TripAdvisor - Reviews - Airboat In Everglades
When we arrived we were told how it was the dry season and if it I didn't rain soon they wouldn't be able to operate tours for a while – we were very happy we didn’t miss out, but shocked how low the water was in some areas. Obviously as wild animals the company can’t guarantee gator sightings but we saw so many we lost count – easily 50 gators – we even saw some baby ones hanging out near the airboat before we even left!
Our guide really knew the area it was worth the money for the private tour – recommend these guys if you are looking at visiting the glades.
It was just a tish bit chilly with the air from the ride (for t-shirts and shorts) at that time of the morning. So, if you go early in the morning, wearing something just a little bit warmer might be a good idea. The area is very dry from little rainfall, so there was not very much water and some areas with no water to get through w/the airboat. We did get pretty splattered with mud, so I suggest wearing something that you do not mind getting ruined and if you have plans for the rest of the day, maybe bring a change of clothes, unless you don't mind being muddy.
We seen a lot of alligators, all different sizes, lots of birds, etc. The scenery was nice and the airboat was fun. Willy was a great guide, telling us all kinds of tidbits, etc.
Bottles of water are provided and ear protectors. We did use bug spray, but it probably wasn't necessary. Lots of fun and very recommended!