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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...

Tips for Orlando-area Bird Photographers

Tips for Orlando-area Bird Photographers

The species of birds that you can see in the Orlando area varies throughout the year, making it a great place to capture outstanding images of birdlife. When spring arrives, multitudes of wading birds live in wetland areas with many living in vast colonies. Many migratory birds arrive in the region while heading north to cooler temperatures. As the days heat up in the summer, often scissor-tail kites can be seen flying by the thousands. At the same time, many of Florida’s species that s...

Florida Wildlife that Mate Forever

Florida Wildlife that Mate Forever

One romantic activity that couples may want to consider doing when they come to Orlando is an airboat tour. It is a fun way to explore the wildlife in the area while enjoying clean air and some quiet time. While you are sitting arm and arm on the airboat, you may see many animals that breed for life. Beavers Beavers in Florida tend to live together with their offspring from two seasons. While you may have heard stories of their fantastic ability to build their homes from...

The Dangers of the Lionfish in Florida Waters

The Dangers of the Lionfish in Florida Waters

On May 18 and 19, 2019, a record number of lionfish were harvested in Florida waters when anglers harvested 19,167 of them during a two-day event. While these fish are not the only exotic predators in Florida, they are one of the most invasive. The Florida Department of Wildlife has issued a contest running until Labor Day with many people eligible to win many prizes for harvesting this invasive fish. What is a Lionfish? The lionfish is a native to the Indo-Pacific regio...

Viewing Native Mammals on an Airboat Ride From Orlando

Viewing Native Mammals on an Airboat Ride From Orlando

While most people expect to see a variety of fish, birds, and amphibians on an airboat ride in Orlando, the careful observer may also see a variety of native mammals while on our tour. Since these are wild animals, who do not perform on command, we are never sure who will show up during each Orlando airboat ride. The vast variety keeps it exciting for our captain and our visitors alike. Nine-banded Armadillos If you see an animal about the size of a cat with a hard-leath...


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