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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 95 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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fishersville va.
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

No wonder National Geographic Magazine ask this guy to guide them thru the Everglades!! Garl knows the crocs by name, the location of the most unusual plants and one of the largest bird rookeries in the park. We explored areas where no else goes and paddled the best of the mangrove creeks. Don't miss this opportunity while at the keys,... More

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Meerbusch, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We are a family with two moderately fit, middle-aged adults and two sporty boys ages 12 and 15. We did only half a day and were initially apprehensive about walking knee-deep in the Glades but... That turned out to be the best part of our tour. Absolutely awesome! So interesting and exciting. Getting to the Cypress domes, spotting a gator... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We recently spent 3 weeks touring the SE USA and our trip to the Everglades with Garl's was perhaps the highlight. Our guide, Geoffrey, was enthusiastic, informed, and passionate about his role in educating the public and protecting the Everglades. He was clear that we shouldn't expect comfort, but we should expect an adventure. He was careful in managing the... More

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Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited the Keys recently and I had picked out kayaking with Garl long before we left for the trip. My boyfriend and I are both nature lovers and work in the field of biology so this was high on my list of activities to do. He took us into the Everglades and showed us all the things he loves... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I drove from Miami Beach to Key Largo for a day of kayaking with Garl's and it was fantastic! Mary is a sweetheart and the experience is fun and affordable. $35 for 4 hours in a 2 person kayak was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon - and awesome tip from Mary to stop by... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We did the full day Everglades adventure on August 13th with Jeff as our guide. Started off slogging to 2 gator holes. Spent 4-5 hours kayaking down the coast and finished up with a night walk. Saw several snakes, a big Barred owl, many alligators, ospreys, white pelicans, spoonbills, a school of sawfish, sharks, manatees, a bald eagle, skimmers, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My girlfriend and I tried Garl's during our vacation to Miami and the Keys in June. They were more than accommodating with getting us a tour guide especially considering we didn't make reservations and just called the day we wanted to go. We had decided to do the few hour trip to the Everglades which was fantastic. Our tour guide... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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