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Tour the Glades - Private Wildlife Tours

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Address: 104 Buckner Ave South, Everglades City, FL 34139
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+1 239-260-4577
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Tour The Glades is the Only exclusively Private tour operator in the...

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.

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An awesome day tripper trip

The highlight of our two week vacation. Family with teenage kids. We selected the company based on the phenomenal trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Early morning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick123568
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlight of our two week vacation. Family with teenage kids. We selected the company based on the phenomenal trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Early morning kayak trip escorted by Josh was superb: alligators, birds, fish and the astonishing plant life. Seeing all of this from the close proximity of the kayak was Excellent and Josh was a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband booked this trip before we actually even got to Florida. It was something he wanted to do but I did not. The thought of kayaking anywhere near alligators or any other wild life had ZERO appeal to me. He also insisted that we each have our own kayak. I wanted to go in a tandem kayak but he... More 

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Thank Kurt B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the morning kayaking tour with Josh. It was wonderful. It was just the two of us and we did our best to avoid a group of somewhat loud kayakers with a different company. My goal was enjoying the serenity, scenery and birds. Josh was extremely knowledgeable about the ecosystem and had great stories about growing up in the... More 

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Thank bonniec780
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bottom line: Our kayak tour was a significant highlight of our Florida adventure. The tour was well planned and this included timing, instruction, the dry box, snacks and water as well as the much needed bug repellent. What really made this a great experience though was our instructor Logan. His relaxed and calm manner coupled with wide knowledge about the... More 

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Thank TrueNorthSeeker
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Opted for the private kayaking session, followed by private motorboat trip through the islands. We were very pleased with our guides Tod and Logan, both of whom went out of their way to make this a great trip for us, as well Lashaun at the office who was very helpful in organizing our trips despite several last minute requests/changes from... More 

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Thank Royce F
London England
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure which was better...day one kayaking with Logan or the 1000 Islands tour with Capt. Darrell. Both were awesome. Was nervous that 3 hours kayaking would be too much for my 11 year old son BUT it was NOT AT ALL. Very doable for all levels of kayaking. Both days were 5 stars plus!

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Thank CKGLondonEngland
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I researched many different tour companies before we visited the Everglades, and while Tour the Glades was a splurge, we knew it would be a home run based on the reviews. And even with high expectations based on glowing reviews, our tours exceeded our expectations in every way! We found all our tour guides incredibly engaging, knowledgable,... More 

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Thank RebMud
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tod was awesome!! The trip was fun and peaceful! He bought yummy snacks and plenty of water for us. Don't miss this great experience.

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Thank Christine H
Buffalo, Wyoming
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a wonderful three-hour tour with Captain Mike. We enjoyed viewing the wildlife and then spent an hour shelling on a deserted barrier island. Kids found shells as big as their heads!

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Thank KIDzOUTApp
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Tour the Glades on tripadvisor and all the people highly recommended the Private Wildlife Tour. We decided to book with this provider and we are really happy with this great experience we had with Josh during on our 4 hours sunrise trip through the Everglades. Also the pre-reservation was perfectly organized. Lashaun, the staff at the office was... More 

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