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“a must if you go to the Everglades” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Everglades Rentals & Eco Adventures

Everglades Rentals & Eco Adventures
107 Camellia Street, Everglades City, FL 34139
239-695-3299
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Owner description: We've been providing novice and experienced paddlers with a wonderful and unique way to experience the timeless, pristine Everglades for more than thirty years. Our family owned business has offered diverse, economical and dependable recreational opportunities for travelers wishing to experience the "real" Everglades. Please join us on one of our guided experiences with an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist guide and experience the fun for yourself!
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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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“a must if you go to the Everglades”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Our guide, John, was knowledgeable and helpful; and we happened to go on a day when there were no crowds, perfect weather and water was a navigable level. Lots of wildlife, incl. alligator families and many birds. I highly recommend it to get a good overview of that part of the Everglades.

Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Kayak paddle along the Turner River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We began at the north end of the Turner River with John as our guide. We paddled through 3 ecosystems with John explaining about the fauna and wildlife very close to us, as the water path was narrow. It was a beautiful and informative excursion and I would recommend this adventure. It was not strenuous at all and it takes you off the road to experience the true everglades.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Relaxing family afternoon on the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My family enjoyed our time in the kayaks on the everglades. We were fortunate to have John guiding us. He's very knowledgeable and passionate about this area. The kayaking is reasonably easy and we got to see plenty of 'gators. We also spotted a python and quite a few birds (although strangely there are more to see along the canal that lines Hwy41). A real highlight is the ride through the dense mangroves into an amazing open area. Such an amazing place. It's a shame there's so much invasive water weed growing in the freshwater section. Makes paddling a bit challenging. All in all a great way to spend a few hours relatively stress free and communing with nature

Visited January 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Definitely the highlight of our Florida trip.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Kayaking in the Turner river with these guys was good fun (no kayaking experience required, by the way). Gators, birdies of all sorts, mangroves - we had it all. John, our guide, was excellent - chatty and knowledgable. We went for the early morning paddle and it was great.

Visited January 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Paddle into a new day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This was a fantastic 1/2 day adventure in the everglades. We saw several gators of all size, more bird species than I can remember, and amazing vegetation. Almost anyone can do this adventure. I went with my wife and parents, and none of us are experienced paddlers or fitness junkies. Ask for John. He's a passionate and enthusiastic guide who knows the area well.

Be sure to call and ask about the water levels before planning your trip. The water level will dicate what you see and where your tour will be.

Visited December 2012
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