Airboat Ride Rates, locations, and safety.

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      Airboat Rides in Fort Lauderdale

Taking a airboat ride through the Everglades is a must do for all Fort lauderdale vacationers! Riding first class is what you can expect when you book your Everglades Airboat ride with Cypress Airboats of Fort lauderdale. Explore North America's last remaining sub tropical wetlands, The Florida Everglades while riding on a  airboat, which have all been custom designed for Couples, families and Corporate  groups. Our Airboat Captains are the only certified United States Coast Guard Captains running Private airboat rides in Fort Lauderdale to date.

Experience the Florida Everglades in Fort Lauderdale with a airboat ride today, it Lets you encounter the Florida Alligator up close as well as exotic birds, like the Great Blue Heron and the wood stork. Some other species you may encounter include turtles, White tailed deer and a variety of Fish.  This is a one of a kind Fort Lauderdale sightseeing adventure deep into the Heart of the  Everglades. Our professional, experienced airboat captains are sure to get your heart pumping.  With over 300 species of birds, white tail deer, bald eagles, panthers and even bears calling the Florida Everglades their home, each  airboat ride from Fort lauderdale airboat tours offers a truly a unique and one of kind Airboat Tour. The  River of Grass rides are in the vicinity of  Fort Lauderlade Florida.

     Our Tour Locations

Cypress Airboats rides and Airboat tours service customers in the entire Broward County area including Fort Lauderdale Florida and surrounding areas. Our airboat rides in Fort lauderdale are private just for your group no strangers on the boat and we offer three different airboat ride packages to choose from. We operate by appointment only, you can make an appointment by calling or going to our website we cannot take walk ups. We also offer private airboat rides in Fort Lauderdale Florida  and surrounding areas.

     Corporate Groups

We can also design an Everglades swamp tour for your corporate group or function for your next corporate event, Please call us for corporate airboat rides and large groups, we can design a package that suites your company function.

        Film & photo shoots

Cypress Airboat Tours have been used in many TV & Film productions and Magazine photo shoots. When you need to go on location in the Florida Everglades Cypress Airboats and their crew can get you there. The crew and staff at cypress airboat rides have extensive experience working with Print, Movie and TV film production crews. Weather your next project is a Documentary about the Everglades National Park eco-system, alligators or wildlife, or an action scene for the Movies and Television, a Magazine or Advertising layout, cypress airboats has the experience to get you, your staff and all of your gear to your filming or photo shoot destination in the Florida Everglades. Please call for more information. and rates.


                                                                                        Airboat rides  Packages

                                                        These rates are good from November 1st  to May 30th 2018


Everglades Swamp Tours silver Package - One hour intro Private Airboat ride thru the everglades for two or more people on your private airboat ride. This package is approximately a 4 to 8 mile round trip airboat ride in Florida everglades. This tour is limited due to the one hour time frame and  it is more of a thrill ride than an Eco tour.

Includes Up to 2 Passengers $275.00
Additional persons $75.00 each 13 and under 35.00 each,  Children 5 and under ride free

Total Capacity is 9 passengers

Cypress outdoor adventure tour Gold package - 2 hour tour package our most popular tour for two or more people on your private boat. This package is approximately a 18 mile round trip thru the river of grass and it gives you enough time to reach the back country of the true everglades were you may experience much more wildlife, birds, plant life, aquatic life and larger alligators This is our most popular package for both Eco minded and wildlife viewing.

Includes 2  Passengers $375

Additional persons $75.00 Each 13 and under 35.00 each, 5 and under ride free

Total Capacity 9 passengers

Semi- Private Intro Tours Only offered Summer time June 1st threw October 1 st  - 1 hour teaser tour package on your semi -private airboat ride with mixed familys. This package takes place at 12 and 1 pm daily by appointment and availability. This package offered Jan 10 Threw Feb 30th

$45.00 Per Adult  passenger $20.00 For Kids 6 threw 12, 5 and under ride free 

This tour is conducted daily at and 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm by appointment only no walk ups 

 Fort Lauderdale Airboat Ride Safety Information For Consumers:

Safety is a big priority in this industry that is not often thought of when booking an airboat trip, and you and your family should have a fun and safe airboat ride in the Florida Everglades. Which ever company you chose to do an airboat ride with ask them these simple questions. Ask your everglades tour guide how long have they been in business this will give you an Idea of there experience in operating airboats. Also ask them if there safety equipment is up to date and have they ever been involved in any airboating accident with customers being hurt. You may also ask if there Captains are licensed United States Coast Guard Captains, and ask to see there Insurance. There have been serious injuries and some deaths caused by operators who are not experienced and do not have the credentials this is an important part of the booking process for you and your family. I will add there are some fine companies out there that have great safety records you need to use them. 

When booking an airboat ride in Fort Lauderdale here are a few tips when deciding what to look for, there is a big difference in commercial airboat tours versus Private airboat rides. The first thing is normally the size of the air boats, Larger air boats holding 20 to 30 passengers or more are made for carrying large number of passengers and are not as maneuverable as your smaller private airboats. So if your looking for the thrill of the airboat ride as well as an educational echo tour then the smaller airboat tour companies may be your best option. Another factor is that the larger airboats sometimes cannot get into the smaller trails that lead you into the deeper part of the everglades where you may encounter more wildlife and larger alligators.

If you want to get some great photos and/or video of the everglades it is sometimes difficult on larger commercial boats based upon where you are sitting on the air boat. Normally commercial air boat rides are 30 to 45 minutes long, private everglades tours may be from one to three hours based on the air boat tour company. Normally private air boat rides are owner operated and in some cases may be more experienced than employees, thats not to say there are not some experienced commercial air boat ride captains as well as reputable commercial airboat tour companys.

The cost factor for private air boat rides versus commercial rides will differ as well, normally you will pay more for a private air boat tour than a commercial everglades tour, obviously because there are far less passengers and you have the one on one experience. The cost to maintain a custom private air boat depending on the engine and horsepower can be costly for the air boat operator as well. Some high performance airboats new, can cost up to seventy thousand dollars, with high performance engines comes a costly maintenance factor. Half the fun of being on an airboat ride is the airboat itself. Basically you will have to decide on what experience you want to have on your trip to the Everglades based on your budget as well as your expectations.

Where you take your tour is a factor as well, the true boundaries of the everglades echo system and the river of grass run basically from south lake Okeechobee in west palm beach to Florida bay south of Miami into the south end of Everglades National Park. Some Florida tour companies offer airboat rides which are not basically in the Florida Everglades, a perfect example would be Airboat rides in Orlando Florida, this is not part of the Everglades Echo system, were not saying the ride may not be fun were saying it will not be in the everglades echo system. The core of the Everglades is in west Miami that is where you will find Everglades national Park.

Our professional airboat guides at cypress airboat rides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering approximately 15 miles of this unique wetland. We first go into the vast open saw grass where you will see why the Everglades are called the “River of Grass”! You will travel by Airboat through sawgrass into the Miami Everglades National Park stopping at alligator holes and seeing the abundance of wildlife. See the Purple Gallanule voted the most colorful bird in Florida and the endangered Everglade Snail Kite as well as herons, grackles, turtles, raccoons and other Everglades residents! The Everglades are a truly unique and vibrant environment which you can only experience first hand! Unless you brought your hip waders, a private airboat ride is the best way to see it!.

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