We choose an airboat for our eco-tours of the St Johns River because they are the least invasive option for us to share this magical world with local residents and visitors in Central Florida! Here are a few Airboat Pros & Cons. Pros – Flat bottom design which glides over the water is not only safer for the ecosystem it provides a comfortable ride for passengers.
Airboats are very fast and agile the propeller and powerful motor makes it easy to reach speeds above 40 MPH as well as the ability to make quick turns and travel narrow and shallow bodies of water. Best of all airboats are fun! Cons – They use a lot of gas and cost a lot to operate and require more maintenance than other options. They are not good in choppy water and bad weather- See our weather policy on our FAQ page. They are not quiet! We provide headphones for those who would like them. What to Bring on Your Airboat Tour with A St Johns River Airboat Tour. To learn more about airboats and the St Johns River check out our blog.