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Air Boat Rides Old Fashioned

Discover the wild natural swamps of Florida on the beautiful St. Johns River.
Address4888 Babcock St NE Palm Bay, FL 32905-2810
Phone(407) 568-4307
Enjoy the beautiful St. John's River in Central Florida on our 6 person airboats. We provide the best ride through the marshes of the scenic St. John's River on real air boats for an "Old Fashioned Airboat Ride" in the Central Florida Everglades. Only 45 minutes from the Orlando area attractions and 15 minutes from Kennedy Space Center, Old Fashioned Airboat Rides will provide one of the most memorable stops on your Central Florida vacation. This is the true Florida, the way the natives enjoy it!
* See Wildlife (such as alligators and eagles) * 90 Minute Guided Tour * Ride on Real Airboats (Not Barges) * Six Passenger NOT 16 * Your Family * Eco Adventure * Central Florida Airboat Rides * Swamp Tour of the St Johns River

Moorhens and coots move just far enough to allow my passage, and then scramble to scarf up the grass shrimp and minnows stirred up as I pass. Nearly fifty generations of these marsh birds have interacted with the humans and their airboats; by now they seem to know how we think and how much room we need as we share the river valley. Effortlessly, the boat slides across the grass and dollar weed as I make my way to a patch of open water. Small shad thrash the water's surface as bass chase them from below, and birds feed from above. I give the engine a little more throttle as I slide up the bank and power the boat to the edge. The bow is hanging off the bank over thin air, just enough to allow good casting into the frenzied school of fish.

The airboat is more than just a mode of transportation, it is a safe haven and portal into and out of an otherwise hostile environment. As dusk arrives, the shriek of eagles playing gives way to the trill of a family of raccoons making their way to the waters edge. Turtles push off of logs as the warmth of the sun fades into the trees. Soon the sound of the marsh by day will turn to a din of crickets and mosquitoes as the splash of feeding gators and the hoot of owls mark the shift change. I watch the reflective orange eyes of gators sink slowly from my light as my air-propelled sled slides by.

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