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Tour the Glades - Private Tours

32016 Tamiami Trail East, Everglades Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-260-4577
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Owner description: Tour The Glades specializes in low impact, PRIVATE eco-tours in the Everglades & 10,000 Islands. We offer guided kayak trips and hiking tours as well... more » Owner description: Tour The Glades specializes in low impact, PRIVATE eco-tours in the Everglades & 10,000 Islands. We offer guided kayak trips and hiking tours as well as overnight camping adventures. We're open year round and can help with whatever you need during your visit to the Everglades area. We're a small family business therefore we offer family discounts. We offer special group rates as well. If you like being herded into a van with a group of people and handed a granola bar this probably isn't the tour for you. Check out our website for more info. « less
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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I decided to go to the Everglades for my bday weekend so we contacted Tod 1 1/2 weeks before we decided to go and he was very welcoming and set up everything perfectly. We met Captain Jim on Sat morning at 9am for a 3 hr private boat tour of the islands and then at 330pm we... More

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South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Everglades for the first time, and hooked up with Tod, and are so glad we did. It was a great trip! Tod was very professional and met with us very early in the morning so we could get started. We really enjoyed the tour, with the personal attention and the knowledge that Tod had... More

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Tulare, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We went kayaking with Tour the Glades in March, 2014. We did the 4 hour Backcountry Everglades Kayak Tour with Tod. He was very knowledges about the the mangroves and plants within them and the local animals/birds. We saw birds, alligators, & a large blue crab. The mangroves were surprisingly beautiful & peaceful. Loved our time on the water. Additionally,... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

What a great trip!!! We had to drive over two hours from Key Largo to take advantage of this kayak tour of the Everglades. Worth every minute we spent in the car driving. Jenny was our tour guide and she was amazing. Our kayaking tour was relaxing, exciting and everything we thought it was going to be and MORE. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Spent a glorious April afternoon with Jenny touring the Glades with my family of me, husband and three boys (age 7,10 and 13). From the very first email, Jenny and Tod were efficient and professional and the superb service continued in person when we met Jenny at the appointed place. She could not have done more to make us feel... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We loved our trip so much last year, we did a longer one this year. Last year we did the Experience the Everglades backcountry tour. Tod was very knowledgeable and patient, and having the tour limited to just our family of three was ideal. Kayaking quietly through the mangroves amongst the wildlife was fantastic (and we loved eating the blue... More

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Chesaning, Michigan
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you want to impress 4 teenagers this is the trip! My family of six did the 4 hour morning tour with Tod and it was BY FAR the highlight of our Florida trip! My kids can not stop talking about it! They were a little nervous when I told them we were going kayaking with alligators! But my family... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Tod was an exceptional guide kayaking through the everglades. He was knowledgeable, patient and a great guide. I would highly recommend his personal tours over the larger group tours. He even cataloged our trip in pictures that he emailed us.

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Juchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The canoe was incredibly beautiful. To paddle through mangrove tunnels, to see Gators and learn a lot about the nature of the Everglades us will remain always a nice reminder. Thank you Jenny for that. On this tour, alligators are not scary, but it's just fascinating. Don't worry, here you are all incredibly well. Yours Marion + Volkmar

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I choose Tour the Glades from other Trip Advisor recommendations and it was by far the right choice. I couldn't have ask for more, the trip itself was very relaxing and Tod was so knowledgeable about the area and the environment. He always got back to me right away and was very accommodating, he even brought oranges and chocolate for... More

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