Spectrum News 13, of Orlando, recently reported on the experience of “Old Florida” on a swamp buggy with Peace River Charters. Read the report below or click on the link to watch the video.


ARCADIA, Fla. — Tucked away in the quaint town of Arcadia is the Peace River — a beautiful spot that boasts tons of Florida nature.

Peace River Charters offers guests a chance to experience the wilderness aboard a swamp buggy.

What You Need To Know

  • Peace River Charters provides swamp buggy tours of Florida wilderness
  • The guided trips are an hourlong peek at Old Florida
  • Peace River Charters operates seven days a week out of Arcadia

Tour guides like Eugene Butts provided guests with the history and unique facts about the area.

“It’s really like the Old Florida out here. The woods and all the native trees. And I have so many customers that come out just to see the wilderness,” he said.

During the hourlong guided tour through the woods, guests will get to see plenty of Florida’s native wildlife — and even truck through some massive mud pits!

“I’ve seen water buffalo, bobcats, different kind of deer. You never know what you’re gonna see out here. It’s always a surprise,” Butts said.

Peace River Charters are open seven days a week, offering a variety of unique tours. 

–Source: Spectrum News 13