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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 "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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What could I say that hasn't already been said. Tod is a great guy who provides a great service. I will add one thing, we were back in our hotel room for about 20 minutes after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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breezy point, ny
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breezy point, ny
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What could I say that hasn't already been said. Tod is a great guy who provides a great service. I will add one thing, we were back in our hotel room for about 20 minutes after our great day with Tod when we heard a knock on the door, it was Tod and he had key lime pie for us... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Day Tripper was worth every penny. We were rather price conscious when deciding what to do in the everglades, and decided to extend ourselves a bit with this tour, and now that it's all said and done, I would have paid double for the experience. On top of that, Tod and Captain Jim were amazing at their jobs. We... More 

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New york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was traveling with my family (9 of us) and I really wanted to do this tour. I had to convince the rest of my family because it was going to be a cold morning kayaking through the Everglades (45 degrees F). I told them it would be an adventure, and it was! First of all, it was a beautiful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

While on family vacation in Marco Island, we decided we wanted to do something exciting and fun, Florida-style. After some research, we found Tod who offers private tours of the Everglades. There were 9 of us, including 2 children. At first we were concerned because it would be $700 for all of us to go, but we all decided for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Tripadvisor doesn't lie, this tour deserves the 100 percent 5 star reviews. This was the highlight of our family's week on Marco Island, kids 7 and 9 y.o. A quick drive to the Port and we were transported to the real Everglades. We saw dolphins, manatees, osprey, pelicans and many other birds and animals, collected shells, heard stories about pirates... More 

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amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This februari we did this kayak tour in the Everglades. Although were more city than nature lover it was great. Actually it was the best thing we did in Florida! The views and silence are impressive. Todd is a wonderful guide who really knows his way and tells you interesting thing. But he also gives air to experience everything yourself.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Most Excellent Day! We found Tour the Glades with Historian/Adventurer Tod Dahlke and Naturalist/Coast Guard Captain Jim on TA and decided to do a boat ride through the Everglades for my husband's birthday. We left Port of the Islands Marina around 10am on a gorgeous February morning heading out to Panther Key. Our guides were so keen and knowledgable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a wonderful tour, and Tod is a great guide. I wanted to see the Everglades, and initially, I thought we wanted a airboat tour. After a little study, I realized that the best way to see the Everglades including the wildlife is by kayak. I was attracted to Tour the Glades because it offers private tours. Everything worked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

What a wonderful experience on my birthday. The whole family traveling through the mangrove, each in a separate kayak. Our two boys (10 and 12) loved it, experienced freedom, watching gators and birds, paddling through the tunnels and in open waters. It is just breathtaking and a life time memory. Thank you Tod for this journey. Your experience made the... More 

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Olney, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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