Airboat Tour of the Everglades

Sawgrass Airboat Tour Everglades Florida

Florida is home to one of the most famous national parks in the world, the Everglades. And the best way to explore has to be via an airboat tour which I was lucky enough to take while exploring the state this week.

It’s an awesome feeling as the boat roars off across the water and reeds as if they weren’t even there. My tour guide couldn’t guarantee a sighting of the famed American Alligator but not 5 minutes into the trip we’d come across not one but two of the fierce creatures. A slightly eery feeling as they swam around the boats edge close enough to touch them.

While all views are mine, my week long stay in Florida has been organised by Visit Florida with the Everglades Airboat Tour provided by Sawgrass Recreation Park.

5 Responses to Airboat Tour of the Everglades

  1. LINDA June 18, 2012 at 1:11 AM #

    It’s many years now since I did that, but it was a totally unforgettable experience, and I’ve longed to go back ever since! Did the boat pilot feed them marshmallows? Ours did, which worried me. I didn’t think it could be good for them! I’ve read so much about the Everglades since that visit, but despite several trips to Florida in the between time, never made it back there yet. Enjoy!

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD June 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM #

      Linda, the boat captain said not to feed them at all as that attracts them to people and well nobody wants that.

  2. AYNGELINA June 19, 2012 at 3:51 PM #

    That is pretty incredible. I have never seen an alligator before but am somehow terrified of them.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD June 21, 2012 at 3:49 PM #

      Ayngelina. I’m not scared of them when I’m safe in the boat but put me in the water and its another story.



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