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What NOT to Wear during Everglades Airboat Tours: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Dressing for an Unforgettable Airboat Ride

Are you a Florida adventure-seeker? Or, someone looking to explore the beauty of nature that awaits you in the Sunshine State? As natives of this great state, we know first-hand that Florida airboat tours are the only way to go when looking to adventure through the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. 

People often think Florida is exempt from the change of seasons due to our location. However, despite what you may think, Florida does eventually go through some seasons (in its own unique way). That’s why it's important we share our insider tips with you on the essential attire for your next Wild Florida airboat tour

Everglades airboat tours

As you prepare for this exhilarating experience, it is essential to know what to wear not only for comfort and enjoyment but to ensure a memorable airboat adventure. 

Embracing the Central Florida Climate

When venturing into the Everglades, it's crucial to dress appropriately for our unique climate. Florida is known for its warm and humid weather for the majority of the year, so let's keep you cool and comfortable with some of our go-to clothing recommendations.

  • Lightweight and Breathable: Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen to beat the heat. These materials allow air circulation, preventing discomfort from excessive sweating.
  • Light-colored Clothing: Opt for light-colored clothing that reflects sunlight and helps to keep you cooler during the tour. Light shades like khaki, beige, pastels, or even neon colors are ideal.
  • Protectant from the Sun: Shield yourself from the extreme Florida sunshine by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses and applying sunscreen generously. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays ensures a pleasant tour (and beyond–no sunburn for you!). 
  • Long Sleeves and Pants: Although it may seem counterintuitive, wearing long sleeves and pants can protect from the sun and pesky insects. Lightweight, loose-fitting garments can shield your skin without sacrificing comfort and come in handy on days that may be a little cooler than usual.

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Everglades airboat tours at Wild Florida Gator and Wildlife Park

Dressing for an Airboat Ride

To fully enjoy airboat tours in Florida, it's important to consider your attire in terms of comfort and safety. Here are some tips for dressing the part.

  • Casual and Comfortable: Embrace a casual and relaxed style. Leave your fancy outfits behind and opt for comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement, such as shorts (preferably not denim, think more like athleisure wear), t-shirts, or lightweight dresses.
  • Sturdy Footwear: We know you probably won’t like this one much because anyone who thinks of Florida thinks of flip-flops, but it’s important to choose closed-toe shoes that provide a good grip and protect your feet. Sneakers, hiking shoes, or water-friendly sandals are excellent choices. Remember, you might encounter some wet and muddy areas on your ride!

Practical Accessories for Your Swamp Tour

To guarantee a smooth and enjoyable airboat tour, remember to bring along some practical accessories. 

  • Insect Repellent: While the Everglades are home to incredible wildlife, pesky insects can be a part of the experience. Arm yourself with a reliable insect repellent to keep those little critters at bay.
  • Small Bag or Backpack: Bring a small bag or backpack to carry your essentials, such as sunscreen, insect repellent, a refillable water bottle, and a camera or smartphone to capture the special moments you’re sure to experience.

Now that you're equipped with tips from some local Floridians on what to wear during your airboat adventure in the Everglades, you're ready to embark on a truly remarkable adventure. It's now your turn to dive into an awesome ride and focus on immersing yourself in the wonders of Florida’s remarkable ecosystem here at Wild Florida. 

Book Your Unforgettable Airboat Tour Now!

Embark on an epic Everglades adventure and discover the wonders of Florida on our thrilling airboat tours. Reserve your spot now and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this boat tour experience.

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