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Garl's Coastal Kayaking Everglades

99010 Overseas Highway, Point of View RV Resort, Key Largo, FL 33037
+1 305-393-3223
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Ranked #2 of 93 activities in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best eco-tours I've ever been on. I was lucky enough to go with Garl himself who is incredibly knowledgeable on the plants and animals found in the glades. He took us on a short hike which produced beautiful orchids and bromeliads (as well as an awesome kingsnake) in a truly unique ecosystem. Afterwards the kayaking... More

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Fort Mc Coy, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wow, this is such wonderful experience. Our guide Geoff was knowledgeable, respectful and enthusiastic. On our 2 cypress dome walks he showed us lots of facets of the Everglades that you don't witness walking around the boarded trails let alone zipping by at 70 mph on the roadways of I75. He took the time to explain what he was showing... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a really easy drive from Key Largo or Miami and will bring you to parts of the Everglades that you'll wonder if anyone other than Don & Garl have ever been to! Our tour guide (Don) is an Everglades expert, who’s enthusiastic and friendly. He catered the tour to our fitness/ experience level and was able to answer... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I was with a group who wanted to snorkel, and I didn't. This place was easy to find, had great service, they texted me directions (I recommend getting directions from them instead of trip advisor) and they texted me a receipt. They take cards and cash. They put into the water next to an RV park, which had clean bathrooms... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had the distinct pleasure of being led on an adventurous trip through the Park by Geoffrey; it was great b/c he is a science teacher and knows all SORTS of stuff about the Everglades! - Very good price for a full day of fantastic adventure - They provide all sorts of stuff to make your trip better (i.e. bug... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband, and teenage son and I had a wonderful peaceful private tour with Garl. It was about $75.00 a person which was well worth it. We were well cared for and expertly equipped with kayaks and snorkel equipment. Garl even shared some Gatorade and fresh fruit on our adventure. We paddled to a mangrove island and observed the quiet... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The most fantastic adventure of my 11 days in Florida - so different from Denmark. Garl is an amazing guide, so knowledable and cautious about the nature. Kayaking between alligators and croc's sounds a bit frightening, but you feel safe with Carl - he knows what he is doing. Will definately do it again next time in Florida. So -... More

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High Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was what my friend and I were looking for. We did not want the typical tourist tour of the Everglades. And wow, this was not "typical". Garl is Mother Nature's Son. We were so privileged to have him as our guide. He sees things no one else sees - and so you see it all through his eyes. He... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Because of bad weather we did not get to go kayaking. :( Garl's kept us informed of the weather and made every effort to go out but the weather would not cooperate. They were professional, courteous and issued a prompt refund of our deposit. I hope we make it back to Florida because I know it would have been a... More

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San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I took the full day kayak trip with Garl, and it was worth every minute. Though exhausted by the end-you must be able to handle the heat and exert yourself kayaking, it was 100% enjoyable. Critters we saw: alligators, fish, crocodiles, dolphins, bard owls, snakes-Garl got a python right in front of us-birds, vultures, etc etc etc. The birds were... More

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