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Address: 104 Buckner Ave South, Everglades City, FL 34141
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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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As yearly visitors to Everglades City and the Everglades, we feel qualified to highly recommend this business. Todd was knowledgable and helpful with our questions and even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bloomington
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Bloomington
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As yearly visitors to Everglades City and the Everglades, we feel qualified to highly recommend this business. Todd was knowledgable and helpful with our questions and even answered our questions about our plans for next year. We went on a boat trip into the 10,000 Islands area with Capt. James. The trip was 3 hours of interesting information. Todd even... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the day-long kayak trip through the mangroves and out to Fakahatchee Island. Gators, birds, dolphins, a rare sighting of an endangered fox squirrel, and great scenery in a truly unique environment. Todd is a wonderful guide, whose enthusiasm for and knowledge of the area is very obvious. I highly recommend this trip.

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Colton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Logan was a wonderful guide and we had a blast. Saw lots of wildlife, learned more about the area, and had a great relaxing day soaking up the sun together!

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Knoxville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the morning kayak trip with Logan as our guide, and the afternoon motor boat tour with Captain Darrell. Both tours were outstanding! The guides are highly knowledgeable of the area, answered all questions we had, and went above and beyond to make our experience special and individualized. We are occasional flat water kayakers, and the tour was perfectly... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Josh was our Kayak guide. He is a biologist, nuisance alligator removal specialist, and local expert guide. He was knowledgeable and delightful to spend 3 hours kayaking the Everglades. We saw 8 or 9 alligators including a baby. There were all types of water fowl. The mosquitoes are quite dense. The do supply bug spray. The scenery is breathtaking. It... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a terrific time on a private kayaking trip into the everglades. We learned all about the flora and fauna of the glades and saw some alligators, birds and snakes. Our guide Logan was well versed in the area and provided lots of interesting information. The trip was paced perfectly. I would recommend this to folks who have had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment we drove up, we felt we had chosen the right tour for our family. Tod was welcoming and thoughtful and gave us the perfect snacks for our trip. Corey is several generations from the Everglades--had his own boat here at 11 years old and "knows these waters better than any man alive." We had a great adventure,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tour was okay. We did see a few cool things - a little spot with actual tombstones from long ago (lots of mosquitos though!); very neat little beach where I found the best shells of my whole stay; and we went by a rookery. The waters were very choppy that evening, so we didn't get to go to another... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two weeks ago my friends and I decided to visit Everglades City. As the organizer of the tour I booked us for a private kayaking trip with Tour the Glades. I had looked into various options and this one had sounded very appealing. Needless to say they did not disappoint! We were three couples and were paired with our guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Airboats are for tourists, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL! You can't get closer to real wildlife, the scenery is awesome & Logan (the guide) is kind of the local 'Alligator Dundee'.

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