It's August in South Florida, and that means sunshine, and plenty of it. Whether you're just passing through or you live in the sunshine state, summer is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the state's most recognized activity: boating. If you're looking for an exciting way to get out there on the water, consider journeying through the Everglades on an incredible airboat ride. Beat the heat this summer and take in an adventure you'll remember forever.
Glide Across a River of Grass At Top Speeds
They call the Everglades a "river of grass" because its landscape is defined by unique vegetation, Cyprus swamps and Sawgrass marshes that create a grassy field of water. A term coined by writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the river of grass extends for hundreds of miles, making a journey by airboat about as exciting as it can get. Everglades Holiday Park airboat rides are a thrill because vessels reach top speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
An airboat ride in the heat of summer is an exhilarating and refreshing experience. It's nature at its finest, and the perfect destination for beating the heat when the sun is at its strongest. Remember, staying hydrated is the key to a great day in the Everglades. Stock up on plenty of drinks at the park's fully stocked bait and tackle shop.
Knowledgeable "Gladesmen" to Guide Your Journey
Home to 14 different types of rare and endangered species, the Everglades ecosystem is brimming with unusual and interesting vegetation and wildlife. But the key to an unforgettable experience is choosing the right tour guide with intimate knowledge of the area. Boat captains at Everglades Holiday Park are true "gladesmen" who grew up roaming and exploring the Everglades. With expertise earned through years of exploration, our tour guides point out the sights and sounds you'll enjoy hearing about.
Safely Encounter Alligator, Turtles, Birds and More
An exciting boat ride is only half of the fun because every airboat tour at Everglades Holiday Park is unique, meaning you'll come face-to-face with something different every time you visit. From 10-foot gators to curious turtles to slippery snakes, there's no shortage of wondrous images as you travel through this unique tropical paradise. August is mating season, and that means baby alligators on their way. Get ready to experience the "chorus of babies" as new gators ready to peek out of their shells fill the air with delightful sounds.
Plus, every airboat ride ticket at Everglades Holiday Park includes a complimentary live gator show featuring Animal Planet's "Gator Boys". End your journey with a photo keepsake holding a baby alligator!
When the summer heat sizzles, nothing is as exhilarating as a trip through the Florida Everglades by airboat. A family fun adventure packed with excitement, unusual sights and more, Everglades Holiday Park is the place to be for an action-packed day of fun in the sun.
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