How To Properly Plan a Fort Lauderdale Airboat Tour
Taking a Fort Lauderdale airboat tour can be exciting for both tourists and Florida natives. Just like any tour, there is always a small amount of preparation you can do ahead of your trip. While our staff members would be more than happy to walk you through everything on the phone, here are a few planning tips to make sure that you and your family get the most of your fun wildlife adventure!
Call Ahead To Check For Availability
Although Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale will do its best to accommodate you and your family, we are one of the most popular airboat tour providers in the Fort Lauderdale area. It is best to call ahead at (954) 338-4890 or fill out the contact form here. We are open year-round and can make accommodations for you to ensure the best possible trip. Whether you’d like to take your significant other out for a special trip, take the whole family out, or even take the company out for a corporate event, we can make it happen!
Booking in advance is the only way to guarantee availability. The last thing you want is to show up to the boat unannounced, only to be told there is no space left. It also gives us the time to prepare for your trip. When you book your trip, you can tell us about your needs and wants, and we will be able to arrange something that works best for you!
Check The Weather Before Planning Your Air Boat Tour
Florida weather can be unpredictable, and we will take into account extenuating weather circumstances, but it is still best to check the weather ahead of time. We understand that if you are booking 2 months in advance, it will be impossible to know what the weather is going to be on the day of your tour. The weather in Florida is cooler and dryer during the winter (dry season). It is hotter and more humid during the summer (wet season).
If unforeseen weather pops up and our staff or the Captain decides that it is too dangerous to proceed with the tour, you may receive a refund of your deposit or have the trip scheduled for another time within the same calendar week. Safety is our utmost priority and we will never jeopardize the safety of our passengers.
Dress Appropriately As We Will Be Heading Into The Florida Everglades!
While you don’t need to wear anything crazy for your Fort Lauderdale airboat tour, keep in mind that we will travel through the Florida Everglades. Florida can get hot and sticky, so shorts, flip flops, and a t-shirt are some of the most common clothing items our passengers wear. If it is wintertime, a light jacket or a windbreaker is not a bad idea.
Don’t forget your sunscreen either as the Florida sun can cause sunburn before you know it! Another really useful item is your sunglasses. Florida is sunny, and you don’t want that brightness in your eyes when you are trying to spot that alligator. Sunglasses are kind to your eyes, and they also help you to get a better view of the Everglades.
A Few Other Things To Keep In Mind When Planning Your Fort Lauderdale Airboat Tour
We will be traveling through the Florida swamps, with a high probability of seeing lots of really cool wildlife. If you would like to take pictures, be sure to have your phone charged or your camera ready. We frequently see alligators and some amazing birdlife while we are out there. The last thing you will want is for your phone or camera to run out of batteries as you encounter those awesome creatures!
Also, make sure to keep hydrated and nourished. We provide a cooler and water but feel free to pack sodas and snacks. You will be on the airboat tour for a minimum of an hour, but maybe more depending on the trip that you scheduled. Don’t let thirst and hunger distract you from enjoying your airboat tour.
Contact us if you have any questions about our Fort Lauderdale airboat tours, or give us a call today at 954-338-4890! Book your airboat tour in advance and get ready to witness the best that Florida has to offer!