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3 differences between an alligator and a crocodile Floridians should know

Posted by Sam Haught on May 23, 2017 11:47:20 AM

Florida is primarily known for three things: its beaches, Disney World, and alligators. From people keeping them as pets to Godzilla's distant cousins teeing off with locals on the golf course, you can find an alligator pretty much anywhere in Florida. But many people who visit Florida are surprised to discover that they aren't the only crocodilian species living in the Sunshine State. For example, southern Florida – in and around the Everglades – is one of the few places on Earth where saltwater crocodiles and alligators can coexisit because of the freshwater streams flowing out into the ocean. In this blog, we'll go over three key differences between the two creatures and distinguishing features to help you spot them when you go on an airboat tour in Florida.

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Topics: Everglades, Alligators, Crocodiles

Here's the secret to picking the best airboat rides in Florida

Posted by Sam Haught on Jan 15, 2017 4:15:45 PM
When it comes to planning a vacation, there's a always subconsious goal to make it the "best vacation yet"... Right? Full of fun, new things that you and your family haven't experienced before, or simply revisiting places you fell in love with in the past.
 
Florida is made up of more than 65,000 square miles of marshland, theme parks, beaches and more, so it's safe to assume that you probably won't be able to see all the wonders of the Sunshine State in one trip. If we're being honest, there are probably a few gems that even locals don't know about! But whether you're a lifelong resident or a first-time visitor, you haven't truly experienced Florida until you've gone on an Orlando airboat ride. To make sure you have the best airboat tour experience possible, here are are a few secrets everyone should know about choosing airboat rides in Florida...
 
 
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Topics: Everglades, Airboat Tours, Eco Tours

5 questions our captains hear the most during an Orlando airboat ride

Posted by Sam Haught on Dec 14, 2016 3:32:59 PM

Since 2010, we've operated under the mission of providing an unforgettable Everglades experience that promotes a connection with animals while inspiring education and conservation. Originally inspiring locals, our reach and influence has grown far beyond the shores of Lake Cypress. Within our gift shop, you might notice a world map filled with different colored pins. From those across the pond to our neighbors just down Canoe Creek Road, visitors arrive curious, wanting to experience the untold side of Florida, and they're hungry for adventure. With that being said, we get a lot questions about the wildlife on Lake Cypress and the Florida Everglades. So in this blog, we're answering the top five questions our airboat captains get asked during an Orlando airboat ride. That way, you have more time to take photos of Lake Cypress...
 

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Topics: Everglades, Airboat Tours, Eco Tours

So... when's really the best time to go on a Florida airboat tour?

Posted by Sam Haught on Dec 8, 2016 4:16:48 PM

Even if you've never been to Florida, with its nickname being the 'Sunshine state', you can safely assume that Florida is pretty hot most of the time. Despite Florida technically having four seasons, if you ask anyone what they're able to do in the winter you know what they'll say? "The exact same thing we do in during summer!" One of the blessings (or curses depending on who you talk to) of visiting Florida is that the fun never really does stop due to the because of the season. The warmer climate allows people to do things like go to the beach, visit water parks or even go on an airboat ride all year long! With that being said, we get a lot of questions about airboat tours, such as when is the right time to book an Orlando airboat tour. That's why, on this blog, we're breaking down just how the time of year affects what you'll see on your Florida airboat tour.

 

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Topics: Everglades, Florida Everglades, Airboat Tours, Eco Tours

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