Take to the Water – The Best Everglades Airboat Tours

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What if you could take an amazing journey across a river of grass surrounded by wild animals in their natural habitat – but all from the comfort of a covered airboat? Welcome to Everglades Holiday Park, home to the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue and family fun destination in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When it’s time to take to the water, climb aboard a state-of-the-art vessel for an unforgettable Everglades airboat ride. The ultimate airboat thrill awaits in the gorgeous Florida Everglades!

With fast speeds, fresh air and tons of excitement, Everglades airboat tours keep mom, dad and the kids energized with the sights and sounds of Florida’s finest ecosystem. It’s fast paced fun – the kind that keeps everyone on their toes. Don’t close your eyes, not even for second or you’ll miss some of the most amazing creatures, and Florida’s own ancestral dinosaur, the American alligator. It’s a thrilling experience for sure, but completely safe too. You’ll get up close and personal, but from the comforts of a covered boat.

Journey Deep Into the Florida Everglades On a 60-Minute Narrated Everglades Airboat Tour

Everglades airboat tours at Everglades Holiday Park are awesome – an experience to treasure forever and a thrill for the whole family! Sit back, relax and let the sights and sounds of nature surround you on a 60-minute narrated tour. Is it exciting? Absolutely! With top speeds of close to 60 miles per hour, airboats zip across the River of Grass, giving you and your family a once-in-a-lifetime experience to enjoy South Florida’s most exciting natural attraction – the unforgettable Florida Everglades! A tropical paradise filled with incredible wildlife (many endangered) and amazing vegetation, airboat tours at Everglades Holiday Park are extraordinary, there's nothing like it on earth.

An Educational Everglades Boat Adventure for All Ages

Who says learning has to be boring? Not the case with Everglades airboat tours. In fact, there’s so much to know about our history in the Everglades, it’s nearly impossible to see and hear everything in one visit. And that’s just as well, because folks who experience the Everglades ecosystem on an airboat tour always seem eager to come back! For parents looking to treat the kids to something educational and fun, airboat tours through the Everglades offer the best of both with an exhilarating ride and an intimate look into one of the most diverse and unique environments in the world. Whether you’re 9 or 99, the Everglades never disappoint!

Guided Airboat Tours – What You Can Expect on Your Adventure   - Everglades Holiday Park

The Everglades in Florida has become well known for a few different things, and airboat tours is one of them. It's no wonder, when you consider the blast that families and people of all ages seem to have on them. At Everglades Holiday Park, we offer hour long airboat tours that'll leave your whole family grinning from ear to ear.

What You Can Expect from the Boat

Our flat bottom boats propelled by air reach top speeds of 60 miles per hour! Without the hinderance of water or obstacles, it really does feel like they fly. Our boats have passenger compartments that will keep you safe and, for the most part, dry, as you zip through the wetlands. In addition, our boats come equipped with an overhead shelter that will protect you and your family from any elements... rain, extreme sunshine and heat, and swooping wildlife. You can rest assured that 60 miles per hour in a shaded airboat in the heat of a South Florida day feels great!

Where You Can Expect to Go and What You'll See

The Everglades is full of different ecosystems... each boasting unique residential wildlife and plant life. We want to give you the full experience, not just part of one! A full experience means venturing through every possible ecosystem, viewing as much wildlife as possible, and learning all the while a little more about where you are. Our airboat tours will take you through the winding mangrove tunnels that line the swamps and streams; it'll take you through various grasslands and swamps; and it'll take you down rivers – specifically down Alligator Alley, known for its plentiful population of gators. Though wildlife is largely unpredictable, you have very high chances of seeing thousands of different types of animals and species on your tour. Crocodiles and alligators, snakes, birds, and other critters will likely pop up to say “hello” at every corner, and you'll be able to come extremely close while maintaining a safe distance from inside the airboat.

