Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo in Christmas, FL
26205 East Colonial Dr. • Christmas, FL 32709
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.
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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 the park while the guide regales them with the history of early Florida settlers, animal habitats, eco-facts and foliage.
The park is appropriate for guests of all ages, however, please be aware that the guest will be interacting with live animals, so smaller guests may be afraid of some of the animals, but they never force any of the 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 the guides about each animal, then the children are more willing to participate.
Recommendations for guests are that they wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, bring a camera and a sense of adventure. They have a small cafe inside the gift shop that sells sodas, chips, etc.; however, guests can bring their lunches and enjoy them outside in the picnic areas or inside the cafe. The park opens at 9:30am every day, rain or shine (barring hurricanes, of course!), and the first tour starts at 10:30am, and the last tour of the day starts at 4:20pm.
he 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 the staff, wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed on board.
Guests are allowed to bring whatever they wish to on the boat. They just ask that they take whatever trash they may accumulate during the ride back off with them when they disembark. They have plenty of trash receptacles near the boat launch areas for their convenience. They 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.
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 the 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.
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 the guides hand feed the larger alligators in the park. The gator feeding will be either a dock feed, where the guides entice the gators to "jump" for feeding, or the bank feed, where our guides actually get into the sand and water area with the alligators for feeding. Either way, have your cameras ready for some exciting photos and entertaining education facts.