The world becomes your classroom when you embark on a tour with Peace River Charters! The scenic Peace River is home to an incredible array of plants and animals. Sustained by freshwater springs, rainfall, and peaty soil, it provides an ideal environment for lush flora and fauna. Ride with us and you’ll get a first-hand look at the abundant plant and wildlife that call the idyllic Peace River home.
Meander through the Marshes
The Peace River is a vital part of the South Florida ecosystem and is home to a diverse and lush array of plant life and foliage. When you take an airboat ride, you’ll notice bountiful greenery in secluded areas, moss-covered live oak, and riverbanks lined with palmettos and cypress.
Take an even closer look and you’ll discover sweet gum, water locust, and cabbage palm. You may even see Coreopsis, the state wildflower. This delicate flower with yellow blooms can be found on the banks of the river year-round. Of course, don’t forget about the mangroves that grow up and down the river and increase in density as the water becomes saltier.
Discover Over Two Thousand Species of Wildlife
The aptly named Peace River is one of Florida’s hidden sanctuaries of natural beauty. More than 2,000 animal species call the waterway and marshland home. Explore the marshes and mudflats to spot a wide variety of birds, whitetail deer, squirrels, raccoons, cranes, and spoonbills. Your guide will know exactly where to find snoozing alligators, basking turtles, bald eagles, brown pelicans, and nesting osprey.
Try your luck at spotting something rarer! There are still a handful of black bears that are scarcely seen. Keep your eye out for Florida panthers, gray foxes, armadillos, and even manatees, which are a fan favorite on the waterways.
Planning Your Trip
Come see what we’re all about! Join us for an exhilarating airboat tour and see how many varieties of plants and animals you can see! We’re located in DeSoto County, just a short drive from Sarasota, Venice, North Port, and Myakka City. Reserve your Airboat tour today.