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Garl's Coastal Kayaking Everglades

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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, snorkeling 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 and SUP.
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Garl is amazing.

Garl is just amazing ! He knows more about the "Glades" then the natives that live there. He knows about all the creatures and is a really really nice guy. His tours are not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Garl is just amazing ! He knows more about the "Glades" then the natives that live there. He knows about all the creatures and is a really really nice guy. His tours are not the normal tourist everyday ones. You will be right there in the middle of the glades. Great for families.

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Battle Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

this was a very good tour, the tour guide was a scientist type of person, not just some college kid giving tours, so his information was very good on the ecological side of it. best part of tour was seeing real live alligator in Everglades swamp and also the pond kayak trip with the alligators in mangrove swamps. I would... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

For most of us toiling in the brick and mortar world, an eco-trip to the Everglades, we hoped, would provide that opportunity to step out of our mundane comfort zones and remember, re-experience the pristine challenge of nature, walking through a swamp, paddling through mangroves. My nine-year old son kayaked within 15-20 feet of an eight-foot gator to snap a... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Go there if you want to have some magic in the eyes and a wonderful experience being part of nature ! Don’t miss the fantastic (and sadly endangered) Everglades! Don’t go there if you are in a rush, or not sensitive to nature and environment, or not patient (wildlife does not come in front of you like in a zoo!).... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went with Garl before he was famous! We did the everglades tour. It was fantastic! He did the best job and was the nicest guy! The trip was amazing. That was almost six years ago. Well we decided to do the snorkel tour this past Saturday and were lucky enough to to get Garl as our guide. Once again,... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The drought in the Southern Everglades limited the available wildlife, but Karl worked hard to find it. (Water levels were at least a foot below normal.) We "slogged" to several cypress mounds looking for gators - found one. Others members of the tour had decided to come at last minute so were not properly dressed for walking in the sawgrass... More 

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Fairmount, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The family that run this company are friendly and easy to work with. They were not busy so they allowed us extra time on the water at no extra charge. Very friendly easy to work with/

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Garl's is must...... Great experience. Took 9 High School kids on the trip and they were skeptical at first but at the end it is all they could talk about. The guides are very knowledgable and easy to talk too. This is a must and we cannot wait to do it again next year. We have rearranged our schedule so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

August 2013 and again this July 2015 we went for a full day experience with Garl's Coastal Kayaking. No matter if Don or Garl is your tour expert, you can be sure to get a fantastic day in a fantastic environment with a fantastic guide, who knows about everything there is to know about Everglades and it's wildlife! The warmest... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is with heavy heart I give this review. I was extremely looking forward to this trip and had done my research per website and trip advisor, the reason I'm giving it a low score is that the trip was not as described. I understand that every trip is different due to weather/time of year etc but I felt information... More 

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