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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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Wonderful memorable experience.

Josh was the consummate tour guide; could not have been better. Bursting with local knowledge as well as a seasoned international traveler, a treasure trove of information. He... read more

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tigard
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Josh was the consummate tour guide; could not have been better. Bursting with local knowledge as well as a seasoned international traveler, a treasure trove of information. He balanced interesting conversation and silence. He was accommodating and non pressuring when we made last minute reservations then almost abandoned the trip due to threatening thunderstorms. Weather cleared and we kayaked in... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of our favourite memories whilst travelling in the states and a big part of that was the level of customer service 'Tour of the Glades' offers. We booked a private tour with Logan who was extremely knowledgable, fun and friendly! The atmosphere was so peaceful and truly beautiful! We loved slowly paddling up to alligators and felt... More 

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Marburg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not a fan of mass-attractions and wandering round in a group of 25 trying to understand what a tour-guide up front is saying while pointing to the left and right is not my cup of tea. The 1 to 1 wildlife tour with Tod as well as the kayak-tour were the best things I did during my week... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was a 7th generation descendant of the first family to settle in this area. He was very interesting and we learned a lot about the everglades and the 10,000 islands. We did a boat tour and saw dolphins, lots of ospreys, including a nest, and many other birds. I had hoped to see a manatee but they didn't... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I did a kayak tour in the beginning of May at the sunrise. The atmosphere was so peaceful and the landscape beautiful. Josh is an excellent guide who takes time to answer any question you have and who is passionate by what he does. Please go ahead, you won't regret it !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a 3 hour motorboat tour with Jim. He was very funny, had a good knowledge of wildlife and we saw a lot of dolphins, gators and manatees. Thank's a lot for this great tour. We had a great time with Jim.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to do something unique, off the beaten track. Tod arranged a tour for us with Captain Corey who is from the area. He took us for a 3 hour boattrip visiting different islands, telling good storys and we got to se manatees, dolphins and a lot of birds. On one of the islands we even saw traces of... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great guide, great scenery and wildlife! By far the best experience of our entire trip in Florida. Highly recommended

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Wilton, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a three hour motorboat tour with Gary and really loved it. He was very easygoing and easy to talk to, very knowledgeable of the area, and good with the boat :-). We wore bathing suits with shorts and shirts over them, and did not get bitten. This was in April. We were speeding through the water so that... More 

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Vienna, Austria
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I did the sunset tour and it was awesome. Going through Mangrove tunnels and seeing alligators and various birds was really cool. Our tour guide Josh was amazing and very nice. The tour started at 3:30 p.m. and communication with e-mail was very fast & easy. The Kayak tour was one of the best things on our... More 

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