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Buttonwood Canal

Everglades National Park, FL
+1 239-695-3101
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Crocs and gators Oh My!

Fun times paddling with teenage son among the alligators and crocodiles. I so appreciate our... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Ellen N
Don't spend your time on the backcountry boat tour in Flamingo

Probably the guide and what you see are the biggest predictors of experience. The day before we... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
yellowbfly
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North Carolina
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This manmade waterway is part of Everglades National Park.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
30 Mar 2017
“Crocs and gators Oh My!”
27 Feb 2017
“Don't spend your time on the backcountry boat tour in Flamingo”
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Everglades National Park, FL
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+1 239-695-3101
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Fun times paddling with teenage son among the alligators and crocodiles. I so appreciate our National Parks. They are truly a treasure.

Thank Ellen N
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Probably the guide and what you see are the biggest predictors of experience. The day before we did the 10,000 Islands tour out of the Gulf Coast Visitors Center and had an amazing guide and a super experience. Our tour of the "backcountry" was way...More

Thank yellowbfly
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had a lovely lunch: veggie burger with a salad and beef burger with hot chips. Everything was really delicious. The hot chips were excellent. The key lime pie was really good too. Definitely recommend eating here. The restaurant looks a bit drab with plastic...More

Thank SharonandUrsus
Reviewed 13 February 2016

A great place to fish take photos canoe chill out take an air / boat ride birds fish animals reptiles all in there own natural environment

2  Thank Wesley N
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Buttonwood Canal is a man-made waterway in Everglades National Park. The easiest way to access it is at Flamingo marina, at the end of the main park road (40 miles south of the entrance). You can rent a canoe or take a narrated, 2-hour educational...More

2  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 25 November 2015

▪️Recommend? Light yes ▪️Location and parking: About 40 miles from the park entrance and a lot of easy parking. ▪️Tour booking: In the gift shop ▪️Boat guide service: Positive, knowledgable NPS concessionaire. The guide knew the area and the history and told it well. ▪️What...More

1  Thank packcal
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

We took this boat tour to see the mangroves and learn a bit about the environment. We really enjoyed captain Steve's narration - although obviously scripted it provided good overview of the surrounds and interesting facts. I would recommend this tour to anybody who would...More

Thank Elsa B
Reviewed 6 June 2015

We did the 2 hour backcountry boat tour of from the Flamingo area of Everglades National Park. (There is a different boat tour from this marina of Florida Bay.) The tour leaves from the marina and goes up the Buttonwood Canal to Coot Bay. (There...More

4  Thank winindc
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The canal here is man-made, wildlife is sparse, and the tour is too long for what little you see. If you visit Everglades City on the Gulf Coast and take any boat tours, do not spend your time in Flamingo on this tour -- we...More

3  Thank Marybeth D
Reviewed 20 January 2015

My friend and I took the Backwater Tour at the Flamingo center. It lasts about 1.5 hours, and although it is VERY informative and it is nice to see the man-made canal all the way to the Whitewater bay, it is expensive ($30 dollars) and...More

Thank fcandara
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