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“Wonderful private tour with Jenny”

Tour The Glades - Private Wildlife Tours
Ranked #1 of 33 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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed April 18, 2014

What a great day! We decided to take a private kayak tour of the mangroves rather than a noisy air boat ride when we visited the Everglades in March. After reading online reviews we decided to go with Tour The Glades. We called the day before we wanted to go, and it was no great surprise that Tod was already booked. However he offered for his associate, Jenny, to take us, and we agreed. Jenny was great. She obviously loves her job and the Everglades. She was very knowledgeable about the different birds we saw, and the ecology of the Glades. She was also very patient with us novice kayakers for almost 4 hours. The rates charged were most reasonable and the whole experience was wonderful. Next time, maybe a trip out to 10,000 islands! Well definitely call Tour the Glades again.

Thank Cathy E
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

My two teenagers, husband, and I booked a tour with Tod Dahlke and rowed kayaks through the mangrove swamps in the Everglades. He is great with kids, very knowledgeable, and knows his nature--he grew up there and clearly loves and appreciates it. Don't make the mistake of taking one of those loud, smelly boats. Do it by kayak. It's really worth it.

Thank Swills9283
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

My girlfriend and I decided to go to the Everglades for my bday weekend so we contacted Tod 1 1/2 weeks before we decided to go and he was very welcoming and set up everything perfectly.

We met Captain Jim on Sat morning at 9am for a 3 hr private boat tour of the islands and then at 330pm we met Captain Jenny for a 4 hr kayak adventure through the mangroves.

The best part of this trip is you can tell everyone LOVES what they are doing and it shows in their enthusiasm!! If you go to Everglades City, you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't contact Tod!!!

Thank jonpfl
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

My wife and I visited the Everglades for the first time, and hooked up with Tod, and are so glad we did. It was a great trip! Tod was very professional and met with us very early in the morning so we could get started. We really enjoyed the tour, with the personal attention and the knowledge that Tod had of the 'glades. We saw alligators, birds, crabs, etc, It was everything we hoped for; a peaceful, relaxing tour, away from any crowd. I liked that he didn't just try to fill up a van and bang through a loud, canned trip. With just the 3 of us it was fantastic! Seriously, we thought about an "exciting" air boat ride, but an easy, quiet paddle for 4 hours through the mangrove trees was WAY better than a loud, fast, 45 minute zip around waterways with a bunch of other loud tours. Take this trip, it will be something long remembered.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

We went kayaking with Tour the Glades in March, 2014. We did the 4 hour Backcountry Everglades Kayak Tour with Tod. He was very knowledges about the the mangroves and plants within them and the local animals/birds. We saw birds, alligators, & a large blue crab. The mangroves were surprisingly beautiful & peaceful. Loved our time on the water. Additionally, even though we brought a camera, Tod took pictures of us on his own camera & e-mailed them to us the day after the trip. We will definitely go with Tod and Tour the Glades on another kayak adventure if we have the opportunity to return to the area. (We also went on an air boat tour in the Everglades, and the kayaking was so much more fun & educational.)

Thank Mack M
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