Preparing For Your Airboat Tours
The Everglades in Florida is the best place to discover some exceptional wildlife and nature. The best way to do it is via airboat tours, and those will require a little preparation on your behalf. It is best to prepare so you can fully enjoy your experience. Luckily you won’t need to bring too much with you, mainly a few items of clothing and some items to ensure you can stand the Florida weather. Fort Lauderdale airboat rides are easy to prepare, so without further ado here are the items you should take with you.
Practical Outdoor Clothing
The idea is to take clothes that are comfortable and practical for the Florida weather. You will want to bear in mind that the weather is mostly hot, depending on the season. Also, airboat rides can be windy. For the summer, we recommend you take a t-shirt & shorts &, along with sneakers, sandals, or flip-flops. For the winter, you will want to adapt by bringing jeans, long sleeves, sneakers, and possibly a windbreaker if the temperatures are lower.
A Poncho is a must
Ultimately it depends on the weather. Florida is known to be pretty humid at times. You should bring a poncho if the weather is rainy, whether it is summer, fall or winter. You will have a better time if you stay dry. A poncho is the sort of item you won’t regret taking with you, even if you don’t end up using it.
Polarized Sunglasses For The Sun
Florida is sunny, this is an undeniable fact. The last thing you want is for the sun to blind you and obscure your sight. This is why we recommend you take some sunglasses along with you. Polarized sunglasses are especially efficient at reducing glare, so take some of those if you can. Make the most of what there is to see, and don’t let the sun get in the way of you observing the magnificent wildlife.
Water and Food For Your Airboat Tours
Florida gets pretty hot, and you will get thirsty. Our airboat tours come with a cooler and bottled water, but feel free to bring some sodas as you will need some refreshments while touring the Everglades. Stay hydrated during your tour, it is better for you and also more enjoyable. You can take a bottle or even a flask, you will be glad you’ve taken your favorite drink with you.
Another thing to consider is to take some small snacks with you. The open-air can often open up your appetite and make you hungry. You might need that extra energy during your boat ride, and it certainly makes for a more pleasant experience. Take a small snack or two, you mind well need it.
Look After Your Skin With Sunscreen
Florida is sunny, and it is important to protect your skin from the sun. You should take some sunscreen with you to avoid the risk of sunburns. Sunscreen is good for you, and it will definitely make your experience better. No-one wants to get burned, and you will be thankful you stayed protected during your airboat ride.
Keep the bugs at bay with bug spray
Speaking of your skin, you should also remember to take some bug spray with you. When it comes to avoiding bug bites, bug spray is your best bet. Florida is known for its insect population, and you will want to do your best to repel those little fellas. Take your bug zapper with you, it will make your journey more comfortable.
Take your camera for the best wildlife pics
This is a pretty obvious one, but don’t forget to bring your camera with you. You will see a lot of nature and wildlife that you will want to take pictures of. Whether those pictures are just for yourself, to share online or to print, make sure to take your camera or phone with you. Keep that battery charged for your airboat ride, and you will take some awesome snaps to remember your journey by.
Bring binoculars if you can
A good pair of binoculars can improve your experience of the Everglades. See beyond what is in front of you and increase your chances of seeing that rare creature at a distance. Remember to bring binoculars along if you have a spare pair lying around, you won’t regret it. It’s the details that count, and binoculars can take your experience to the next level.
Those are the essentials to bring along your boat tour. Most of these items can be gathered easily and quickly. You might have other questions about preparing for your airboat tour. The great news is you can always ask Captain Wayne Jr. when you are booking your trip. He can answer all the questions you have and give you all the information you need for your peace of mind.