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Clyde Butcher Everglades Swamp Tours

52388 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2046
+1 239-695-2428
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A highlight of our trip!

I had to deal with my snake and alligator phobia to take this tour, but it was well worth the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Leigh S
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Bremerton, Washington, United States
Best way to experience the Big Cypress

Taking a walk in the Big Cypress with a guide who lives and works on site is the best way to be... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Jeremy H
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Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery is located along the scenic Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), 47 miles east of Naples and 36 miles west of Miami at Mile Marker 54.5, about half mile east of the Big Cypress National Preserve Oasis Visitor Center.”To know the swamp you have to get into the swamp.”The gallery offers guided swamp walk tours and Cottage rentals.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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52388 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2046
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+1 239-695-2428
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I had to deal with my snake and alligator phobia to take this tour, but it was well worth the effort! Our guide, Carol, was very knowledgeable and went at a pace that was comfortable for us. Be advised that the depth of water you’ll...More

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BigCypressGallery, Public Relations Manager at Clyde Butcher Everglades Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Embark upon a personalized, once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Marvel at the pristine splendor of natural Florida as you traverse through a rarely seen world. Beneath the ancient cypress trees, stop and listen to the deep stillness of an unspoiled paradise that...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Taking a walk in the Big Cypress with a guide who lives and works on site is the best way to be introduced to or to learn more about the local ecosystem. Aside from just learning it's a truly unique and special experience being immersed...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

I loved this tour. It was so unusual, felt like I was in Jurassic Park without the dinosaurs. We went during the dry season so the water was only up to our knees but I’d love to go back for the full immersion experience. Connynis...More

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BigCypressGallery, Director of Sales at Clyde Butcher Everglades Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

We thank you for your review. You may want to stay with us next time. Check out our rentals, Your own private nature retreat. Fall asleep to the soothing lullaby of tree frogs and cicadas and wake to the call of a snowy egret or...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Really nice ... no pressure gallery. 5 Steps is ok. The black and white everglad pictures are very special. Not many alligators. Would reccomend going outside and looking at the wild life here and water. Beautiful light.More

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BigCypressGallery, Director of Sales at Clyde Butcher Everglades Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Sounds like a Swamp Walk would be just right for you. Embark upon a personalized, once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Marvel at the pristine splendor of natural Florida as you traverse through a rarely seen world. Beneath the ancient cypress trees, stop...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The swamp walk is in an area next to the gallery. Not mucky, not smelly, not threatening, beautiful, it is informative, not strenuous, a leisurely pace. Our guide Scott is one of the photographers who exhibits at the gallery and has years of experience in...More

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BigCypressGallery, Gallery Staff at Clyde Butcher Everglades Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. And yes, Scott is just one of our fantastic guides to share the beauty of our swamp. We hope you come back and visit us again!

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Every swamp walk we take is so different from the previous ones -- always a new world out there. Scott Randolph was our guide for a photography walk, and he never disappoints -- always finding new areas to visit, and amazing things to see. The...More

Thank Pat C
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BigCypressGallery, Gallery Staff at Clyde Butcher Everglades Swamp Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Dear Pat, Thank you for sharing your experience! Your review means so much to us and we are grateful that visitors like you take the time to comment on our tours. The Big Cypress Gallery is excited to offer these excursions into the wild with...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

There's no boardwalk, no pavement, just you and the swamp with a knowledgeable guide, wading through water and mud. They supply shoes and walking sticks and a hose to rinse off your pants afterward. They have resident gators, but not in the trail area.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I've wanted to do a Swamp Walk here for years. The price had me a little hesitant...it's not cheap, but it ended being worth every penny. Our guide was Trish. She was wonderful with my children 9 and 11. She was very knowledgeable about the...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Magical, mystical, and ethereal are just some ways to describe the experience of the Big Cypress Swamp Walk. Four of us - three photographers and a landscape architect interested in indigenous plants - clicked and sketched our way though a landscape that was breathtakingly beautiful...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

We spent 2 nights in the cottage behind the Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery. What a beautify setting. The cottage itself was very clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything except groceries. It offers a spectacular view of a clear swamp pool or pond with...More

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