See Nature in a Unique Way with Everglades Airboat Tours
No visit to Florida is complete without an up-close look at one of the most unique ecosystems in the world, the swamps of the Everglades. If you're a fan of shows like CSI Miami, you've seen the shots - the airboats coasting over the inland glades, the stunning scenery and the exotic wildlife. When you book a tour through a company that offers Everglades airboat tours, you can put yourself in the picture and enjoy one of the most unique and memorable experiences of your life.
The Everglades owe their existence to the mingling of a freshwater source and freshwater rainfall with ocean water, which creates the brackish water - semi-salted - that is home to animals and plant life that can't exist under any other conditions. The year-round temperature range of 80 to 120 degrees combines with the brackish water to create a nursery that breeds fish, gators, birds, bear, snakes and other animals that you won't find anywhere else.
Protected Private Grasslands
The wild, exotic ecosystem of the Everglades is carefully protected by federal law and airboats must be licensed to enter them. Many of the airboat tours of the swamp take place in a small, five-mile area of the grasslands that is set aside for these tours. There are, however, a few companies that operate grasslands airboats tours on their own privately-owned land. When you choose airboat tours in private grasslands, you'll be seeing the stunning scenery and unique wildlife of the Everglades in the way it was meant to be seen - with no other airboats interrupting the quiet and wild serenity of the swamps. There are several private tour boat operators who run out of Naples and other nearby
Tips for Enjoying an Airboat Tour
Make the most of your visit to the Everglades with these tips.
* Research the area before you go. Learn about the wildlife you can expect to see and about the threats facing the fragile ecosystem from our modern world.
* Follow any advice or suggestions provided by the tour boat operator in terms of dress and things to bring along.
* If possible, sit up front on the airboat to get the full experience and an unfettered view of one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
What to Look for When Booking Airboat Tours
Everglades City has a number of airboat tours operators, but if you want to experience the wild, untamed swamplands, Mangrove forests and grasslands up close and personal, look for an Everglades airboats tours company that operates on privately owned grasslands. Knowledgeable local guides enhance the experience by providing history and stories about the swamps, and by pointing out the unique features of the land and its denizens. When you book with a local company, you'll come home with memories of this fragile, threatened and wildly beautiful ecosystem that will last a lifetime.
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