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Everglades Area Tours

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Everglades City, FL, USA
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About Everglades Area Tours
At Everglades Area Tours, we set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the most intimate and educational tours of Everglades National Park and the surrounding protected areas. All of our guides are formally trained Florida Master Naturalists, Environmental Educators, and Full-Time Outdoor Leaders. You won’t find any intrusive airboats here -- they’re not allowed in Everglades National Park due to the damage they inflict on the ecosystem. Instead, we offer more exclusive guided boat, kayak, and walking tours with the most experienced tour guides in the state. Our most popular eco-tour, the Boat Assisted Kayak ECO Tour, combines the best of a boat tour, a kayak tour and a walking tour into one four hour adventure! Come experience the wildly unpredictable and natural beauty of Everglades National Park with Everglades Area Tours, where adventure awaits at every turn.
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Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

Kayak Everglades National Park on a naturalist-led paddling tour that takes you into a lush mangrove forest to seek out alligators, native birds, orchids, and bromeliads. A quieter alternative to an airboat tour, this kayak eco-tour lets you explore the fascinating ecosystem at a slower pace, learning about the plants and animals of Everglades National Park.
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3 hours
from $117.65

Two-Hour Everglades National Park Dolphin, Birding and Wildlife Boat Tour

Everglades Area Tours has been offering educational tours since the 90's. All our guides are formally trained, full-time Florida Master Naturalist and have years more experience than all others. While Everglades National Park is a wilderness and the wildlife is just that ... wild., Our decades of experiences affords the best opportunity to locate, view and photograph wildlife.
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2 hours
from $90.68

Everglades National Park Expedition

Explore Everglades National Park’s dynamic waterways by boat and on foot on a tour that focuses on spotting more of the park’s diverse wildlife. While larger group tours can be stale and inflexible, by booking this small-group tour (a maximum of 6 people) your guide can personalize the tour to meet each group’s specific needs and make the most of the day’s conditions.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $149.95

Kayak Eco Tour in Everglades National Park

Go deep into Everglades National Park on a tour by motor boat, kayak, and walking trail to see some of the most remote places in the Everglades. After traveling to an isolated site by boat, paddle a kayak to a beautiful beach, and walk through coastal ecosystems including mangroves and dunes. Learn more about each plant and animal you encounter with your naturalist guide, well versed in Everglades ecology.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $149.95

Everglades National Park Kayak Eco Tour from Naples

Get close to Florida’s native flora and fauna on an eco-friendly 3-hour kayak tour of the Everglades National Park from Naples. Paddling at a moderate pace, you’ll kayak beneath the green canopies of mangrove forests and, with luck, observe American alligators, butterflies, and wild orchids. Opt to embark on this family-friendly activity in either the morning or the afternoon. Small-group tour limited to 15 people.  
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3 hours
from $117.65
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Katie L wrote a review Oct 18
Indianapolis, Indiana15 contributions1 helpful vote
Very unique landscaping for kayaking! Our guide, Don, was extremely informative and friendly. Beautiful orchids, green herons, a turtle and an alligator
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Erin O wrote a review Oct 11
St. Petersburg, Florida20 contributions3 helpful votes
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Our guide Don showed us a fantastic Time and was super informative about the flora, fauna and all wildlife in the area. He was professional and fun! Made sure we took time to see the local gators as well! Great trip!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jeff wrote a review Oct 11
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I spent the morning kayaking through the mangrove tunnel with our excellent guide Don. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about this incredible ecosystem. He will take the time to stop and tell you about the beautiful plant life (red mangroves, flowering orchids, bromeliads, Spanish moss, etc...) and wait for you to get your perfect snapshots. We encountered multiple gators, birds, and butterflies. We got to witness a large bull gator loudly bellowing out as a warning to other local gators. An amazing territorial display. There is a reason they call it the mangrove “tunnel”. We spent a fair amount of time with our oars down, using our hands to pull ourselves through the tight root system. If you’re looking for some adventure in the south western Everglades. Look no further.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Catherine L wrote a review Sep 2020
Bradenton, Florida20 contributions3 helpful votes
Don is easily one of the most knowledgable flora and fauna experts I have ever encountered. While kayaking the Turner River (while the water levels were super high), he taught us everything from the habits of night scented orchids to the variety of mangroves that grow in the area. While we only saw one alligator on the tour due to conditions (one is still super cool!), Don pointed out where the regular reptile residents usually make their home and/or nests. The most memorable part of the tour was when we had to put the paddles down and navigate by gently using the mangrove roots to steer with our hands. Don was also super mindful of best health habits, and wore a mask while we were on land and interacting with one another. He also informed us about where we could find restrooms and facilities needed to be prepared. My husband and I can't wait to go back in the cooler season to see how the area has changed. Thanks again!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Erica B wrote a review Aug 2020
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Had a fantastic time. Don pointed out a ton of flowers and animals and we were fortunate enough to have a few alligator sightings. Would gladly go again. Using the kayaks was really easy, which was good because we had a mix of experience across the 5 of us.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Captwright2, Owner at Everglades Area Tours
Responded Aug 17, 2020
This is experience really is special and different everytime that you do it. Thanks for taking time for the review. Don is awesome.
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