What You Can Expect from Your Tour Guide

When you book an airboat ride through Everglades Holiday Park, your tour guide isn't merely your airboat driver, he or she is there to enhance your experience completely. Yes, they are experts in navigating the air boat, after all – your safety is of the utmost importance! But even more, they're experts in the Everglades, and they're passionate about the nature and wildlife surrounding them. Our tour guides are always learning more in an effort to appease their own curiosity, and their goal is to be successful in sharing their knowledge with you in a relevant way on your tour. You can rest assured that you'll walk away from your air boat tour with a rich knowledge about the sights you took in. He or she will be able to share fun facts, stories, old folklore, and they'll be able to answer questions until your satisfaction. They love what they do, and they're there to serve you and to show you how beautifully unique the Everglades Park in Florida really is.

Who You Can Expect to Be on the Boat

Other than your tour guide, you may wonder who else will join you on your air boat tour. It's an important question, as we understand crowded tours aren't much fun for anyone. That's why we give you the option! You may choose to jump on board a random group tour, or perhaps you'll secure a private one for yourself and your family. Have a larger group? You can secure many seats for a group tour so that your entire group is able to go on one boat. There are many ways to do it, it's just a matter of making a reservation – most of which can be made same day.

Whatever you do, if you venture down to the Everglades Florida, don't skip out on the Everglades Holiday Park airboat tours.

Authentic, State-of-the-Art Airboats

South Florida is filled with airboats, but the best Everglades airboat tours are defined by comfort and performance. With the only covered airboats in the area, Everglades Holiday Park gives guests the option of exploring the sunny terrain under a canopy to stay protected from the weather. Comfort is key and premium airboats that are comfortable ensure your Everglades tour exceeds your expectations – guaranteed. With the finest fleet of airboats in the area, Everglades Holiday Park takes pride in offering authentic, high performing airboats for the most incredible Florida Everglades tour around.

The Most Experienced Airboat Captains In the Business

Highly-trained tour guides pilot our vessels, and that means you’ll learn about South Florida’s diverse ecosystem firsthand. Knowledgeable guides point out unique flora, fauna and all kinds of amazing sights.

Explore the breathtaking sawgrass wetland and journey deep into remote sections of the ‘glades, where many of the area’s most fascinating animals live and play. With years of hands-on experience, captains at Everglades Holiday Park are uniquely equipped to share details on everything you see. With intimate knowledge of the "glades" and surrounding ecosystem, captains ensure guests to the park see more on Everglades airboat tours at Everglades Holiday Park than anywhere else!

Our captains know exactly where to pilot the boats to bring you the most amazing sights! Once there, the engines are cut so as not to disturb the animals and that's when the alligators and other amazing wildlife begin to appear. It's truly awe-inspiring and an extraordinary learning experience for the kids.

Nature Enthusiasts, Thrill Seekers and Artists

Who would enjoy an Everglades airboat tour? For nature enthusiasts, taking in the fresh air scenery of the mangrove forest is simply inspirational. The sights and sounds of Everglades wildlife are stunning. Blue Heron, Roseate Spoonbill and incredibly beautiful long-legged wading birds are as graceful as they are fascinating to see in person. A quiet retreat and peaceful sanctuary, exploring the pristine Everglades ecosystem by airboat is the well-deserved break you need from the hustle and bustle of a fast paced lifestyle.

If you're more of a thrill seeker, the adrenalin-charged experience of getting up close and personal with a real-live alligator is indescribable. Lock eyes with a ravenous 14-foot reptile and test your nerve as you wander through the wetlands swarmed with wildlife! Just be sure to keep your hands inside the boat at all times! Of course, airboat tours are completely safe, and Everglades Holiday Park is the only place in South Florida to find both covered and uncovered vessels, for the customized experience you deserve!

With a wealth of memorable attractions highlighting the best the Everglades has to offer, Everglades Holiday Park is a great place to spend the day. An extraordinary airboat journey awaits! Join us today!

Airboat Tours - Hours of operation

7 Days a Week: We open at 9AM (rain or shine)

  • Tours are 60 minutes in length, departing every 20 minutes.
  • Last boat (with gator show before tour) departs at 3:40PM
  • Last boat (without gator show) departs at 4:00PM

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*All tickets include an exciting airboat tour & educational gator show after your airboat tour

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