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What to Bring With You on an Everglades Tour in Fort Lauderdale

What to Bring With You on an Everglades Tour in Fort Lauderdale

If you’re visiting South Florida, one thing that is a must-see is the Florida Everglades. This unique area, actually a slow-moving grassy river, contains an abundance of wildlife from plants to animals. There are even endangered species that call the Everglades home which you may get a glimpse of while there, such as the leatherback turtle. An Everglades Tour in Fort Lauderdale is best experienced on an airboat!

What to Bring on a Daytime Tour of the Florida Everglades

If you plan to take a daytime airboat tour of the Everglades, there are several must-have items you should bring with you. This includes bug spray, sunglasses, sunscreen, and protective sun wear. A hat is especially important in the summertime to help protect against the intense sun. If you’re booking your adventure during the months of November through February, bring warm clothes to layer to protect against winter winds.

Of course, you’ll want to capture your memories with a camera, so be sure to bring one with you! Other important items you may choose to bring include snacks and drinks (bottled water is provided for you). If you are of legal age, alcoholic beverages are permitted.

In the event of rain, you may want to bring an umbrella or other protective gear, such as a poncho. While we will cancel in cases of inclement weather, the boat will still be up for an adventure even if it rains.

Binoculars make a great accessory, so you can get a better view of birds taking flight off in the distance, or a closer look into the eyes of a gator!

What to Bring on an Evening Everglades Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Just like on a daytime tour, you should bring bug spray with you to help keep away the biting and stinging insects on a sunset airboat ride. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, and bring along a camera, snacks, drinks, binoculars, and rain gear as well.

An airboat tour of the Everglades is a great way to see the area in a safe and fun, exciting way! Book your Everglades tour in Fort Lauderdale today online or by calling us at 954-260-1096. And don’t forget to bring your sense of adventure!

Gators and Crocs You Might See on an Alligator Airboat Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Gators and Crocs You Might See on an Alligator Airboat Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Whether you live nearby or are just visiting, you simply must see a real-life alligator at least once, or you haven’t seen Florida. What better opportunity to see an alligator than on an alligator airboat tour in Fort Lauderdale! 

The Everglades are home to both the American crocodile and the American alligator, as well as a plethora of other beautiful birds, fish, and mammals. There are key differences between the gators and crocodiles you’ll see on your airboat tour. Learn about those differences here, and see if you can tell the difference when you spot them in the water.

Gator or croc? What’s the difference?

A major difference between alligators and crocodiles is their habitats. Typically, crocodiles live in salty water and alligators in freshwater. The Everglades is unique in that the Florida Bay freshwater meets the salty water of the Gulf of Mexico. This is why you can see both alligators and crocodiles on an alligator airboat tour in Fort Lauderdale.

Another key difference is the shape of their snouts. When you’re looking for a gator, try looking for a wider, blunter snout compared to its crocodile cousin. Crocodiles tend to have longer and pointier snouts.

Some alligators travel, some stay home.

Male alligators tend to have a very large territory, especially during the spring and early summer when it’s breeding season. Females tend to stay close to their clutch, or their baby alligators, so they have a much smaller territory. Males are can grow up to 12 feet long and become over 500 pounds, some even reaching half a ton!

The easiest way to tell whether an alligator is male (without risking your limbs) is to measure their length. It’s not always possible to tell, but as female alligators tend not to be larger than 10 feet, any gator you come across larger than that is most likely male. Otherwise, if you see an alligator with a clutch, you can be sure that she’s a female.

Looking forward to spotting crocs and gators? Take an alligator airboat tour in Fort Lauderdale!

The American Alligator is actually a restored species that recovered from severe endangerment due to strict conservation efforts. Alligator attractions such as sn alligator airboat tour in Fort Lauderdale seek to preserve those efforts and teach neighbors and tourists alike how amazing these animals are and why they deserve to be protected and respected. To learn more about the American alligator, American crocodile, and other animal wonders of the Everglades, call (954) 260-1096 to schedule your airboat tour today!

5 Reasons to Take an Alligator Tour in Fort Lauderdale

5 Reasons to Take an Alligator Tour in Fort Lauderdale

What sounds more exciting than an alligator tour in Fort Lauderdale?! Nothing that we can think of! Here at Cypress Outdoor Adventures, the prospect of seeing alligators never gets old or boring, no matter how many we see on a daily basis.

Here are 5 reasons we think you would find an alligator tour in Fort Lauderdale to be an adventure of a lifetime.

