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Tour the Glades - Private Wildlife Tours

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Address: 32016 Tamiami Trail East, Everglades City, FL 34139
Phone Number: +1 239-260-4577
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Description: Tour The Glades specializes in low impact, PRIVATE eco-tours in the...
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 "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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Sunset Kayaking

We booked a sunset kayaking tour with Tod. When the booked data came up, the weather forecast predicted some showers in the afternoon. Tod was kind enough to contact us and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We booked a sunset kayaking tour with Tod. When the booked data came up, the weather forecast predicted some showers in the afternoon. Tod was kind enough to contact us and offered to re-schedule the tour! In the end we didn't mind the prospect of getting a little went and didn't regret going. We waited out a smaller shower under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I contacted Tod after doing some research on kayaking trips for me and my 7 year old son and I am so happy I did! He responded quickly to my emails, kept in touch and was clear about our arrangements to meet and did a great job of making both my son and I feel like we were in good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

What can we say that 278 other people haven't already said....this is the best tour in the Naples/Marco area. You will see Real Florida with a knowledgeable guide. The kayaks were very comfortable-- no sore bums!! No need to be fearful of the wildlife. Thanks Tod for a memorable adventure with my son, Matt. We had a wonderful time!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A great day out. We kayaked with Tod in the morning, gliding through peaceful alleys of mangrove swamp, and were very knowledgeably guided with information about the birds and other wildlife. In the afternoon we took a private boat trip with Cpt Jim who was equally informative and great to chat to about the Everglades. We learned loads and thoroughly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We spent 4h touring the everglades with Tod on an early morning, which we definitely recommend as a food time. Tod guided us through the quiteness of the sunrise, explained the nature and pointed out birds and other animals. We were very pleased with his calmness, friendlyness, knowledge and passion. We would choose him again for a next tour!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I went on a fantastic kayaking tour with Tod! Booking with him was extremely easy. I was very nervous about kayaking around alligators, but Tod really put me at ease and had a variety of solutions to make me more comfortable. We started kayaking in a pretty wide open lake area, so I felt very comfortable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We travelled as two couples and one baby (3-month old) and wanted to see the Everglades from an intimate perspective close to the wildlife and quiet enough to appreciate them without disrupting. This is the way to do it, and in a private tour with Tod you get all of the attention you could ask for. We were a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We booked with Tour the Glades for both the 10,000 motorboat tour with Capt Jim, and the Everglades hiking tour with Tod. 2 adults, and 2 children (5 and 7). We just had a fantastic time on both tours! Capt Jim did a great job on our private motorboat tour. We saw mangroves and open Gulf, and so many animals!... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were on the sunrise kayak tour with Tod this morning. What a great bloke ! I've never submitted a review on trip advisor before but we had such a fantastic time I felt that I needed to break my duck. We saw alligators, birds (too many to mention), jumping fish, rolling tarpon etc, etc. Tod was brilliant. He made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Booked a private kayak tour and was surprised that I was indeed the only one. My wife did not go as she is afraid of spiders and had seen a review with a large fishing spider picture. Tod offered to take her in a double kayak so he did all the paddling. She still declined as she did not think... More 

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