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 from Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale is the safest and most exciting way to ensure that you get the most out of your trip to the Everglades. Our knowledgable airboat captains will chauffeur you through Florida’s Everglades, allowing you to 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, Airboats are more commonly called fan boats. In particular, airboats are commonly called fan boats in Canada.
- Airboats are flat-bottomed boats, powered by the same engine and propeller that would be used in an aircraft. Why? Being flat-bottomed allows 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 are more environmentally friendly than standard hulled boats. Florida’s Everglades are rather delicate, and 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, which raises 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 push 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, and instead, appreciated 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. Fort Lauderdale Airboat Tours are able to be embarked on 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. Want to book a tour? Give us a call at (954) 338-4890 or contact us online at any time. Florida’s Everglades are waiting for you!
16 Mar 2018
Airboats in the Everglades did not exist until after the Late 1930s . The area that now lies between Fort Lauderdale and Naples including the National Park was considered a undesirable area. The residents of south Florida and the first tycoons planned to develop the Everglades and commercialize it. Little did they know the most important factor of this Eco system was the water. This is what started the push for Its preservation, but that is another story. The first so called airboat built outside of the United states was built by Alexander graham bell in 1905 in Canada it was called the ugly duckling. There is still debate today that Glen Curtis built the first actual airboat built for the swamps of Florida.