Florida is best known for its beaches, weather, and theme parks. But few people realize that Florida is actually home to the United States' largest subtropical wilderness, the Everglades. Lucky for you, we're located at the headwaters of the Everglades – just south of all the lines, characters, and traffic. So if you're trying to decide what to do with your family during your vacation, or you just need to get away for the weekend, here are five reasons you should ditch the theme parks for Everglades airboat tours.
Since the Everglades stretches across two million acres, starting from the Kissimmee River all the way out into the Florida Bay, it's no surprise that it holds the title of the United States' largest tropical wilderness. And within these vast wetlands, hundreds of species living in the wild that simply know the Everglades as home. While it's unlikely that you'll see all of them on your Orlando airboat tour, you should be able to see 80 different species in just one tour! Our airboat captains have come up with a list of tips on how to best spot wildlife on Orlando airboat tours...
We know pleasing the kids isn’t always easy. With the summer months approaching quickly, we understand that youngsters want to be entertained all hours of the day. We realize parents are looking to get the most for their money when it comes to taking the kids on an adventure. Central Florida has limitless attractions to offer, especially for the little guys; however, when school's out, the attractions are usually crowded with families from all over the country!
Millions of people visit Central Florida every year. This includes in-state, out-of-state, and international visitors, which just goes to show how popular our area is as a dream vacation destination. Heck, this may even include you!
But who says the first stop on your dream vacation to Central Florida has to be somewhere like Magic Kingdom, Universal, or Sea World? While those vacation spots may be well-known and longtime Florida favorites of many, there's a lot more to see of Florida than these theme parks. Skip the crowded parks, long lines, and fabricated fun, and visit something a little more true to our roots the next time you visit Florida.
We're talking about the Middle of Nowhere!
Here are five reasons why you should begin your vacation at Wild Florida...