Another place that’s always been on my checklist is the Everglades National Park in Florida! The Everglades is an expansive area of land in south Florida, which consists of 1.5 million acres of wetland. It’s home to a wide variety of turtles, alligators, brown pelicans, water moccasins and eastern diamondback rattlesnakes to name a few. The best way to tour the Everglades in onboard an Airboat!
An airboat is a flat-bottomed vessel propelled in a forward direction by an aircraft-type propeller and powered by either an aircraft or automotive engine.They are commonly used for fishing, bowfishing, hunting, and ecotourism[src: wikipedia]. They are super fun to travel in and a very unique experience!
We signed up for the Everglades Safari Company eco-friendly adventure tour. It was a 40 minute tour – onboard an Airboat through the Jungle trail! Our guide stopped frequently to point out alligators and birds; he also gave information about the geography and history of the land. We saw sooo many alligators!! The guide knew the exact spots, carried a loaf of bread to tempt the alligators to come closer to the airboat – giving us ample opportunities to click pictures!
The couple of hours that we spent at Everglades were amazing and would highly recommend the airboat tour to everyone! 🙂