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“Fantastic”

Everglades Adventure Tours
Ranked #6 of 17 things to do in Ochopee
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Owner description: Everglades Adventure Tours is owned and operated by a 4th generation swamp family.We offer a variety of everglades adventures for all types of travelers.Our tours not only give you insight into the ecology but a true sense of local culture.Our local knowledge of the swamp and the naturalist guides are sure to make your tour of the Glades a memoarable experience.We are the first only company to offer traditional pole boats have been used for centuries by native people here to hunt fish and travel the swamps, they now also offer a quiet way to explore the natural beauty of the florida everglades and experience ecotourism at its best. By providing you with a unique and enjoyable experience, we hope to be the highlight of your vacation while at the same time creating an appreciation and awareness of the importance of preserving our natural resources. All of our tours strive to be as environmentally conscious as possible reaching towards
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Frisco, Texas
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 12 April 2011

Pole boating is the best way to really see the swamps and the animals. Our boat was very comfortable. The guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. We have recommend Everglades Adventure tours to all our friends here in Frisco Lakes, TX. Thanks for makeing my childhood memory come alive.
Diana & Gary Seibert

Visited March 2011
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Mind the alligators!”
Reviewed 15 March 2011

Pole boat through the Everglades swamp, entering the Turner River under highway 41 bridge just east of the big panther statue, where you meet up with your guide and proprietor, young Jack. Swamp Celtic by background and having spent his youth camping and canoeing the quiet reaches of the Turner, Jack is joy to listen to, as he poles you silently past the lurking alligators, calling attention to wild orchids and other exotic plant species. Silently you approach large birds swimming with the current while fishing, vigilant to the alligator haunts, and taking flight as they approach each one, only to settle again a few meters downstream. Jack not only knows the swamps, he knows the lore of the locale and of the local inhabitants including the aboriginals and his people, the ancient Celtic settlers in the region, and also the current politics of park policy. Altogether an enriching and enchanting experience for $200 for two passengers in comfortable swivel seats with backs, on a 2 hours sunset canoe trip. We topped off the evening with a delicious fish dinner at the Camellia St Grill in Everglades City, 10 minutes further west. Then a comfortable hours drive back to Miami on Alligator Alley, the Tamiami Trail, (highway 41).

Visited February 2011
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North Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
“outstanding outing”
Reviewed 3 March 2011

great experience in the wildlife of the everglades - with the pole tour, such a
serene , close to nature, as can be , without the noise . it was superb

Visited March 2011
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Naples, Florida
1 review
“Great Day in the Everglades”
Reviewed 16 February 2011

My husband and I took a two hour pole-boating trip today. It's a wonderful way to see a bit of the Everglades. The boat is very quiet and maneuverable--great for getting up close for viewing and photographing wildlife. Jack was a great guide. He let us enjoy the peace and quiet, but was knowledgable when we had questions and pointed out things we would have missed. Highly recommend this trip.

Visited February 2011
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Huntley, Illinois
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“homestead family - rich in stories and knowledge of the backwaters”
Reviewed 10 February 2011

Jack is a wonderful guide who is willing to share his kin eye for flora and wildlife. He grew up in these waters and knows them well. A personable young man who is willing to remain silent for the joy of the true experience of backwater nature or tell tales of growing up in the backwaters.

Visited February 2011
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