If you’re willing to go just a bit off the theme-park path in Orlando, we promise an outdoor experience like you’ve never had before. So pile your family into your Orlando minivan rental, and head to Marsh Landing Adventures. Located just 30 minutes outside Orlando, Marsh Landing Adventures offers airboat rides and tours on the Florida Everglades. (Not sure what an airboat ride even is? Check out this YouTube video, courtesy of Marsh Landing.)

The airboat tours vary based on what type of package you decide to purchase. However, each trip highlights the unique flora of the Everglades and gives you a glimpse into the local wildlife. Most visitors are eager to see the Florida alligator, but you may also run into other birds and even endangered species. Each airboat is manned by an airboat captain, skilled in maneuvering the airboat while sharing interesting facts and stories about the area.

Not many places in the United States (or even in the Orlando area) compare to the unique ecosystem that is the Florida Everglades. Whether you spend half a day out on an airboat or book a private sunset tour, your drive will be well worth it. You can call Carl’s Van Rentals if you need to reserve a minivan for your trip to ride the airboats. You can make reservations for a few hours or daily.

If you’ve done the theme parks and want a new Central Florida experience, an outdoor adventure by airboat may be just what you need.