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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