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Address: 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Everglades City, FL 34141
Phone Number: +1 877-871-5386
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Description: Me and my family are 6th gen.Gladesman and would love to show you the Big...
Me and my family are 6th gen.Gladesman and would love to show you the Big Cypess National Preserve the largest subtropical swamp in the USA where plants and animals grow and live no where else in the world.See the elusive Panther,black bear,wading birds,deer,its a photo opurtunitie of a life time.Call and talk with me and lets plan a trip.I LOVE MY JOB!!
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Great time with the family

My whole family spent the entire day with Captain Steve and could not have had more fun. We started the day with an air boat tour through the Everglades. This was not the typical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Webster, Florida
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Webster, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My whole family spent the entire day with Captain Steve and could not have had more fun. We started the day with an air boat tour through the Everglades. This was not the typical "tourist trap" air boat ride. We spent several hours touring the same waters the locals boat on, not just some predetermined run of the mill tour... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Thank you Captain Steve for an excellent introduction to Big Cypress on your swamp buggies. Our group had a great experience touring through this beautiful landscape. In addition to encountering scientists doing research on native bats, we also saw panther tracks. That's when Captain Steve's crew quickly made a plaster-of-paris mold of the tracks for one of our group. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Captain Steve is a great guy who really want you to enjoy your trip into the Everglades. We had a great day and saw lots of alligators and a pair of great horned owls! A truly unforgettable experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We came across Captain Steve on Tripadvisor, and it was totally worth it. We wrote some mails back and forth and met him today in Everglades city. He took us on a trip to the everglades. On the way there we got a looooot of information on the fauna and flora, the weather and the Eco-system . He was going... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We did both the airboat and swamp buggy tour with Captain Steve. He is a fifth generation gladesman, and it showed through his knowledge of wildlife and the Everglades. We did the all day airboat tour, lunch was provided, and we got to go where no other commercial tour boats were able to go. We went deeper into the everglades... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We took the swamp buggy tour. There was nothing swampy about it. We drove down a gravel road that a compact car could manage to drive down. We had to get off the buggy a couple of times to find a small area of water to check for wildlife. Not that fun when you weren't told you'd be walking through... More 

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Steve M, Owner at Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures, responded to this review

So very sorry that it was dry season I go thru this every year.It is a natural occuance that the Glades go dry I wish it was different but there is nothing I can do about it I tell everyone that I talk to that its dry season.But I will give you a free trip for your family during wet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We live in Florida and took family from up north to the everglades. Captain Steve is knowledgeable and passionate about the everglades. Dry season, but did drive and walk through swamp. Saw several animal species in 3-4 hour tour, one was endangered. Enjoyable, much better than typical short tourist rides. Not sure why there would be any negative reviews. Some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My family took both the buggy ride and the air boat tour with Captain Steve. It was neat to see the Everglades in two such different ways. If you are looking for a personalized , family tour, this is it. We are lovers of the outdoors and were able to arrange for a stop to roast marshmallows and hot dogs.... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Absolutely beautiful tour of an area of Florida seldom seen by most and narrated by a descendant of the original Florida Pioneers. His unique ability to intertwine his narration with original history and "Floridian country" humor made this one of the best tours I have ever been on. Plenty of gators and wild life and a up close encounter with... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I would recommend Captain Steve to anyone. In fact, I am planning another trip so I can bring my girlfriend, and she's a city girl. But she liked what my nieces said about Captain Steve, so she even wants to go. We want to come again. I just went on Captain Steve's Buggy tour. It was just what I expected,... More 

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Address: 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Everglades City, FL 34141
Phone Number: +1 877-871-5386
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Everglades City

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