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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Destin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We took this trip in dry season so there wasn't much to see in the way of wildlife but our guide Ken had a lot of stories and information to impart. We enjoyed the prospective of riding through the cypress forest andvsice it was the dry season there were no bugs. Would recommend just don't expect too much if your... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Captain Steve -- Where do I begin? At first all seemed great. I spoke to Captain Steve on the phone around 2 weeks before I was to arrive in FL to book the tour. I booked my tour based on the company name "ADVENTURE" and a YouTube video he had made touting the 60 animals you can see -- mainly... More 

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

Your funny! Do you think that after all my great reviews that people will beleave anythin you say.Its all about the money i wouldnt refund yours so hear it goes!People like you take vacations and get money back from alot of there tours by doing this.Not me your kids all went to the beach all daybefore and where tired.your a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My family and I recently took the swamp buggy tour of a lifetime. The trip was nothing but an absolute pleasure, and Capt. Steve was extremely knowledgeable about everything from plants to wildlife and even the ancient Indian legend of "Billy Concho." The swamp buggy itself was very interesting and extremely safe. We saw numerous birds, deer, and alligators along... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is an amazing adventure through the Big Cypress National Preserve in the Everglades. Captain Steve shared so much information about the preserve, animals, plants and more. This is a unique experience that everyone should do when they visit the everglades. You can tell Captain Steve has a love of his job and the Preserve. We were able to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What a great way to see and understand the Everglades and what Florida is really about. Capt Cliff provided us with a wonderful tour, explaining so much about the Florida we didn't know about, what it used to be, and how it has become what it is now. He was very personable and took his time listening to our questions... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had a great day with Kenny Hill and Capt. Steve. WE knew it would be fun but what we didn't expect was how informative the trip would be. I have lived down here for years and learned more about the everglades in one afternoon than all of the previous time. Their love of nature and particularly Big Cypress came... More 

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Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I was on a tour with Capt Cliff(5th generation gladesman) an he took us into the cypress domes and we got to see excellent views of plants an wildlife(squirrels, alligators,deer, all sorts of birds) And if your lucky as I was we got to see a water snake(which I was told it was poisonous by Capt Cliff) All around great... More 

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