With an airboat you can experience the excitement of viewing exotic birds, turtles and the Florida alligator in their own natural environment.
  Press the "Play" button on the video. Short clip shows the shallow water capability of an airboat. On our trip we saw Gators, wild turkeys, snakes and even a bald eagle. We included the eagle in the clip.





Air boats vary in size from 18 person tour boats to trail boats carried on a road trailer and suitable for two or three passengers. The flat bottom allows air boats to navigate easily through shallow swamps and marshes as well as in canals, rivers and lakes, it can also be used on frozen lakes. The driver sits high on a platform to improve visibility and to permit spotting floating obstacles and animals in the path of the boat. Steering is accomplished by swiveling vertical fins positioned in the propeller wash in the very rear of the airboat, so control is a function of current, wind, water depth and propeller thrust. Crabbing into the wind or current is required. The noise from the propeller and engine is quite loud; the majority of the noise is produced by the propeller.  




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