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Airboating in the Florida Everglades thru Florida Villas Direct

Florida is famous for the Everglades National Park, a unique collection of swampland with bogs, ponds and brooks, which at one type covered a huge area of Florida and was the home and last refuge of the Seminole Indian Nation in the Indian Wars. The Park is the largest sub-tropical wilderness in the U.S.A. and is home to many rare and endangered species including the Florida Panther. One of most efficient methods of travelling the Everglades is by airboat. With its flat hull and big peddler airplane propeller on the rear, the airboat is capable of riding over land as well as water, and only needs less than an inch of water surface under hull.

If you are taking a Florida holiday pretty much anywhere in Florida, especially in Middle or Southern part of Florida, one of the mainly enjoyable things you can do is take a Florida airboat ride.

Riding in an airboat is really exciting and can be the highlight of a Florida holiday. One minute you might be traveling leisurely down a stream cloaked in mist and bounded by high mangroves as well as cypress trees adorned with Spanish Moss, and the next minute you are racing along a slim waterway cut through eight feet tall reed beds at forty-five mph. The best part of our first travel was while the skipper shot directly over a raised bank of land and after that did a 360-degree twist without any warning. The complete experience was something similar to riding a roller coaster but devoid of all the ups & downs.

As soon as you are out in the Everglades you get the opportunity to see a wide variety of Florida flora and fauna in their natural environment; including turtles, bald eagles, deer, otters, alligators, manatees, many water birds like blue herons, cranes, egrets, and some of the 27 species of snakes which live in this wilderness.

Accommodation can be arranged prior to your arrival for your Florida holiday and can be in close proximity to the Everglades at Marco Island, Naples, or the Florida Keys, or if you do not object to driving then why not combine a visit to the Everglades with time at the theme parks of Disney, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. A Florida villa with its own private swimming pool can be booked through Florida villas Direct who offer a choice from over 500 villas in the Disney area, on the Gulf Coast, and in the Florida Keys.