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Tour the Glades - Private Wildlife Tours

32016 Tamiami Trail East, 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...
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Type: Adventure
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our family took a private kayak trip with Tod and loved it! Such a beautiful morning as we glided through the mangroves. Kids will never forget this one of a kind experience.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A private tour with no time stress, thanks to our fantastic guide Tod! One of the highlights of our roundtrip in Florida!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

I liked the calmness! No other people... It was just me and my wife kayaking through the mangroves seeing birds, fishes and aligators. An amazing experience with Jenny as a perfect guide!!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Tour the Glades really delivers. Tod is incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Everglades, generous with his time, and just an all-around respectful, easy-going person. He is also incredibly patient, given my complete lack of experience with kayaking, or rowing of any sort, and my general ineptitude with one-armed rowing. Whether you see many animals or not, the beauty of... More 

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We booked a private tour for the 2 of us. Everything was arranged by email, and everything went EXACTLY as promised. Jenny (the guide) was relaxed, super competent, and very knowledgable. The equipment was in great condition, and the tour through the mangroves was really cool. Would definitely recommend these guys without reservation!

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I looked around for a kayak tour through the Everglades. There are several to choose from in the area. I'm SO glad we went with Tour the Glades with Tod. It was a quality experience and a great value. Try to remember, the Everglades is not a zoo so there is no guarantee you will see certain animals. However, on... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Jenny took us out for our private trip which lasted about 4 hours with no sense of being rushed at any point. Jenny had great knowledge and pointed out lots of interesting wild life, manatees, alligators, birds and fish which we would never have spotted on our own. Our beach combing on a deserted island was great but no matter... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were lucky to have both Tod and Jenny on board. They specialize in private tours and it showed. It was exactly what someone who had never been to the Glades was looking for. We saw manatees, a gator, and dozens of varieties of birds. The beach-combing stop on a remote key yielded a bunch of collectable shells. They know... More 

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