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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 will have everything you'll need during your tour. 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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Kayaking with gators!

We had a great time with Tod last summer. I didn't know what to expect, finding someone that just advertises through TripAdvisor. To my joy, Tod was very professional and worth... read more

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Inman
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time with Tod last summer. I didn't know what to expect, finding someone that just advertises through TripAdvisor. To my joy, Tod was very professional and worth every dollar. I recommend this excursion to everybody!

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a fabulous day in the middle of everglades, to discover its fauna and its flora, accompanied by Tod, the most fascinating and fascinated guide I've ever met. It remains my best memory(souvenir) of our stay in Florida. Beatrice

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Bonita Springs, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I took a tour with Tod and it was outstanding. He really knows his stuff and taught us a lot about the wildlife in the Everglades as we were seeing it. He has a nice manner and is good company. The tour was much better than I expected, I have to say. Go with this one!

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Thank Cary Z
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We filled a fullh day with 2 private tours, doing the boat trip in the morning followed by kayaking through the mangroves in the afternoon. I don't think the day could have been better, the amount of wildlife we saw and how close we got was truly unforgettable including Dolphins, Manatees, Alligators and all sorts of birds. What really set... More 

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Thank Alex E
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time taking the Motorboat Eco Tour through the Everglades with Captain Jim. He shared a lot of interesting information about the different birds, sea creatures and plants we encountered. We even came across some dolphins swimming right by us! We eventually reached Panther Key island and spent 20-30 minutes there exploring the beach before heading back.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the second kayak tour we took with Tod, and this time we brought our 3 kids, ages 7, 7, & 10. We strongly recommend Tod's kayak tour. Here are a few things we especially appreciated: His flexibility - Tod checked in with us every day to discuss the weather and booking alternate dates. His preparedness and organization, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of five will NEVER forget our fantastic experience in the Fakahatchee Strand and Ten Thousand Islands Preserves...thank to the enthusiasm and personalities of Tod and Captain Jim. The day was a great balance of activities - kayaking through the mangrove forests (Tod has perfected easy entry and exit from the kayaks for guests), boating through waterways filled with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can throughly recommend Tods bespoke wildlife tours. It was certainly one of our holiday highlights! A must for anyone wanting to experience and learn more about the Florida everglades. Ditch the power boat tours and opt for one of Tod's cool Kayaks – you won't regret it.

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of a private tour of the Mangrove forests with Tod. He is the utmost professional. His knowledge of the Everglades and it's inhabitants is amazing. We saw many beautiful birds and several gators. It was very peaceful and quiet. You can choose a double or single kayak, we had a double. The cost... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Day Tripper tour with Tod and the booking process was really smooth. In the morning we joined Tod for a 4 hour kayak tour through Mangrove forests and it was just tremendous. Tod is an excellent guide and really cared about our experience and was excited about every animal sighting. He even took wonderful pictures and... More 

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