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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... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2016
Tucson, Arizona
Backcountry inland 2-hour boat trip

▪️Recommend? Light yes ▪️Location and parking: About 40 miles from the park entrance and a lot of... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2015
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4 weeks ago
“Yawn, Better Tours in the Park”
Mar 30, 2017
“Crocs and gators Oh My!”
This manmade waterway is part of Everglades National Park.
Flamingo Area, Everglades National Park, FL
+1 239-695-3101
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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...More

Date of experience: January 2015
4  Thank Marybeth D
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