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Address: 104 Buckner Ave South, Everglades City, FL 34141
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+1 239-260-4577
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Tour The Glades is the Only exclusively Private tour operator in the...

Tour The Glades is the Only exclusively Private tour operator in the Everglades! Quality instead of quantity is our goal...which means our guests receive 100% of our attention. We can only do one (maybe two) trips per day which makes each one very special. This approach is better for the environment and hands down the best way to explore the Everglades....just you and your own personal guide.

We provide tours year round and all excursions are led by Native Naturalist Guides that provide EVERYTHING you'll need. Fresh seasonal fruit, cold bottled water and all the necessities are included. You won't need to purchase any additional items because we've thought of everything! We are priced the same as the group tour companies but only do Private Tours because Private is Best. You are our #1 priority.

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Beautiful area

Did the motorboat Eco tour with Gary. Gary was great. Started out with him wanting to know what we wanted to see/do. So it became a very personalized trip for us. Went thru a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did the motorboat Eco tour with Gary. Gary was great. Started out with him wanting to know what we wanted to see/do. So it became a very personalized trip for us. Went thru a mangrove tunnel and saw some dolphins and lots of birds. We were into learning a lot about the eco types and Gary was pretty knowledgeable. We... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This kayak tour is definitely a unique experience, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a different, interesting time in the Everglades. With that said, am I going for a repeat visit, probably not, but that's only because I did it already. The brain child of this idea was actually my fiance who thought it would be really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a whole day with them, started with hiking with Tod in the early morning when the forest was still in fog, and ended with kayaking with Josh in the mangrove forest near sunset. It was a wonderful day! We saw a lot of alligators (including baby alligators) and all kinds of birds. The tours are private. So we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, our 14 year old son and I spent an afternoon with Logan in the Everglades. We looked at options and picked this because it was more physical and closer to nature than the air boats or waverunner tours. We have kayaked a little before, so we were comfortable with paddling--but a total novice could do this easily if... More 

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Thank Therese K
Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time kayaking through the mangroves with our guide Josh. He amazed us with his ability to navigate us through the tangled roots of the mangrove tunnels. Josh was very knowledgeable and informative about the Everglades and it's ecosystem. He allowed us to paddle along at our own speed to enjoy the peace and quiet of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Josh knew it all! Great eco trip for the family -'as we are a family of 5. Saw great wildlife up close in a kayak. Bob the alligator showed us around the swamp. Even saw his 12 foot alligator cousin! Great info the whole time from Josh!! This is the group to go with!

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Thank harlanj1
East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This kayaking tour was the best part of our trip to Florida! Josh was friendly, super knowledgeable, and happy to share stories and insider tips on the local area. We felt like friends by the end of the tour instead of customers. Since we are experienced at kayaking and could go at a good clip, Josh took us further into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the money and I had an excellent time. Managed to see everything I wanted to and had an excellent conversation along the way. I can not recommend this tour more. Sights were stunning and the mangrove tunnels were brilliant. Thank you! Wouldn't tour with anyone else. It's tailored to your skill level and what you'd like to see.... More 

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Thank Shannon F
Washougal, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great tour! Josh knew all about the Everglades, having grown up here, and was a helpful, friendly guide. He even brought dark chocolate for us, so you can't beat that!

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Victor, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the "Tour the Everglades" half-day kayak tour in early December, 2016. It was a pleasurable and leisurely paddle through mangrove tunnels and alligator-infested waterways. Lots of long-legged birds, too (herons, egrets and the like). If you haven't paddled through a mangrove swamp before, it's a totally unique experience. As advertised, the tour was private, even though I was... More 

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