Best Time of Year to See Wildlife on Airboat Rides
Everglades Holiday Park knows that no matter what time of year you take an airboat ride through the Florida Everglades, you are guaranteed to be impressed by the breathtaking beauty and exotic wildlife sightings. There is no bad time to visit the Everglades, since most wildlife is spotted year-round. However, you might have better luck with certain animals depending on the time of year. Animal and bird sightings vary based on many factors: time of year, water levels and conditions, weather, area food supply, and the environment.
The dry season in the Everglades typically runs from December through April. During the dry season, the water levels drop, which traps fish in shallow waters and makes them easier to spot and harder for them to elude their predators. An Everglades airboat ride this time of year will guarantee plenty of fish and bird sightings.
The rainy season runs May through November, and can be extremely hot. The alligator, everyone’s favorite Everglades predator, can be spotted all year, but especially during hotter, wetter seasons. The months right before the rainy season are when alligators experience an active mating period, so during this time of year, visitors can spot baby alligators becoming acclimated with their new territory. Alligators and crocodiles enjoy sunning themselves in the heat, so the afternoon might be the best time of day to spot these reptiles.
There is no bad time of year to go on an Everglades airboat ride. Visitors must keep in mind that the animals are living in their natural habitats, so sightings are highly likely, but not guaranteed. Our professional airboat captains will guide you to the areas with the best conditions for wildlife sightings.
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