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“This is a must for anyone going to the Everglades!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shurr Adventure Company Day Tours

Shurr Adventure Company Day Tours
32016 Tamiami Trail East, Everglades Chamber of Commerce, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 877-455-2925
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Owner description: We are a small family business that is recommend by Outside Magazine, Livewell Network, and we have worked with the Kratt brothers from PBS. Our kayak trips are like no other and when you paddle with us, you paddle with friends. Our groups have a small guest to guide ratio. We have a shuttle vehicle, variety of permits and paddling locations, comfortable kayaks (both single and doubles) and all of our guides are professional naturalists excited to share this wonderful place with "you" our guests.
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Massachusetts
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“This is a must for anyone going to the Everglades!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

My husband, 10 year old grandson and I were recently in the everglades and signed on to Shurr Adventures for an all day kayaking trip through both cypress and mangrove swamps, as well as estuaries. The cypress swamp, more like a cypress cathedral ,is imprinted in my mind forever.
Our guide, Ali ,was very knowledgable about the area and we felt very safe despite seeing several alligators along the way. it was the highlight of the trip for me. It is worth the cost a then some.

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Washington, DC
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“Personal service in the Everglades!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

We did a combo trip with Alli and Justin - a morning trip from 9 to 11:30am, and the sunset trip at 4:45 to 7:30pm. They picked us up at our motel for the first trip, and we followed them in our car to Turner River in Big Cypress National Preserve. Alli guided the first kayak tour, with four others included. For the second trip, we met Alli and Justin on Chokoloskee Island and did the sunset tour in the waters around the Ten Thousand Islands. The environments of the two tours were very different; Turner River was much more enclosed, while the Ten Thousand Islands were much more open. You don't need to be athletic for the trips, but we wouldn't recommend the tours for someone grossly out of shape. Overall, the paddling was worth it for intimate tours of the area.

Justin and Alli were both great guides, very patient and very knowledgeable. They're a great married couple, with backgrounds in the natural sciences and photography. Besides the actual tour, they were wonderfully accommodating. After both trips they gladly recommended restaurants in town for meals, provided a bottle of water for each kayaker, and offered granola bars and fruit for everyone during the trip. Justin even called us in the evening after our sunset tour to let us know if Shark Valley (a local bike path / bike rental area) was open, since we didn't have internet at our motel.

The trips were well worth the price, but individually felt a little short. We definitely recommend doing multi day or a single day combo trip to get the most out of the trip. One two and a half hour tour is over-priced for the limited time you get. We recommend Shurr Adventures for people looking for more of an eco-tourist experience from a different perspective. You won't see much more than if you spent hours on the boardwalks, but the personal service and perspective from the water make Shurr Adventures a good buy.

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“Sunset among the Ten Thousand Islands...Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

We took an amazing sunset kayak trip with this husband and wife owned company during our stay in Everglades City. The couple took us out into the bay and we paddled leisurely for two hours as the sun was setting over the water. They were so nice and friendly and also knowledgeable about the ecology of the area. We learned a lot about the mangroves and the birds and fish. The colors were breathtaking and we felt really comfortable with our guides.

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“Great guides! Small, intimate kayak tours through the Everglades.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

My husband and I were given a wedding gift of a romantic sunset tour with Shurr Adventures. Amazing! We'd go again in a heartbeat. The most immediately noticeable difference between this tour and others, was how small and personalized Justin and Alli have made these tours. We were happily surprised to see that it was just my husband and I on the tour, along with our guide, Justin.

Justin was EXTREMELY knowledgeable about the wildlife in the area (also a self-proclaimed 'Bird Nerd,' which I loved) and was actually pretty hilarious along the tour. Not your usual cheesy group tour -- instead it felt like a kayaking trip with friends. He's a knowledgeable, funny, and considerate guide who offered us snacks and water along the way.

The sunset, naturalness of the area, and birds were beautiful and calming...my husband and I both agreed that the photos on the website don't do it justice. Right around sunset, so many different kinds of birds flock to one particular small island of the 10,000 islands...an incredible sight to see. If we had tried to do this trip on our own, we wouldn't have known where to look for such an amazing sight.

It's pretty clear that Justin and his wife Alli (who was very nice and helpful as we took off and returned from our tour) have put a lot of thought into this business, fulfilling a need for those seeking a more intimate and personalized kayak tour company. Definitely recommend booking with them if you are in the area!

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Brooklyn, New York
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“Skip Disney and go to the Everglades!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2008

All I can say is AWESOME! Living in Brooklyn New York doesn't give us the chance to experience the real outdoors and our trip through the Everglades was literally a breath of fresh air.

Last time I had been to Florida was to go to Disney World and Sea World and looking back it is really a shame I didn't just skip those and head right to the Everglades.

We took a overnight trip with Shurr Adventures and had an amazing time. Our guides Justin and Alli Shurr are as knowledgeable as they are friendly. By the end or our trip we had learned many things about the Everglades and it's history, kayaked along with dolphins, saw alligators up close and camped on a beautiful little island off the Gulf of Mexico that let us see a beautiful sunset and sunrise. Plus they provided us with a great dinner right on the beach!

I can't thank Justin and Alli enough for giving us a great safe and fun trip that made us feel like we were traveling with old friends. I highly recommend Shurr adventures to anyone and really hope more people discover that a Florida vacation is not complete without going to see the Everglades.

Ian & Brooke

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