It is no secret that people come to the Everglades to see some unique animals they might not be able to see in other parts of the world. Airboat tours Weston Florida are, in fact, one of the best ways to make those wildlife encounters. Many of our customers want to come face-to-face with the American Alligator, while others are more interested in the many bird species found in the Everglades. It is the great thing about Florida’s Everglades: there are so many unique creatures in the area. Animal lovers and nature lovers alike will always discover something they’ve never seen before. Let’s take a look at what sort of wildlife you can expect from our airboat tours!
Airboat tours Weston Florida – meet alligators and crocodiles
Reptiles are amongst the favorite tourist attractions in the Everglades. Considering how impressive those creatures are, it is no surprise! Imagine those giant reptiles roaming across the swamplands, looking for their next prey. You will want to experience this in your lifetime. It is something to remember for the years to come. You can see the American alligator and the American crocodile in their natural environment. Coming face-to-face with such majestic creatures will get your heart racing, offering an experience that is both thrilling and awesome. Our captains will make sure to point them out to you. We will show you the difference between those two reptile species. They might look similar, but they are not the same. We will take you to the best spots where those impressive reptiles tend to congregate, as we understand your desire to see them first-hand!
Sea turtles of the Everglades
Airboat tours Weston Florida are also a great way to discover some of the more aquatic animal species of the Everglades. Here are some of the five turtle species you might encounter: The Green Turtle, the Leatherback, the Hawksbill, Kemp’s Ridley, and the Loggerhead. Those sea turtles mainly nest on the beaches close to the Everglades. Sea turtles are in great danger of facing extinction. It is why we will never interfere with them. We can get close to them, but not too close. We very much believe in the conservation of all animal species across the Everglades, and it is something we always practice. Ideally, the best way to observe those creatures is by using your binoculars, so we can always keep the appropriate distance, letting them carry on their natural course.
The Everglades bird species – the Snail Kite
Bird lovers will rejoice at the idea that the Everglades counts many unique bird species. One of the more famous birds of the Everglades is the Snail Kite. During your airboat ride, feel free to look up, and you could see a snail kite flying in the sky. You can sometimes observe them diving for their favorite prey, which comprises mainly snails, thereby explaining their given name. Snail Kites often find their targets in the samp lands, making it more likely for you to encounter them as we ride across the swamps and marshes. Snail Kites distinguish themselves by their unique curved beaks, which helps them to eat those snails. It is almost as if that beak was tailor-made to hunt those specific species. Snail Kites part of the endangered species list, as they are often prey to other invasive species. If you are a bird lover, don’t hesitate to tell us, and we will make sure to point them out as we cruise along the Everglades.
Meet the Manatee
Most people expect to find Manatees in the sea, but did you know that they also reside in the Everglades? It is because Manatees enjoy shallow waters and rivers as their natural habitats. Those large herbivorous creatures are often called ‘sea cows’ due to their diets and how they slowly process their food. Here’s a fun fact: Manatees use the methane that builds up in their body as a way to either go deeper in the water or float back towards the surface. They also produce milk. It is not unusual for a mammal, but their aquatic nature makes it a little surprising. Altogether, the name ‘sea cows’ is very appropriate. Like many creatures of the Everglades, Manatees also face dwindling numbers. We might come across them, but we will always make sure to give them the space they need. Their well-being is critical to us, and who can blame us? Those enormous sea cows are amazing, and their population must grow to healthier numbers.
Book With Airboat Tours Weston Florida to encounter some unique creatures
Airboat Tours Weston Florida are the best way to witness some unique wildlife. As you can see, the Everglades has many animals; we are only scratching the surface here. Our captains know the Everglades like the back of their hands, and we will always do everything we can to maximize those animal encounters. If you are interested in seeing specific creatures, you can contact us and let us know. We will arrange an airboat ride tailored to your wants and needs. Our aim is simple: for you to have the best Everglades airboat tour in all of Florida!Back to Blogs