This is one of the questions we have briefly covered on our FAQ page because of the importance we will go into more detail to answer this question.
For five generations Captain Mike’s family has inhabited the St Johns River Area and conserving this amazing ecosystem is a top priority for family-run A St Johns River Airboat Tour, LLC.
Airboats are flat bottomed and skim the top of the water with little disruption to the aquatic plants and wildlife. Additionally, the propeller is above the water and will not cut or maim fish, reptiles, and animals like underwater propellers have been known to do.
The noise level these boats make is loud. Some believe that it can negatively impact the birds of the St Johns River, especially during mating season. This is one of the reasons you want to make sure to pick a good captain who knows the area and respects these nesting sites by turning the engine off during your airboat ecotour.
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