Best Time of Season to See Wildlife on Airboat Rides

 Best Time of Year to See Wildlife on Airboat Rides - Everglades Holiday Park

Regardless of what time of the year you take an airboat tour through the Everglades, we guarantee that you’ll be impressed by the breathtaking beauty and exotic wildlife that the land has to offer. Wildlife is spotted all year long, and there’s never a dull moment out in the ‘Glades. While there is never a bad time to visit the Everglades, you may find luck with different Everglades animals at different times of the year. There are several factors that may influence land animal and Everglades bird sightings, including but not limited to the time of year, water levels, water conditions, weather, and area food supply.

When to See Everglades Birds

An airboat tour with Everglades Holiday Park will take you to the best places to see wildlife in the Everglades, so let’s start with the birds. Our captains will guide you through the mangroves and open grass to experience the habitat in which hundreds of species of birds live in! While there are some birds that feed all day long, the best time to see birds in the Everglades is in the morning or the late afternoon.

Birds to See in the Everglades All Year Long

• Anhinga
• Barred Owl
• Black-Crowned Night Heron
• Cormorants
• Gray Heron
• Ibis
• Little Blue Heron
• Pelican
• Purple Gallinules
• Roseate Spoonbill
• Red Shoulder Hawk
• Sandpiper
• Snowy Egret
• Tri-Colored Heron
• Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

When to See Alligators in the Everglades

While of course alligators are the most popular animal, the best time to go Everglades siteseeing for alligators is during the hotter and wetter part of the year, between June through October. Since alligators are cold-blooded, they tend to sunbathe on the Everglades banks in order to stay warm. If you want to see baby alligators, hatching occurs from mid-August through early September. However, the best way to play with baby alligators is by going on an Everglades animal encounter at our alligator park, where you can get up close and personal with some of the most interesting and exciting wildlife the Everglades has to offer!

Seeing Animals During the Dry Season

Typically running from December through April, the water levels drop during the dry season in the Everglades, which traps fish in shallow waters, making them easier to spot and harder for them to elude their predators. Everglades airboat tours during this time of the year will guarantee plenty of fish and bird sightings!

Seeing Animals During the Wet Season

The rainy season runs from May/June through October/November and temperatures can be extremely hot during this time. As stated above, the months right before the rainy season is the time when alligators experience an active mating period, which is sure to bring tons of baby alligators to the land in September!

Experience the Everglades All Year Long

When it comes to sightseeing in Florida, there’s no better place than the Everglades. If you’re ready to see wildlife in the Everglades, keep in mind that these animals are living in their natural habitats, so while sightings are likely, they are not 100% guaranteed. However, our knowledgeable and professional airboat captains will guide you to the areas with the best conditions for wildlife sightings no matter what time of year it may be!



Additional Resources
When is the Best Time of Year to Visit the Everglades?
Does Cold Weather Affect the Florida Everglades?
When is the Best Time of Year to See Alligators in the Florida Everglades?

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Selecting the Right Airboat Tour for Your Group

Choosing the Right Airboat Tour for Your Group - Everglades Holiday Park

At Everglades Holiday Park, we have the right airboat tour for your group, no matter how big or small.

How can you choose the right airboat tour for your group?

At Everglades Holiday Park, we can host your birthday party, corporate team building, or any big event you’ve got going on. Group tours at Everglades Holiday Park are offered for groups of 15 or more and are a great way to celebrate birthdays, reunions, or just getting together with friends for a day of fun in the sun. At our park, we can accommodate groups as big as 300 to make sure that you are able to spend an interactive day at the park together. Our group airboat rides can take your whole group deep into the subtropical terrain, right up to endangered species in their natural habitats.

Birthday parties and summer camps: For large groups of kids, we offer a 60 minute, safe, child-friendly Everglades airboat tour for all campers to enjoy together.

If you are looking for something a little more personal, we recommend that you book a private Everglades airboat tour. For a romantic date idea, a fun birthday celebration with friends, or just a cool way for smaller groups to spend time exploring, our airboat captains provide you with a more personalized experience through the Everglades, on your own terms. Our professional guide will navigate your airboat through miles of natural wetlands as you take in the beauty that the Everglades offers, with the people you enjoy being with the most. When you want to explore the Everglades with the company of your choice, book a private airboat tour for parties of two or more.

VIP Tour – For an extra special day, book our VIP Tour, which offers a morning pick up time, a 60-minute narrated airboat tour through the Everglades, a Gator Boys live show, a free group photo, and afternoon drop off.

Whether you are booking a tour with a large group, or gliding across the waters with your closest friends, we have the right airboat tour for your group. Book your group airboat tour today!This entry was posted in Everglades Holiday Park Blog on .


Are Airboat Tours Safe?

