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7 Must-Know Tips for Your Next Airboat Ride

Posted by Sam Haught on July 17,2015 10:49:AM

Are you ready for an adrenaline-pumping journey through the Florida Everglades? Today we'll share seven tips you'll want to know before you board your next airboat ride. As Florida’s seasoned airboat enthusiasts, we're excited to guide you through this experience. We want to help you make the most of your adventure and create unforgettable memories. So, before you set foot on the deck of one of our airboats, let's dive into some important insights that will prepare you for the airboat ride of a lifetime!

Tip 1: Safety First During Your Airboat Ride!

Rest assured, your safety is our top priority! Every airboat ride is safe when conducted by experienced tour guides and licensed Master Captains–like our own. Our team follows strict safety protocols and provides life jackets for every passenger. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and embrace the excitement and the beauty of nature, knowing you're in capable hands during your Everglades experience.

Family enjoying airboat ride at Wild Florida.

Tip 2: Dress Smart, Dress Comfy

The Florida sun can be harsh, so dressing right is key. Go for lightweight, breathable clothing to stay comfortable during your airboat tour. Don't forget to wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to shield yourself from the sun's rays. If there's a chance of rain, bring a light rain jacket–it's all about preparing for whatever Mother Nature has in store in the swamp.

Tip 3: Embrace Everglades Wildlife Encounters 

Prepare to be amazed by the wildlife you'll encounter during your airboat ride. From alligators to wading birds, the Everglades is full of fascinating creatures. Our airboat Master Captains will share insights and facts to make your wildlife encounters all the more memorable as you glide through wetlands..

Tip 4: Family-Friendly Fun 

A Florida airboat ride is perfect for adventurers of all ages, making it the perfect family activity. There's no age limit for children and guess what? Kids under 3 are free! So bring the little ones along for a thrilling experience they'll cherish forever. Our U.S. Coast Guard-approved airboats can even accommodate large groups, leaving plenty of space for the whole family to visit the Everglades.

Tip 5: Book Your Airboat Tour in Advance, Secure Your Spot

Are you planning a family outing? Or maybe a group adventure? To guarantee your spot on an airboat tour, we recommend booking in advance. This is especially important during peak seasons. Reserving your seats ahead of time ensures a smooth and stress-free experience.

Passengers spotting a gator at Wild Florida

Tip 6: Cameras Ready to Capture the Magic

Don't forget to bring your camera or smartphone to take pictures on your airboat ride. You can snap photos of beautiful landscapes and close-up shots of wildlife. And we know these pictures will help you remember your airboat tour for years to come.

Tip 7: Embrace the Unexpected During Your Boat Tour

The Everglades is a dynamic ecosystem, and each airboat ride offers a unique experience of the real Florida. Embrace the unexpected– you never know what wildlife or views await you around the marshlands. So, get ready to embrace the thrill of the unknown as you venture into the headwaters of the Everglades.

Equipped with these essential tips, you're all set for a thrilling airboat ride through the beautiful headwaters of the Florida Everglades. At Wild Florida, we take pride in providing you with an unforgettable adventure where safety, excitement, and natural wonders collide. After your airboat tour, be sure to take a walk through our Gator Park, park admission included with your Everglades tour, or cruise through our Drive-thru Safari Park. Inside both attractions, you can get up close and personal with even more native and exotic animals. Come experience a journey like no other–an airboat ride that will leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime.


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