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Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures

Address: 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Everglades City, FL 34141
Phone Number: +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 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

First trip to the Everglades on November 7, 2014. Let me start of by saying that we loved the tour provided by Capt Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures. THE SWAMP BUGGY: The swamp buggy is a monstrously huge, open-air gas powered vehicle. It moves alongat a rather slow pace (which suits the purpose of enjoying the Everglades).This tour is not for... More

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Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Went on this tour with 3 friends from Switzerland who have a hard time understanding English spoken with accents. Kenny's speech was articulate and easy to understand which made the tour very enjoyable for all. Kenny proved to be extremely knowledgeable and he drove with great care which was perfect for 70+ year old people. We had ordered a stone... More

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My wife and I had a great 4 hour tour, going back about 10 miles into the swamp from our starting point. Our guide, Cliff, grew up in Big Cypress and knew the place like the back of his hand. We highly recommend the private tour. Cost a little more but worth it!

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carbondale pa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went surfing on the internet to find an adventure in the everglades. Well, we found it. Since you have to use latitude and longitude to find the adventure, I knew it would be good. We meet our guide on the side of the dirt road. Guide Kenny Hill, who informed us of the do’s n don’t n there weren’t many.... More

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Captain Steve Markley's Swamp Buggy Adventure is a must see and do in the Everglades. As a Gladesman and sixth generation Floridian Captain Steve knows the back trails of the Everglades, and has a wealth of knowledge to accompany his Swamp Buggy tour. I highly recommend this adventure for bird watchers, and nature lovers. You never know what you will... More

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

Thanks for the great review! Very few people spend 3 to 4 hours in the swamp and most come away from it with a new sence of love for the everglades for us at Captain Steves were not doing a job we are enjoying our selfs.Thank you again.I LOVE MY JOB! More

Pittsburgh, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was one of the best times we have ever had. Captain Steve & Otis were full of knowledge one history and nature of the everglades. Otis spotted a bear and we captured a once in a lifetime pic. Captain Steve is a big heart. We enjoyed our day adventure and still talk about it today. We are looking forward... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 reviews
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 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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