Top 5 Reasons to take a Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tour of the Florida Everglades

By Jungle Erv February 25, 2019

group on airboat ride speeding through florida everglades

Want to experience the Everglades? An airboat alligator tour is the way to go–an airboat can get you out into the most fascinating waterways without disturbing the ecosystem. And Jungle Erv’s is hands-down the best airboat tour in the ‘Glades. Okay, maybe we’re a little biased. Want to see how we back up that claim? We have some good reasons.

1. See Alligators and Other Wildlife

Jungle Erv has lived in the ‘Glades for generations, and he owns his own preserved land. That means that Jungle Erv’s airboats aren’t sharing the waterways with other tour companies or bumping into other tour boats while out on the water. Less traffic means you’re more likely to see actual Everglades wildlife, like alligators and rare birds! If you don’t see an alligator on your airboat tour, you’re guaranteed to see one at Jungle Erv’s alligator show.

2. Fun for All Ages

Jungle Erv’s is a family-run business, passing on the love of the land generation by generation. To foster that family atmosphere, we take special care to cater to families. We’ve seen how experiencing the Everglades can bring groups together, so we make sure to work with groups of up to 12 visitors to facilitate a hassle-free booking process that gets everyone seated together on the same boat. Plus, our tour guides are multitalented enough to engage 5-year-olds and 50-year-olds at the same time. Now that’s talent.

3. Bird Watching

Are you in it for the birds? Chances are you’ll see many native birds on our swamp tour. We also have a beautiful wheelchair- and stroller- accessible boardwalk that allows you to take a 10-minute stroll through the mangroves. Feel free to spend some time trying to spot some of the beautiful birds of the Everglades, as well; our boardwalk is the perfect place for birdwatching.

4. Choose Your Tour: Speed and Excitement or A Relaxing Cruise

We host a variety of tours so you can choose the one that fits your interests! Want to get your adrenaline pumping? We’ve got an option for that. Prefer to relax while you soak in the sights? That’s an option too! Choose from:
An Everglades Mangrove Canopy Airboat Tour
A Wilderness Airboat Tour
A Family Airboat Tour
An Everglades Special Combo Tour

5. Everglades History

We’ve been around for decades, and our tour guides know their stuff. Pick our tour guides’ brains to find out as much as you’d like about the history of the area, from the Seminole Native Americans who first settled here to the first European settlers who made their way into the land, to the legends and unexplained events that have imbued the area with such a sense of mystery.

Still have questions? Give us a call today! We’d love to answer your questions, get you tickets for the perfect tour, and help you plan your adventure.


A Letter From

Jungle Erv

Welcome to the
Florida Everglades!

I am Jungle Erv- son of the alligator man. My great-great-grandfather was a moonshiner and fisherman. My grandfather preached the Gospel to the Islanders. My mother traded deer meat with the Seminole Indians when she was a little girl. My father was the world famous alligator man. Why choose Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours? My grandchildren are 6th generation Gladesmen. Jungle Erv’s captains are all U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Get the BEST value with our FREE boardwalk and educational gator show. You do not need to sign a waiver to ride on Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours. Hope to see your smiling faces as we journey through the wild Everglades!