If you really want to explore Florida’s waterways up close and personal, there is no better way than in an airboat. Sure, they are very loud, but the ride is perfectly smooth and the boat’s shallow nature allows you to ride up into the marsh in just a few inches of water. Growing up in Florida I have ridden airboats before, but usually the small crafts that hold only a couple of people. At Boggy Creek AirBoat Rides the whole family – they seat more than a dozen people.
I recently joined a group of bloggers on a 30-minute ride through the peaceful Florida marsh. Of course, the best part was spotting Florida wildlife (gators) along the way. (Next time, I really want to try a night ride!)
The rest of our group in another boat.
We found one! We spotted some babies later too.
Back on dry land, I couldn’t resist getting into the gator spirit. GO GATORS!
Enjoy the ride…
For another peaceful view of untouched Florida, we visited Makinson Island. It is a beautiful spot for camping, fishing or even an afternoon picnic. Only accessible by boat, you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. But good news, I had full cell signal!
We even spotted a juvenile bald eagle. (Did you know they don’t get the bald head until adulthood?)
Disclosure – I was invited to a Chimpanzee premiere blogger event, which included my adventures in Florida. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.