People often wonder when is the best time to visit the Everglades. The truth is that with Florida’s hot climate, any time is a good time. Florida offers good weather all-year-round, but some seasons might make it more comfortable for certain people to visit at a specific time. Instead of looking at seasons in the spring/summer/fall/winter way, it is easier to divide Florida’s weather into two seasons: the dry and wet seasons. Ultimately, you might prefer one season over the other, but as you will find out, Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale works very well during both of those seasons.
The Dry Season – December through April
The dry season is the time where tourists prefer to visit Florida. First, let’s look at the weather conditions. The temperatures will average between the low 50 to the high 70 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to around 25 degrees Celcius). Those temperatures make for a comfortable experience. It is not too hot, nor is it too cold. Some of you will prefer those lower temperatures, especially those who have a hard time dealing with heat.
If you have a hard time dealing with wet weather and humidity, the dry season is, as its name implies, a lot drier. There are significantly fewer rainy downpours and far less humidity. This dryer weather and lower temperatures mean fewer insects, so your chances of getting bitten by bugs are reduced considerably.
Another factor to consider is the birds, especially if you come down to the bird watcher area. During the dry season, birds will make their way from up north to the Everglades. The marshes turn into dryer prairies due to the water retreating. Those submerged areas during the wet season are now available for many animals to shelter themselves throughout the dry season.
All and all, the dry season attracts more animals to the Everglades, and this increases your visibility for other animal species such as turtles, fish, and of course, alligators. The dry season can provide you with a more safari-like experience. Those reasons are why people prefer the dry season over the wet season and why Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale are very popular during this dry season.
The Wet Season – May through October
The fact that the dry season is popular also makes it its downfall. The real problem with the dry season is that it is a popular moment for tourists to visit the Everglades, which is an issue for some.
Let’s look at the temperatures, which are mostly above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celcius). It makes for much hotter weather, with humidity levels averaging 90 percent. The wet season is, as its name suggests, more prone to rainy weather and thunderstorms.
Coming back to the fact that the wet season is less popular with tourists, it is also the reason why some people prefer it that way. The great advantage of this season is the fact that there are fewer tourists and people. You get a more solitary experience, a quieter moment, which, for some people, makes for a better experience.
The wet season gives you a more authentic representation of what Florida is all about. It is the real Florida in all its glory. Hot and humid, not as welcoming, a harsher environment, and a more solitary journey across the Everglades’ wetlands. The wet season still offers many opportunities to witness the wildlife in its real sense, with the added solitude giving you more space and time for contemplation.
Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale are all year round
Not everyone has the opportunity to take a break at a specific time of the year. You don’t need to worry, though, as Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale welcomes you to visit Florida at any time of the year. It’s best to figure out which season fits your needs best, but of course, it will also depend on when you are free to book a vacation in the first place!
You can pick your season and book your airboat tour whenever works best for you. Whether you book during the dry season or the wet season, you will have a great ride discovering the Everglades’ wildlife with our experienced captains. Don’t forget to ask any questions you may have about the weather, our captain will always answer to make sure you have the best time possible.