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“Amazing!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garl's Coastal Kayaking Everglades

Garl's Coastal Kayaking Everglades
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US$ 159.99*
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Full Day Kayak Adventure in the Everglades
Ranked #10 of 117 Tours in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Garl's Coastal Kayaking is the ultimate tour service of the Florida Keys and Everglades. We are the first and original kayaking/slogging tour in the Everglades with the most experienced guides.We offer kayaking, hiking, snorkeling and fishing in pristine, often unexplored areas of south Florida, the Everglades and Key Largo. We offer a variety of tours and trips 7 days a week and can customize any of our trips. See our website for trip details!We now have rentals- call or see our website for rates. Kayaks and SUP and we can deliver throughout the Keys, just call for arrangements. We can also provide transportation for our Everglades tours, just let us know and we can pick up/drop off!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

In my mind the best way to see all the beauty the Everglades has to hold. Garl is an amazing guide he knows the glades like the back of his hand, no joke! I would highly recommended going on one of his trips you will not be disappointed!!!!!

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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
“Can't wait to go out again with Garl and Rob”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

My husband and I were spending our honeymoon in Key Largo when we found out about Garl's Coastal Kayaking. We had a blast! The first day we went out with Garl hiking and kayaking through Everglades National Park. The hiking, kayaking, and night walk on the Anhinga trail were just amazing!! The following day we went on the ocean kayaking tour with Rob. Again it was amazing!! Both Garl and Rob know their stuff - we we're able to see more and learn more in 2 days than we have living in south Florida and visiting the Keys for years!! We had so much fun we can't wait to do it again!

Visited March 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“An amazing and enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

On a business trip to Florida, we took a day to join Garl and explore the Northern fringes of Florida Bay with a mixed group of people and had a great experience. He is highly knowledgeable and cares deeply about the everglades. He took us to alligator holes, rare orchids, all kinds of birds and other wildlife (including a few snakes). All the while with the utmost regard for our safety and respect for the creatures in their natural habitat. Finished the day with wine and cheese at sunset and a nightime tour by flashlight that revealed a host of wildlife we hadn't seen before. Lots of up close encounters with alligators from the safety of the kayak. A great day. well worth the trip.

Visited March 2012
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
“Everglades with Garl”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Garl was an excellent and informative tour guide. I had a great time traipsing around!

Visited March 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“I would choose Garl over any other guide in the Everglades for safety and expertise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Garl was recommended to my fiance and me by an environmentalist in the Keys. Any fear I might have had of snakes and gators was diminished by his knowledge of their habits and surrounding habitat. If you like going places without a lot of tourists, doing a little hiking and a lot of kayaking, you'll love this day spent with Garl among the cypress trees, mangroves, birds, and ending with the sunset over the saltwater marshes. Be warned--there are other tour groups out there that can show you where the gators live and put a kayak in the water for you but they don't really have an understanding of protecting the life in the Everglades. Garl is the real deal and worth every penny.

Visited March 2012
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