The Everglades, Florida: Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tour

Kategorie: Sights / Facts

As of June 2011

We took the chance to experience the service and the adventure of Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tour – who are the experts in this business since 1953.

It was very easy to find this venture as we just had to follow Tamiami Trail and look out for the ultra large American Flag on the side of the road.

This is how Wooten´s advertise their business on the website, which sounded quite fair:

The Only Total Everglades Adventure! — Swamp Buggy Rides | Airboat Tours —

Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tour is who you want to see for the best tours of the Everglades and swamps of south Florida. We offer airboat tours of the glades and swamp buggy rides through the marshes that allow you the opportunity to see the exotic plant and wildlife in its natural habitat. Our company is the only one around who can tour both the Everglades and the Cypress Swamp, and we also give the biggest Everglades tour in the area!

Everglade Tours—Since 1953
Our tours through the Everglades are something you and your family will remember forever. The airboat Everglades tour travels through the mangroves and marshlands, approximately 40-45 minutes, and is for 6–18 people at a time.

Swamp Buggy Rides
We also offer awesome swamp tours on our swamp buggy. These tours can carry up to 25 people and show exotic foliage and different plant life and run for approximately 40-45 minutes.

Animal Sanctuary
One of the most memorable parts of our Everglades and swamp tours are the exotic animals you see in their natural habitat. These animals include: Bobcats, Snakes, Turtles, Deer, North American Crocodiles, Alligators, Panthers


Firstly we walked around the so called Animal Sanctuary and hoped we would find the animals in a better condition than at Sawgrass Recreational Park. Well, at first sight it really seemed like that. Cages were a bit larger and a bit cleaner, but still … when I saw the big tigers and panthers and all the other large animals … they just seemed to eke out a miserable existence. Although to many visitors it might be absolutely great to come close with a tiger or a panther or such, but these are still creatures like us and need to be taken care of correctly. I would rather never in my life see a tiger or a panther again than see him under those conditions … Anyway, I did not like this at all.

After this we took the chance to join the Swamp Buggy Ride, which was a lot of fun, although the mosquitoes seemed to just love me … The tour guide was of high knowledge and pointed out every sight, every tree and anything else which was of interest to his guests. Perfect! I did enjoy the tour.

The airboat ride was awesome. Although most of the time this guy really took care of speed and fun, he still found moments to stop the boat here and there, talk about the Everglades and point out some of their natural inhabitants. It was an exhilarating tour. Thank you!