Scenic and Exciting Peace River Airboat Tours
Native Floridian and USCG Captain Zac Varner and his knowledgeable guides offer safe, enjoyable, and family-friendly airboat and swamp buggy tours. Experience the beauty of Florida’s natural environment; observe wildlife such as alligators, deer, wild boar, and turkey, while learning the history of the Peace River. Each tour is personalized based on the group, from an exciting thrill ride, to slow and relaxing. Tours last approximately 45-minutes. Peace River Airboats can accommodate four or six passengers per boat.
Peace River Charters’ Swamp Buggy Tours
Peace River Charter’s experienced tour guides share their personal knowledge of the area while weaving and winding through the thick Florida hammocks. A swamp buggy is the ultimate off-road vehicle to experience Southwest Florida’s natural landscape because they are outfitted with oversized tires and an elevated platform offering riders a rare 12-foot vantage point. These off-road vehicles allow safe access to uneven terrain, thick mud, shallow water passages, and dense brush.
Swamp buggy trips are family-friendly, smooth, comfortable and quiet. Tough Terrain Swamp Buggy Ride/Tour adult admission is $30.00, children $20.00.
Airboat Ride and Swamp Buggy Tour Combo
Peace River Charter offers a Surf and Turf Tour, which includes a half-hour swamp buggy trip with a one-hour airboat ride. Adult admission is $65.00, children $43.00. Read our blog article about Peace River Charters here!
Extended trips and custom charter options are also available, call for pricing and availability. Groups of 20 or more receive a special discounted price!
Peace River Horseback Tours
Just like a Florida Cracker (Florida’s colonial-era pioneer settlers and cowboys), you can experience the serene Peace River on a one-hour trail ride!
Ride along the Peace River and into the Florida Cypress hammocks. Each guided wilderness trail ride is led by an experienced native Floridian who will provide you and your group with a personalized one on one experience. Peace River’s horseback trail rides are safe and fun for all ages regardless of rider experience. Adult riders and children over 10 years of age $35.00, children 10 years of age and under are $25.00.
Canoe & Airboat Excursions and Canoe Rentals
Peace River Charters offer an airboat ride and canoe paddle combo eco tour. This guided half-day 8-mile excursion is a fun filled adventure that begins with an exciting airboat ride up the Peace River followed by a relaxing paddle down current.
Canoe rental is also offered for those who would prefer to explore the Peace River on their own.
Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 863.444.0693.
Peace River Charters is located just a short drive from Sarasota at the Peace River Campgrounds in Arcadia, Florida off I-75, exit 205/Clark Road.