What to Look for On an Everglades Airboat Tour
For anyone visiting South Florida, an Everglades airboat tour should be at the top of your bucket list. At Everglades Holiday Park, we offer the most unique and up-close experience to Florida’s natural treasure. With over 1.5 million acres, thousands of animal species, various winding waterways, and thriving ecosystems, you may not be sure what to expect from your trip. Everglades Holiday Park has a breakdown of what you can expect to learn on your tour of the River of Grass.
First, you’ll learn what an airboat is, how it works, and why this type of boat is essential for optimal cruising through the ‘glades. The ever-changing landscapes of the Everglades make it nearly impossible to explore with a typical boat, which is why our airboats use onboard propellers that push massive amounts of air behind the boat for speed. Our boats can reach high speeds quickly, without digging too deep into the surface of the water. Our airboats are top-of-the-line, comfortable, safe, and operated by the most experienced airboat captains in the Everglades.
The Everglades is composed of various landscapes that work in perfect harmony to support a vast amount of plants and wildlife. On your Everglades airboat tour, you can expect to see or learn about wood hammocks, pinelands, mangroves, coastal lowlands, freshwater sloughs, freshwater prairies, cypress trees, and the Florida Bay. Each of these landscapes contributes something invaluable to the wildlife in and around them. Some house thousands of animals, some act as main avenues of water flow, and some require fires for regeneration and revegetation that boost their neighboring landscapes.
The Wildlife in the Everglades
Not only will your airboat captain tell you about all the wildlife in the Everglades, they’ll also show you. The Everglades is home to thousands of different creatures, including 40 different mammal species, hundreds of birds, reptiles, fish, crocodiles, and of course the American Alligator. On your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see these animals living and thriving in their natural habitats.
You can expect to learn a lot about how the Everglades promotes life for animals, vegetation, and even humans in South Florida. An estimated 8 million Floridians receive their clean, fresh drinking water from the Everglades. Your captain will explain to you some of the practices, both individual and residential developments, that are diminishing the Everglades each year, and what you can do to contribute to the conservation efforts.
Our airboat tours are the safest, most exciting way to get a glimpse of South Florida’s natural beauty. We operate 7 days a week, rain or shine. For the most authentic Everglades airboat tour in South Florida, contact Everglades Holiday Park today and get ready to ride!