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“Awesome day! Would do it again in a heartbeat!”

Tours in the Glades
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Owner description: We like to say that Everglades City may have the name but we have everything else! Located in Florida City just 10 miles from the main entrance of the Everglades National Park. Tours in the Glades offers Guided Everglades Tours of all kinds. Full Day Tours, Morning Tours, Afternoon Tours and Night Walks. Sightseeing, Paddling with canoes or kayaks. Wet Walks or "Slough Slogs" as the locals say in the Cypress Domes. Alligator Watching, Bird watching and more.We also offer canoe rentals and all the info for a self guided tour. The national park service chose the East Coast for the main entrance for its unique opportunity to see 9 eco-systems in one day. We have 7 canoe trails from marine estuaries in Florida Bay to old moonshiner trails in the red mangrove. 6 biking trails through the Rock Pineland, Dwarf Cypress and sloughs and coastal marsh prairies. Hiking trails and easy boardwalks, overlooks and paved trails make a great day for all types of adventurers!
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great full day adventure in the Everglades, with Anhinga trail (gators, turtles, birds galore), wet walk (gators, water moccasin, and just amazing beauty), kayak through mangroves (more gators and excitement). So much to see, so beautiful, so much adventure. Jeremy was an amazing guide, very knowledgable, interested, interesting, and really really enjoying sharing what he knew with us. He kept us safe from gators who weren't too pleased to see us, carried the kids through the deepest parts of the walk, and pointed out all sorts of things we wouldn't have noticed. I can't recommend this trip or Jeremy enough!

We're a family of two adults and an 8-year old. We saw people as old as 70 going with another group, so it's good for all ages. The groups are kept small (ours had a family of 5 and our family of 3).

Thank AaoNC S
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Everglades National Park is beautiful. Couldn't believe how many alligators were right in front of us. Didn't have to go to an Alligator Park and big pay money to see them. There were several within a few feet of us. The birds and iguanas were amazing. Be prepared with your camera and good walking shoes. The boardwalk through the glades is long but worth it.

2  Thank alr464
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

This full day in the Everglades was absolutely fascinating. We had a perfect start on the Anhinga trail watching about 28 alligators, turtles, the elegant and beautiful catbird, blue herons, white ibis and lots of other animals. We had a great guide, Caren, full of knowledge and experience and just wonderful preparing this exciting day for us. We went with our two kids, 11 and 13, who have a lot of outdoor and canoe-experience and they just loved this tour. The wet walk into the cypress dome was so much fun and again so exciting. We saw a venomous snake laying curled up under some farn, we saw other brown water snakes, we watched two alligators, we enjoyed a beautiful very rare orchid and we learned a lot about the Glades. Afterwards we went paddling with the easy to handle small kayaks through the mangroves. It was again a lot of fun, but something one shouldn't do without a guide. It was a real adventure and we heard many more stories and made our own discoveries, we even saw a carnivorous plant. This tour is the sort of experience which keeps you intrigued for your whole life.

Thank Alexandra D
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Had the best day kayaking the mangroves, exploring the Ahinga trail and slogging through the marsh with Jeremy Bishop. Jeremy is knowledgeable and competent and we felt safe and cared for all day with each activity. The pick-up and drop-off at the Hostel, the transportation, the logistics of hauling kayaks and lunch were a flawless operation. I especially liked the stop at the fruit stand for those smoothies. Mmmm Good.

1  Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

We booked a rental canoe online to take to the Everglades and paddle nine mile pond. The booking was confirmed by email.

When we arrived at the hostel the next morning, the lady we spoke to said that she was new, and didn't know how to do canoe rentals, but her boss would be with us shortly. I gave this lady my iPad so she had the booking reference number.

After waiting about ten minutes, and asking if we were in the right place, another lady came out of the back office. The two ladies faffed about for another ten minutes or so, by which time it was becoming obvious that our chances of a canoe were getting slimmer by the minute! I asked what the problem was, and the second lady told us that they were really short staffed, she had to go to the doctor, and she was really sorry. She seemed to be out of it.

I asked for a refund, she said that my card hadn't been billed, and we left.

Hiring a canoe for a day would seem to be a fairly simple transaction, but quite beyond the capabilities of this business. This is my first 'terrible' review, and I hope my last!

1  Thank GDMorris
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