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Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures

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33000 Tamiami Trl E, Everglades City, FL 34141-2083
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Loved the tour guide, Shelly. She was very funny and nice and fun to talk to. We saw a bear. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
eggsjill
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United States
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So much to see!

I went with a large group through Big Cypress in Captain Steve's Buggies. Captain Steve was not our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabriela B
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Miami, Florida
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Me and my family are 6th gen.Gladesman and would love to show you the Big Cypess National Preserve the largest subtropical swamp in the USA where plants and animals grow and live no where else in the world.See the elusive Panther,black bear,wading birds,deer,its a photo opurtunitie of a life time.Call and talk with me and lets plan a trip.I LOVE MY JOB!!
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  • Poor2%
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33000 Tamiami Trl E, Everglades City, FL 34141-2083
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the tour guide, Shelly. She was very funny and nice and fun to talk to. We saw a bear. It was soo fun. 10/10 recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a large group through Big Cypress in Captain Steve's Buggies. Captain Steve was not our driver, but I did meet him briefly and he was very friendly. Our driver was Bobby who was very funny and told good anecdotes about the area....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the website says, "If you are looking for a thrill ride, stick with the theme parks. If, you are looking to enjoy Florida at it’s most beautiful, this is the trip for you." Our private tour was wonderful. Saw some wildlife, but the scenery...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a swamp buggy tour a couple years ago and decided this year to take my mother-in-law because of the great experience we had the last time. We had Otis again as our guide and he is fantastic, very knowledgable. He provided us...More

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed riding in the swamp buggy. Our guide, Ralph, was really knowledgeable. We saw white tailed deer, red-tailed hawk's nest, panther prints, wood storks, fox squirrel, and more. The weather was perfect, and it was a real treat to be in the park. I...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends from England had never visited the Everglades so we booked a private, half-day swamp buggy tour on a Sunday in February. Captain Ralph has a lot of knowledge about the environment but the only wildlife we saw were gators in a roadside canal,...More

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Steve M, Owner at Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Remember this isnt Disney World! I try to tell everyone this is nature this is a NATIONAL PARK we do not fence,feed,or place wildlife in pins.It clearly states my tours are 3 to 4 hours long,sorry it wasnt for you also thank you for ruining...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I wanted to see the Everglades while on spring break so we called Captain Steve and he got us in the day we called. He was incredibly accommodating to our group. The tour itself was also amazing. Our guide knew everything about...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

It was such a thrill to get such an informative and up-close tour of Big Cyprus. Our guide, Captain Ralph, took my husband and I on an early morning ride through the park, showing us the incredible variety of trees and other vegetation, explaining the...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

My group LOVED this tour. We had been searching for a tour that didn't have flashy alligator shows, wrestling, and petting zoos. Steve gave us just that! He also accommodated to our needs so much! This group really knows their stuff! Steve didn't lead our...More

Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

My friends and I went to Everglade city to go see some alligators. We called Capitan steve’s and he was so nice and helpful. He was very accommodating. Once we got there, it only got better. Our captain, bobby, was amazing! He was so nice...More

Thank Rachel H
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NorthernGooner
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Susan C
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we can handle that number of people it'll take some planning please give me a call or email me your telephone number ill call you.
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29 May 2016|
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You will get your refund as soon as we figure out how to get it,another card,another country,give me an American address then said not to mail it there,was going to mail it you said your bank wouldn't take my check,now I... More
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