The Florida Everglades attracts a lot of people due to its abundant flora and fauna. The swamps of Florida are filled with both – crocodiles and alligators that are easy to spot. The American Alligators are nocturnal creatures and their eyes turn bright red when they are hunting at night. Fort Lauderdale airboat rides offers private airboat tours of the Florida Everglades.
When going on Fort Lauderdale airboat rides, make sure you are quiet, as any noise can scare off the alligators, causing them to go inside the water and away from you. During the day, the alligators are more low-key and usually lurk just beneath the surface of the water.
Alligators essentially live among people in Florida. They are found in ponds, lakes, swamps and man-made waterways, and can propel at a speed of up to 20 mph in water.They are rather slow on land. People often end up confusing them with floating logs, as they are mostly submerged in water and you only get to see their heads above the surface. Therefore, it is necessary that you take binoculars with you on your airboat ride in Fort lauderdale Florida. Be vigilant, because in Florida, you can spot an alligator almost anywhere!
These alligators are extremely territorial, they travel and hunt alone. However, sometimes they do gather in an area with dry land to bask in the sun and/or look for potential mates.
These alligators are less active in winter, and they congregate on dry land to warm up. The best seasons for a Fort Lauderdale airboat rides n Florida are winter and spring. This is the time when they mate, lay eggs and are more active, and thus, are easier to spot. It is also important to be cautious because mother alligators are really protective. They are known to thrash boats and scare people who try to get uncomfortably close. They also protect their nests aggressively by belling and hissing.
Regardless, swamp tours can be one of the most adventurous and educational experiences a person can have in Florida!