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Nice trip down mangrove canal

It was a nice relaxing trip down a calm canal. Beautiful scenery. If was cool so only 3-4 crocs... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2019
Agoura Hills, California
Highly Recommend the Boat Tour

Buttonwood Canal is a man-made waterway in Everglades National Park. The easiest way to access it... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2016
Tucson, Arizona
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Jan 27, 2019
“Nice trip down mangrove canal”
Dec 14, 2018
“Yawn, Better Tours in the Park”
This manmade waterway is part of Everglades National Park.
Flamingo Area, Everglades National Park, FL
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

It was a nice relaxing trip down a calm canal. Beautiful scenery. If was cool so only 3-4 crocs to see. We saw some dolphins which doesn't happen every trip. We saw about 7 different types of birds on the trip. You also go into...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We were in Flamingo at the south end of Everglades National Park. There were two boat tours offered at the marina, the backcountry tour and the bay tour. We chose the backcountry tour after asking questions about the difference. We hardly saw any wildlife. As...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank FifiBojangles
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Fun times paddling with teenage son among the alligators and crocodiles. I so appreciate our National Parks. They are truly a treasure.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ellen N
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Probably the guide and what you see are the biggest predictors of experience. The day before we did the 10,000 Islands tour out of the Gulf Coast Visitors Center and had an amazing guide and a super experience. Our tour of the "backcountry" was way...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank yellowbfly
Reviewed February 15, 2016

We had a lovely lunch: veggie burger with a salad and beef burger with hot chips. Everything was really delicious. The hot chips were excellent. The key lime pie was really good too. Definitely recommend eating here. The restaurant looks a bit drab with plastic...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank SharonandUrsus
Reviewed February 13, 2016

A great place to fish take photos canoe chill out take an air / boat ride birds fish animals reptiles all in there own natural environment

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Wesley N
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Buttonwood Canal is a man-made waterway in Everglades National Park. The easiest way to access it is at Flamingo marina, at the end of the main park road (40 miles south of the entrance). You can rent a canoe or take a narrated, 2-hour educational...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed November 25, 2015

▪️Recommend? Light yes ▪️Location and parking: About 40 miles from the park entrance and a lot of easy parking. ▪️Tour booking: In the gift shop ▪️Boat guide service: Positive, knowledgable NPS concessionaire. The guide knew the area and the history and told it well. ▪️What...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank packcal
Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We took this boat tour to see the mangroves and learn a bit about the environment. We really enjoyed captain Steve's narration - although obviously scripted it provided good overview of the surrounds and interesting facts. I would recommend this tour to anybody who would...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Elsa B
Reviewed June 6, 2015

We did the 2 hour backcountry boat tour of from the Flamingo area of Everglades National Park. (There is a different boat tour from this marina of Florida Bay.) The tour leaves from the marina and goes up the Buttonwood Canal to Coot Bay. (There...More

Date of experience: May 2015
4  Thank winindc
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