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Address: 99010 Overseas Hwy, Point of View RV Resort, Key Largo, FL 33037-2452
Phone Number: +1 305-393-3223

Garl's Coastal Kayaking is the ultimate tour service of the Florida Keys...

Garl's Coastal Kayaking is the ultimate tour service of the Florida Keys and Everglades. We are the first and original kayaking/slogging tour in the Everglades with the most experienced guides.We offer kayaking, hiking, snorkeling and fishing in pristine, often unexplored areas of south Florida, the Everglades and Key Largo. We offer a variety of tours and trips 7 days a week and can customize any of our trips. See our website for trip details!We now have rentals- call or see our website for rates. Kayaks and SUP and we can deliver throughout the Keys, just call for arrangements. We can also provide transportation for our Everglades tours, just let us know and we can pick up/drop off!

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We knew we didn't want to deal with shopping madness on Black Friday, and getting out into nature seemed the best antidote to that. We chose Garl's Coastal Kayaking for our tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Plantation, Florida

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew we didn't want to deal with shopping madness on Black Friday, and getting out into nature seemed the best antidote to that. We chose Garl's Coastal Kayaking for our tour, and we were not sorry! Garl, himself, led our tour, taking us through the water to a cypress dome, where we learned about the plants and animals that... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Everglades National Park, and you drive the whole length, from the Royal Palm Visitor Center down to Flamingo and Florida Bay, you can go home and tell your family and friends you saw The Everglades. And technically, that'll be true. After all, it was there, outside your window the whole way. But trust me, you haven't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made the full Day Everglades Tour on the beginning of the season, unless the water level was very high Garl created an amazing tour with any kind of adventure you could have in the park! We walked thru the almost hip-high water, exploring this unique eco-sytem while Garl explained us all the details about the situated flora and fauna.... More 

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Belmont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the "full day" walk/kayak with Garl in November. Although we got off to a late start (tour was supposed to leave at 11 am, we only got into the park at 1 pm), each section of the tour was fantastic. Garl is super knowledgeable and I felt safe looking for alligators and other wildlife with him. Slogging through... More 

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Suzette100, Manager at Garl's Coastal Kayaking Everglades, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time on the trip, Neil! We apologize if the trip got off to a late start- though hiccups are rare, they occasionally do happen and we apologize for the inconvenience of it. If there's a way the trip could have been explained better on our website we would welcome the feedback! The website... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a full day walking and kayaking tour, and the experience has been fantastic. Garl is a very friendly and entertaining guide. The tour consisted of four main events (1) A stunning walk in knee-deep water trough sawgrass and little forests. Garl picked the route based on the physical abilities of the group of guests – in my case... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

When my daughter told me that she wanted to experience the Everglades for her special birthday trip, I knew that I would have to find a one of a kind experience for her. After doing a lot of research online, we booked with Garl, and boy, was that the best decision ever! This tour is the most authentic experience you... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Garl lives to show people the Everglades. From leaving key largo at 9am to returning at 10pm, Garl's enthusiasm never stops. Walk through knee deep water to enjoy the flora and fauna and enter the magic quiet of a cypress hammock then go kayaking with crocodiles and alligators. Incredibly good value for money.

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Suzette100, Guest Relations Manager at Garl's Coastal Kayaking Everglades, responded to this review

Wow sounds like you got a special trip indeed! While our guests don't always end up with a trip THAT long, Garl is hard to stop once he gets going. He loves to show people the treasures of the Everglades and we are glad you got to experience it first hand! -GCK Guest Relations More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

If you are a hardcore outdoor type of person, this trip is for you. The trip involved some hiking in the water areas at Everglades then kayaking out in the Everglades. We didn't do the ocean kayaking due to weather not cooperating, otherwise we'll be exhausted. You must be fit and have good health conditions to take this trip. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Half day spent trekking through Cypress swamps and freshwater kayaking with Geoff. A peaceful and knowledgeable guide that spent a lot of time searching for wildlife for us all to see. Just an experience that we couldn't have managed on our own - again, thank you ❤️🐊

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

My three friends and I booked a full-day trip with Garl's Coastal Kayaking. As June isn't a great month to go to the Everglades, our tour was just us 4 and our guide. Before we left, he gave us mosquito shirts that covered our faces with a netting to keep out the bugs. Besides the mosquitos, which we were expecting,... More 

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