Fort Lauderdale Airboat Tours

Experience the ecological diversity of the Everglades on an exhilarating Fort Lauderdale Airboat Tours. You’ll see alligators, the rich bird life, and flora and fauna on a powerful airboat that will allow you to cover miles of this rich biosphere. Power through swamp and saw grass on an adventure for the whole family. Ride the Wind offers clients the unique opportunity to co-pilot and even drive the airboat themselves. Feel the rush as you take the controls and zoom over the sparkling water and past dense saw grass ecosystems. You’ll journey beyond where the roads and hammock trails can take you, into the wilderness of the Everglades itself as it is seldom experienced. The tour will cover a full 36 miles of this stunning national park into wilderness that simply cannot be reached without the use of an airboat. The Everglades is one of South Florida’s natural crown jewels and no one should visit the national park without experiencing it from the comfort of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride. Contact Ride the Wind today to book either a 2-hour private tour or a one-hour semi-private tour.

See Everglades Wildlife Up-Close


Besides seeing alligators, you’ll have a chance to see diverse birdlife on your airboat tour in Fort Lauderdale. The famed naturalist and artist, John James Audubon journeyed to the Everglades to document and observe the rich bird life the Everglades has to offer, and for good reason. The park boasts over 360 bird species. The park also features 16 wading birds, the beautiful and elegant white ibis being among them. The park is also home to several species of herons, egrets, and ibis. The Everglades is host to such diverse avian life due to its strategic location along many birds’ migratory paths. The Everglades offers a perfect habitat where birds can raise their young, drink, and eat. It is also home to the snail kite, a bird that generally is rarely spotted anywhere else in the world. Bird watchers from around the world flock to the Everglades for the opportunity to catch glimpses of rare species. On your airboat ride in the Everglades, you’ll have a chance to spot a host of different birds.

Building a Better World

Fort Lauderdale Everglades

The Everglades is also home to diverse snake, turtle, and mammal life. The unique Florida Panther prowls these swamps and though fewer than 100 panthers remain in the wild, keep your eyes open for this majestic creature. As you coast through this amazing swamp, your tour guide will point out alligators, and maybe even a turtle or a snake.

You might even see a real life python. The python is a problematic invasive species in the area. In South Florida there has been a problem where people who keep pythons as pets release them into the canals. They then make their way from Miami’s canals to the Everglades where they breed without many natural predators. Recently, there was a python hunt held in the Everglades in an attempt to eliminate this invasive species. On your Fort Lauderdale airboat tour, you might catch a glimpse of this invasive species.

Whether you’re an avid birder wanting to add more species to your list or want to get up close to an alligator from the safety of your boat, a Fort Lauderdale airboat tour is the choice for you. Enjoy the Everglade’s rich flora and fauna on a Fort Lauderdale airboat tour like no other. Book your Ride the Wind tour today to experience the diverse life that the Everglades has to offer.

Ecological Awareness Combined with A Day of Fun

Airboats are designed with the motor perched on the back of the boat, above the water, rather than below the water, like most boats. This allows us to protect the fish, reptiles, and delicate plant life that lives beneath the waters of the Everglades. Motorboat rotors, when they are located beneath the boat, pose a risk to manatees, alligators, and other important animal species. Airboat tours are closely monitored by the park service for their ecological impact. Educating the general public about the river of grass is just one step in ensuring that the Everglades is around for generations to come. South Florida’s water needs, pollution, run-off, and urban development all threaten this very delicate ecosystem. By visiting the park and learning about this important environment, you can see firsthand the importance of water conservation, careful ecological stewardship, and smart urban development. By taking an Everglades airboat tour, you will learn about this essential watershed and see its significance firsthand. Contact Ride the Wind to learn more about this amazing opportunity today.

Enjoy the Everglades’ Number One Attraction

Bring your family and friends for either an hour or two-hour Everglades airboat ride. This attraction is not to be missed. You’ll carry the memories with you forever, on this unforgettable experience. Contact Ride the Wind to book your tour today!