TAKE A WILD RIDE IN FLORIDA ON THE WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER!
Your opportunity awaits on the Withlacoochee River! Voted “Best Fun” by Fox 13, Wild Bill’s Airboat Tours is something you must experience.
Wild Bill’s Airboat Tours is located in Inverness Florida which is about an hour drive from Orlando. Their massive billboard sign cannot be missed! It is highly recommended that you make a reservation in advance so your wait time is greatly diminished. Another important thing to note when visiting is to arrive early! Thirty minutes to be exact. This business runs like clockwork and they don’t want to be waiting around for you to locate your phone that you dropped between your car seats. The staff are super friendly but timing is everything.
WHAT THE HECK IS AN AIRBOAT AND WHY CAN’T THEY JUST USE A REGULAR BOAT?
Airboats have two distinct features on them that set them apart from your average lake boat. These boats are designed for maneuvering through shallow, weedy waters that can be mucky so the bottoms of the boats are flat. If you put your run of the mill fishing boat into these waters with a submerged propeller, your boat would be ruined in no time. Airboats have a large cage propeller that sits on the back of the boat which keeps the boat moving like a well-oiled machine. In fact, Wild Bill’s Airboat Tours takes safety seriously and were the first in Florida to have Coast Guard Inspected U.S. airboats. Does anyone else begin to think of a classic movie when you think of airboats and swampy water? Water Boy anyone? Adam Sandler? Sun Kind of Living sure hope’s you’ve watched that oldie but goodie and experienced a laugh or ten.
DO PEOPLE REALLY SWIM IN THAT RIVER?
Sun Kind of Living is no stranger to wildlife and loves to pet an exotic animal or two but we are witnesses to people really choosing to take a dip in the Withlacoochee River. Now, they might have had an adult beverage or six BUT the fact of the matter is, there were people just wading in that water and we had questions.
The Withlacoochee River is teaming with wildlife. It flows all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. On the Withlacoochee you can see anything from big ole turtles sunning themselves on logs to beautiful birds sitting peacefully among the treetops but guess what also is prevalent in it’s waters…GATORS! Lots and lots of gators! Last time we checked, alligators and humans do not mesh well together in swampy wetlands but maybe with beer goggles on, they become friends instead of food. The people that were spotted by Sun Kind of Living on our tour didn’t become gator food so it seemed to have worked for them.
Wild Bill’s Airboat Tour is unique because you have the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural setting, not just in some aquarium tank or in an aviary at a zoo. These creatures are free to roam and live their life as they choose. With every airboat tour you take you get a new experience. Let us reiterate that if you love spotting gators, this is the place to go. Wild Bill’s Airboat Tours even has baby gators for you to visit before your ride and on the way out, be sure to stop and visit Bubba, the big boy!
WHY NOT TRY SOMETHING NEW?
Yes, Sun Kind of Living is aware of the usual Florida attractions. But how many times can you come home from your vacation and say you visited the same major theme parks for the sixteenth time and sat by the pool. Live it up people! Create a new memory! Experience something exciting! Give Wild Bill’s Airboat Tour a go. They will not disappoint and you will definitely have the memories and pictures to keep with you for a lifetime. Sun Kind of Living will definitely be back on the Withlacoochee River soon!