Airboat Adventure

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The last time I went airboating,  I was 7 years old. I went to the Everglades with my family when we used to live in Miami. That was a long time ago, but I remember it being such a fun experience. When I got invited by Marsh Landings Adventures Airboat Tours to go on their airboat ride, I was ecstatic to experience airboating all over again!

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Marsh Landings Airboat Tours is located in the St. Cloud area, about 30 minutes from Orlando. The waterway that you go on is actually connected to the beginning part of the Everglades. That gives you an idea on how massive the Everglades really is.

I invited my friend Brenda to join me. The sun was shinning and we couldn't wait for our airboat adventure to begin!

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We took part of the 90 minute tour, on a 6 passenger boat. They also offer two other tours of 60 and 120 minutes.

With our hot pink headphones on, we were ready to go!

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We made sure to sit in the first two seats of the boat. We wanted to be in front of all the action!

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Yes, that's an alligator!!

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The alligators lay their eggs in mounds, like this one, that they build with swamp grass.

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At one point in the tour, we got close enough to see baby alligators- which obviously the overprotective mama alligator did not like. She started hissing at our boat.

I didn't even know alligators could hiss!

But we got the hint and continued on with the tour.

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We then came across this little guy. It's seems like he came out of nowhere.

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You can't tell by picture, but we were going pretty fast!

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Besides being on an airboat, I really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful scenery. It's not everyday that you get the chance to be that close to nature.

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If you're ever in the Orlando area and want to do something fun and different, then you should check out Marsh Landings Adventures Airboat Tours. It's an experience that the whole family will love.

Thank you again Marsh Landings, we had a great time!

Posted on October 13, 2014 and filed under Travel.