Wednesday, February 28, 2018

THE EXCITING AIRBOAT TOUR OF THE EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK

I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. 


Hello all,

I'm lucky to live in the beautiful state of Florida. There is an abundance of things to see and do here. This past week I was finally able to scratch an item off my bucket list, a trip to Miami to see the Everglades. A dream of mine was to be able to take an airboat tour of the Everglades, so I was thrilled when we received free tickets to do so!



THE EXCITING AIRBOATSTOUR OF THE EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK



We went on the Everglades Safari Park airboat tour! It was conveniently located just 15 minutes from our hotel. The place was easy to find and there was ample free parking. Out in the parking lot there was restrooms, a restaurant, and a gift shop which we walked through after the tour. It took just a few minutes to book our tour, then we waited for them to call our tour number. The anticipation was building.


THE EXCITING AIRBOAT TOUR OF THE EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK



The tour started off with us taking our seats on the airboat, which was really quite impressive looking. The tour guide went through a few safety rules, then handed each of us a pair of ear plugs because this ride will be loud. I brought my own noise canceling headphones.Then off we went. We started going fast enough to feel a great breeze coming off the water, but not too fast! It felt as if we were gliding on air. The feeling was exhilarating. The airboat maneuvered through the water in areas that didn't look possible to boat through. We were on the hunt to see alligators, and boy did we see a few! The tour guide was quick to point out when we came across one so there was ample time for picture taking. Then he pointed out some wildlife and facts we didn't know like there were certain trees in the everglades that omitted acid when touched, and a certain poisonous flower that can kill you to be even be near it. Then he shared with us some fascinating facts about alligators.




THE EXCITING AIRBOAT TOUR OF THE EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK



THE EXCITING AIRBOAT TOUR OF THE EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK


THE EXCITING AIRBOAT TOUR OF THE EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK


THE EXCITING AIRBOAT TOUR OF THE EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK



The airboat tour lasted about 45 minutes, then we went into a shelter to watch a short animal show. The animal handler had two alligators out. He proceeded giving us facts about them then showed us how he feeds them. Then he brought out an albino python. He told us a little bit about it, then allowed anyone willing to pet and touch it. Lastly he brought out a baby alligator with a tether around his snout. It was a picture taking opportunity for $3. The show lasted about 20 minutes.




THE EXCITING AIRBOAT TOUR OF THE EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK


THE EXCITING AIRBOAT TOUR OF THE EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK


THE EXCITING AIRBOAT TOUR OF THE EVERGLADES SAFARI PARK



We were sorry to have to leave the Everglades Safari Park. It was a lot of fun. Definitely a very family oriented tour. We well be back . If you want to visit it is located at 26700 SW 8th st. Miami. Their phone is 305-226-6923. Admission is adults $28,  kids 5-11 $15, 5 and under is free. If you want to glimpse  what it's like to be on an airboat, take a look at my video below. Enjoy!





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