Everglades Tours – The best Vacation Activity
Everglades Tours in Fort Lauderdale
Port Everglades, the United States’ third busiest cruise port is in Fort Lauderdale. One of the most popular Everglades tours from Fort Lauderdale, FL is an airboat tour. This exciting tour will take you into South Florida’s tropical wetlands that cover an area of 1.5 million acres with abundant flora and fauna and varied biodiversity.
The magnificent subtropical wilderness of Florida’s Everglades features several ecosystems, such as saw grass marshland, freshwater slough, mangrove, coastal lowland, tropical hammock, marl prairie, pineland, marine, cypress, and estuarine.
What to Expect During a Tour
An Everglades airboat tour from Fort Lauderdale encompasses spotting exotic birds and getting up close with alligators while paddling through the saw grass prairies and mangrove forests. Besides airboating, a tour of the third-largest national park in the US also offers activities like hiking, canoeing, biking, boating, and kayaking. Slosh through the swamps accompanied by a ranger, spot wildlife on a safari, paddle through the “river of grass”.
As you spot white pelicans and American crocodiles, also visit the historic Nike Hercules missile base. You may also hike on The Anhinga Trail. Get a birds-eye view of the area from Shark Valley’s open-air vehicles.
The warm winters in the area attract a lot of wading birds and their predators. The warmer season is also a good time for an Everglades tour. However, the warmer wet season also means frequent flooding and bugs. Bringing plenty of insect repellent on this tour is a must. A tour of the swamp from Fort Lauderdale is one of the best things you can experience while visiting the Fort Lauderdale area.
Get ready for your adventure
Visting the Everglades on an airboat is safe but also thrilling, and is best when you are prepared. The first thing you will want is to book your ride in advance. This will guarantee that there will be an airboat available for you. Everglades tours are a popular activity in Florida, so simply showing up to the boat most likely means there will be no spaces available.
The next thing you will want to do is to take the right clothing with you. Just focus on wearing something comfortable. The weather in Fort Lauderdale is mostly hot, so shorts, t-shirts, and sandals will work best on a hot day. If it rains or the weather is a little cooler, maybe just jeans, long sleeves and some trainers will do. Also, take a poncho if you see the weather is rainy. Airboat rides go fast, so there is always some wind to be expected.
The other things you will want to equip yourself with are the classic items most people take with them to face the sun. A cap or hat, some sunglasses, and most importantly some sunscreen. Florida is often sunny, and you should always ensure your skin is safe from sunburns. The last thing you want is to get hurt by the sun.
You can also take some insect repellent with you to face insects and mosquitoes, but you will find that there aren’t as many as you might think, even down deep in the swamps. Still, there is no harm in being overprepared, anything that can make your journey more pleasant is always welcome.
Speaking of pleasant, we have watercoolers on all our airboats, but feel free to take your favorite drink with you. Water is best to stay hydrated, but if you can take your sodas with you also, our watercooler will keep those nice and cold. Dehydration is not something you will want to fall victim to. Don’t spoil your day, keep hydrated, and enjoy the best experience possible.
Book your tour today
Bring a smile, and a camera to capture the beauty of the Florida Everglades. For booking an airboat tour call or email us today for a reservation. Remember to book in advance, especially during the winter season. It is generally the busiest time of the year. Also, remember to ask as many questions as possible, we will always give you all the info you need to make sure you have the best experience of the Everglades! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, and prepare for a thrill-packed journey of discovery you will remember for a long time.