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29 Nov 2012
Stuck on tips for your family's Florida vacation? Trying to find something which could be both fun and educational for the kids? North America's oldest ecosystem, the Florida Everglades, hosts an original attraction, the airboat ride. Airboat rides are a thrilling method to explore the famous 'River of Grass'.

Everglades Airboats

What exactly is an airboat?



Airboats are large, flat bottom boats that use an airplane propeller for propulsion. Because of their shape, they're perfect for gliding within the sawgrass and vegetation contained in the Everglades. Able to reaching speeds of 70mph, they are an adrenaline junkies' dream. Many organisations also provide slower paced ecotours suited to classrooms or large families. Airboat captains must...