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Can I really have an Everglades airboat tour in Central Florida?

Are you interested in exploring the fascinating and informative world of the Everglades on an airboat tour? Most people associate the huge ecosystem with South Florida, but the northern half of this environment is located right here in Central Florida. The Everglades is home to various plants and animals covering millions of acres of unspoiled land. This attracts visitors from all around the globe every year.

A family enjoys an airboat ride on a sunny day at the Wild Florida Everglades

With our airboats, you can glide over the water's surface and enjoy a clear view of the natural beauty of the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. At Wild Florida, we offer the best airboat adventure for everyone—even those who want to experience the thrills while respecting the environment.

We're located just 250 miles north of the southern end of the Everglades, but the climate in Central Florida is a bit cooler. This makes for a more varied ecosystem. This area has freshwater lakes, rivers, and dense swamps filled with life. Many small mammals like manatees, otters, and raccoons call this place home. The thick cypress trees and the alligators living in the waters add to the beauty of this unique wilderness.

History of the Everglades

When the first settlers came to Florida, they thought the Everglades were a problem and needed to be drained. However, people have come to appreciate and work to protect this fragile ecosystem since then. In the 1960s, a project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers almost destroyed the Everglades by changing how water flowed in the area. Over the past few decades, the state and federal governments spent a lot of money to fix the damage. However, there is still work to be done.

Children enjoy their day on an airboat at Wild Florida

Discover the mystery and adventure of the Everglades like never before with a Wild Florida Everglades airboat tour. You can zip across Lake Cypress or stroll through Hawk Swamp in our Gator Park and immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of this vast wilderness. While at the Gator Park, you can visit more than 150 native and wild animals included with your airboat tour. 

Our airboat adventures offer a unique Everglades experience that changes with the seasons. Unlike in South Florida, where the environment only changes slightly between wet and dry seasons, at Wild Florida, you can explore the natural treasures of the Everglades today!

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