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The Best Orlando Attractions that Aren't Theme Parks

The Best Orlando Attractions that Aren't Theme Parks

When you visit Orlando, you likely want to stop at the theme parks to enjoy the excitement, but the crowds and expenses can quickly add up.  You want to keep your family excited about your vacation, so perhaps it's time to consider other attractions Orlando offers.  There are many other exciting opportunities for relaxation, recreation, education, and plenty more in and around the city.  This will allow you to get a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the amusem...

Why You Need to Tour with Switchgrass Outfitters on Your Next Family Vacation

Why You Need to Tour with Switchgrass Outfitters on Your Next Family Vacation

When you plan your family vacation, you likely discuss the attractions you want to visit, the reservations you need to make, and the places you want to eat.  You give everyone in the family an opportunity to voice their opinion to make sure that everyone has fun while you're away on your trip.   Next time you are visiting Orlando on you family vacation, you want to be sure to book airboat tours in Orlando with Switchgrass Outfitters and Airboat Tours.  Our excellent an...

Why You Should Visit the Florida Swamps

Why You Should Visit the Florida Swamps

When you think of a vacation in Florida, you likely think of white, pristine beaches or thrilling amusement park rides.  Many people unfortunately do not think of the beauty and adventure offered by Florida's swamps.  This ecosystem offers a unique view at the wildlife that calls Florida its home.  Next time you visit Florida, you should combine both adventure and education into one and book airboat rides in Orlando to cruise your way through the Florida swamps.  There...

Common Questions about the American Crocodile

Common Questions about the American Crocodile

Many tourists come to our airboat tours in Orlando to spot an American crocodile in its natural habitat.  People want to see it lurking in the swampy waters of central Florida.  When we spot one, they often point and gawk at the sight, taking out their camera to remember the moment forever.  There are many questions that our tour guides can answer about the American crocodile.  Here are a few of the top questions we receive when we are on our airboat tours in Orlando. ...

All About the Florida Swamp Ecosystem

All About the Florida Swamp Ecosystem

Many people travel to Florida to check out the theme parks and beaches.  For the nature-lover, there is something else to visit.  Florida boasts many different and unique ecosystems that allow both land and aquatic animals to thrive.  The swamps in central Florida have been home to many unique animals that keep visitors coming back for more.  When you take airboat rides in Orlando, you will be able to view the unique swamp ecosystem from an exciting and fresh perspective w...

Wildlife You Can Expect to See in Orlando

Wildlife You Can Expect to See in Orlando

Florida offers many attractions that bring tourists and visitors here all year round.  From theme parks to pristine beaches, Florida boasts a wide variety of great vacation options.  However, did you know that Florida also has many unique ecosystems ideal for many types of marine and land wildlife?  Florida's unique ecosystems make it the perfect place to take airboat tours in Orlando to take it all in from one of the best and most exhilarating viewpoints.  As you ride...

Why You Should Go on an Airboat Ride at Night

Why You Should Go on an Airboat Ride at Night

When you are planning your next Orlando vacation, you will certainly want to book an airboat ride.  These offer a unique way to see the swamps and view wildlife who call central Florida home.  To make it even more unforgettable, you can take an airboat ride in Orlando at night.  This is truly the best time to take this tour, because the nighttime is when the swamp comes alive!  In addition to the unforgettable nighttime experience, we have a few other reasons why you shoul...

What to Pack and What to Leave at Home on Your Airboat Tour in Orlando

What to Pack and What to Leave at Home on Your Airboat Tour in Orlando

So, you've just booked your airboat tours in Orlando for your next trip.  Now what?  Well, first, do a little celebratory dance, because you just signed yourself up for one amazing and unforgettable adventure.  Once you are thoroughly danced out, you can start to think about what you'll need to bring with you in order to enhance the experience.  There are a few suggestions of what you'll need to pack and what you'll need to leave at home when you embark on ...

Spotting Sea Turtles in Florida

Spotting Sea Turtles in Florida

When you go on an airboat ride in Orlando, you may be blessed to see up to four different species of sea turtles that call the Sunshine State home. These massive amniotes are amazing reptiles that often leave our guests gasping at their very sight. When you see one, here are some facts to keep in mind.   Loggerhead Turtles Loggerhead turtles weigh an average of 275 pounds as an adult. They live an average of 67 years. If you see an adult one with a long tail, then i...

4 Amazing Effects of Hurricanes on Florida’s Wildlife

4 Amazing Effects of Hurricanes on Florida’s Wildlife

When hurricanes arrive in Florida, most people can get inside sturdy buildings or evacuate out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, that Is not always the case with the Sunshine State’s wildlife. A few animals have sensors that let them know that a storm is coming and they can get out of the way. Some animals like raccoons who find new homes more readily available thrive during and after hurricanes. Many others, like burrowing owls who find their homes flooded, are put in danger. Here ar...


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