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Everglades Backcountry Experience with Capt. Rodney Raffield

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Address: 102 Collier Ave, Everglades City, FL 34114
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Enjoy the beauty and wild life of the Everglades on a unique fishing and/or...

Enjoy the beauty and wild life of the Everglades on a unique fishing and/or wild life trip through the 10,000 islands with a 5th generation native guide. Capt. Rodney Raffield will take you to places unknown by most. Trips leave from historic Chokoloskee Island.

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Went fishing with Capt Rodney February 25. Unfortunately only one sea trout but Capt Rodney tried as hard as he could. Nothing was biting. We still had a great time learning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went fishing with Capt Rodney February 25. Unfortunately only one sea trout but Capt Rodney tried as hard as he could. Nothing was biting. We still had a great time learning history of area as well as local wildlife. Have been on two of his eco tours last two years and really enjoyed those as well. A wonderful morning on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Book a sunset cruise with Captain Rodney at Everglades Backcountry Experience and you will not be disappointed. He made sure we felt welcome and comfortable and was very professional. He was also a lot of fun to hang out with in a boat. He grew up in the 10,000 island area and has a lot of love and respect for... More 

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Capt Rodney is one in a million. He has a wonderful lifestyle that he shares with his customers. No matter how much you know about the Everglades, birds, animals or insects you will come away having learnt something. A recommended tour if you are in the area or even if you are not. Make an effort and try a sunset... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My husband and i went on a sunset backcountry trip with Capt. Rodney a 6th generation islander. This tour was highly recommended by friends who joined Captain Rodney - twice before - and we were not disappointed! Captain Rodney is a cheerful and accommodating tour guide who is justly proud of the Everglades. The chance to enjoy nature/ learn about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went on the sunset tour with Captain Rodney on New Year's Day. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and all of the wildlife. The tour through ten thousand islands is so beautiful and peaceful. The sun setting behind the mangrove islands was breathtaking! We got to put fishing poles in the water in a few... More 

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Camillus, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We took the 6 hour tour. I like to fish and my wife wanted to see nature at it's finest. Capt Rodney was able to incorporate both our desires. We caught fish , saw sea turtles, osprey, dolphins and a whole host of other animals. Capt Rodney was able to explain the difference between different species of birds, fish, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Dec.30, 2016 This was about our sixth fishing trip with Captain Rodney, and again, it was great! Every visit to the 10,000 islands offers us new discoveries each visit: learning about the local environment, the tides, the animals of the glades, or the salt water fishes of Florida. Rodney offers up his excellent knowledge of southern Florida and keeps the... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We booked a half day fishing trip with Captain Rodney Raffield. On the way out, we saw a dolphin, sea turtles and lots of birds. While we were fishing in a hole, he mentioned that is also a place we may be able to see manatee. Sure enough, a manatee popped up 10 feet away from our boat! Though we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our second sunset cruise with Capt. Rodney and just as successful as the last 2 years ago. Rodney is patient, informative and generally great company for all of us (2 adults and 3 children 17, 13 +10). A fantastic way of experiencing sunset in the Everglades. Next time we will have to book both the sunset cruise and a full... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was our 3rd trip with Captain Rodney and like the others trips it was an excellent day. On prior trips Capt. Rodney provided assistance to youngsters helping them fish and ensuring the trip was safe, exciting, and filled with unforgettable memories. Our mid-Dec 2016 trip was again filled with the genuine thought and care put forth in planning our... More 

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