Alligators are definitely the most popular animal in the Everglades! When can you see one? They’re around all year, but the chances of spotting one on an airboat tour go up in the hotter, wetter parts of the year (June through October).
Birds and reptiles get most of the attention, but an airboat ride is also likely to bring you close to manatees, raccoons, black mangrove squirrels, otters, and more. Keep an eye out! Our airboat captains are experienced, and know all the best animal hideouts. They’ll impress you with their knowledge of animals, plants, history, and more.
Because wild animals sometimes wish to remain hidden, we also maintain an Animal Sanctuary where we care for rescued animals. You’ll definitely see alligators there – our Animal Sanctuary is home to over 100 alligators! You can also watch a live alligator show where you’ll learn all about the uniquely American alligator. Admission to our Animal Sanctuary and alligator show is included free with all of our airboat tours.