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All tours by reservation, please call ahead. Address given is our office, NOT attraction site. 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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+1 810-653-3859
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We took the boat tour Saturday, October 6 and I’m so glad we did ! Wil is very knowledgeable of the area and has some great stories to tell . The weather was “iffy “ but Wil was great to communicate with us and adjust...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for sharing the adventure with other! At least it was a warm rain-lol. Hopefully on your next journey to Michigan, the weather will be a little more cooperative! It sure did start out nice...

Reviewed July 26, 2018

I've lived in Michigan my entire life and never appreciated the presence and wonder of this hidden treasure of water, land and wildlife - Pure Michigan! My husband, son and I truly enjoyed the pristine beauty of the vistas as well as the thrill of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with others, it is much appreciated!

Reviewed May 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Wil H, Owner at Johnny Panther Quests Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others!

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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!

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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!

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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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!

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

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with others!

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brucer902
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Wil H | Property representative |
We will be running “dam trips” west of Oscoda on 6/29. Give us a call @ 810-625-4057 if interested. Thank you
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Mookie31
August 10, 2015|
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Response from Wil H | Property representative |
Probably $270
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