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Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures

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Address: 33000 Tamiami Trl E, Everglades City, FL 34141-2083
Phone Number: +1 877-871-5386
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Me and my family are 6th gen.Gladesman and would love to show you the Big...

Me and my family are 6th gen.Gladesman and would love to show you the Big Cypess National Preserve the largest subtropical swamp in the USA where plants and animals grow and live no where else in the world.See the elusive Panther,black bear,wading birds,deer,its a photo opurtunitie of a life time.Call and talk with me and lets plan a trip.I LOVE MY JOB!!

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Bumpy Start But a FANTASTIC Time

After some confusion on Captain Steve's part when he had scheduled to meet us (he was an hour and 20 minutes late - he told us later, punctuality isn't a strong suit) - we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Redwood City, California
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Redwood City, California
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After some confusion on Captain Steve's part when he had scheduled to meet us (he was an hour and 20 minutes late - he told us later, punctuality isn't a strong suit) - we couldn't wait to get on the air boat. Speed, rushing air, history, local lore and fabulous scenery, the air boat ride was more than just cruising... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Where to begin Captain Robert was the best. Very, very informative we saw a baby fawn, a poisonous spider, he know exactly where to find these. He stops alot explain the swamp to all. I recommend taken this trip. Ask for CAPTAIN ROBERT fun was had by all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Air Boat Tour was amazing. We saw hundreds of birds, dear, a raccoon, and lots lots more. We stayed in his camp and he cooked us dinner. We had coffee and breakfast then came back in for lunch before finishing the tour.

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Thank Dakota M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Captain Steve's airboat/swap buggy tours was the absolute best thing we ever did. The airboat was so fun and personable and Steve himself was so knowledgeable about the glades that you almost felt like you lived there. We saw Everglades like very few people ever get to see them, all the while he made you feel like family. The next... More 

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Fruitland, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We booked with Captain Steve for both an airboat tour as well as a swamp buggy tour. We started the morning off with the airboat tour through the salt grass marshes and swamps. Before the boat was even in the water the kids were excited to be spotting alligators and as luck would have it we there right in the... More 

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brussels
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We reserved a swamp buggy adventure: a family of 2 adults and 3 children comes to 450 dollars. Not cheap, but ok, it is supposed to be wonderful. Then our plans changed. We called him to try and rearrange a date, but he was not available, but, as we cancelled well before the cancellation deadline, he told us he would... More 

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Steve M, Owner at Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures, responded to this review

After all the great reviews i guess someone has to try to screw it up.ITS NOT LIKE I HAVENT TRIED.I wish it was that easy i tried to refund but you lost your card and there has been several reasons,was mailing your money to europe your bank wouldnt a check,U.S. adress then you called back and told me not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

to start captian steve reminded me of burl ives when he played cottonmouth in the movie wind across the everglades. i found him to be knowledgeable and full of awesome info about the area. almost as soon as we got in we spotted owls! 3 in one spot! also seen deer and gator as well as many other types of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I am pleased to add my voice to that of the many who have preceded me in heaping praise on Captain Steve (and his intrepid associate, Capt. Otis) for an experience of a lifetime. Despite a bit of filip at the beginning caused by a dead battery--OUR dead battery, not Steve's--causing us to be late for our rendezvous, Steve, ever... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I learned of Captain Steve and his tours from one who knows the area well. I was assured he would provide a meaningful, safe adventure for a group I was coordinating. From initial contact to the day of Captain Steve and his team were professional, courteous, and entertaining. Captain Steve checked-in with me prior to our group visit to confirm... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Captain Steve's swamp buggy tour was phenomenal. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and especially concerned about everyone's well being on the ride. Captain Steve's goal of making everyone extremely happy was met with 110% accuracy. He provided a lunch that you would never imagine could be carried out in the middle of the preserve. The entire experience was AMAZING.

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