What is an airboat ride?
An airboat ride or tour is a thrilling adventure that allows you to explore the unique ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. You’ll board a flat-bottomed boat powered by a large propeller or fan, which glides across shallow waters and marshes.
Are airboat tours safe?
Yes, airboat tours are very safe. Reputable airboat tour companies like ours will have knowledgeable captains that follow strict regulations and safety protocols to ensure your safety at all times. Listen to your tour guide, wear appropriate clothing, and have fun!
Are airboat tours family friendly?
Yes, our Everglades airboat tours are perfect for the entire family! Children 6 years and under are required to wear a USCG approved life vest. We welcome families with children of all ages to join our airboat tours and offer discounted rates for children under 12 years of age.
How much do airboat tours cost?
The cost of our Everglades airboat tours start from just $275 depending on the tour you’re looking for. Seasonal discounts are also available throughout the year. Give us a call to see if we have any discounts available.
How many people fit on 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.
Are your airboat tours private?
Yes, all of our Everglades airboat tours are private at this time. Our expert tour guide will take your party out on a private tour of the Florida Everglades. We eventually plan to offer group tours for smaller parties to join another group.
Which is the best Everglades airboat tour?
The best Everglades airboat tour is the sunset tour at Cypress Outdoor Adventures. You’ll get the chance to explore the swampy wetlands, see alligators and other wildlife, have amazing photo opportunities, and watch the beautiful sunset over the Florida Everglades.
When is the best time of day to take an airboat tour?
When the weather is nice, the best time of day 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:
- Polarized sunglasses
- Shorts (summer)
- Pants (winter)
- 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
- Water & drinks (alcoholic beverages allowed)
- Rain jacket
- Sense of adventure
How long are Everglades airboat tours?
Most Everglades airboat tours in the area are about 1 hour long or less. Our Everglades airboat tours range from 1 to 2 hours depending on the type of tour. We recommend the longer tours if time permits to see more alligators and other wildlife.
Do you see alligators on airboat tours?
Alligators are very common to see on Everglades airboat tours. While each tour is unique, you’re likely to see an alligator around dawn or dusk during warmer seasons or during the middle of the day for colder seasons.
What happens if the weather is bad?
Airboat tours may be postponed or canceled in the event of adverse weather conditions such as lightning, heavy rain, or high winds. If we’re unable to reschedule your airboat ride for any reason, you will receive a full refund. You can always check in with us before your scheduled tour to confirm the status, especially if you’re concerned about weather conditions.
Do we need to book an Everglades airboat tour in advance?
We highly recommend booking your Everglades airboat tour in advance to ensure you reserve a date that works for you and have access to the best tour time slots available. However, we also offer same day and next day booking options if we still have availability.
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. .