  1. You’ll learn amazingly fun facts about the American alligator, which is found here in the Florida Everglades. For instance, Captain Bill will share interesting things such as how newborns are only six to eight inches long when they hatch.
  2. Speaking of the Florida Everglades, you’ll learn fun facts about this extraordinary area, the largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America, too. Did you know that the Everglades is actually a slow-moving river? Captain Bill has a lot more interesting things to share with you about the “River of Grass” as it’s referred to as well.
  3. Airboat alligator tours in Fort Lauderdale are safe. If you want to see alligators in their natural habitat in a safe manner, then an airboat tour is the way to go.  On an alligator tour on an airboat, you are still fully immersed in the gators’ environment but have the protection of being on a boat. Where else can you get so close safely?
  4. You need an adventure. Laying on the beach is fun enough, sure. But it’s just not quite the adventure you want or need in your life right now. An airboat ride to see alligators still lets you enjoy the great outdoors, while also fulfilling the thrill seeker within you.
  5. GATORS! Need we say more?! An alligator tour is so exciting BECAUSE YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE GATORS! In their natural habitat!

Ready for adventure? Book your airboat tour in Fort Lauderdale to see gators and other wonders of the Everglades today!

We offer day tours to see alligators, as well as nighttime bow fishing adventures where you can see the creatures that come alive at night, and more! Call Captain Bill today at 954-260-1096, or book your alligator tour online, and get ready for fun in the gorgeous Florida Everglades!

What to Expect on a Swamp Tour in Fort Lauderdale

What to Expect on a Swamp Tour in Fort Lauderdale

If you’ve never taken a swamp tour in Fort Lauderdale before, you’re really missing out on everything this area has to offer! There’s no better way to see the Florida Everglades than on an airboat tour. This subtropical wetland offers so much to see when it comes to plants, animals, and other wildlife. An airboat tour allows you to get a close-up view of the amazing bio-diversity of the area.

Here’s what to expect on a swamp tour in Fort Lauderdale.

You can expect to see things you’ve never seen before. There is a plethora of flora and fauna here not found anywhere else. Your tour guide will let you know when you come upon unique plants in the Everglades, such as the saw palmetto, which is found across most of this region. You may also see southern live oak trees and mule ear orchids. It’s possible you may see endangered land animals, such as the Florida panther or a black bear.

Expect to set aside at least an hour for your adventure. You can take a tour as short as one hour. However, you’re likely going to want to spend much more time on the ‘River of Grass.’ You can book longer tours during the day or at sunset, so set aside plenty of time to ensure you have time to thoroughly enjoy your outing.

You’ll probably see gators. While we can’t promise you will see alligators, you’re likely to spot a few. Keep your eyes peeled for gators. When you see what looks like a log floating in the water, take a second look. It might just be an alligator! Your tour boat captain will point out gators and other interesting sites to see along the way, as well as share interesting facts with you.

Expect to stay dry. You won’t be getting in the water, and it will likely be hot. So dress accordingly, and be sure to drink lots of water to help you stay cool. You can bring cooling towels to help beat the heat.

Expect an adventure unlike any other with an airboat tour of the Everglades from Cypress Outdoor Adventures.

Ready to book an exciting ride full of thrills?! Call us today at 954-260-1096, or book your adventure online.

Top 4 Reasons to Take a Gator Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Top 4 Reasons to Take a Gator Tour in Fort Lauderdale

While you’re in Fort Lauderdale, a tour of the Florida Everglades is an absolute must! The Everglades is a unique treasure unlike anything else in the United States. Home to rare and / or endangered wildlife, the Everglades is a shallow, slow-moving river with its own ecosystem. Both alligators and crocodiles have called the glades home, and you can take a gator tour in Fort Lauderdale to see the alligators in the area. While you won’t find crocs in the freshwater glades in the area, you’re bound to have the adventure of a lifetime on an airboat tour to see gators.

Here are our top 4 reasons to take a gator tour in Fort Lauderdale.

    1. You’re very likely to see multiple American alligators! What a thrilling adventure to see alligators living in their natural habitat! But don’t worry, you’re very safe on an airboat tour through the River of Grass.
    2. You’ll also learn a lot about gators. Did you know that alligators have been known to use tools to catch their prey? To trick birds looking for materials to build nests with into becoming their dinner, gators balance nesting materials on top of their heads. Your gator tour guide will have many fun facts like this and more, so you learn while you play.
    3. You get to see the Everglades up close and personal. And that’s a really big deal! The Everglades is an extraordinary area! It’s home to nine different habitats with 16 threatened or endangered species. An airboat tour through the Everglades is a chance to see some of these rare creatures. The area also hosts a wide variety of more than 760 different types of plants. Unfortunately, many of them are considered critically imperiled and at risk to be lost forever. Many people who visit this region become advocates for conservation after learning about how special the flora and fauna are that live here.
    4. Airboat tours and alligators go together like peas and carrots. If you plan on seeing the Everglades or alligators anyway while you’re in the area, it’s best to do them both together on an airboat tour. Airboats are the safest way to see gators in their natural environment.