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Ride down the Withlacoochee River - 04/14/2013
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During my short stay at Gainesville, Florida I was searching for places to visit in and around the town. One of my friend suggested to go for a AirBoat ride in a place near  Inverness . Going for a Boat ride is different but the thought of AirBoat ride excited me and others as well. Researched the location and called Wild Bill's Airboat Tours  to reserve slots for 8 people for Sunday afternoon. It is an one hour ride along the   Withlacoochee river. Withlacoochee River (or Crooked River) originates in central Florida's Green Swamp, east of Polk City. It flows west, then north, and then turns northwest and finally west again before it empties into the Gulf of Mexico near Yankeetown. There are different varieties of birds and alligators in and along the river and it was a pleasure to hunt for them during the ride. The different shades and the colors of water at different places, leaves and the woods around was truly amazing. The climate was also just appropriate. We stopped at various places of the swamp and enjoyed the unspoiled beauty of nature with brief narration from the capt. We learnt that there are huts alongside the swamps where people stay and they mainly engage in fishing. Most of them have their own small air boats. Other than the Wild Bills Airboat Tours, there are other groups as well who arrange for such rides. For those who don't know what an AirBoat  is; It is a flat bottomed boat driven by air propellers and mainly...

Ride down the Withlacoochee River



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