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Everglades Area Tours

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Address: 238 Mamie St, Everglades City, FL 34138
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+1 239-695-3633
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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At Everglades Area Tours, we set ourselves apart from the competition by...

At Everglades Area Tours, we set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the most intimate and educational tours of Everglades National Park and the surrounding protected areas. All of our guides are formally trained Florida Master Naturalists, Environmental Educators, and Full-Time Outdoor Leaders.

You won’t find any intrusive airboats here -- they’re not allowed in Everglades National Park due to the damage they inflict on the ecosystem. Instead, we offer more exclusive guided boat, kayak, and walking tours with the most experienced tour guides in the state. Our most popular eco-tour, the Boat Assisted Kayak ECO Tour, combines the best of a boat tour, a kayak tour and a walking tour into one four hour adventure!

Come experience the wildly unpredictable and natural beauty of Everglades National Park with Everglades Area Tours, where adventure awaits at every turn.

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Everglades National Park Kayak Ecotour with Steve!

We had an absolutely amazing time on our three hour tour with Steve. He was knowledgeable, very friendly, and answered every question we had. He was also flexible (he alerted our... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2015
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

We had an absolutely amazing time on our three hour tour with Steve. He was knowledgeable, very friendly, and answered every question we had. He was also flexible (he alerted our tour so we could follow dolphins that we saw along the way!!). Highly recommended for anyone looking for a real ecotourism visit in the Everglades!

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

We did the 10,000 island boat, kayak, hike tour with Captain Josh. What a great afternoon! Captain Josh was very personable and shared stories about the area along with his own personal experiences. We had debated going on an airboat tour, but after some research decided that this would be more interesting and more environmental. We were right! I would... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

Five of us took a morning tour with Captain Josh with Everglades Area tours. He is very knowledgeable about the birds and wildlife in the 10,000 islands, including exactly where to locate target species. We saw Osprey chicks on the nest, Bald Eagles, American White Pelicans, Sea turtles, Bottlenose dolphins, Royal terns, Magnificent Frigatebird, shorebirds and waders. Photos from the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

We did the Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour and loved it. We saw dolphins and a horse shoe crab and lots of different birds and our Captain was great - relaxed yet professional and gave lots of detailed info on the area and we had some great conversations. With the maximum people at 6 there is never any concern about... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

We had a wonderful time!! We saw 3 dolphins, once of which followed our boat and did some tricks for us - way cool! We were the only ones on our excursion, that was awesome! We kayaked for an hour or so in open water and through some mangroves to a beach type area that was full of thousands of... More 

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Portland, ME
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

We took the boat assisted kayak tour of the 10,000 islands portion of the park with Josh. What a treat. Anyone can go on a "cruise ship" type excursion. What sets this apart for us is that these folks, particularly Josh were born and raised in Chokoloskee, somewhere we had never heard of. You always know when someone cares about... More 

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 March 2015

While visiting the Everglades we decided to take a boat tour. Not knowing much about any of the Area tours, we took a chance on Everglades Area Tours. We were not disappointed. Our tour guide was respectful to the animals and very knowledgeable about the area. It was nice to be on a small group tour instead of the large... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 20 March 2015

We had a wonderful afternoon on a guided boat/kayak trip. Very knowledgeable about the local wildlife - marine and birds - and vegetation. Very relaxed and entertaining!

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Reviewed 20 March 2015

We learned a lot about the area and had a relaxing few hours on the water in the sun as well. I would recommend the tour. Our guide, Jeff, was excellent

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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Went on 3 hour boat tour with Captain Jim. He was very knowledgeable about the mangroves and the Ten Thousand Island region. We saw a manatee right off the bat and then went through the mangroves to the Gulf. We saw numerous bird species and landed on a spit of land near the gulf to walk around for a bit.... More 

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