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Everglades Airboat Excursions

Florida Everglades Airboat Tours

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Explore the Everglades like never before!

From $475

Gator Encounters up close. The best way to see alligators up close is at night. The gators can’t see us because they are blinded by our lights so we can get safely close to them for great pictures. We can see more gators at night than during the day because we can spot their eyes reflecting from the cover of the grass. The journey will be 20-40 miles long. Come see the Everglades in a different ‘dark’.

Everglades Airboat Tours

The Everglades, which is approximately 100 miles long and 60 miles wide, is a slow-moving river and the largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America. The Seminole Tribe gave the large body of water the name Okeechobee meaning “River of Grass” to describe the sawgrass marshes which are part of a complex system of interdependent ecosystems. On this airboat tour, you will learn more amazing facts about the Everglades from someone who calls it home. We will navigate the natural waterways to find a range of Florida wildlife including alligators, turtles, sea birds and much more! Come explore the world’s wetland treasure with Captain Gerald!

Wheelchair Accessible Airboat

Experience the thrill of an airboat ride through the untamed wilderness aboard our wheelchair-accessible airboat. Our specially designed vessel ensures that everyone can savor the beauty of the Everglades without limitations. Glide effortlessly through the waterways, witness stunning wildlife, and make cherished memories—all while enjoying inclusive accessibility. Join us for an adventure where nature knows no bounds, and the whole family can revel in the magic of the Everglades.

Seasonal Experiences

Explore the Everglades through immersive seasonal tours that unveil the diverse wonders of this captivating ecosystem. Each season offers a distinct and enchanting experience, providing nature enthusiasts with unique opportunities to discover the beauty of the Everglades.

Whether you’re an avid angler, a dedicated bird watcher, or simply seeking the solace of nature, the Everglades’ seasonal activities promise a tapestry of experiences that showcase the resilience and beauty of this unique ecosystem.

Spring Discovery

As the temperatures rise from a short winter, spring in the Everglades beckons with a symphony of bird songs and the gentle rustle of newly sprouting foliage. Join us for a tranquil bird-watching adventure, where migratory birds like the roseate spoonbill, ibis, and herons make their grand return.

Summer Night Safari

As the sun sets and the humidity lingers in the summer air, the Everglades transform into a magical realm best explored during the coolness of the night. Set out on a captivating night fishing expedition, where the waters come alive with the elusive sounds of alligators, frogs, and nocturnal creatures.

Autumn Eco-Adventure

As autumn descends upon the Everglades, the landscape takes on a golden hue, and the wildlife becomes more active. This season marks the ideal time for freshwater fishing, with bass and panfish thriving in the interconnected waterways.

Winter Wonder

In the winter months, the Everglades offer a reprieve from the chillier temperatures experienced elsewhere. Witness the spectacle of migratory birds, including majestic red shoulder hawks and graceful ospreys, as they make the Everglades their seasonal home. Bird watchers can delight in the sight of flocks soaring across the expansive skies, creating a breathtaking tableau against the backdrop of the serene marshes.

Get to know the captain!

I was born in Fort Myers, Florida in 1944 on Broadway St. in a second-floor apartment above a Mom and Pop store. I’ve always enjoyed nature, so it is fitting that I am retired and living with nature at it’s best.

I now live deep in the Everglades of Florida in a cabin nestled within a “tree island”. I built the two-story cabin from the ground up after it burned down from a lightning strike in late 2000. I was introduced to airboats some 47 years ago in Central Florida and later discovered the Florida Everglades that became a major attraction to me. I have been conducting tours for more than 11 years now and after doing tours for many other companies I am proud to now be leading tours myself under my own business.

My rides include a 30-35 mile ride with many Everglades sightings. My cabin was started in 1953 and I upgraded it a bit upon the rebuild. It has a man-made island that took some 50 years to build with shovels and wheelbarrows.

You can follow me on my Facebook page at Old Glory Camp. I keep busy with many projects such as tours, authorized alligator hunts for teens, veteran events, conservation and re-establishment of turtles in this area known as “2A”, and much more. Search Old Glory Camp for more information.

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