American Alligator – King of the Florida everglades, this creature never ceases to amaze me after all the years. Viewing them in the Florida Everglades on an airboat tour has been a blessing. Most people who visit the everglades forget that this creature has been on earth for over 200 million years. Out living the dinosaur as well as other reptiles. They are fascinating to watch in the wild and are the high light of the airboat tours. In the months of late July, August and September you may get a rare glimpse of a nesting area for the female Alligator. She will typically stay with the nest during the incubation period that will last approximately 65 days. After her newborns hatch she will stay with them for about two years protecting them from predators.
The American Alligator has always been one of the main focus points for visitors taking airboat rides in the Everglades. During winter Alligators tend to sun them selves more to keep warm. Most visitors think that summer time is best to view alligators this is not always true. Alligators will submerge themselves in the heat of the day and only be seen during cooler hours.
If you are considering an airboat ride in the summer then plan on doing it early in the morning. American alligators are not aggressive by nature which most tourist think they are man eaters. When visiting the Florida Everglades or doing an airboat tour make sure to bring your camera. You capture the famous American Alligator in its wild habitat the river of grass. To read more about the American Alligator Click Here . To book an airboat ride in West palm beach to view the American Alligator Contact Us