Everglades Airboat Tours
Florida has many adventures and activities for you to participate in. One of the most famous and popular excursions is taking a trip down the infamous Everglades across the beautiful ‘river of grass’ in an airboat.
With an array of airboat rides and tours available across Florida, there is definitely something for everyone and an airboat trip should not be missed.
If you’re visiting Orlando, then come aboard the Boggy Creek Air Boat Rides tour, the most original airboat ride in Central Florida; located in Kissimmee about 20 minutes from Disney World Florida and Sea World, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. With Florida’s ultimate natural attraction, glide through the wetlands, starting your airboat tour with a leisurely cruise down a natural canal viewing exotic birds, turtles and the notorious Floridian alligator in their own natural habitat. Then the boat will speed up and fly you through the swamps experiencing the awesome feel of the airboat ride travelling up to 45 miles an hour. With all boats inspected and captains certified by the U.S Coast Guard, Boggy Creek Air Boat Rides offers 3 airboat tour choices; a 30 minutes airboat ride for a 17 passenger boat; a 45 minute private airboat ride catering for 6 passengers and the one hour night airboat ride. Whichever ride you decide to take, Boggy Creek will make sure that it is a ride that you’ll never forget!
Do you want to go on an airboat ride away from the busy and buzzing Central Orlando? Then, come down to St Cloud, a small, family-orientated town based just outside Orlando and take a Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours down the beautiful Lake Tohopekaliga. With a 6 passenger, high-performance boat, you’ll glide across the Everglades headwaters and visit some of Florida’s most endangered wildlife; from huge Alligators, to bald Eagles, great Blue Heron and the Snail Kite, these animals will keep you amazed for the rest of your stay in Florida. At the end of your 1 hour educational outing, you’ll get to hold and take pictures of live alligators. If you haven’t had enough of the water, then take a Wild Willy’s boat, fishing. With a professionally licensed guide you will get shown around the lake and pick up different types of fishes along the way. This is a trip not to be missed.
If you’re going further South of Florida, towards Miami for your holiday, then take a trip down to the Everglades National Park situated approximately 30 miles west of Miami, and take a airboat ride with Gator Park Airboat Tours.
Based in the heart of the Everglades National Park known for its vast wildlife, from hundreds of bird species, alligators, turtles, snakes, fish and the Floridian crocodile. You can take a trip on one of the famous airboat rides which takes you deep into the Everglades National Park. All tours are narrated by professional guides so you’ll get the opportunity to learn about the unique wetlands and its native inhabitants. The park guides can show you how to wrestle a large alligator at their exciting Wildlife Show and if you’re brave enough, you can even hold a baby gator in your arms!
At Gator Park Airboat Tours, you will also have the chance to walk around and visit the residents’ turtles, macaws and peacocks. The Gator Park Airboat Tours begins slowly down the canal with plenty of opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Then, the boat will pick up speed and head for the ‘river of grass’ (known as the Everglades). The boat will pass through several fishing camps used by Indians, a structure made of palm and cypress wood called a chickee. Throughout the trip you will also get to see alligators, mammals such as raccoons, whitetail deer, wild boar and much more. The park surroundings have several restaurants from traditional foods such as hotdogs and hamburgers to various Everglades specialists such as alligator tail, frogs legs and catfish. A whole day can be spent in this park learning about the wildlife, so why not come down and try it for yourself. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.