The Black Hammock is a unique attraction nestled in the heart of Florida geared towards providing a "Real Florida" experience. Upon arrival you are greeted by "Hammy" the live 12' alligator and other animals in our FREE wildlife exhibit.
Take an Airboat ride and journey through Lake Jesup; widely known for hosting one of the largest alligator populations in Florida. Our USCG approved airboats piloted by experienced captains provides a thrilling yet safe adventure for all. Every ride is different as the scenery and wildlife changes with every season!
Try our famous Gator Bites at our on-site restaurant or lounge at our lakeside bar with many beers and house wines to choose from as well as a fully stocked liquor bar. Live music every weekend and FREE VIP section rental for your birthday!
Get off the beaten path and enjoy great food, great fun, and a thrilling atmosphere! The Black Hammock provides an experience like no other!
See wildlife and ride an airboat at Black Hammock Adventures
By: The Examiner
The main draw at Black Hammock is its airboat rides, which take visitors through scenic coastal marshlands to find native wildlife, including turtles, bald eagles, and of course, alligators. During this half-hour trip, airboats stop at swampy areas where gators are anything but in short supply. Shortly before the boat returns to the docks, it stops at Bird Island, a haven for birds during the summer months.
Survive the Sea of Alligators
By: Erin Marvin
Excerpt from Great Florida Getaways (Updated May 2005)
Exposure Therapy: Step Two found me zooming past telephone poles adorned with posters of slyly smiling ‘gators, all pointing the way to Black Hammock Fish Camp where Captain Joel Martin (picture Steve Irwin with a French accent) was to take me on my first-ever airboat ride.
Taming Lake Jesup
Joel Martin knew he’d end up in gator land. The crystal ball said so.
By: Alex Babcock
There are gators everywhere here, and only some of them are fake. Out on the southern shore of Lake Jesup, a dark water renown for its high gator population, a Frenchman has made a success out of selling gators – everything from ceramic figurines to their meat, at Black Hammock Adventures.
TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2013 – Black Hammock Airboat Rides
TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2012 – Black Hammock Airboat Rides
SEMINOLE VOICE OVATIONS AWARD 2013 BEST LOCAL ATTRACTION – Black Hammock Airboat Rides
TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2013 – Black Hammock Restaurant
SEMINOLE VOICE OVATIONS AWARD 2013 BEST NIGHTLIFE – Lazy Gator Bar
SEMINOLE VOICE OVATIONS AWARD 2013 BEST MUSIC AT A BUSINESS FINALIST – Lazy Gator Bar