While our marshland tours allow vistors to see alligators both big and small, nests with babies are often found on our tours and the big guys can be seen basking in the sunshine on cool days. " WHAT A GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY" By taking our airboat ride in Centeral Florida you will you will be certain to see some amazing sights.
A big THANKS to all our customers who have provided these great photos to share!
BIG JAKE has provided use with his presents for 3 seasons and we hope he continues to hang around for many more.
Gaining the trust of these primitive creatures is a full time chore, respecting their areas, by staying just far enough away as not to scare them, yet close enough to see the alligator in his native state. In summer the alligators stay lounging in the waters around and under vegetation trying to stay cool, and in the winter months with cool nights they can be seen in plenty, laying on shores trying to warm themselves. When new nests are found you can stop and listen to the squeaks coming from all the brush and if you watch closely you can see many a little ones swimming around.
BIG JAKE has provided us with his presence for 3 seasons and we hope he continues to hang around for many more.
And babies too, scurry to and fro, we NEVER disturb the nests, but sit back and watch them or do they watch us??
And babies too, scurry to and fro, we NEVER disturb the nests, but sit back and watch them or do they watch us ??
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ALLIGATOR COVE Airboat Nature Tours Launch from CAMP MACK RIVER RESORT 14900 CAMP MACK ROAD Lake Wales, Florida 33898
BEST TEMPS for viewing gators, are when nights are cold and days are cool to a low warm, with sunshine. This brings the gatos out to shorelines to get their bodies heated up. The best months for viewing gators on our Florida swamp tours are
Dec. Jan. Feb. and March, if temps stay cooler.
Marshland Gator Tours
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WEEKDAYS When boat traffic is at its least is also the best time for viewing
Why are Alligators NOT seen in large numbers the summer time ? Gators are cold blooded and need to regulate their own body temps. The high temps here in Florida make laying out impossible to do, with the black skin and back solar panels they would overheat. The temps on the water are often 10 to 15 degrees hotter than on land with the waters reflective glare. So hide they do until late and then head into the waters to feed in the darkness, then returning to the hiding spots through the day.