Nothing is more relaxing than spending the day at the beach, and West Palm Beach has you covered on that front. But let’s face it, a visit to Florida wouldn’t feel complete without a tour of the Everglades. West Palm Beach Everglades tours are the perfect way to break the monotony of an average vacation. Our airboat tours add fun and excitement as you discover Florida’s wild side. However, just because we take a tour on the wild side doesn’t mean we skimp on your safety. So let’s go through how we keep you safe and how you can feel comfortable during West Palm Beach Everglades tours.
How to prepare for West Palm Beach Everglades tours
Let’s start with what you can do to prepare for your airboat ride. The first thing is for you to take the appropriate clothing with you. You will want to dress practically and comfortably. During the dry season, shorts, a t-shirt, sandals, a sun hat, and sunglasses will do just fine. You might want to take a poncho if you don’t want to get too splashed, but most of the time, the sun will dry you out. Also, please use some sunscreen to keep your skin safe from the sun. Make sure to eat and drink. Going out in the wild often builds up an appetite and is thirsty work. Check our airboat tour preparation guide for more info on getting ready for your Everglades tour.
Airboats are the perfect method of transportation
We use airboats not only for the thrill and fast-paced action but also because they are the best and safest way to navigate the Everglades. Traditional boats submerge themselves in the water, and as a result, they can get stuck in the plant life. In contrast with this, airboats fly above the water’s surface. We don’t get stuck in plants; we can fly above the animals and let them be.
Did you know the army used airboats to rescue and help victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005? It is because airboats are agile and precisely because they fly above the water. Airboats are good at navigating harsher terrains like swamps, which is why they suit rescue operations perfectly. We can’t stress this enough. Airboats are the perfect mode of transportation for West Palm Beach Everglades tours.
West Palm Beach Everglades tours airboat preparation
We understand that our airboats are your lifeline. Airboats have to take you to the Everglades and bring you back safely. We inspect every airboat before going out, checking the lining and looking for any potential cracks and leaks. We always top up our cooler with bottled water in case you don’t bring your favorite drinks with you.
We don’t simply verify the outside aspects of our airboats but also our engines. After all, our airboats must work and never run out of fuel. We top up our fuel before every trip and inspect our engine and propeller to ensure they are in excellent condition. To sum it up, our airboats will never run out of fuel. You won’t get stuck in the middle of the Everglades.
Your captain is USCG-certified
Here is the last thing your should know. Captain Wayne is US Coast Guard (USCG) Certified and holds a Florida-issued captains license. You explore the Everglades with a fully qualified captain, but it gets better. Captain Wayne is a native of the Everglades and has been organizing West Palm Beach Everglades tours for more than 35 years. You are in safe hands with a captain with both experience and qualifications. Enjoy a visit to the Everglades in a safe and professional experience.
Your safety is our priority, so why not contact us and book your ride with us? Our West Palm Beach airboat tours are the perfect way to break down your vacation and enjoy the wild side of Florida. We look forward to bringing you to the Everglades on our airboats