When planning a trip to Central Florida, you have many choices for tours, attractions, and adventures. If you’re looking to branch out and try something new that gets you close to nature, an airboat tour is family-friendly and fun for all ages. But make sure you do your homework! Here are some common mistakes that could turn your vacation into a nightmare. 

  • Not looking at recent reviews. You can access reviews before booking your tour with the click of a button. Check out the company’s Facebook, Google reviews, and even TripAdvisor. Make sure you search for the most recent reviews to ensure that the customer experience hasn’t changed. Look for a company with far more good reviews than bad ones, and you should have a great time. (Looking for a shortcut to Peace River Charters’ Google reviews? Our pleasure! https://bit.ly/3WJQPVK)
  • Not researching the distance between your accommodations and the attraction. There are a lot of attractions in Central Florida, and it can be easy to confuse a tour you thought was down the street with one that is hours away. Without a bit of research, you could spend more than two hours in your vehicle. Be sure to check the distance or choose to book lodging near your tour. (Pro-tip: Contact your airboat company to find out if they have lodging recommendations or options for transport. 
  • Not inquiring about cancellation or rescheduling policies. If you’ve been to Florida, you know just how unpredictable the weather can be. From full sunshine to a full-on monsoon, it is essential to be aware of the weather and the policies your chosen charter company has in place. Most companies are happy to wait out the storm or reschedule before they resort to cancelation. Before booking, contact the airboat company directly and ask them about their cancellation policies.
  • Not checking the company’s website or social media for deals and discounts. Charter companies will often run special deals to enhance your experience. Instead of a service like Groupon, try going directly to the source. Call your company or navigate to the company’s website or social media accounts. There, you might find special, verified discounts or promotions that you can use during your visit while knowing that the deals and offers are genuine. 

Now that you know what to look for and have done some research, are you ready to book your airboat ride with Peace River Charters? We’re located in DeSoto County, just a short drive from Sarasota, Venice, North Port, and Myakka City. Reserve your airboat adventure today!