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Address: 99010 Overseas Highway, Point of View RV Resort, Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone Number: +1 305-393-3223
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Description: Garl's Coastal Kayaking is the ultimate tour service of the Florida Keys...
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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Best day of our vacation!

We found this activity on TripAdvisor and after reading the comments booked the half day tour. WOW, the reviews cannot do it justice! It was surreal gliding through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We found this activity on TripAdvisor and after reading the comments booked the half day tour. WOW, the reviews cannot do it justice! It was surreal gliding through the Everglades in the kayaks. Garl was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. Booking the tour was easy and email instructions were sent to us detailing what we should bring. Suzette even sent us... More 

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Concord, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are avid birders from Boston. We don't often hire guides, but since this was our first time in the Everglades I thought it would be a good idea. We actually paid a bit (though not a lot) extra for a private tour. And if you have a specific interest as we did I would say this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My 13-year-old son wasn't happy that I signed us up for the full-day tour. As we drove back to the hotel at the end of the day he talked about returning next year and adding Garl's snorkeling tour too. It was a fantastic day -- and we do intend to return. We saw the park during the dry season (March)... More 

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Minden, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Well what can I say this tour was amazing. Garl is a walking nature encyclopedia. Kayaking amongst the gators was surreal. So many elements to this tour it is never ending in a good way. The night walk was oh so amazing and the fireflies were out in full force and sparkling gator eyes. GREAT value for your money and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

As an activity to do with our guests while getting married in the Keys, we rented 8 kayaks from Garl's for a half-day for us all to get out on the water. On the phone and in emails before our visit Suzette was very friendly and easy to get in touch with, and was very accommodating. When we arrived for... More 

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Canajoharie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I took the all day hiking/kayaking/fishing tour (8 hours) with our friends and their 5 year old son. Garl is a wealth of information, literally stopping to show us everything from a baby barred owl, to an alligator hole in the marsh, to identifying different species of snakes. Garl is professional and safe and I would absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

we had an amazing day! We arranged a private tour as our group ranged from 5 year old boy to Peruvian Amazon adventurer. The photos were professional quality and the trip was diverse and interesting. Everyone has a fabulous memorable trip! However- we are all fit outdoor type and we were pooped by the end. 3 of us left 2/3... More 

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is my first review on TripAdvisor. Our experience at Garl's was so amazing that I feel compelled to let others know. I encourage you to take advantage of this tour. Based on the reviews from this site, I decided to book a tour for myself and my two teenage daughters. It was the highlight for our trip, and if... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

When we went to meet up with Garl, we were expecting an all-day tour and kayak. Basically, the half of the day was spent waiting for Garl to fill up his gas tank and eat snacks. We literally did the exact same things as the half-day people, and by the end of the day, we didn't even go kayaking! You... More 

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Suzette100, Manager at Garl's Coastal Kayaking Everglades, responded to this review

For our potential customers, please review the well over 200 5 star reviews about this trip and know that this is a false review. We have literally never run a trip that we didn't go kayaking on (that is exactly what we do on every single trip) and the part about Garl eating all day is baffling- he literally never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I came to the keys and decided we wanted to go on an Everglades tour. After not being able to get in touch with any other tour we decided to look on trip advisor and found this one. Boy are we glad we did! We were not able to arrange transportation from key largo to homestead where... More 

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