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“Kayak tour up the Turner River”

Everglades Rentals & Eco Adventures
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Owner description: We've been providing novice and experienced paddlers with a wonderful and unique way to experience the timeless, pristine Everglades for more than thirty years. Our family owned business has offered diverse, economical and dependable recreational opportunities for travelers wishing to experience the "real" Everglades. Please join us on one of our guided experiences with an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist guide and experience the fun for yourself!
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Chicago
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“Kayak tour up the Turner River”
Reviewed 30 March 2010

This was a fantastic experience. The scenery was diverse and very beautiful. It was a real adventure going through tunnels of mangroves and pulling ourselves along with the branches. John was a great guide and provided us with a lot of information along the way. We went on the 7:30am - 11:30 tour and it was worth getting up early. Hardly any mosquitoes that I saw. We heard there were a lot more mosquitoes on the evening tour. Ivey House was also a great place to stay. The breakfast was fantastic. And there is a restaurant nearby at the river - also in Camellia St that was also great. Their salads had herbs from their own garden in it and they had extremely fresh fish. And a vegetarian menu too. Plus live country music at the weekends.

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“Ivey House and Everglades Rentals & Eco Adventures, Everglades City, Florida”
Reviewed 27 March 2010

John led our kayaking trip on the Turner River in the morning. He is very well-informed, a very relaxing guide, showed/talked us through the fauna and wildlife, many alligators, and into the mangrove tunnels. Our trip was fantastic and we highly recommend it. Thanks, John

Thanks also to the Ivey House staff for taking care of our every need and want during our stay. Camelia's dinner and stone crab at City Seafood were awesome !

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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“A marvelous adventure!”
Reviewed 2 February 2010

With some trepidation, I convinced my non-swimming, non-outdoorsman husband to accompany me on an eco-tour of the Everglades in kayaks. It was a marvelous adventure which we will both treasure forever. Our guide, John, gently instructed us on the ecology and biodiversity of the Mangrove forest and bald cypress forest as we paddled up and down the Turner River for 3 1/2 hours. It is our belief that you don't know a National Park or in this case, Big Cypress National Preserve, unless you hike back into it. Well our "hike" in kayaks was a true delight which enriched our appreciation for this wonderful ecosystem. I would rate this adventure as "DO NOT MISS"!

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Knoxville, TN
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“Educational, relaxing, and fun!”
Reviewed 1 February 2010

Corey did a great job introducing us to the Everglades in one morning. We saw an amazing amount of wildlife--birds and gators! The paddling was relaxing and easy.

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“Canoeing through the mangrove tunnels”
Reviewed 14 December 2009

The place is located at the Ivey House, which is highly recommended as well. We rented a canoe, and then they shuttled us to the Turner River. There is a lot to explore, we passed several alligators, saw a lot of birds. The biggest thrill was to paddle through the mangrove tunnels. We returned to the launching spot earlier than agreed, and we call the place (the number was on the map they gave us), and they came to pick us up right away. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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