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Experience the natural beauty of the Everglades with private airboat tours in Fort Lauderdale.


Fort Lauderdale Airboat Tours

Ready for your next adventure? Explore the untouched beauty of the Florida Everglades and witness the vast wildlife in its natural habitat – all from the comfort and safety of an airboat! Cypress Outdoor Adventures offers the best private airboat tours in Fort Lauderdale. Glide with us down the river of grass for a unique and unforgettable experience through the Everglades.


Day Tours

Take a private airboat tour throughout the day! We offer airboat tours west of Fort Lauderdale 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm. Book an airboat tour for early morning to catch the beautiful sunrise over the Everglades or enjoy a midafternoon airboat adventure for some fun in the sun. Since all of our airboat tours are private, you can book a custom tour that works best for you and your group.

Everglades Sunset Airboat Tours in Fort Lauderdale.

Sunset Tours

Enjoy an exquisite sunset over the Florida Everglades and watch the night come alive around you. Our sunset airboat tours are the perfect option for those who want to see the American alligator. You can also add 2-hours of Spearfishing to your tour for even more excitement. Give us a call to add additional Spearfishing so that we can make sure the weather and water levels are optimal for your tour date.


Take the ultimate nighttime fishing adventure. Our Spearfishing tours in Fort Lauderdale are sure to get your adrenaline flowing. Spearfishing combines both fishing and hunting to catch a variety of different fish species. Whether you’re a pro or a first timer, our tours are perfect for everyone! All equipment is provided, but you’re always welcome to bring your own. Our knowledgeable captain will show you the ins and outs of Spearfishing in the Everglades.

Fort Lauderdale Airboat Tour Packages

All of our Fort Lauderdale airboat tours are flat rate charters. Guests can choose between our quick one-hour airboat rides when limited on time or our two-hour airboat rides for those who’d like to spend a bit more time in nature. We recommend our two-hour airboat tours in Fort Lauderdale for anyone who has the time. You’ll get to see more of the Everglades, have better photo opportunities, and you’ll see more alligators and other wildlife on our longer airboat tours. Seasonal discounts on Fort Lauderdale airboat tours are available throughout the year. Give us a call for available discounts.

NOTE: Due to increased fuel prices, there’s a temporary $5 surcharge per airboat rider. We can also accommodate large parties on multiple airboats with advanced notice. If you have more than 10 riders in your group, contact us today for a free quote.


During the summer months from June 1st – Aug 30th IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED to take a morning tour! Higher temperatures during the day will limit chances to see wildlife! For SUNSET TOURS please be advised afternoon thunderstorms may cause cancellation due to safety. Any cancellation due to weather will be a full refund. Any questions call/text Capt Bill at 954-260-1096

Fort Lauderdale’s Best Private Airboat Tours

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Everglades Airboat Tours

You may be wondering what an airboat even is. An airboat is a flat-bottomed boat that’s propelled by a large, caged fan on the back of the boat. They’re also commonly referred to as a swamp boat or fanboat. Standard boat engines with the propeller submerged under water aren’t capable of navigating through shallow waters, making airboats the perfect way to travel through the Florida Everglades.

The Everglades is a natural region of subtropical wetlands in South Florida. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the country, covering a vast area south of Lake Okeechobee all the way down to Florida Bay. The intricate system of lakes and rivers flow near Fort Lauderdale, which is where we offer our Everglades airboat tours. Our airboat tours are an exciting way to explore the diverse habitat and unique wildlife of the Everglades, where you may see the American alligator and various species of birds, fish and turtles.

Meet Your Captain

Cypress Outdoor Adventures has been offering private airboat tours in Fort Lauderdale for many years, with returning visitors each year. We aim to provide our customers with a safe, fun, and memorable experience while visiting the Everglades. All of our Fort Lauderdale airboat tours are expertly guided by the experienced and USCG certified Captain Bill. Captain Bill is licensed by the coast guard and grew up in the Everglades, making him one of the most knowledgeable captains around. You can always learn more about Captain Bill here.

