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Florida Everglades Airboat Tours

Explore one of the world’s most unique ecosystems with the Florida Everglades airboat tours at Cypress Outdoor Adventures!

 

Florida Everglades Airboat Rides

Are you ready for an unforgettable excursion down the “River of Grass”? Experience the unique beauty of the Florida Everglades and its vast wildlife in its natural habitat – all from the safety and comfort of an airboat tour! Cypress Outdoor Adventures offers the best Everglades airboat tours in Florida. Get in touch with us today to start planning your airboat tour!

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Day Tours

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

Sunset Tours

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

Bowfishing

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

Airboat Tour Cost

All of our Everglades airboat rides are flat rate charters. We offer quick one-hour airboat tours for those limited on time, and two-hour airboat tours for those who’d like to enjoy a bit more time in nature. We recommend our two-hour Everglades airboat tours for anyone who has the time. You’ll get to see more of the Florida Everglades, have better photo opportunities, and you’re likely to see more alligators and other wildlife on our longer tours.

NOTE: Due to increased fuel prices, there’s a temporary $10 surcharge per 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.

The Best Everglades Airboat Tours

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What is an Airboat Tour?

You may be wondering what an airboat tour even is. An airboat is a flat-bottomed boat that’s propelled by a large, caged fan on the back of the boat. Airboats are also commonly referred to as a fanboat or swamp boat. Standard boat engines with the propeller submerged underneath the water aren’t capable of navigating through shallow waters. This makes airboats the best way to travel through the swampy region of the Florida Everglades.

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

Meet Your Airboat Tour Captain

Cypress Outdoor Adventures has been offering private Everglades airboat tours for many years. We aim to provide our customers with a fun, safe and memorable experience while visiting the Florida Everglades. All of our Everglades airboat rides 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 Everglades Airboat Tour Experience

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Best Everglades Airboat Tour Time

When the weather is nice, the best time to take an Everglades airboat tour is around dawn or dusk to see the most wildlife. If the weather is cooler, then midday is usually the best time for Everglades airboat tours. 

The best time to see alligators on an Everglades airboat tour 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 dawn or dusk. 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. This is when they’ll be out trying to get as much sunlight as possible.

What To Bring on an Everglades Airboat Ride

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

  • SPF / sun protection
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Water & drinks (alcoholic beverages allowed)
  • Rain jacket
  • Sense of adventure

What To Wear on an Everglades Airboat Ride

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

Summer Everglades Airboat Tours 

There are two things to remember when it comes to summer airboat tours in the Everglades: the Florida sun is intense, and it can rain frequently. You’ll want to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays, 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 Everglades airboat tours during summer:

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

Winter Everglades Airboat Tours

While winter in the Everglades doesn’t necessarily hit freezing temperatures, it can still get pretty cold out on the fanboat. 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. As natives to Florida, we never go without SPF. We recommend wearing sun protection during the day, even on overcast days. Here’s what we recommend wearing for Everglades airboat rides 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 Everglades airboat tour, feel free to contact us or give us a call for more information.

Why Choose Our Florida Everglades Airboat Tours?

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.

FAQ

What is the best Everglades airboat tour?

The best Everglades airboat tour is Cypress Outdoor Adventure’s two-hour airboat ride. You’ll get to see more of the Florida Everglades, have better photo opportunities, and you’re likely to see more alligators and other wildlife on the longer tour.

How much do airboat tours cost?

The cost of our Everglades airboat tours start from just $275. Due to increased fuel prices, there’s a temporary $10 surcharge per rider. Seasonal discounts are also available throughout the year. Give us a call for airboat tour discounts.

How many people can fit in an airboat?

The airboat can comfortably fit up to 10 passengers. We can accommodate larger parties with over 10 riders on multiple airboats. If you have more than 10 people in your group, get in touch for more information.

When is the best time to take an airboat tour to see wildlife?

When the weather is nice, the best time to take an Everglades airboat tour is around dawn or dusk to see the most wildlife. If the weather is cooler, then midday is usually the best time for Everglades airboat tours.

What to wear on an airboat ride?

Being comfortable during your Everglades airboat ride makes the experience even more enjoyable. Here’s what to wear on an airboat ride: 

  • Sunscreen
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Shorts (summer)
  • Pants (winter)
  • T-shirt
  • Jacket
  • Sandals or shoes
What to bring on an airboat ride?

For the best experience, we recommend bringing the following items on an airboat ride:

  • SPF / sun protection
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Water & drinks (alcoholic beverages allowed)
  • Rain jacket
  • Sense of adventure

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.

Gregory

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!!

Jordan

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!

Nikki

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. .

Melanie

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