Safely spotting gators is what makes alligator boat tours a famous Florida attraction. These creatures may be cold blooded, but you don’t only have to wait for the temperature to drop to get a peek at a gator.
Here are some year-round tips for seeing gators on our airboat tour across Lake Kissimmee.
Know Where They Hide
Stagnant waters, wetlands, and the shores of swampy stretches are a gator’s go-to spots. Along the shore banks of Lake Kissimmee, gators will typically create muddy pools to help regulate their body temperature.And while on tour, your captain will periodically stop so that you can look for movement in still waters.
And while on tour, your captain will periodically stop so that you can look for movement in still waters.
Alligators are stealth experts that know how to stay hidden up until the moment they strike. During the search for potential prey, sawgrass marshlands are the secret spot for lurking gators.
Even when the sawgrass flattens, gators will still be able to use these areas as camouflage while they scan for other wildlife.
Know When They Hide
Alligators have to eat, but they also have to keep their body temperature under control during the colder months. Alligators are known to be more active in cooler temperatures.
If you’re taking an alligator boat tour during the winter or fall, you shouldn’t have to look hard to spot some sunbathing gators.
In order to warm up, these reptiles will gather on dry land to catch the incoming heat of the sun, which provides a great view for nearby boat tours.
Pick the Right Alligator Boat Tour Captain
Boating with the team at Grape Hammock Fish Camp gives you the best seat on Lake Kissimmee.
Our USCG captains can safely lead your tour to prime alligator territory. If you want to schedule an alligator boat tour, visit our website or call 863-692-1500.