This is UCF + Airboat Ride

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Tour Overview

This is the perfect tour for a family visiting Orlando and thinking of sending their next superstar student to UCF, America’s largest university, or who are just interested in seeing another part of Orlando that most tourists never do! We’ll bring you out of the tourist zone for a day to get a sense of the campus life at the alma mater of comedian Daniel Tosh, actress Cheryl Hines and Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles as you take in the student union, the sports complex, Greek Row and other parts of the school. Our guides are former UCF students or faculty who can speak to you first hand about the university and who can also customize your visit! While at UCF, you’ll be surprised to see how close you are to the city of Orlando on one hand, but also near the wild natural settings of Seminole County on the other hand as we take a short journey to visit Florida’s most gator infested lake. We’ll lend you some binoculars as you tour beautiful Lake Jesup by airboat to see Florida’s real wildlife in its home setting, from alligators to turtles to bald eagles. After your boat ride, you’ll have time to stop by the gift shop or have a quick drink on us before we return you back to the tourist zone after your great day in the country!

This tour is subject to availability and will be followed up for confirmation upon booking.

This is UCF + Airboat Ride Tour Includes:

  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel
  • Parking and campus tour of UCF by an alumnus
  • Parking and ticket for an airboat ride on Lake Jesup
  • Life vest and ear protection while on the airboat
  • Loaner binoculars to use while on the airboat
  • One beverage at the Lazy Gator Bar
  • Assortment of cold drinks and snacks on the trip
  • Professional guide with local commentary along the way
  • This Original Orlando Tours Explorer Tour includes an Orlando discount booklet for each guest
  • Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
    • Children Ticket: 4-12
    • Adult Ticket: 13+
  • The minimum age of all our guests is 4 years old

Exclusions and Extras:

  • UPGRADE your tour with a buffet lunch on campus for an additional $15+tax/person
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible


Approximately 5 hours total (6 hours with upgrade). Please note that Orlando traffic conditions can vary widely while I-4 is under construction. This tour typically operates all year.

Cancellation Policy:

You may receive a full or partial refund by notifying us via email at of the cancellation. No refunds shall be issued for cancellations not received at least 72 hours in advance of the starting time and date of your tour. Please review your Terms and Conditions document for other cancellation provisions.

Sunny’s Local Tips and Bits:

Following President John F. Kennedy’s September 1962 speech, in which he described his goal of accomplishing a manned space flight to the moon by the end of the decade, the space program grew in importance and scope in Central Florida because of its proximity to Cape Canaveral. This led to the founding of Florida Technological University a year later, with its “Citronaut” mascot and “Reach for the Stars” motto. In just 55 short years, FTU has now become the University of Central Florida (or UCF for short), the Citronaut has long been replaced, first by the Golden Knights, and now simply the Knights; and several years ago, UCF bypassed Arizona State University to become the largest university in America by enrollment.


This tour is only offered in English. Florida weather is unpredictable and may impact the tour. If the weather is deemed unsafe by our guide due to weather conditions prior to commencement of the tour, Original Orlando Tours will offer a substitute tour at the original day and time, offer a credit to be used on any future Original Orlando Tours adventure, or fully refund the tour fee, the choice of which is at the option of our special guests impacted by the weather disruption. There are no refunds once the tour has commenced (i.e., the vehicle has left your departure point). This tour also includes an Orlando discount savings booklet. Please Note: Life vest and ear protection are provided to all tour guests. Children under six years of age are required to wear life vests, ear protection, and eye protection while on the airboat. Children can bring their own eye protection along (glasses, sunglasses and goggles qualify) or purchase protection in the gift shop. We suggest wearing a hat, comfortable shoes and sunscreen to make your tour an enjoyable one in warm months as well as a jacket in cooler weather.

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Tour Type: Daily Tour
Duration: 5 Hours (6 Hours with Upgrade)
Maximum number of people: 12


100% of guests recommend

4.9 of 5 guest rating

based on 4 reviews

  • "UCF"
    My daughter is considering UCF for college, had a great time on campus. The airboat ride was an added bonus and was fun all around!
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  • Geoff D.

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    "Good supplement to UCF campus tour"
    My son graduates next year and has been looking at schools to go to, focusing on engineering. We decided to do a tour of a few different schools and ended our trip with a tour to UCF so we could relax a few days in Orlando afterwards. We found Original Orlando Tours through the recommendation of our student guide, and it really sold us on the area! We learned things about UCF that the official tour left out which I give all credit to their personal experiences with the school and the surrounding area. The airboat ride was super unique and cool, something I hope we get to do again when we visit our son at school! So happy we found this tour and I think anyone who has a kid thinking about attending UCF should try this out to get a real feel for the area
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  • Brett Frantley

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    "Got my moneys worth"
    Fun time with the family that was different than our normal idea of Orlando things to do, we got the lunch and ate as much as we wanted to before moving onto the airboat ride, our tour guide was super accommodating and we had a good time
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  • Logan Sharpe

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    "Bring a hat"
    Nice tour, learned a lot about the school and the town of Oviedo, the air boat ride was a little hot so make sure to bring a hat or sunglasses, otherwise it was all good.
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