Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo in Christmas, FL

26205 East Colonial Dr.Christmas, FL 32709
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Overview

This adventure-filled nature park and zoo located in Christmas, Florida, offers a variety of attractions and experiences ideal for the whole family, plus a natural habitat for animals like black bears, panthers, tropical birds and more. Guests can learn how some of Florida’s first residents lived centuries ago, enjoy a hands-on experience with a baby alligator, watch a gator feeding, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Christmas Travel Experts
  • Admission to the attraction includes 3 shows and a boat ride.
  • Enjoy educational information about wildlife and different species throughout the park.
  • Don't miss the Gator Jamboree Feeding; watch huge gators jump from the murky waters for food.
  • Hold baby gators, a tarantula and other critters.
  • Closed toed shoes recommended for children.
  • Never try to feed the animals or wildlife.
  • Sunscreen and bug repellents are highly recommended.
  • Bring lunch and eat at the park's picnic area.
  • Free parking.
  • Boat rides last 15 minutes.

Description

from Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo
Real Florida...as Real as it Gets!

Jungle Adventures, "A Real Florida Animal Park," is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200-foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and experience Live Guided Wildlife Encounters with rare Florida panthers, black bears, wolves, white-tailed deer, tropical birds, reptiles and mammals. Take a Jungle Swamp Cruise and be surrounded by more than 200 alligators. They'll come chompin' and you'll come stompin' to our Gator Jamboree Feeding.

See how Spanish Conquistadores lived in the 16th Century at our Replica Spanish Fort and go on a Live Guided Exploration of our Native American Indian Village Replica.

It's all so close to civilization, yet still a world apart.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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Suzie H
Lake Ozark, Missouri
"If you want to see Gators this is the place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2020 NEW
We had a great time at Jungle Adventure and would definitely recommend it. The staff are all knowledgeable and happy to answer any question. There are an amazing amount alligators from babies to older. Cougars, monkeys, iguana and birds. The boat ride tops the experience.
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321MTtraveler
Cocoa, Florida
"Real animals in their Native habitat"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2020 NEW
We watched them feed the alligators, who jumped out of the water, even though it was cold & they weren't sure the alligators would jump. The guide gave an interesting talk about an alligator, python, skunk & tarantula. She was patient about letting everyone, who wished to, pet &/or hold the animals & answered a lot of questions. We took a boat ride & saw native vegetation & animals in their natural habitat. When we were finished, we walked around & saw a variety of birds & animals (some native & some not native). We saw tools used by the Native people.
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Flamiel101
"Surprised how awesome this place was"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2020 NEW
I've been to quite a few places with similar descriptions but nothing has been quite like this. Our ten and seven year old kids could have stayed all day. Holding baby alligators and snakes was amazing. And then feeding all the animals, baby alligators, monkeys, deer, lemurs. Out guide was very informed and a cool dude. Watching him feed the big guys was a real treat. Funnier still was all their names and individual stories, and how much they are all like a big family with the staff. The boat ride around the property was nice and peaceful, while being surrounded by huge retiles. Worth the drive from Orlando. Glad it wasn't a big commercial operation with fanfare. This is an up and close authentic backcountry Florida experience.
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shorthuntsville
Huntsville
"Unexpected Jewel"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2020 NEW
We really enjoyed this experience. We learned alot about alligators and the boat ride was really beautiful. Our guide was amazing. She answered all our questions and knew alot about Florida's history, especially about the indigenous people.
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Nadja K
"Amazing Up-close experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2019 NEW
Had an amazing tour including holding a baby alligator, watching a feeding and getting so much information. My 10 year old didn’t stop asking questions and wants to come back.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo

How long is the Jungle Swamp Cruise?The Jungle Swamp Cruise takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete (depending on the tour guide and how interactive the guests are). Guests embark on a lovely scenic cruise through our park while our guide regales them with the history of early Florida settlers, animal habitats, eco-facts and foliage.

Is this experience appropriate for guests of all ages?
Our park is appropriate for guests of all ages, however, please be aware that our guest will be interacting with live animals, so smaller guests may be afraid of some of our animals, but we never force any of our guests to hold or touch any animal. Parents are the best teachers so if they are willing to have an open mind about the animal and the information presented by our guides about each animal, then the children are more willing to participate.

Do you have any recommendations for guests who reserve a day with you?
Recommendations for guests are that they wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, bring a camera and a sense of adventure. We have a small cafe inside our gift shop that sells sodas, chips, etc.; however, guests can bring their lunches and enjoy them outside in our picnic areas or inside the cafe. Our park opens at 9:30am every day, rain or shine (barring hurricanes, of course!), and our first tour starts at 10:30am, and the last tour of the day starts at 4:20pm.

Is the Swamp Cruise tour open to handicap patrons?The boat is not truly handicap accessible in all cases. Patrons who have the ability to walk down a small ramp to board the boat are okay, however, due to the nature of the vessel as well as lifting capabilities of our staff, wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed on board.

What are guests NOT allowed to bring aboard the boat?Guests are allowed to bring whatever they wish to on the boat. We just ask that they take whatever trash they may accumulate during the ride back off with them when they disembark. We have plenty of trash receptacles near the boat launch areas for their convenience. We do ask that the guest do not throw any items into the Green Gator River (especially food) as it endangers not only the guests, the tour guides but other alligators in the river.

How long does it take to fully experience the Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo?Guests can anticipate spending a minimum of 4 hours in our park (but not limited to that). The live guided tours and the Jungle Swamp Cruise will take up to 2 1/2 hours of time (again, dependent on guest participation). Guests then can wander around our park at their leisure checking out all the animals and scenery we have. They can, if they wish, revisit any of the tours while they are here.

What are the three shows included with admission?
The three shows that are included with admission are the Wildlife Show, where guests will get to be hands on with a baby alligator and other cool critters; Native American Indian Village, where guest will learn about Native American Indian Culture in Florida; and the Gator Feeding where our guides hand feed the larger alligators in the park. The gator feeding will be either a dock feed, where our guides entice the gators to "jump" for feeding, or the bank feed, where our guides actually get into the sand and water area with our alligators for feeding. Either way, have your cameras ready for some exciting photos and entertaining education facts.