Journey Through The Everglades With A Fort Lauderdale Eco-Tour
Everglades National Park is located in the southern part of Florida and is 1.5-million-acres of greatly diverse plant and animal life. The reserve is the third largest National Park in the United States. It is also the most extensive subtropical wilderness in the nation.
Known as the River of Grass (popularized by author Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1947), these vast wetlands are critical to the ecological diversity of the state, the country, and even the world. In addition to being established as a National Park in 1934, the Everglades has been designated as a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Wildlife and animals
The Everglades is a place where you will discover an impressive range of plants and animals. It is one of the largest wetlands in the world, bigger than a lot of people seem to think. You will be exposed to a potential of 350 thriving species of birds and most importantly, you will have a chance to witness the American alligator and the American crocodile. That is not all though, as are also bobcats such as the Florida Panther which can be seen living on the land. Some animals are rarer than others, so seeing a specific creature is never guaranteed. However, airboat captains will always do their best to bring you to the best spots where you can potentially witness such amazing creatures.
It is important to know that all animals are completely wild. You will therefore have to stay within the airboat at all times for your own safety. We know where to find those creatures, and we also know how to keep you safe from them. Out of respect to the Everglades’ ecosystem, we always avoid intruding on the wildlife. We do this to give the animals space and peace they deserve, and it helps to keep you safe too!
A thrilling ride on our airboat
People don’t always know this, but airboats are great fun! They glide above the water, and they do it fast. Our airboat tours offer a truly thrilling ride that will keep your blood pumping. You will that feeling of speed and mobility. Also, and this is a big plus, you won’t get the feeling of sickness that you might experience in ordinary boats. Airboats glide above the water, they don’t sway around. You also get the added bonus of a nice breeze, which is always welcome in Florida’s hot and sunny weather. To sum it, airboats are quite simply the opposite of boring. You will have a great time flying around the Everglades, whether you are an adult or a young one!
Experience and Knowledge
The best way to see the remarkable environmental variations between the species of flora and fauna is on an eco-tour. Knowledgeable, experienced captains provide you with a personalized encounter with the River of Grass. Above all, our captains spend days upon days sailing the wetlands. Therefore they know the best places in the Everglades for sightseeing wildlife. Being native to the area, the Everglades is their playing field, and they are really passionate about it. Our captains always share their passion for the Everglades, giving you a lot of info and facts along your ride. They don’t just simply drive you around and take your money. When your ride is over, you will come out with a lot of interesting knowledge, and just a great feeling from having such a good time on the airboat.
The Fort Lauderdale Airboat Rides eco-tour tailors to what you’re looking for in an excursion into the Everglades. Discover one of America’s largest National Parks. Learn first hand about ecological diversity and climate change. Go on a once-in-lifetime photo safari. The captains will do their best to answer all of your questions and to get you the best photo opportunities.
Please keep in mind that you will be traveling in the wild on a true expedition. However, the eco-tour captains of Fort Lauderdale Airboat Rides are familiar with the local habitat and you’ll have the best chance to get that perfect shot.