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Everglades Airboat Rides – What is the Best Time of the Year to See Alligators?

Everglades airboat rides take place throughout the year, but you might be wondering what time of the year is best to spot that alligator in the wild. You should know that Florida has two main seasons: the wet and dry seasons. We will take a look at those two seasons to determine when the Everglades sees more alligator activity, and we will also determine what the best season is in terms of comfort for you to come and visit. As you will find out, it depends on what sort of weather makes you feel more comfortable.

Everglades airboat rides during the dry season

The dry season takes place from December through April, and it is the most popular season for tourists that come to the Everglades. The reason for its popularity is due to dryer weather and lower temperatures. Don’t get us wrong, Florida is still hot and sunny during the dry season, but it is not as sticky and humid as the wet season. It generally makes for a more pleasant experience, especially for people that don’t want to handle too much heat and humidity. However, you should remember that the dry season is by far the most popular. You can expect a lot of tourists, which might make it harder to book certain places and activities.

Everglades airboat rides throughout the wet season

The wet season usually starts in May and generally goes through to November. At that time, Florida sees most if not all of its rain. The weather is more humid, and the temperatures are hotter, making it harder and more endearing to handle. However, some people enjoy the wet season because it represents a more authentic experience of Florida. The fact that it is a less popular time of the year also means there are fewer people and tourists around, making for a better experience when you don’t like to face many crowds of tourists. Ultimately, it will come down to personal preference, but you should know that Florida is worth visiting during both wet and dry seasons. It is just a matter of weighing the pros and cons and figuring out what works best for you and your vacation schedule.

The best months for alligator activity

Alligators tend to be more visible when they are the most active, and those creatures are busiest when they are courting and mating. Spring is when most of the mating and courtship takes place. Alligators tend to woo each other starting in April, and they tend to breed during May and June. It will be the best time of the year in terms of alligator activity, and you are more likely to encounter them than at other times of the year.

However, visibility might be an issue if you happen to pick a rainy day. We won’t risk bringing people out if the weather is too rough, as we never compromise on your safety. It should also be the case for most airboat operators. Don’t worry though, there are still plenty of sunny days during the wet season, so you will be able to enjoy Everglades airboat rides throughout that time of the year.

Ultimately, the dry season still sees plenty of alligator activity. Our captains are natives from the area, and they know where the best spots are to find those magnificent reptiles. It comes down to your personal preference for weather conditions and what time of the year you can plan your vacation. Feel free to contact us if you want to inquire about alligator activity in the Everglades. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have about those fabulous creatures. We understand people’s desire to encounter alligators in the wild, and we will always do our best to try and make it happen.

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