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:

The Boat

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 operation 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 which protect you from the Florida weather - rain or shine you’ll have the most comfortable airboat tour around!

The Captains

Our Everglades 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

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.

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