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Everglades National Park Boat Tours

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Address: 815 Copeland Ave., S.R. 29, Everglades City, FL 34139
Phone Number: +1 239-695-2591
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The time we went was really out of season because we were the only 2 people on board a boat for at least 30 people. The captain and his wife really did everything they could to... read more

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Houthalen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The time we went was really out of season because we were the only 2 people on board a boat for at least 30 people. The captain and his wife really did everything they could to show us as much as possible of the glades and the beautiful wildlife .

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did four tours in the Everglades - tied for first was Captain Bill's mangrove Wilderness Tour and the kayaking. The larger boat Thousand Island tour views were beautiful. The sound system was a bit hard to hear because of the wind and boat noises. The small boat mangrove tour was spectacular. Captain Bill certainly knows his stuff. And with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very knowledgeable staff, explaining not only the Everglades but also the history of them. They explained each island we passed and what would live on them. We saw lots of different birds but the highlight was the dolphins, which the Captain made sure we all got a good view off. Came away not only with some wonderful photos but had... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We learned so much from the knowledgeable staff. My 3 kids enjoyed cruising around the Everglades, where we saw a stingray, manatees, dolphins, pelicans, and so many other birds. It was a wonderful trip. Just make sure you have polarized sunglasses, even for the kids - to spot wildlife underwater.

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Grantsville, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our boat tour. There were only 5 of us on the boat, so that was nice. The captain was extremely knowledgeable as well as friendly and funny. We saw some wildlife, not a lot. We would have liked to have seen more, but hey ... its wild, not predictable. We did the mangrove tour, it was about... More 

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Portimao, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After some deliberation we decided to do these tours instead of the traditional airboat tours and SO glad we did. Did the Thousand Island tour with Capt Steve followed by the Mangrove Wilderness with Capt Bill. Both fantastically knowledgeable but really engaging and fun. Highlights were dolphins swimming in the boat wake, alligators and learning that raccoons could swim with... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We went on a one and a half hour boat ride and were thrilled by all that we seen! We seen lots and lots of birds, racoons and fish. We even had dolphins playing in our boat's wake for a long time! We went early in the day and were really glad we did because the next boat out was... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Since the only way to access Everglades National Park is via water, we selected the best possible company to provide this service. We chose the company who sells tickets on site at the Visitor's Center since many years we had used them before. They have a fleet of large pontoon craft piloted by knowledgeable licensed guides. We chose the tour... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I went on both of the boat tours available. It is recommended to either call or book in advance as these tours book up fast. The 2 tours: 1. See Colourful Birdlife Cruise the Mangrove Wilderness of Florida's 10,000 Islands, 2. See the Mysterious Mangrove Wilderness of Florida's 10,000 Islands. On the 1st tour, we didn't see many animals -... More 

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Bryce Canyon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We went on this boat tour with a group of about 15 people for my mother's 75th birthday and everyone had a great time. The crew were friendly. One negative they expect a tip at the end.

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