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“Spectacular way to see the Everglades!”
Review of Tour the Glades

Tour the Glades
Ranked #1 of 34 Tours in Everglades City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
tucson, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Spectacular way to see the Everglades!”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Three of us booked this trip online with Todd for the 4pm Kayak trip. He called us in advance to confirm, which is an advantage of using a private, one owner business.. I sat in front with my camera while Todd paddled and narrated. He has expert knowledge of birds, flora, and fauna, and provided interesting history and facts about the glades. One person had not kayaked before, but Todd gave patient instructions. He was low-key and relaxed, allowing everyone to take their time to get pictures and see as much as possible. Moving through the glades under a canopy of mangroves, we felt like we were part of a Discovery Channel experience.We saw multiple types of birds, and Todd was as excited as we were to see a huge flock of rosy spoonbills. We took photos of a huge alligator sunning on the bank, and when it was sunset we watched in awe. On the return paddle we donned headlamps Todd gave us, seeing the glades by night as gators red eyes glowed.(It was not scary at all). A nearly full moon added to the ambiance.The 3 1/2 hour trip was the highlight of our Florida trip, and I highly recommend Todd!

Visited January 2012
3 Thank roxygypsy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great adventure!”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

We had a really fun time with Todd on the evening kayak. We saw loads of birds and two alligators when night set in. Todd also surprised us at sunset with delicious blood red oranges. A really relaxing and fun adventure.

Visited November 2011
1 Thank jfergil
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“caring, knowledgeable, affable guide”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Our day in the northern everglades was enjoyable and educational, all due to our guide, Todd, the proprietor of "Tour the Glades"
After securing our reservation on-line, Todd contacted us several times by Email tpo ensure that we would be comfortable and that the trip would meet our expectations, which it certainly did.We spent the entire day with Todd, kayacking in the AM and hiking in the afternoon. Without getting into detail, it was a great day! Our only regret was that w edidn't book Todd for a second day to explore the 10,000 islands with him
W3e have traveled extensively with guides and I can honestly say that we have never had such a knowlegdgeable, attentive and personable guide. We highly recommend him

Visited December 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing experience, a beautiful and great adventure!”
Reviewed December 3, 2011

I was very fortunate to have a private tour with Tod who was a wonderful and gracious guide. He shared many insights to the life and vegetation of this facinating world. I sat it front of the kayak with my camera as he slowly manuvered through mangrove tunnels.
The sunset boat ride was spectacular; especially witnessing such a large number of birds of varied species roosting together!
This will definately be on the top of my list to share with my friends when they visit from up north!

Visited November 2011
1 Thank ariadne1023
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Rollinsville, Colorado, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Kayak Trip -would do it again!”
Reviewed November 16, 2011

Tour the Glades was able to book our trip last minute and was comfortable with us brining out 2-1/2 yr old daughter. Not many of the other tour companies would do this! We fully enjoyed our 3 hour trip through the mangroves and loved to hear all about the natural history of the area. This tour was lead by the owner of the company and we really had a great experience. Thanks again!

Visited November 2011
2 Thank Rea W
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