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Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours

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8065 E Coldwater Rd, Saginaw, MI 48423-8905
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Amazing tour!

Wil was great. He has a story to tell about every area. We did a late afternoon trip about 4.5... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dana C
Nature at it's best!!!!

Wil is a great host we spent about 5 hours in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge on his boat... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
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We've been offering boat tours through the "Everglades of Michigan" for over 19 years professionally. Adventures range from 2 hours to 7 days.
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8065 E Coldwater Rd, Saginaw, MI 48423-8905
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wil was great. He has a story to tell about every area. We did a late afternoon trip about 4.5 hours. The birds included eagles, egrets, orioles, swans, herons and more. There was one spot we saw 5 eagles together. It was amazing. Nature lovers...More

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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Wil is a great host we spent about 5 hours in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge on his boat, it seemed like it was an hour. I can't wait to do it again. There was wildlife at every turn, We say eagles everywhere, deer, raccoons,...More

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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

It was an incredible afternoon. Thank you for sharing your experience with others.

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

We did the early morning boat tour with Wil who was very informative about this area. His stories where interesting. We saw deer, beaver, egrets, a green heron, Eagles and blue heron. Great trip, great guide.

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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a very surreal morning indeed!

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Wil has a great command over the history and ecosystems of the area. You can tell the "Michigan Everglades" are his passion! He points out things the common person would miss. And as promised, we saw Bald Eagles. In addition there we Egrets, Gray Heron,...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

This is a close to life on the Mississippi as we will come in Michigan. Wil doesn't take you you on a boat trip. It a journey through the complicated history and awesome beauty of the Shiawassee Flats. Wil is a great host and narrator....More

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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with others! We had an interesting afternoon to say the least. Seeing the eastern fox snake was certainly a highlight for me.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Four of us took our first JPQ, but will not be our last. Not the best weather day, but Wil was the perfect host, story-teller, guide, environmental educator, and navigator. Gained new appreciation for wetlands in an unspoiled, spectacular setting. Other than a small rowboat,...More

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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Thank you for the detailed description of our trip! Had a blast sharing my playground with you, and appreciate that you let me drag you guys so far into the swamp!

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Reviewed March 15, 2017

We went on this trip twice and every time it is a different adventure. Very informative about nature and history of that area. A lot of widlife. Our guide Wil was very nice and accommodating. We will return for sure. Highly recommend.

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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. No two trips are ever the same, some are not as easy as others, but always worth it!

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Reviewed October 14, 2016

Beautiful, peaceful boat trip through a wildlife refuge with ample opportunities to see many types of birds: eagles, egrets, herons, sand hill cranes, kingfishers. Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide made the trip all the more memorable. Great photo opportunities. Very much worth the time on...More

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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2016

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

My company was looking for a fun but educational outing for the executive staff and since Johnny Panther Quests was something none of us had ever experienced, we gave it a try. We were all thrilled with the level of knowledge of the captain and...More

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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Thank you for sharing your adventure experience with others! I am glad that you all enjoyed your trip into the "Everglades of Michigan".

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Reviewed October 8, 2016

3 hour boat tour that was filled with fun and education. Captain Will did an awesome job of teaching us about the places we visited and the wildlife and nature we saw and experienced. We had some cooler weather and the Captain was prepared with...More

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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. I am glad I was able to keep you warm and comfortable on our adventure.

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