Are Airboat Tours Safe?
Airboat tours of the Everglades are the number one way to explore the world’s largest subtropical wilderness. Airboats glide across the sawgrass at quick speeds, bringing visitors up-close with Florida’s most exotic wildlife. An Everglades airboat tour is both exciting and adventurous, which causes some people to question whether it is safe or not. Here’s how you know you are safe on an Everglades airboat tour with Everglades Holiday Park:

Safety of the Airboat

Airboats are flat bottomed boats, propelled by giant propellers equipped with twin-engine car motors driving them, as opposed to traditional inboard or outboard boat motors. No part of the operating system is submerged in water, which eliminates the possibility of becoming stuck. Our modern airboats are designed to run across sawgrass, watery flatland, and the diverse terrains that the Everglades is composed of. They are the single, most efficient way to navigate the Everglades terrain. Your ride across the water will be smooth and on a comfortable seat. You won’t experience a lot of bumpiness or shaking that could be upsetting to some people.

Airboat tours at Everglades Holiday Park are safe for people of any age. Our airboats have covered passenger compartments that protect you from the Florida weather - rain or shine, you’ll have the most comfortable airboat tour around!

The Airboat Captains

Our airboat captains are some of the most knowledgeable in the airboat industry. Not only do our captains have expert level experience in air boating, but they are no stranger to the lay of the land here in South Florida. Most of our captains have worked in the Everglades for many years. Some have hands-on experience with the wildlife of the Everglades, including alligators, so they know how to handle any situation.

The Animals in the Everglades

On your Everglades airboat tour, your experienced captains will bring you up-close to areas where you can see alligators, eagles, ducks, turkeys, big fish, and other animals. Not to worry, our captains understand and respect the personal space of these animals, and will keep you at a safe distance, at all times.

Extra Safety Measures

We do everything we can to make sure that you have a safe, comfortable, and fun airboat ride through the swampland, but there are some things you can do as well. South Florida sunshine is no joke, so make sure you have sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, or some type of sun protection.

There is a reason why our airboat tours are well-known for being the best way to spend an exciting day in South Florida. We are recommended by 10Best, USA Today, and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. For a safe and comfortable journey deep into the River of Grass, try an Everglades airboat tour today. Buy airboat tour tickets here.


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Everglades Holiday Park Gives Greetings from FLL

Everglades Holiday Park Gives Greetings from FLL

Welcome to South Florida, the land of bright blue skies, warm sunshine, and breathtaking beaches. Millions of travelers fly across the country each year to experience the local lifestyle in the southern part of the Sunshine State, but some may be unsure of how to maximize their time in South Florida with the best attractions in so little time. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is the tourist destination airport for the southern east coast, and helps traveling tourists know the top things to do in South Florida by advertising the very popular and highly regarded Everglades Holiday Park as the tourist destination for touring the treasured Everglades of the Sunshine State.

As soon as you step off the plane and feel the warm air surround you, you will come across a giant banner pointing you in the right direction for your trip – Florida’s most exciting natural attraction. Year after year, Everglades Holiday Park ranks as one of the top things to do in South Florida not only for tourists to have a blast and learn about the ecosystem, but also for the locals and families to enjoy a day together.

There is a good reason why our park is the first thing you see when you get off your plane at FLL; whether you are vacationing with family, a loved one, or taking a relaxing trip by yourself, our Everglades airboat tours are one of the most recommended, natural attractions in town. Offering so much more than just airboat tours, you can rent a boat, go fishing in the Everglade , catch a Gator Boy show, and more.

The park is easily accessible, with just a short drive from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Everglades Holiday Park is open to guests 7 days a week, offering airboat tours from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., rain or shine.

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Popular Recreational Activity - Air Boating in Florida!

Air Boating in Florida is a Popular Recreational Activity

Airboat tours are the easiest and most exciting way to explore the Everglades in South Florida for tourists; however, air boating in Florida has long been a popular recreational activity for locals and their families.

Each year, Everglades Holiday Park provides visitors and south Florida locals with the opportunity to climb aboard and glide across the water at top speeds, and into the diverse ecosystems and wildlife sanctuaries of the Everglades. But air boating in Florida is a popular recreational activity among locals because it is fun, it doesn’t harm the environment, and the locals enjoy soaking up the atmosphere of the precious land that they live near. The following are all of the reasons why air boating in Florida is so popular for local residents. The Everglades is a 1.5-million-acre subtropical wilderness, with multiple ecosystems and various terrains. Airboats are designed to safely navigate through each landscape. The way that airboats glide over the terrain makes the recreational activity fun for locals.

-Air boating allows you to observe South Florida’s nature in their natural habitats: alligators, eagles, herons, and fish.

-Air boating in Florida lends a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view endangered species that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

-Air boating is a relaxing way to escape reality. Everglades airboat tours take you to the center of Florida’s nature, where you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and fresh air.

-Over the course of a 60-minute narrated tour, visitors can learn about the lay of the land, the history of the Everglades, and ongoing conservation efforts.

-The Everglades are a bird watcher’s and a frog hunter’s paradise.

-Everglade’s Holiday Park airboat tours make for an easy day trip for families. Airboat tours require no work from mom and dad, so everyone can relax and enjoy. Another plus, the tours are an affordable thing to do for families in Fort Lauderdale and outlying towns and cities.

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