Airboat Tours Hollywood have a lot going for them. There won’t be a dull moment between the thrilling high-speed ride and the Everglades’ fantastic scenery. One of the aspects that keep bringing people to us is the wildlife itself and excellent reasons. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to come face-to-face with an alligator or crocodile. Yes, we said it, and we know a lot of you are expecting just that. The Everglades count many impressive and strange creatures. You’ve probably never seen them before in the flesh, let alone in their natural environment. So let’s take a look at what sort of wildlife you can expect from your airboat tour.
Everglades alligators and crocodiles
Alligators and crocodiles are by far the most famous and request animal sightings. We are used to them ourselves. We don’t reasonably consider them our pets, but let’s say we have mutual respect. The Everglades is perfect for Alligator and crocodile sightings. They roam the swamplands and marshes, getting on with their day. Yes, we understand why a lot of people want to see them with their very own eyes. Those reptiles are very impressive, and we will always maximize your chances of coming across them. After all, we know your day won’t feel complete until you’ve had a brush with those giant reptiles.
Airboat tours Hollywood and bird sightings
Of course, not everyone is here to see crocs and alligators. We find a lot of bird watchers come to take our tours. They know that the Everglades also count endless flocks of rare birds that are mostly unique to the area. The Everglades provides bird watchers with the chance of capturing many birds all in one nature reserve. It is a unique opportunity to take all those pictures to grow your collection. Did you know that the Everglades count sixteen different species of wading birds? The most famous one by far is the pink Roseate Spoonbill. This flamingo-colored feather friend is an absolute treat to come across. Let us know if you are an avid bird watcher, and we will take you to all the right spots for bird watching.
Other Everglades animals
To list all the creatures in the Everglades would require a lot of writing, and we don’t want to spoil it for you! What you should know and expect to see are reptiles, mammals, insects, birds, fish, and more. The Everglades has countless snakes and even pythons. Not all of them are native to the area. Some of them are detrimental to the native animal species. Speaking of native species, we wouldn’t do the Everglades justice if we didn’t mention one of its unique mammals, the Florida Manatee. This funny and round-looking mammal breathes air, despite spending so much time in the water. Did you know we also call them ‘sea cows? Their chunky appearance almost justifies the name, and the fact they can produce milk solidifies such a name!
Everglades native vs. invasive species
The animal population of the Everglades comes in two segments. On one side, you get the native animals, while you get what we call invasive species on the other. Native animals are native to the area and naturally belong here, while invasive species were brought to Florida from different continents across the world over the years. Invasive species mostly have a negative effect by feeding and thinning some of the local animal populations. The state of Florida makes many efforts to restore some native animal populations and bring the numbers of potentially extinct animals back to healthier numbers.
It is a small summary of the wildlife you can expect to see in the Everglades, along with a few facts. Reading about them is one thing. Coming face-to-face with them is another. If you’re interested in unique wildlife encounters, you will love Airboat Tours Hollywood. Book your ride and tell us what you want to see. We’ll always do our best to make it happen!Back to Blogs