Tigertail airboat tours is a very personal and exclusive experience. They operate by appointment only and the two hour tour we took was so much more than your average airboat ride! Our guide (name escapes me) was just that – an excellent guide in to the Everglades: the nature, the fauna and the Indian history of this fantastic place.
The first stop on the tour was at the Tigertail family’s old hunting island. Now it was rebuilt to cater for animals such as baby alligators and turtles. Also fully grown gators that for some reason needed protection or to be looked after. All the time with personal (we were just our mother, father, daughter family on the tour) guiding from our guide. We got to see the animals close up and also get friendly with the young gators. Photos and tales of the old Indian style of life was equally interesting.
The boat ride felt safe and fun – but in comparison with the guiding and the island visits it came second. This tour may be a little more expensive than many of the others. But it is money well spent! You will get an insight in to the Everglades that is unique and special.