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Everglades airboat tours preparation guide

Everglades airboat tours are the perfect way to discover some unique wildlife and nature across Florida. You will experience the thrill of riding an airboat at high speeds, all while learning about the Everglades ecosystem. Our captains will always ensure that you have the best and safest tour. The starting place is to make sure that you are well prepared. You will need to take a few essentials to make sure your journey is more comfortable and safe. This article will help ensure you are well equipped, taking adequate clothing and essential items with you. Let’s take a look at how you can prepare for your airboat tour.

The best clothes for Everglades airboat tours

One of the first things you need to know is that airboats go fast. As such, you will have to prepare to face some wind. The last thing you want is for your expensive jewelry to fly away and get lost. It is why we recommend that you take practical and comfortable clothes. Nothing too expensive, and nothing too fancy. You will want to wear something appropriate for your wildlife visit. 

For the summer season, we advise that you take either a t-shirt or blouse. You will want to keep it simple by wearing shorts. For your footwear, sneakers or flip flops/sandals are the best choices. The Fall season is still warm but can be a little cooler. Long sleeve shirts and jeans are the best choices during the fall, depending on how hot the day is. You might also consider bringing a windbreaker and even a poncho for those windy and rainy days. One thing we will advise is for you to check the weather reports ahead of your airboat tour. That way you will know what clothes are best for that day.

Another essential item of clothing to always bring with you is a pair of polarized sunglasses. Sunglasses are good for protecting your eyes from the Florida sun. Another reason is that they help with the sun not obstructing your view. You will be able to see the wildlife around you without getting blinded by the sun. Polarized sunglasses are better than traditional ones because they produce less glare, giving you all-round better visibility.

Keep yourself fed and hydrated

Florida is often hot, and this will make you thirsty. Our boats come equipped with a water cooler and some bottled water. However, we always recommend that you take your drinks with you. Feel free to bring your favorite soda if you find water to be a little boring. Another thing you might want to get is a little snack. Everglades airboat tours are always best on a full stomach. It will give you the energy you need to enjoy your time without worrying about feeling peckish. In short, don’t let hunger and thirst ruin your day out!

Stay safe under the sun

As you know, Florida is well heated and sunny. You will need to protect yourself from the sun. The best way to keep your skin safe is to take sunscreen with you. It will avoid you getting sunburned, which is never a nice feeling. We always pride ourselves on our safety, and keeping you safe from the sun is an essential aspect of Everglades airboat tours. Bring your sunscreen, stay safe and be kind to your skin.

Everglades airboat tours without the bugs

The Everglades is also well-known for its insect population. The hot weather and humidity can bring mosquitoes and other similar bugs. Even though insects are not as prominent as some people might think, your best option is to get a can of bug spray. It is optional, but it can really help make you feel more comfortable during your airboat tour. If insects tend to bug you a bit, take your bug spray with you, and that will put your mind at rest for your concerns regarding those little creatures.

Other essentials: bring your camera and binoculars

Everglades airboat tours give you the opportunity for some great and unique photography. Take pictures of that American alligator, nature shots, wild bird photography, or simply some great family pics. Just bring your phone or your camera with you. Also, make sure your batteries are all fully charged before you head out to the boat ramp. A fully charged phone or camera is always best so you can snap all the pics you need without worrying about running out of juice. 

This item is optional, but take a pair of binoculars if you happen to have some. Binoculars are great as they allow you to see further out at a distance. You will spot more animals that way, which can make a difference. We will always take you as close to all those fantastic Everglades features as possible, but some binoculars can help enhance your experience.

In summary, you should pack comfortably with all the essentials for a wildlife excursion. You will already have most of those items with you anyhow. Everglades airboat tours don’t require a whole lot of preparation, just a few essentials to make sure you have a better time. The keywords to remember are: comfortable and practical, along with a few extra items to keep you safe from Florida’s hot climate! Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions; we will be glad to help!

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