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5 reasons to go on an Airboat Adventure Ride

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Here are 5 reasons to go on an Airboat Adventure Ride in Florida.

Experience a thrilling airboat tour on your next trip to Florida. Sign up for an airboat adventure and idle along canals to find exotic birds, turtles and the Florida alligator wallowing in their natural environment at speeds reaching 45mph. You’ll feel like you’re flying through the wetlands as you enjoy the best Everglades experience in Central Florida.

    

5 reasons to go on an Airboat Adventure Ride in Florida: Number 1

Well most people sign up for an airboat adventure ride to see Alligators and the tour did not disappoint.   We choose Boggy Creek Airboat Tours.  It took us about an hour to get to the spot from our hotel in Orlando.  We checked in and walked around the grounds at Boggy Creek.  We saw baby alligators right away.  We took some pictures and grabbed a snack from the cafe on the grounds.  After waiting about 30 minutes we loaded onto the boat and off we went. Click here for my video

5 reasons to go on an Airboat Adventure Ride in Florida: Number 2

Feel like your flying on water.  The U.S. Coast Guard approved airboats can skim across the shoreline while you look for wildlife, or disappear into endless beautiful swamps, marshes and river.  Boats glide along at speeds up to 45mph.  Most of the time you cannot see the water until the boat flies through it.  Check out my video

5 reasons to go on an Airboat Adventure Ride in Florida: Number 3

Birds Walk on Water in Florida.  I would not have believed it if I didn’t see it myself.  I actually think they must be walking on shallow water lilies or reeds in the water that are just below the surface.  My son and I thought this was incredibly cool to watch either way. Sorry I couldnt catch it on video, the birds were too quick for me.

5 reasons to go on an Airboat Adventure Ride in Florida: Number 4

Extremely Kid Friendly.  My husband and I love adventure and are proud our kids are more than happy to join us.  We love new adventures and the airboat ride was no exception.  My kids are 6 and 10 years old and had a great time.  The boat captain was very friendly and made our kids feel so special.  Each kid (or adult) was given a life jacket and ear protectors at the beginning of the ride.   My 6 year old had to wear the jacket (which made this mom happy).  The giant smiles and many thank yous after the tour was amazing to hear and confirmed that this activity is great for kids too!!!

Look at those smiles

5 reasons to go on an Airboat Adventure Ride in Florida: Number 5

Each time you head out onto the water, you’ll see and experience something different. For variety, you can choose from a half-hour, hour, private, or night-time adventure.  The water, the scenery, everything is amazing to look at.

The day we choose was very overcast with lots of rain in the forecast.  We choose the half- hour tour but ended up being closer to a 50 minutes of pure fun.  I would recommend an hour tour during the day or night.  Or if you have a large group, a private tour would be the way to go. 30 minutes would have been way to short and so glad we got to go for longer, thanks to our amazing tour guide.

Each airboat ride is a unique opportunity to see Florida alligators, bald eagles, otters, blue herons and other wildlife. My family and I had a fantastic time and highly recommend giving it a try. Watch our boat in action HERE

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