12: Environmental Impact – The Everglades Restoration Project

This is the twelfth installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. Because of its unique landscape, and the plant and animal species native only to this region, the Everglades remains the only wetland of its kind on the continent. Although the natural resources in the Everglades have …

11: Learn the History of the Everglades

This is the eleventh installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. During your Everglades airboat tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about the rich history of Everglades City, and interesting facts about the Everglades. Our airboat captains have an inside knowledge of this unique area, …

9: Pythons and Anacondas in the Everglades

This is the ninth installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. You may have read or heard a news story over the past few years about the presence of pythons or anacondas in the Everglades. Although neither of these snakes are native to Florida, there have been …

8: Experience Birds of the Everglades on Your Everglades Airboat Ride

This is the eighth installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. The Everglades is known throughout the world for its abundant bird life. The warm, shallow, and vast “river” has attracted many types of birds to this region for thousands of years. In the 1800s an artist …

7: Other Wildlife You May Encounter During an Everglades Airboat Tour

This is the seventh installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. Raccoons Most people don’t think about raccoons when they picture the marshes of the Everglades. However, it is actually very common to see raccoon families on your airboat tour. Typically, raccoons are nocturnal creatures, meaning they …

6: Get Up Close and Personal with Manatees on an Everglades Airboat Ride

This is the sixth installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. Manatees are truly amazing creatures, which you may have the opportunity to see on your Everglades airboat tour. The manatee is Florida’s state marine mammal, and is a large aquatic relative of the elephant. Florida Manatees …

5: Experience the Mangroves on an Everglades Airboat Tour

This is the fifth installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. Mangroves are one of the true Florida natives. Florida has an estimated 469,000 acres of mangrove forests. These mangroves are huge factors contributing to the overall health of the state’s southern coastal zone. They provide an …

4: Navigating the Everglades During Your Everglades Airboat Tour

This is the third installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. The Everglades and the 10,000 Islands are some of the last unexplored wilderness of Florida. The area considered the “Everglades” is defined as subtropical wetlands in the southern portion of Florida. It comprises the southern half …

3: Would You Like to Learn How an Airboat Works Before You Enjoy an Everglades Airboat Ride?

This is the third installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. Not only is an airboat the most effective way of getting around in the Everglades, swamps or marshlands…sometimes it is the ONLY way. Reeds and grasses of swampland can easily tangle in the propellers of boats. …

2: Experience Alligators on Your Everglades Airboat Tour

This is the second installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook. What’s the first thing that pops into most people’s minds when they think of the Florida Everglades?