Even spending just a few hours in nature has been shown to boost the body’s immune system allowing you to fight off many different health conditions ranging from cancer to the common cold. Studies show that getting out into nature is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Bring your family along to build memories that will last through tough times. You can expect to see many different things on Orlando airboat rides depending on the time of year. These unique opportunities provided by Switchgrass Outfitters allows you to get away from the hustle of city life and reconnect with nature.
While you may have to bundle up a little bit more, going on an airboat tour between January and April is a great way to see alligators sunning themselves during the day. These majestic beasts can measure up to 15 feet long and can weigh up to 770 pounds. Look closely and you may even see a baby alligator that still has its yellow band. The cooler months are also a great time to see the thousands of migratory birds that come to the Orlando area for winter. The highest diversity of birds during the year occur during these months, so you may want to bring your binoculars along.
When you choose to go on airboat rides in Orlando from March to May, you will often see many babies that have just been born because it is mating season. One that you are likely to see is the Osceola turkey. Our region of the state is the only place where these turkeys live and seeing one spread his tail feathers can be the highlight of a Florida vacation. You may also see blue herons sitting on their nests. These birds are the largest herons to live in the United States. You will likely laugh as you see one waddle in water up to its breast in search of a fish to grab, however, you will also not believe the speed that the bird can move when it finds one.
The long summer days are the perfect time to take airboat rides in Orlando. Life seems to take on a more tranquil nature during the summer. Soaking in the quiet solitude of an airboat ride is a great way to feel stress fade away. Look closely along the shoreline to see alligator eggs. Most alligators lay about 38 eggs in a nest that they have built from dirt and sand. Flooding and predators mean that only about 10 of these alligators will hatch and see their first birthday.
October to November is typically Orlando’s wet season. It is thrilling to watch all the migratory birds come in to make their winter home. You will also start to see alligators sunning themselves after the long summer of hiding from Florida’s hot sun.
Regardless of the time of year you come to Orlando, taking an airboat ride is a great way to reconnect with nature at its best.