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Smallwood Store Boat Tour

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Address: 360 Mamie Street, P.O. Bo 367, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
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+1 239-695-0016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Explore the 10,000 Islands with a knowledgeable Everglades Boat Tour...

Explore the 10,000 Islands with a knowledgeable Everglades Boat Tour Eco-Guide. We are a 6th generation family owned business offering 1, 1 1/2 and 2 hour scenic trips thru the Everglades National Park. Expect to see a variety of wildlife including dolphin, manatees, gator,roseate spoonbills and much more. FUN for all ages......BOOK your trip now!!!

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Late afternoon tour

We were originally scheduled to go on a swamp buggy tour with Captain Steve but due to the fires we could not. Captain Gary took us on a great tour and got the dolphins to breach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were originally scheduled to go on a swamp buggy tour with Captain Steve but due to the fires we could not. Captain Gary took us on a great tour and got the dolphins to breach behind the boat, what a beautiful area and super knowledgable Captains.

Thank davidmedwards
Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain James was a terrific guide, very attentive to our interests and very attentive to our children with whom he engaged in a very nice way.

Thank annarosakohn
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had intended to do a swamp buggy tour but it was cancelled and we were told to go to Smallwood Boat Tours. Turned out to be a great alternative - Smallwood Store and Museum is a fascinating place to visit while waiting for the boat tour. We went out in a small boat (6 max) with Captain Gary and... More 

Thank Dinah N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Gary was special...saw a variety of species highlighted by dolphins! Thumbs up!!! Has spent his life there and knows the historical landscape besides being a great waterman.

Thank Scott G
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With Captain Mike, we saw several osprey nests, multiple dolphin pods, and a manatee! He got a dolphin to jump in the boat's wake, which was absolutely incredible, and we also were lucky enough to see a tarpon AND a stingray jump! This tour is wonderful, and the captains are knowledgeable and work hard to point out all of the... More 

Thank traveling_student800
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked with Tour the Glades but ended up with Smallwood Boat Tours. Somewhat disappointed that happened as the reviews for Tour the Glades were so great. We did do a three hour tour with Trevor. It was a beautiful day out and saw Mantatees, dolphins, fish and all kinds of birds. We could have used someone who was more of... More 

Thank Popeyebird
Harrisonburg, United States
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

My wife, son and two grandchildren, ages 12 and 10, met Captain Greg at the historic Smallwood Store late in the afternoon for a boat tour of Chokoloskee Bay. It was a little windy and there was a moderate chop that was a little wet depending on the angle of the bow. Greg was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining as he... More 

Thank Thomas Y
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were staying in the Fort Myers area and wanted to do something out of the ordinary. We were 100% satisfied! We had a great tour guide, Gary. He's a laid back, funny guy that made the boat tour even more enjoyable. He even got the dolphins to jump through our boat wake! I would definitely recommend... More 

Thank Mindy J
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Gary gave us a very nice and informative boat ride. We were able to have a great interaction with dolphins. Although we didn't see any manatees, others in the group (a different boat) did. We would recommend this boat ride to people of all ages. The store/museum also has many interesting things to see and books to buy.

Thank blbilton
Mahwah, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

We had a very memorable trip with Captain Gary! He was very knowledgeable about the region and took us to a few hidden away places to see birds and plant life. The best was being able to interact with the dolphin. We have travelled all over the world and have never had such an experience with a pod. It was... More 

Thank Andrea Y

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