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Everglades National Park Boat Tours

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815 Oyster Bar Lane, Sr 29, Everglades City, FL 34139
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Great captain and dolphin and manatee sightings

We went on the first tour of the day so the wind had not kicked up. Our captain and First mate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
leeaJ7430RU
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Concessionaire's website advertises NONEXISTENT tours

BEWARE! The national park service does not run these boats. A concessionaire does - and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BarbandTy
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Naples, Florida
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815 Oyster Bar Lane, Sr 29, Everglades City, FL 34139
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"saw dolphins"
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"gulf of mexico"
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"ranger station"
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"white pelicans"
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"dolphins swimming"
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"nice tour"
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"shallow water"
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"birds including"
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"informative tour"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on the first tour of the day so the wind had not kicked up. Our captain and First mate (Cheeseman) were great at finding dolphins and manatees as well as bird life. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

BEWARE! The national park service does not run these boats. A concessionaire does - and advertises many scheduled boat tours that DO NOT exist. Therefore - before you reserve online on the website - call the concessionaire to find out if your selected tour actually...More

2  Thank BarbandTy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 10,000 Islands tour. This tour was a very nice way to get on the water and see the area. The weather was in our favor as it was a gorgeous sunny day. We saw a lot of wildlife. We had several dolphin...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When the captain told us to go to the back of the boat and get our cameras ready, we did. Then he gave the boat a little more power to get the dolphin to come and play in our wake. They did, a pod of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Capt Mike and Valerie as our tour guides. Couldn't have been happier with them. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Knew where to go to find the wildlife. Saw several dolphins, birds, manatee, bald eagle and learned about the area. Well worth the price and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great little trip. 1.5 hours, and we learned so much from our park ranger. There are several tours throughout the day, but only a few have a ranger on board so make sure you take one of those. The captains were great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike and Valerie on The Shark gave us a great tour of the 10,000 islands area of the Everglades National Park. We saw lots of birds and dolphins jumped alongside the boat and played in the boat’s wake - we will never forget that amazing...More

1  Thank emiLyQuick
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice boat tour with Captain Mike and 1st Mate Valerie. Good information about dolphins, manatees, and the environment. Very environmentally aware - was very careful not to disturb the manatees. Lots of dolphin sightings, several manatees, and a variety of birds.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was excellent, just the right amount of time. The vessel was very stable and had plenty of room to move around. The captain, Mike, was very professional, knew his stuff and kept up a constant stream of information. He had dolphins jumping beside...More

1  Thank Paulinjeddah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Florida got hit pretty bad but there is a temporary site where you can get your passport stamped and they also have extra stamps for your passport. The boat tour there was amazing we had dolphins swimming in the waves of the boats side and...More

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saramarilee
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Response from Kristy_rose_herman | Reviewed this property |
I loved the 1000 island tour, less buggy!
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Tom W
25 August 2017|
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Response from nanceeedru | Reviewed this property |
I'd definitely choose the National Park over the commercial boat tours. We chose the mangrove tour over the airboat. It's a quiet little boat, there were only four of us on our tour. We saw manatees, and boating under the... More
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