Preparing For Your Airboat Tours

Airboat tours are without a doubt the only true way to get a first-hand view of the Everglades. In order to make the most of it, you will need to be prepared and bring the right equipment with you. Don’t worry, you won’t need to bring much, mainly a few essentials such as the right clothes and a few accessories. This will allow you to have the best experience. West Palm Beach Airboat rides don’t require much, this little guide will allow you to be prepared for the best wildlife experience in Florida.


Dressing Up For Your Airboat Tours

The great news is that you won’t require expensive clothing, in fact, we recommend you don’t take any expensive clothes or jewelry with you. The only things you need are practical and comfortable clothes. Florida’s climate is often hot, so for the summer season, we advise you to take a t-shirt, some shorts, some sandals, flip flops, or simply some sneakers.

Winter season might be a little colder, so the best clothes to take are a pair of jeans, some long sleeves, and some sneakers. If the weather is on the colder side, you should take a windbreaker with you. After all airboat tours can get a little windy.

Another essential item to take with you is a poncho for those rainy days. Florida is known for its humidity. If the weather forecast is predicting rain on the day of your airboat tour, then you won’t regret having taken that poncho with you. Even if the rainy weather doesn’t show its head, a poncho won’t be an encumbrance to take with you.


Protect yourself from the Environment

Florida is very sunny, and the last thing you want is for the sun to get in the way. There are so much wildlife and nature to observe, let’s not get blinded by the sun. Sunglasses are a must to take with you. As a fact, polarized sunglasses are even better than traditional ones. They reduce glare and offer you the best visibility in those sunny conditions.

The Florida sun can also affect your skin, and you don’t want to experience sunburns. Why ruin a perfectly good day when all you need is to bring your sunscreen along with you. Sunscreen protects you from the negative aspects of the sun. It allows you to stay safe but also gives you that peace of mind that you won’t regret it later on during the day. Be kind to your skin, bring your sunscreen with you.

Speaking of your skin, Florida is also known for its diverse insect population. Those little bugs can be a bit of a nuisance if you’re not prepared to repel them away from your skin. The simple solution is to take some bug spray with you. This is something you will be glad to have brought along. Keep the bugs away, you will have a better time for it. 


Other Essentials For Your Airboat Tours

Staying hydrated is a must, especially under the hot Florida weather. You will most likely get thirsty. Our boats come with a cooler and some bottled water, but you can bring your favorite soda along. A bottle or even a flask will be ideal. Visiting the Everglades is thirsty work, so remember to stay hydrated, it is safer and more pleasant.

You might also get a little hungry during your boat tour. The open-air often opens up the appetite, so bring along a little snack or two. That way you can eat on the spot, just in case you need that extra energy. Just keep the food for yourself, don’t feed the animals you come across. They have plenty of things they can munch on. Just like them, make sure you have a little snack at hand.


Improve Your Experience

Everglades airboat tours are always a day to remember. The best way to recall all those wildlife memories is to take your camera or phone with you. Snap some pics, show them to your friends, share them on social media. A camera is an essential item for your adventure, so don’t forget to bring it along. Immortalize your wildlife discovery with some great pictures.

Something that people can forget is to take some binoculars on their tour. It is not something we tend to walk around with. However, if you have some binoculars lying around, make sure to take them with you. Binoculars can really increase your visibility. You can catch that creature from afar, and you will get to see even more wildlife.


As you can see, airboat tours don’t require a lot of preparation, mainly just a few essentials. It all mostly comes down to common sense, and you will have most of those items already at hand. Just remember to get prepared and take those items with you, as you will have a great time knowing you’re set and prepared for your Everglades adventure!