Current Everglades and Airboat Status, Safety, and Access During Pandemic

airboat tourAt this time the Everglades and Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours are both opened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Everglades is open with modifications in place for COVID-19. The access to the park is continuing to increase in a phased approach, but all areas are open. Some concession-operated tours and services have modifications in place.

The first 10 miles of the Main Park Road at the Homestead entrance is under construction while the road is repaved. There will be minimal delays and one-lane closures.
If you plan to be on the water, use extreme caution as many navigation aids are still missing or damaged and will be completed in the upcoming months.
During the pandemic, digital passes are preferred to protect visitors and employees and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

As for us here at Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours, we will be returning to our roots and offering private tours as a result of COVID-19. We are now offering our usual standard tours, as well. 

We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 and we want you to know we are committed to helping stop the spread of this virus. We are a family owned business, for your safety and the safety of our employees we are diligently sanitizing our facility and equipment.  

We will offer private group tours at $450, plus tax. Reservations are suggested and coupons are NOT valid on a private tour. 

Going on a private airboat tour is a great way to get outside while social distancing and having fun.  It’s aexperience that you’ll never forget 

Here are some great tips before coming to the Everglades or for a ride on an airboat tour?

  • The Everglades’ weather can be erratic and unpredictable. It can be extremely hot and humid. It also could be stormy. It is always advised you pay attention to the forecast before visiting.
  • Always bring water.
  • Bring insect repellent, especially in the summer.
  • Wear sunscreen.
  • Wear the appropriate clothing for whatever Everglades activity you choose to do.
  • Keep an eye on your children.
  • Pets are NOT allowed on most trails.
  • Keep your pets on a leash in parking lots.
  • Do not feed or touch the wildlife.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants if you want to better avoid mosquito bites.
  • Stay at least 15 feet away from an alligator or crocodile.
  • Try not to touch plants, especially if you don’t know the species – it could be poisonous.

Explore the Everglades by Private Airboat Tour

The Everglades is a fun place to be, but remember to always be prepared and do things to stay safe.

Ready to explores the Everglades?  If you want to truly experience the Everglades, we suggest an airboat tour. You’ll get to see so much of Everglades on this vessel. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll never forget.

To book an airboat tour, call Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours at 800-368-0065 or click our  Everglades Private Airboat Tours page.