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Tour the Glades - Private Wildlife Tours

Address: 32016 Tamiami Trail East, Everglades City, FL 34139
Phone Number: +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...
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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 and hiking trips, motorboat tours as well as overnight camping. All our tours are led by Native Naturalist Guides that can assist with everything you'll need during your visit. We are priced the same as the "big group tour" companies but only do Private Tours. Quality instead of quantity is our goal. This approach is better for the environment and the absolute best way to explore the Everglades....just you and your own personal guide.
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Olney, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

First post ever to Tripadvisor. Yes, you could do an airboat tour of the Glades, but is that the best way to really experience SW Florida? After going through mangrove tunnels, getting close to a dozen alligators, and enjoying tidal wilderness like no other w Tod, I can emphatically say no. This was by far the best nature guided experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

My two daughters, ages 17 and 20, and I spent two days and a night with Tod. We spent the first morning kayaking through mangroves where we saw alligators, fish, and wild birds. Tod shared his extensive knowledge of the Everglades and was patient and helpful every step of the way, including when one of our group melted down over... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

we've done a lot of tours al over the world. Tour the glades is maybe not the most spectacular tour you can find on the planet, but it will be in my top 3 for a long long time. First of all, better than Tod you will have a hard time to find them. He response very fast on your... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Everything worked out just fine. From the first contact, payment, meeting there until the end of the trip by Kanu through the glades. Tod is an very experienced guide who as a lot of knowledge and some funny stories to tell. We did the sunset tour which was a beautiful experience as the lights were perfect around 4 p.m. Absolut... More 

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French Lick, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Took a walk deep into the wilderness thinking we were filming a Jurassic Park movie. Saw strange plant life, wild fruit, cabins from 70 yrs ago, Panther tracks, air plants and other unique jungle items. Even ate wild grapefruit and Tod poured molding material into Panther prints so we could take the mold home. It was a great day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I took a trip to the Everglades for a few days in December and did the sunrise kayak tour with Tod. It was an amazing, breathtaking experience. Tod is clearly passionate and knowledgable about the Everglades ecosystem and wildlife. He took us to a beautiful, secluded area. For the entire four hours, it was just the three... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our family with kids (16 to 8) spent the morning with Tod in kayaks through the mangroves. He is very knowledgeable and attentive and worked hard to give us all a fabulous experience. We saw many birds, alligators, and fish. The colors change throughout the day as the sun changes angles through the dense canopy of mangroves and through the... More 

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Montauk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was our second excursion with tod, and it was just as amazing as the first! My boyfriend and I did the kayaking tour on our trip to Florida last year, so this year we did the overnight camping trip. It was a trip we will never forget. We saw manatee and dolphins, and combed the beach for 1000+ year... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you want to see the everglades in all its peaceful, natural glory without the loud roar of an airboat then look no further than this personal tour by kayak where the well informed, private guides take you on a personal guided tour through the mangroves and across glistening lakes where fish jump for joy all around you, alligators peacefully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Jenny was a terrific guide for a late afternoon kayak tour through lakes and mangrove tunnels. High lights were the mullets leaping two feet out of the lake about every minute as the sun set. An added bonus was the set of photos Jenny took and sent to us that same evening.

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