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Everglades Backcountry Experience with Capt. Rodney Raffield

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Address: 102 Collier Ave, Everglades City, FL 34114
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Enjoy the beauty and wild life of the Everglades on a unique fishing and/or...

Enjoy the beauty and wild life of the Everglades on a unique fishing and/or wild life trip through the 10,000 islands with a 5th generation native guide. Capt. Rodney Raffield will take you to places unknown by most. Trips leave from historic Chokoloskee Island.

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The. Best. Day. Ever.

I booked a sunset boat ride for myself, my husband and 9 yo son. We had so much fun that my son and husband insisted that we book a half day fishing trip the very next morning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2015
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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Pleasant laid-back very private kayak tour on 5/7/2015, saw lots of birds but only one gator, Capt Rodney lives in and knows the area well, tour was well thought out and suitably equipped, good useful instruction provided, interesting explanations of the beautiful surroundings including vegetation, at times talked a little too much on off-topic matters rather than focusing on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

I booked a sunset boat ride for myself, my husband and 9 yo son. We had so much fun that my son and husband insisted that we book a half day fishing trip the very next morning. Capt. Rodney is quite possibly the nicest man you will ever meet and as a 6th generation local and fisherman he knows the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

In a small town surrounding Ten Thousand Islands on the southwest tip of Florida is one of the best fishing charters! Captain Rodney was friendly, knowledgable, and personable! It was just my boyfriend and I and we really wanted to fish with someone who knew the area. Captain Rodney's Everglades Backcountry Experience was one of the best private fishing charters... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

We came to Siesta Key for 2 weeks and made this excursion right in the middle of our vacation. It was a perfect antidote to the beach/pool blues! Our girls had smiles so large they couldn't be wiped off for days. Turtles, jumping sting rays, fishing, beautiful birds of all kinds, and a curious dolphin jumping in the boat's wake!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Great fishing, in a beautiful place! Everglades Backcountry Experience in Chokoloskee, located in the 10,000 islands should be on everyone's list to visit! Captain Rodney, or I should say Captain Awesome, was a great guide. He has a warm soul and is wonderful to talk to. Thanks captain Rodney :)

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Thank you Captain Rodney for a fantastic mornings' fishing in Everglades. We stayed at the excellent Parkway Motel and Marina and Bill, our host, highly recommended Captain Rodney when asked about a boat / fishing trip. We couldn't have been looked after better and Captain Rodney created the perfect morning for us. We have two young sons (age 6 and... More 

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Rochester, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

I wanted to break away from the 'normal' Florida vacation. So this year instead of Disneyworld my 13 year old son and I went on a adventure tour of S. Florida. We stayed on Chokoloskee Island at the fabulous Parkside Marina and Motel. I wanted to give my son the experience of some Evergladesfishing. We lucked out and set up... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Had a great fishing experience with Captain Rodney. My grandson and I had a very enjoyable time with him. He made me feel very comfortable and was knowledgeable. I have been out fishing with other guides and I think he is the best guide I have ever been out with. He watched our fishing techniques and suggested improvements that helped... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Great experience ! Would highly recommend the tour - captain Rodney is incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

My husband, Ed, and I met Captain Rodney on the dock and had a wonderful time, making him work hard for us to find the fish! It was tough, but we did land a few and the morning adventure with this helpful, friendly man was a joy! We both learned a lot about the area, the water, the boat, and... More 

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