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Florida Everglades airboat rides preparation guide

So you’ve decided to visit Florida. Florida Everglades airboat rides are the best ways to discover nature and wildlife. You have made the right call. We want to make sure you have the best airboat ride Pompano Beach has to offer. It all starts by being sure you are well prepared. You will need a few essentials to make your journey more comfortable. Don’t worry. Airboat tours aren’t that complicated. We want to make sure you are ready for your Everglades adventure. This article will take you through how to prepare for your airboat ride so you are prepared to face the Everglades wildlife and all it has to offer.


The best clothing for Florida Everglades airboat rides


The first thing to know is that airboats can go fast. You can expect some wind. However, Florida tends to stay hot. You don’t want expensive clothes or jewelry. Your best bet is to take clothes that are both practical and inexpensive. Ideally, you want to feel comfortable without worrying about your jewelry or fancy items. The keywords to remember are: practical and comfortable. We, therefore, recommend a t-shirt and shorts, with either some sneakers or sandals. 


If the weather is colder, you might want to bring a long-sleeved shirt and perhaps some jeans. You will find long sleeves, jeans, and sneakers are the best clothes to carry during the colder season. A windbreaker can be a great idea, too, just in case the ride gets a little too windy. The clothes you will want to take are very much weather dependent. They need to be comfortable. One item you might want to bring across all seasons is a poncho. The Florida humidity is especially notorious during the wet season. 


Preparing for the Florida sun

Don’t forget to bring along a pair of polarized sunglasses. Sunglasses will avoid the sun obstructing your view. You will have better visibility of the Everglades’ wildlife. For example, it is a lot easier to spot a crocodile or an alligator with sunglasses if the sun is shining in your direction. Sunglasses are, of course, an excellent way to make sure the sun doesn’t damage your eyes too. We mention polarized sunglasses because they often produce less glare than regular sunglasses. It will furthermore increase your visibility without adding any unwanted artifacts.


The sun can also affect your skin. To stay safe under the sun, make sure to take your sunscreen with you. The last thing you will want is to get sunburned, as it can spoil any day out. Even further than that, protecting your skin is just better for your health all around. Please make sure to take your sunscreen. We want you to have the best time possible, without any side effects from the Everglades sun.


Preparing for the Florida heat

Handling the sun is one thing while being prepared for the heat is another. As you know, heat will dehydrate you. You will therefore want to bring some drinks with you, water being the best choice here. Our airboats are equipped with coolers so you can put your water bottles or sodas in the cold. We also bring along some of our water but feel free to bring your own if you prefer sodas for the added energy. Speaking of energy, you can take your snacks with you too. Being out there in the heat can make you a little hungry, and the last thing you want is hungry belly rubles to distract you from enjoying your day. 


Florida Everglades airboat rides extras

Hot weather brings bugs. Those are a fact of life in the Everglades. There aren’t as many as people might imagine, but it is always a good idea to bring bug spray along with you. It is just another thing that can make a difference in how much you will enjoy your day.


Speaking of extras, but still, essentials, don’t forget to take your phone or your camera with you. Make sure those batteries are full before you come onboard. There are many creatures and natural sights to take some awesome pictures of. You don’t want to run out of battery and miss out on some great shots that you can later share with your friends and family!


As you can see, most of those essentials are pretty easy to round up. You will have most of them with you already. The most important thing to take out is that you will want to approach your ride with a practical mindset. You can always ask us questions as you’re booking online. We will always answer you and help you get ready for the best airboat tour experience!

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