14 Aug 2019
Airboats are the only vehicle that can effortlessly cruise through the deep swampland of the Everglades. Given this fact, it goes without saying that an airboat is the best way to explore Florida’s endless River of Grass. But, merely acquiring an airboat and venturing into the Everglades can be rather dangerous. Unlike other waterways in Florida, the Everglades does not have any posted signs indicating directions, speed limit, etc. Guided Everglades Airboat tours are the safest and most exciting way to ensure that you get the most out of your tour of the Everglades.
Our knowledgeable airboat captains will chauffeur you through Florida’s Everglades. You can enjoy the scenery and the environment while learning more about the environment that surrounds you. Airboats are one of the only truly safe methods for trekking through Florida’s swamps, without the danger of snakes, alligators, and other creepy crawlers that could be dangerous to humans. Here are some fun facts about Airboats and the Everglades.
Airboats & The Everglades Fun Facts
Did you know?
- In other parts of the world, people refer to Airboats as fan boats. This is particularly the case in Canada.
- We refer to airboats as flat-bottomed boats, powered by the same engine and propeller that would be used in an aircraft. Why? Flat-bottomed boats allow easy access to shallow waters, which are prevalent in the Everglades. Depending on the boat, airboats are made out of aluminum or fiberglass due to how light-weight these materials are.
- Airboats respect the environment more than standard hulled boats. After all, the majority of the wildlife in the swamp live close to the surface. Everything required for an airboat to be operational is mounted high on the boat, raising the boat’s center of gravity and ensures that the boat skims over the surface of the water. Standard boats require the propeller to be underneath the water, which most pushes its way through the water.
- For those that keep the sake of the environment in mind, airboats are entirely safe for wildlife and plant life that lives below the surface. None of the moving parts of an airboat are located below the waterline, so animals and plants that live underwater are in no danger. Fort Lauderdale Airboat tours take extra care to ensure that animals are not harmed. Instead, you can appreciate them from a distance during our Everglades airboat tours.
- Airboats can move without water and can glide through excess water, which is another benefit of a flat-bottom boat. You can embark on Fort Lauderdale Airboat Tours all year round!
Experience The Beauty Of The Everglades With Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale
Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale is your number one choice for private airboat tours of the Everglades. Our captains are friendly, experienced, and love showing the beauty of the State of Florida to out-of-town guests, and residents alike.
03 Feb 2018
Tips For Spotting Alligators
You can spot Florida Alligators during an airboat ride. This is why before going on a gator tour you should be aware of where to look so you can spot them. People are often looking directly at an alligator without being aware of it.
Usually found in wetlands, near swampy shores, and sawgrass marshlands, alligators prefer still water along with vegetation. They float in stagnant waters and therefore any lake, pond, or swamp makes for a good home for wild alligators. Gator tours in Florida give you the opportunity to spot them safely.