Our History

The historic farm property at 165 Gator Drive in Merritt Island, Florida began in the 1950's as a navel orange grove and was then transformed over the years to one of Florida's first gator farms.  In 2015 the property was purchased by the Obloy family and the transformation in to what it is today, the transformation to Florida's Adventures In Paradise, began.

The focus was, and is, in the preservation and education of conservation, culture, and history, and so the gator farm became a wildlife sanctuary and exotic animal petting zoo.  The preexisting gator pens were kept but with the intent of educating guests of the public on the aquaculture that takes place on the Obloy Family Farm including the recreation of the farm's original fish farm.  In the tour center guests can purchase select fresh fish from our ponds and even eggs from our own chickens.

It is safe to say that Florida's Adventures In Paradise has grown over the years.  Guests can now enjoy trail rides, hiking trails and ATV tours.  Our Jungle train offers an eco tour around some of the farm's fishing ponds and the Swamp Buggy Truck ride is guaranteed to get the heart racing.

The next chapter for the property that has stood some 70 odd years is ringing in this year.  Barn Stall Winery & Wedding Barn offers 3,000 square feet for toasting, dancing, and celebrating.  The perfect place for a barn wedding, corporate event, birthday party, family gathering, or those just wanting to pop in and enjoy a nice drink while escaping the heat.

Our path here has been long, but rewarding, and we can't wait until you are able to see it for yourself.  From everyone at the Obloy Family Farm, welcome!

WARNING: Under Florida law, an agritourism operator is not liable for injury or death of, or damage or loss to, a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury, death, damage, or loss results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury, death, damage, or loss. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.

WARNING: Under Florida law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.