Differences Between Swamp Buggy and Airboat Tours

Airboats and swamp buggy rides are very different experiences and also have very different effects on the delicate ecosystems found in Florida Everglades.

What is an Airboat?

Airboats are propelled by an above-water propeller and have a flat bottom that glides over the water with the least amount of disturbance to the St Johns River. Learn about the effects of airboats on Central Florida’s ecosystems

What is a Swamp Buggy?

The Swamp buggy consists of an open, large, elevated platform that seats up to 20 passengers that ride on giant tractor tires. While it might be tempting to see the everglades atop a swamp buggy their tires and tracks cause direct harm to these delicate ecosystems.

Why Choose A St Johns River Airboat Tour

Airboats and swamp buggy rides are very different experiences and also have very different effects on the delicate ecosystems found in Florida Everglades.

What is an Airboat?

Airboats are propelled by an above-water propeller and have a flat bottom that glides over the water with the least amount of disturbance to the St Johns River. Learn about the effects of airboats on Central Florida’s ecosystems

What is a Swamp Buggy?

The Swamp buggy consists of an open, large, elevated platform that seats up to 20 passengers that ride on giant tractor tires. While it might be tempting to see the everglades atop a swamp buggy their tires and tracks cause direct harm to these delicate ecosystems.