About Everglades Boat Tours

The Guides

Everglades Boat Tours, a subsidiary of Everglades Area Tours, is celebrating its 15th year of full-time, year round operation.

We are "Dedicated to the experiential education of students, families and travelers from Florida, the Americas and the World. Only through education, do we have the opportunity to preserve the Everglades, its culture and its heritage".

The only operator in Everglades National Park to be certified by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism (SEE).


Everglades Boat Tours is an educational tour operator working in Florida's Everglades National Park and surrounding protected areas. All guides are formally trained Florida Master Naturalists, Environmental Educators and Full-Time Outdoor Leaders. We are the only Florida SEE certified operator.

The Everglades area consists of Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Fakahatchee Strand State Park, Picayune Strand State Forest, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Collier Seminole State Park and the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Everglades National Park is one of the most spectacular parks in the US National Park System with over 1.5 million flooded, pristine acres. Commissioned in 1947, it is the only park established for its biological considerations instead of its geological features. Home to over 300 species of birds and dozens of endangered species, its biological diversity makes the area unique and very special a true biological wonder.

Everglades Boat Tours provides eco-educational experiences (hiking, paddling and powerboating) throughout the region. These experiences cover the complete educational gamut for students of all ages, from half-day tours to seven-day experiential courses in the Everglades wilderness. Our Lead Guides ...

Capt Charles Wright »

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Ron Wofford »

John Kalafarski »

Don "Woodkayaker" McCumber »