Cypress Airboat Rides: A Great Family Vacation PDF Print E-mail

Airboat gliding over waterAside from airboats and aside from exploring the wildlife, other things that you can do in Florida is going to the beach. You can swim all you want, enjoy the white sand, and try water sports and other activities. You also don't want to miss the Everglades, which is the 3rd biggest national park in the US. It's a 10,000 square mile area of subtropical marshes, tree islands, mangrove forest, and prairies where you can find different wildlife animals and amazing species.

The best time to go on an airboat ride is during summer when the sky is very clear and at night when the alligators feed. As mentioned before, there are no age limits so the whole family can go. Included in the fees are hearing protection and life vests. Although you'll be with a guide who'll take care of you, it is still highly recommended that you exercise caution. Keep your eyes open, as you'll never know when an alligator or other wildlife animals might be a few feet away.


Airboat rides are tailor-fit to the specific needs and demands of tourists. For people who just want to try it out, they can sign up for a half-hour trip. Reservations for this trip aren't needed. Tourists can just hop on anytime of the day. However, for those people who really want to get a glimpse of the wildlife, a day trip would be more suitable. Night tours are also available as most swamps wildlife is nocturnal.

Although the main reasons why people go to Florida is to visit theme parks and pristine beaches, over the years airboats and swamp exploration are growing in popularity especially now that they're made for the whole family (there's no age limit as long as everybody's wearing a life vest). It's also made convenient. People who are spending at least 2 nights in an Orlando resort can easily take an airboat trip that can be as quickly as 1-2 hours.

If you want to make your Florida getaway more fun and extremely memorable, you should go ahead and explore its swamps. After joining a huge crowd of people in theme parks and on beaches, this is the best way to have some peace and quiet while appreciating nature. And there's no better way to do this than riding in airboats. These are wildlife-friendly boats that run on a huge fan instead of traditional water propeller. Because of this, airboats do not disturb the aquatic wildlife and allow tourists to skim across the surface of the water to easily spot turtles and alligators.

Florida is well known for a lot of things; it's famous for wild spring break parties, for its pristine beaches, and for its fine, white sand. It's also known for its humongous theme parks and resorts such as Universal studios, Walt Disney World, and of course, Sea World. However, if there's one thing that cannot be ignored about this place is it's unique wildlife that you simply cannot find anywhere else in the world.

 
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