice. We create exciting 2-3 hour culinary adventures that include lots of local and historical information, team building activities, and networking paired with hand-picked regional delicacies and gourmet specialty foods along the way. We even arrange specialty themed tours and experiences as well.
About the activity: Come ride Mixon’s Orange Blossom Express! It’s affordable family fun and you’ll learn all the secrets of citrus while discovering a delightful new world in the grove. Bring your camera, you’ll want to save the memories. Our tours are packed full of educational tidbits and trivia with an extra-large helping of fun. The tram will travel past the Children’s Magical Maze, our BRAND NEW Amazing Play Place, Wedding Pavilion, Gazebo, and Wetlands Pond with a stop at our Wildlife Inc. Rescue. You’ll enjoy an interactive educational show with rescued Florida animals, reptiles and birds, fun for the whole family. Before or after the tour, be sure to get directions to the Gazebo & Koi Pond to view the wedding area and feed the Koi. It’s a beautiful Garden Oasis you won’t want to miss.
About the activity: Travel back in time in our nation’s oldest city during our private trolley tour of Historic Downtown. Stroll the cobbled streets and find the perfect souvenir in the unique shops and galleries along St. George Street. Sample some Spanish pastries or gourmet popsicles. Discover St. Augustine’s unique ambiance by taking in some live music and beer in some of the local pubs and capturing the gorgeous view at dusk or dawn of the imposing Castillo San Marcos along the waterfront.
Enjoy exclusive beer paired meals created especially for our group by some of Saint Augustine’s most talented chefs. Tempt your taste buds with the ultimate beer and chocolate pairing during our exclusive private tour of Whetstone Chocolate Factory. Experience for yourself why Bon Beer Voyage won a Food Trekking Award in both 2017 and 2018 from The World Food Travel Association.