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“Amazing and educational” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tour the Glades - Private Wildlife Tours

Tour the Glades - Private Wildlife Tours
Ranked #1 of 35 Tours in Everglades City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tour The Glades is the Only exclusively Private tour operator in the Everglades! Quality instead of quantity is our goal...which means our guests receive 100% of our attention. We can only do one (maybe two) trips per day which makes each one very special. This approach is better for the environment and hands down the best way to explore the Everglades....just you and your own personal guide. We provide tours year round and all excursions are led by Native Naturalist Guides that provide EVERYTHING you'll need. Fresh seasonal fruit, cold bottled water and all the necessities are included. You won't need to purchase any additional items because we've thought of everything! We are priced the same as the group tour companies but only do Private Tours because Private is Best. You are our #1 priority.
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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“Amazing and educational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Just came back from a trip to Florida. A visit to the Everglades was on the top of our list and we booked a private Tour (2 people) with Tod. He is very knowledgeable about flora and fauna (was born in the area) and makes it a fun trip. Overall, an amazing experience with 'Tour the Glades'. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“An Enjoyable Adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

Tod was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable in the wildlife as well as the different trees and flowers. Very friendly and accommodating to our specifice interests. I would definitely tour with Tod again. Reasonable price and last minute bookings.

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Pflichtprogramm / A Must Do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

schade. dass ich jetzt doch zu spät dran bin für die 100. bewertung ... aber was soll's, unsere tour mit tod und jeanna(?) war ein großartiges erlebnis. ich hatte die tour lange im voraus gebucht. trotz finanzkrise und geschlossener nationalparks mußten wir dennoch nicht auf einen trip in diese einzigartige natur verzichten. wir trafen tod morgens um acht und waren mehr als vier stunden mit ihm in den booten unterwegs. tod weiß eine menge über die gegend und ihre tier- und pflanzenwelt, jetzt kennt er auch ein paar deutsche bezeichnungen :-). es ist faszinierend, wie zielsicher er sich im gewirr der engen tunnels und kleinen seen zurechtfindet. leider konnten wir auf unserer tour keine alligatoren sehen und würden schon alleine deshalb auf jeden fall noch mal eine weitere tour mit tod machen.

too bad i missed to write the 100. review ... anyway, our tour with tod and jeanna(?) was an amazing experience. i was lucky enough to make our reservation for the tour well in advance so we didn't have to pass on our trip into this unique landscape although the national park had already been shut down. we met tod at 8:00 AM and spent more than four hours by paddeling through the mangroves. he really knows a lot about the area, it's anmials and plants. and he was very eager to learn some of their german translations. it is really fascinating how he is able to navigate through the tunnels without going astray. i am pretty sure he's running a mangrove edition of google maps on his phone ... unfortunately we didn't see any alligators on this tour so we'd be happy to do our next one soon just to fix this.

Visited October 2013
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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“Simply excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

4 of us booked a morning kayaking trip and from the moment we arrived (about 15 minutes late due to a traffic jam), Tod was exceptionally courteous and knowledgeable. He explained how the morning would work in a very approachable manner, and pointed out all manner of sights and sounds as we paddled through mangrove tunnels and pools, without being too "teachery" which was greatly appreciated. Although we didn't see any alligators (possibly due to how noisy we were attempting to paddle the kayaks as we weren't exactly experienced on this...I'm still picking cobwebs out of my hair), we saw plenty of wildlife. Tod took the time to find out our particular interests in nature and tailored our experience accordingly. He even voluntarily ran over our session though it was our fault we started late. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience - thank you to Tour the Glades!

Visited October 2013
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College Park, Maryland
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“Quite an adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

We went a tour with Tod and had such a great time! He's very friendly and attentive to your needs. Any questions we had, he was willing to answer. Kayaking through the mangroves felt like being in a tropical jungle! The whole trip was very tranquil and serene, that is until the storm rolled through and we had to take shelter under the mangroves, but that in itself was exciting. Our trip got caught short due to a storm, so we moved to a bay where we kayaked with the manatees. It was in a residential area so there were houses on the banks and boats in the water, a much different experience from mangroves. Over all we had a really good time and I would definitely go on another tour.

Visited September 2013
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