Airboat Tours

Revel in the excitement of getting close to Florida’s native wildlife on a thrilling airboat ride.  An ideal way to see local rivers, like the Withlacoochee, is by airboats.  Airboats provide a superior way to view the river’s many aquatic species.  These boats are different in that they have a flat-bottomed boat and are powered by a propeller and engine. They are a common mode of transportation in marshy areas where other boats may not be as practical and they can move through shallow waters especially well.

Airboat tours are becoming a major vessel of eco-tourism.  Many green tours that feature wildlife viewing and lectures choose airboats to avoid hurting the local ecosystem with destructive submerged propellers.  Most airboat tours allow passengers to view alligators only a short distance away, bald eagles in their element, and a variety of turtle and bird species. Headsets allow passengers to hear their knowledgeable captain as they speak about the water systems, the indigenous species, and Florida’s fragile natural resources.  The headsets are often 2-way and allow passengers to ask questions about the fascinating protected eco-systems that can only be found in Florida.

Many airboat tours understand that out-of-state visitors want a hands on experience, interesting photos, and memorable stories to  to tell the folks back home. This is why they will often keep a few “pets” at the airboat docking station, such as baby alligators, snakes, and turtles that can be held.

Our Inverness hotel is only about 10 miles from Wild Bill’s Airboat Rides, a premier local airboat tour provider. To find out more about this tour provider, others, please click on the links below

Wild Bill’s Airboat Rides*Inverness, FL*(352) 726-6060

Airboat Tours of Homosassa*Homosassa, FL*(352) 628-5222

Tom & Jerry’s Airboat Rides*Lake Panasoffkee, FL*(321) 689-8918

Homosassa Airboat Tours*Homosassa, FL*(352) 628-1197

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