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Off Beat City Tours of Miami's best spots. Always stop at Wynwood and a manatee spot. Everglades tours go farther than any other operator to Big Cypress and 10,000 Islands, the two best parts of the Everglades. Love cruise pax with late hotel check...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our fabulous 7 hour tour ended up being more like 10 hours because of the timing of the boat ride into the Gulf islands on the edge of the Everglades, something that John arranges with a local company. First, let me say that there is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

John went out of his way to make sure we had the BEST day possible! John went above and beyond, great trip!

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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

John was very understanding of the time constraints we had and very accommodating. John is very knowledgeable and had very interesting stories. My family and I learnt a lot about the history in Miami. I highly recommend this private tour service. I have lived in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Just like the airlines, this business will bump you if you are a small group and a larger, more lucrative, group comes along. Based on all the good reviews here on TripAdvisor, I contact John 1.5 months before our trip to make sure I had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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miaminativetours, Owner at Miami Native Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Claiming I bumped you for a more lucrative group is completely false. I accepted another booking on the date we spoke of because you never booked. After a dozen e mails you disappeared for two weeks. Many inquirers disappear. On Sept 24th you expressed interest...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

My family from Minnesota had just a weekend in South Florida, so I booked the Private Half Day Miami City Tour with John S. It was excellent! John is a friendly and knowledgeable person who gave our guests an overview of the history and culture...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We called somewhat last minute and spoke to J the guide. He was super friendly and rearranged his afternoon schedule to accommodate us and gave us a great restaurant recommendation for lunch. After lunch, we met up and he took us on the tour of...More

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johnny s, Owner at Miami Native Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

I love those unexpected last minute bookings. We were able to cover the neighborhoods i think best represent Miami, and you seemed to really appreciate. Come back in the fall for the manatees!

Reviewed 30 July 2018

My parents and my husband and I had a great time. The tour was very informative, John can tell you everything about the history of Miami, the Indians, the wildlife. He was very patient with us, although he hard a hard time with these 'crazy'...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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johnny s, Owner at Miami Native Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks for the great review! This time of the year Everglades tours are tough because Big Cypress is so flooded that the wildlife scatters all over the place. But we did find enough gators and birds to make a good tour. Wildlife will come back...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We booked the trip partially through email and partially through the agency Mr. John uses - causing a mix-up with the pick-up time and also the payment. The start was anything but good, BUT everything after the rocky start started to work out better than...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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johnny s, Owner at Miami Native Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Not sure why my previous response did not appear, but thanks again for your glowing review. I remember we had a little confusion on the pickup time, so i remind everyone its best to check in the day or night before you tour. Hope to...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018

WOW!!! This was a great tour. We called and talk to John and he made sure we saw what we wanted. We were looking for birds and wildlife to photograph. If you are a person who loves taking pictures of birds and wildlife, this is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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johnny s, Owner at Miami Native Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

The birds have been fantastic all winter, And they keep moving closer to Miami. We saw a good variety of wading birds with lots of juveniles. I could see from your apps and long lens cameras i had to focus on my best bird spots....More

Reviewed 1 March 2018

John presently doesn’t cater for couples due to the expense. However, we kept in touch to see if he could squeeze us in somewhere as we didn’t want to do the very touristy tours on offer elsewhere. He very graciously managed to convince a group...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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johnny s, Owner at Miami Native Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for your glowing review! We had a great tour. The birds have drifted over closer so the 5 hour tour is fantastic right now. Its been such a great year for birds its hard not to get excited. I plan on having "shared" tours...More

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My city tour sees the most manatees. I have 10 different spots around Miami that i can always find. Often close enough to almost touch them. I pick up at all Miami Beach and Downtown/Brickell hotels. my standard tour is... More
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