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Garl's Coastal Kayaking Everglades

Address: 99010 Overseas Highway, Point of View RV Resort, Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone Number: +1 305-393-3223
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Owner description: Garl's Coastal Kayaking is the ultimate tour service of the Florida Keys and Everglades. We are the...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Owner description: Garl's Coastal Kayaking is the ultimate tour service of the Florida Keys and Everglades. We are the first and original kayaking/slogging tour in the Everglades with the most experienced guides.We offer kayaking, hiking, and fishing in pristine, often unexplored areas of south Florida, the Everglades and Key Largo. We offer a variety of tours and trips 7 days a week and can customize any of our trips. See our website for trip details!We now have rentals- call or see our website for rates. Kayaks, paddle boards and paddle boats.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Our Everglades excursion was the highlight of our recent trip to the Keys. We only booked the half-day tour, concerned about our lack of paddling experience and the amount of kayaking on the full day tour. However, now I wish we'd done the whole day! Our half-day experience started at 11am and ended about 6pm. Our guide was Don, who... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Prior to booking the full day tour with Garl's Coastal Kayaking, the price looked a little high. But, based on some great reviews, we decided to give it a shot. Wow, what a great day! By full day, Garl means that your tour will take all day. I think our day with him lasted about 9 hours. He is a... More 

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Syracuse, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I took the full day trip with Don! It was awesome!! We weren't expecting to have a Biologist as our guide. He was very knowledgeable about everything in the Everglades and made the trip very interesting! It was fun seeing parts of the park and learning things we wouldn't have if we were on our own. We... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Garl is highly experienced and knows the mangroves in the Florida Keys better than anyone. My small group had a great time photographing the many critters underwater in the mangroves. We will definitely go out with him again.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went out with Garl recently for a full day adventure and had a great time. It was a very full day. We started at about noon and didn't get back to his shop until 8 p.m. My wife and I were combined with other smaller groups to make a group of about twelve people. We started with a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Been on this trek 3 times. Something different every time. The hike into the aligator holes is one of the coolest things I've ever done. The guides Garl and Don are super friendly and knowledgeable and conservation minded. The ocean kayaking with wine at sunset the night walk after...can't say enough about this jem of an adventure. Thank you so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had we not taken this tour we would have been disappointed with the Everglades. Our guide (Don) was extremely knowledgeable. The kayaking was through a beautiful mangrove forest - we would definitely take the tour again on our next visit (as it is always changing and adapting based on the season and day to day conditions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was the highlight of our South Florida vacation. We had our 2 kids (4 & 7) with us and had a blast! My 4-year-old was a bit bored with the kayaking portion of our trip as I think she was a bit too young... We had Geoffrey for the afternoon and he was FANTASTIC! Very nice, knoledgable and didnt... More 

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Bingley, West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We looked at lots of leaflets and reviews and decided that Garl's was our choice for the Everglades and what a good choice it was. We visited in November which seemed to be a perfect time for us because we were the only people on the trip! Jeffrey was our guide and collected us from Key Largo and then tailored... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It was Tuesday, November 17, and I had the extreme good fortune of being the only one booking a full day tour. I not only got Garl all to myself, but I was able to have major input into the schedule. This was truly amazing because I am a kayaker and all I wanted to do was kayak, kayak and... More 

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