The Everglades encompasses the bottom portion of the state of Florida. It contains the largest subtropical wilderness in the continental United States. Visitors can see rare and endangered wildlife such birds, the Florida panther, and it is the only place where alligators and crocodiles exist together. To tour the area many people turn to an Everglades air boat tours company.
If you are not familiar with air boats, they are similar to a boat in that they glide on water and are typically used in swampy areas. However unlike conventional boats, air boats have something that resembles a large fan on the back of the boat that helps to propel the boat forward. The driver of the boat generally sit’s in a seat that is a few feet from the boat floor. This allows him to get a good look at where he is driving. The riders of the boat will sit on seats near the front of the boat.
Everglades air boat tours will vary depending on the company you choose to patron. Everglades air boat tours can be as short as 20 minutes and last up to 3 hours. Of course, the longer you are out the more expensive it will be. There are many different Everglades Airboat Tours to choose from. Each one of them has a different rate for there tours. By going on the internet, you can search the various Everglade air boat tour companies and you can see who has the best offer. Some companies allow you to search their website and print coupons to use toward your excursion. There is also an Everglade air boat tour company that offers small airboat tours in addition to a wildlife safari. Any of these websites will provide you with pictures of Everglades air boat tours so that you can get an idea of what you will see on your tour.
When planning for your adventure, be sure to call ahead and inquire about reservations. Some Everglades air boat tours need a reservation while some will allow people to walk-up. When preparing for your tour, be sure to dress warmly on cool days or bring a jacket/sweater with you. The wind chill will make it cooler and if you are not comfortable, you will not enjoy the tour as much.
If you are going on an extended tour, inquire about snacks and foods. Some companies may provide them while some companies may prohibit them. Also, remember to pack your camera. You may never see such rare, exotic, and endangered animals again in your life and you want to remember them later when you look back at your Everglades air boat tour.