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Address: Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 2396953101

This manmade waterway is part of Everglades National Park.

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Highly Recommend the Boat Tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2016
Tucson, Arizona
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Oyster Bay NSW
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5 of 5 stars 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 everything. The view across the river is so beautiful that we forgot about the drab... More 

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

2 Thank Wesley N
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars 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 boat tour that goes down the canal to Coot Bay and Whitewater Bay. We took... More 

Thank CrankingChick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 we saw: Mangroves and other trees, one croc and many birds. Wildlife viewing was disappointing.... More 

Thank packcal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 like to get a good overview of the surroundings and cover quite a lot of... More 

Thank Elsa B
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3 of 5 stars 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 are maps of the trail the 2 boat tours take at the marina, so you... More 

2 Thank winindc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The canal here is man-made, wildlife is sparse, and the tour is too long for what little you see. If you visit Everglades City on the Gulf Coast and take any boat tours, do not spend your time in Flamingo on this tour -- we were disappointed and bored with this experience after having seen so many birds on the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My friend and I took the Backwater Tour at the Flamingo center. It lasts about 1.5 hours, and although it is VERY informative and it is nice to see the man-made canal all the way to the Whitewater bay, it is expensive ($30 dollars) and there are a lot of other things to do. If you are more of an... More 

Thank fcandara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I took the boat tour with Captain Steve and his wildlife spotter. We saw several crocodiles, alligators, waterfowl, and buzzards but even better were the two bald eagles. Captain Steve was very knowledgeable and I feel like I learned quite a bit from him. I definitely feel it was worth my time and money.

1 Thank nank59
Waldport, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

visited the canal which counts both gators and crocs as inhabitants. We took a boat tour up the canal from the marina at Flamingo which was absolutely excellent in viewing and learning about the area as well as the environmental history of the canal. Excellent, informative boat tour and I would highly recommend it to those visiting the area.

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