SW Florida Walking Tours
SW Florida Walking Tours
4.5
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
SW Florida Walking Tours is dedicated to promoting one of Florida’s most charming historic towns, Punta Gorda. Our most popular events are downtown sightseeing restaurant tours and haunted history tours. Explore the history. Enjoy our hospitality. Experience Punta Gorda in exciting new ways! Our season is October-April.
Punta Gorda, Florida

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sammycat162
Punta Gorda, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
If you've visiting Punta Gorda, or if you live here like I have (for 22 years), don't miss this one. Even if you think you know all there is to know about the city we call "City of Unity," you don't...until you take Eve's tours.

No only does she cover the history of the city, but she also points out places there have been paranormal activities.

So beside enjoying our nightlife and entertainment, please take time out one evening to take a walking tour of the city. (Slow pace, and there are stops along the way.)
Written March 1, 2021
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Thank you for the kind words! It was a joy to tour with you because you asked questions and were involved in the stories. As I say, walking tours are like performance art and everybody plays their role. You were a stand out!
Written March 1, 2021
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Connector281661
Monett, MO3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
I went with a women’s club from a senior community and we all had a wonderful time. Evie worked with me to make certain that everyone on both walking food tours would be happily fed, and accommodated with both dietary needs and length of the walk. We expected good food and there was plenty of that. Our group enjoyed Italian, Mexican, seafood, and ice cream. The group that stayed downtown also had wonderful reviews of their food choices. A wonderful day for us all with not only tasty foods but guides that love sharing the history and charm of Punta Gorda, FL. I highly recommend doing this tour. A plus for me was the chance to walk with a different friend on each leg of the tour as well as mixing up your dining partners at each restaurant. Thank you Evie and Steve
Written February 6, 2022
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It was a challenge to accommodate so many people; we had to run two separate tours at the same time! The Caloosa Chicks were a fun group and we enjoyed the day. Our restaurant partners worked very hard to make your tour memorable; we all appreciate the kind words. If you tour again, we hope you'll let us know what more we could do to earn a five-star review next time! Thank you for the nice review.
Written May 25, 2022
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Tbarreto0811
Nokomis, FL7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
The tour guide Phylis was very knowledgeable and informative about the history of Punta Gorda, very engaging and pleasant to spend a few hours with. My only recommendation is that if you’re going to call it a walking ghost tour, access to a haunted location (in order to test some of the ghost hunting equipment) would be a requirement. Other than that, it is a wonderful tour and I highly recommend it to both locals and tourists visiting Punta Gorda.
Written January 1, 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are looking to gain access to a known property with a history of paranormal activity for the 2023-2024 season.
Written October 23, 2023
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Karen H
Delaware, OH209 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I have to say, my ranking for this would depend on what you're wanting. The value of this tour for the food was exceptional and Evie's relationship with the vendors/business people she introduced us to seemed to be great. The coverage of downtown Punta Gorda wasn't bad, either, and was broken into easy-to-walk segments even for folks who might have difficulty walking. Although the tour started out with some good history, overall, I'd say there wasn't as much as we had hoped (and maybe there just isn't that much, IDK). Evie herself was upbeat and personable and did a good job of making sure she didn't lose anyone, keeping us "on schedule," and calling ahead to our next food stop to alert them of our arrival time, if necessary. However, two things she could do to improve her skills as a guide would be to wait until everyone is together before she begins giving information and adjusting her volume (or even just pausing) while loud traffic passes. I know how difficult it must be to not start telling those who are close to you things, especially as they ask questions, but those at the back may have the same questions and/or want to hear the same information also and when a motorcycle passes, everyone has has difficulty hearing. Other tours I've been on have equipped the guide with a small amplification system so that everyone can hear and I have always appreciated that consideration. Even though these are small groups, this is a downtown tour and traffic is noisy, sidewalks are narrow, and people get spread out.
Written March 16, 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We agree that the food is exceptional. And thank you for your suggestions for improvement. We're always striving to get better.
Written October 23, 2023
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Travelsome33919
Fort Myers, FL21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Excellent tour guide. We learned a lot of local history and explored local businesses. Lots of walking but excellent food samplings. We had a great time. We would recommend this tour for those able to walk and not little children.
Written March 17, 2022
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Perfect summary. We walk about a mile and a half, with several stops for sightseeing and food samples. Agreed, small children would not find it as interesting as adults! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a very helpful Trip Advisor review!
Written May 25, 2022
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Maggie C
Parker, PA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed our long lunch walking tour of Punta Gorda …we learned so much about the history of Punta Gorda it made it so enjoyable..we expected great food and weren’t disappointed…the pizza was amazing and tasted like the great pizza we had on our trip to Italy this past fall! Pizza Gorda is amazing!!! Also enjoyed the Thai food at “Mint”. The guide knows her history…she has written 3 books about the Punta Gorda Area! Thanks so much! We’ll be back for one of your other tours for sure!
Written April 12, 2023
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We feel the restaurants in historic downtown Punta Gorda are world-class, and we're happy to hear you feel the same way.
Written October 23, 2023
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GerryandChester
Cumberland, MD1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What an experience! We were able to ride our trikes along so we could do the tour. We aren’t able to stand or walk for long, so sitting on our trikes while listening to our tour guides, Lani and Grace, was really great. Punta Gorda has an interesting history. We have lived in Punta Gorda for 7 years, but had never heard the stories that Lani has put together from her research and personal experience. I recommend this tour whether you are a believer or not.
Written April 22, 2024
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Faith N
Galesburg, MI1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed exploring Punta Gorda sampling local businesses and restaurants with our engaging tour guide Evie. We recommend this as a filling lunch, lots of local history and flavor. We learn of new shops and restaurants to go to. Very interesting!
Written March 30, 2024
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Catherine M
Mount Laurel, NJ1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Hello,

Evie was a great guide! It was nice to hear a bit of history about Punta Gorda, but my group (of six friends) felt there were way to many boutique stops. The food stops we made were wonderful! But, why take us to an ice cream place, when we weren't even going to get a taste? We did end up going back another night after dinner in downtown and it was delicious! I've been on many food tours in different cities and this one I would not rate as one of the top ones.

Cathy M
Mount Laurel, NJ
Written April 18, 2024
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Christine F
Annapolis, MD18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Evie was a delight to spend some time with. 10 of the PGICA fishing club members thoroughly enjoyed the day. We all live here and learned some history about our lovely town, found some new shops we will revisit and had some great food at all of the locations. Highly recommend! Some other members of our group who heard how great it was wants to do it as well.
Written January 19, 2023
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It was a pleasure touring with the Punta Gorda Isles fishing club members. I'm glad we were able to share some new boutiques with you, as well as the delicious cuisine available in our historic downtown. Thank you for taking a moment to write a review.
Written October 23, 2023
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