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Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures

33000 Tamiami Trail East, Everglades City, FL 34141
+1 877-871-5386
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Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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!! « less
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Just back from a wonderful trip on the swamp buggy adventure. Our guide Otis was very knowledgeable and explained all about the Everglades, the animals that live there and also so much about the plants and vegetation, stopping the buggy frequently to point out things of interest to us. We saw a few deer and watched them feeding - they... More

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Saint Petersburg, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had the pleasure of spending the day with Captain Otis. He was funny and knowledgeable and wonderfully accommodating. He made up for limited animal sightings with interesting stories and we got to taste and smell and touch all sorts of things unique to the Everglades. Worth every penny. Thank you to all.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Really enjoyed our tour. Otis was a very knowledgable and fun tour guide. Letting us ask any questions or stop whenever we wanted to.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was the experience of a life time. i think it could have been shortened 1 hour but it was worth the time and $. Captain Steve is very thorough and informative. He knows his "swamp stuff" . A very respectful man to his guests. It was a wonderful time. We actually got out in the swamp and had our... More

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Gough, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My family and I went on a swamp buggy ride with Capt. Steve. He was so nice and accommodating! My sister and I went with our three children and he made sure we all had a great time. This is by far the best way to see the true beauty of the Everglades. Captain Steve has got to be one... More

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Venice, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As activity coordinators for the 430 member Venice Newcomers Club, we planned an outing in the Everglades on April 4. One of the activities we suggested was a swamp buggy ride. We contacted Captain Steve and reserved eighteen seats on three buggys at $350 per buggy, which he required us to pay by January 2014. Seventeen people signed up for... More

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Greve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Back home from Denmark Hanne Kuld and Jens Delcomyn Kuld have to say THANK YOU for a super day trip (nearly 5 hours) on the 19th of April 2014. We was with super Mr. Otis in The Everglade. We booked one private trip and we enjoyed it much. Hi really made our day in Everglade Swamp special and fantastic. We... More

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Wolfville
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Cliff, our guide, was excellent. His knowledge of the ecosystem and the history of the area was impressive. His descriptions and stories along the way were interesting, which kept us engaged over the 4-hour adventure into off-road areas that we would never have seen otherwise. The stops and walk-abouts were fun and informative. He knew where to find the deer... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Recently a group of 6 booked a Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventure. I was quite surprised when my friend told me the cost was $100, but, I like adventure, so said, "sure". Our driver/guide was highly knowledgeable, and knows and loves the area. However, going during the lunch hour proved to be the wrong time. We did see the alligator... More

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

You need to check with your friend before you leave a review.1st my 4 hour private tour for 6 adults is 450.00 not 600.00 as you lead people to beleave! Thats 75.00 per person.To price it out a 1 hour airboat tour is 40.00 so for 35.00 more dollars your get 3 more hours and not waite in a line.We... More

Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Went on Captain Steve's morning tour and then the star gazing tour at night. Both were great and much better for seeing the everglades than any air boat trip. Could not have been more helpful.

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