Tips for the Best Airboat Tour Experience

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Best Tour Time

The best time to see the wildlife in the Everglades is dependent on temperature, time of year, and water level. In the summertime, you’ll see more wildlife in the morning and at sunset. Alligators are cold blooded animals that need to regulate their body temperature. So during our summer months, you’re more likely to see alligators at those times. In the winter months when the outside temperatures are cold, then midday airboat tours are typically the best time to see alligators and other wildlife out trying to get as much sunlight as possible.

What To Bring

In order to have the best possible airboat tour experience, we recommend bringing the following items:

  • Sun protection
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Water and drinks “Adult beverages allowed”
  • Rain jacket

What To Wear

Our private airboat tours in Fort Lauderdale are offered year-round. You’ll want to check the weather for your tour dates so that you come prepared. Being comfortable during your airboat ride makes the experience even more enjoyable. Here’s what we recommend wearing based on our most popular seasons:

Summer Airboat Tours

There are two things to remember when it comes to summer airboat tours: the Florida sun is intense and it can rain frequently. You’ll want to protect your skin from the sun, especially during the hottest parts of the day. You’ll also want to bring some protective rain gear to stay dry, such as a poncho and umbrella. We recommend wearing the following for airboat tours during summer:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Shorts
  • T-shirt
  • Lightweight jacket
  • Flip-flops or sandals

Winter Airboat Tours

While winter in the Everglades doesn’t necessarily hit freezing temperatures, it can still get pretty cold out on the boat. Temperatures can hit as low as the 50’s or 60’s, so you may want to bundle up or wear some extra layers to protect yourself from the wind. We still recommend wearing sun protection during the day, even on overcast days. Here’s what we recommend wearing for airboat tours during winter:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Pants
  • Long-sleeve shirt
  • Jacket
  • Socks and shoes

If you have any questions about what to wear or bring with you on your airboat tour in Fort Lauderdale, feel free to contact us or give us a call for more information.

Why Choose Cypress Airboat Tours in Fort Lauderdale?

Years Of Experience

Cypress Outdoor Adventures is a dream that I’ve had since I was a child. I was fortunate to grow up in the Everglades. My father would take me out almost every weekend and we would explore the Everglades with family and friends. The life’s lessons and respect learned for mother nature and other Gladesmen, are what made me the person I am today. It built strong bonds with my family and gave me a deep appreciation for nature.

Eco Friendly

On your airboat ride you will encounter different types of wildlife; from the different bird species, different types of turtles and of course the American alligator. As we cruise on your private airboat tour you will also see different types of vegetation from cypress , to sawgrass and different types of flowers. I tell my customers about the history of the glades from its days long ago to the impact man has had on this fragile ecosystem. It’s a great way for family and friends to bond and enjoy each other’s company in a private setting.

Safety First

Whether its a large or small group, we can accommodate your needs. The airboats are meticulously maintained for safety and performance. The airboat engines are performance racing engines that are inspected on a daily basis. When you step onboard one of my boats you know that you were stepping on a show quality vessel.

See What Our Customers Had To Say

We had a great time exploring the Everglades with Captain Bill. He we very knowledgeable and interesting, and made the entire morning a lot of fun! I would highly recommend.


Captain Bill is amazing!!!!!!! He knows the Everglades like the back of his hand!! We saw a lot of gators and snakes! Bill provided everything we needed to keep our family safe! We are already planning another tour early next year!!


THANK YOU, Captain Bill (Cypress Outdoor Adventures)! We just finished a sunset excursion and had the time of our lives! Our 11 year old and almost-four-year old boys had a blast. We saw about a dozen alligators ranging in size, beautiful birds, heard the bullfrogs and witnessed a gorgeous sunset!


If you’re looking for the best airboat ride in South Florida, honestly – look no further! My husband and I had the most incredible airboat experience with Captain Bill. He is punctual, friendly, beyond knowledgable, and tailored the entire evening to our requests. .


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