Located at the midway point between Orlando and the world-famous Florida beaches, is Airboat Rides at Midway, a fun experience for guests of all ages. Airboat tours are a fun and exciting way to explore the natural beauty of swamps, marshes, and other wetland areas while being able to catch the wildlife along the St. John’s River in their natural habitat.
While Airboat tours are enjoyable for guests of all ages, they are particularly beneficial for seniors. Here are just a few of the many benefits of airboat tours for seniors:
Access to unique environments
Airboat tours allow seniors to see unique environments they may not otherwise experience. Many wetland areas are difficult to explore on foot, and seniors may have mobility issues that make it challenging to navigate through these environments. However, with an airboat tour, seniors can safely and comfortably explore the wetlands and see the wildlife that lives there up close.
Some seniors want to stay active but may not be able to engage in high-impact activities, which makes an airboat tour a great option. Riding in an airboat is a low-impact activity that does not stress the joints.
Opportunity to learn.
Airboat tour groups at Airboat Rides at Midway piloted by knowledgeable U.S. Coast Guard Master Captains can teach seniors about the wetland environment, the wildlife, and the history of the river. The experience alone allows seniors to learn something new and engage their minds.
Airboat tours can also be a social activity for seniors going on a tour with family or friends, and provides a shared experience and creates lasting memories. Seniors may also have the opportunity to meet new people while on tour, which can be especially beneficial for those who may feel isolated or lonely.
Relaxation and stress reduction
Spending time in nature and on the water can be a great way to relax and reduce stress by helping seniors disconnect from their daily lives and enjoy the beauty of the natural world.
Airboat tours offer numerous benefits for seniors, from access to unique environments to relaxation and stress reduction.
At Airboat Rides at Midway, there is no age restriction on who can come out with us on tour, and the oldest guest who has joined us so far was 98 years young. Unfortunately, our airboats are not wheelchair accessible, as wheelchairs or walkers cannot fit on the boat. However, there are ramps to the dock for guests to get down to the boats before getting assistance into a seat.
If you are a senior looking for a fun and exciting activity, book your next airboat tour with Airboat Rides at Midway now!
Sources: An Adventure at Any Age (wildfloridairboats.com); FAQs | Airboat Rides at Midway; Fun Retirement Community Activities for Seniors (miamitourcompany.com)