Everglades Airboat Tours Near Naples

Southwest Florida has an amazing natural environment and many unique attractions including alligators in the Everglades National Park. The best way to enjoy this 60-mile wide “River of Grass” in on an airboat with Everglades Swamp Tours.

Everglades Swamp Tours. Take a private airboat ride with Everglades Swamp Tours on a Naples or Marco Island, FL day trip to see alligators and birds in the Florida Everglades. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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What Everglades Swamp Tours Offers

Everglades Swamp Tours has over 60 years’ experience in airboats and eco-tours. The knowledgeable guides know the best places to spot alligators, bird rookeries, and other fascinating sights. On a private tour you will see a host of Florida wildlife in its natural habitat and you can ask questions and learn more about alligators, fish, herons, birds, snakes, and mammals that all live in the Florida Everglades unique ecosystem. 

No two Everglades Swamp Tours are ever the same as there are always new sightings of amphibians, gators, turtles, swamp plants, frogs, and insects. You may see evidence of bobcat, deer, raccoons, and Florida panthers that roam wild in this inhospitable terrain. The Everglades is also popular with migratory birds in winter. Blue herons, great egrets, and other wading birds pick their way through the shallow waters while bald eagles, ospreys, and endangered Everglades snail kites hover overhead in search of food.

Alligator basking in the sun Florida Everglades near Naples, Florida.
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Private and Group Airboat Tours and Kayak Rentals

Everglades Swamp Tours has a full range of airboat tours from private tours for two to group tours for up to 12. Private tours are a wonderful experience and can be customized to suit your interests. Celebrate a special event or enjoy learning about our natural world in the company of an experienced local guide. 

Larger private groups can be arranged for families, work colleagues, nature lovers, club trips, and even bachelor/bachelorette parties. 

Group on an airboat in the Florida Everglades.
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Big airboat tour group in Florida Everglades.
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If you prefer to explore the Everglades at your own pace, or perhaps go fishing from a quieter means of transport, Everglades Swamp Tours also offers kayak rentals. Bring your own bait and tackle and enjoy this amazing swamp environment independently. It’s the perfect way to leave noise and stress behind and immerse yourself in the sounds and sights of nature.  

Couple kayaking in a yellow kayak in the Florida Everglades.
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Airboat Rides on Everglades Swamp Tours

Family enjoying an airboat ride in the Florida Everglades with Everglades Swamp Tours near Naples, Florida.
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Airboats are the best way to explore the Everglades as they are powered by giant propellers above the water. These flat-bottomed boats leave the water, plants, and wildlife relatively undisturbed. Everglades Swamp Tours’ airboats can seat from 5 to 18 passengers with the driver sitting behind to navigate and steer. While airboats can reach speeds of up to 20mph, they are also very precise and controllable. If your driver spots a gator, or perhaps a bird’s nest, they can easily spin the airboat around and return for a closer look.

Woman taking a photo of an alligator with her cell phone from an airboat tour in the Florida Everglades.
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Booking Your Everglades Swamp Tours Experience

Reservations are recommended for Everglades Swamp Tours, especially during the peak snowbird season in Florida. Call 305-849-0135 to arrange a suitable tour time. Private Everglades Swamp Tours and kayak rentals depart daily between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from the boat ramp at the Broward County Rest Area. 

Directions from Naples and Marco Island, head south on I-75 South, look for BLUE SIGN for Broward County Rest Area, exit at Mile Marker 36. When you get off the exit, stay on the SOUTH SIDE of I-75. Continue past the main building and fire station. Continue until you see Everglades Swamp Tours’ boat ramp which will be on the SOUTH SIDE of the I-75. Everglades Swamp Tours guides will meet you at the boat ramp.

Everglades Swamp Tours boat ramp is located at the Broward County Rest Area on 1-75 North at Mile Marker 35 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33327. 

Take a private airboat ride with Everglades Swamp Tours on a Naples or Marco Island, FL day trip to see alligators and birds in the Florida Everglades. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website MustDo.com. Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.

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