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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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Relaxed educational kayak tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This whole tour was amazing. Well worth the money. Alligators so close but pose no threat as they avoided us at all cost. Loads of lovely birds to see. So peaceful and relaxing. On the boat trip more great birds and manatees and Jim was in no rush to finish the tour, he spent so much time making our trip... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had a wonderful trip with capt Jim. Saw many water birds including Ospreys, egrets & ibis plus a raccoon eating oysters on the shoreline, manatee and turtle swimming by. The highlight of the trip has to be the dolphins a mother and calf pushing the fish towards the shore and then following them to eat . A little later capt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Fantastic kayaking experience in the Everglades - Tod is gracious, attentive, knowledgeable and skilled. From booking to payment an outstanding experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We booked a private kayak tour with Tod and a private motorboat tour to the 10000 islands with Captain Jim. Both were great. We were looking for a tour which did not bother the animals and was respectful of the amazing nature of the everglades and it was exactly that. Tod is very friendly, organized and kowledgeable and takes you... More 

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