Ready to Go Airboating in Fort Lauderdale?

airboating in Fort Lauderdale

With swimsuits packed and tickets in hand, it’s off to South Florida for an amazing week of rest, relaxation and fun. But if you’re trying to plan activities that will keep the kids entertained and you’re looking for something other than swimming, snorkeling and parasailing, have you considered booking an airboat tour through the Everglades? A completely different and exciting activity that’s sure to keep everyone smiling, airboating in Fort Lauderdale is exciting and educational too! If you’re unsure what an airboat is or why you’d want to ride one, here’s some information to get you started.

What Is an Airboat? Exciting Boats Propelled By Air

What is an airboat? Basically, an airboat is a flat-bottomed boat that’s powered by an aircraft engine with a caged propeller on the back. Used mostly to navigate swamps and areas with extremely shallow waters like the Florida Everglades, airboats offer a unique and exhilarating way to explore remote areas where standard engine boats could never travel. With elevated seats, passengers can easily see over swamp vegetation, making it super fun to zip across waterways at top speeds.

Meet South Florida’s Dinosaur Up Close

The Sunshine State is perhaps best known for its beaches, but the American alligator would have to be a close second. Where do they live? In the Everglades of course, and airboating in Fort Lauderdale is the perfect way to see them and a variety of other exciting animals in their natural habitat. An ecosystem defined by unique flora and fauna, the ‘glades is home to scores of threatened and endangered wildlife, as well as wading birds like the Blue Heron and Great Egret, tropical snakes, and more. With an estimated 250,000 gators lounging, nesting and going about their business in the shallow waters, airboating in Fort Lauderdale is one of the best ways to see these amazing reptiles in person.

Airboating in Fort Lauderdale - Touring the Florida Everglades

South Florida has something no other state has – the amazing Everglades. Adventurous families, wildlife enthusiasts and professional photographers come from all over the world to tour the area, most choosing a navigated airboat ride for the best view. With covered airboat rides, expert narration and the famous Gator Boys Alligator Rescue, Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale is a family friendly destination for fun. A truly invigorating experience, a day at Everglades Holiday Park meeting wildlife and airboating in Fort Lauderdale is just the activity you need to round out a fantastic family trip.

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