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Captain Steve Everglades OutFitter

Hey yall, it’s Captain Steve coming to you in the heart of the Big Cypress National Preserve. I am sitting out here, got some people in the swamps, got the lighter fire burning.

I come out to have a little business meeting. We’ve got some people that are real estate agents, we’ve got guides, business owners, well-to-do, very good people from Collier County, friends, family, we’ve got quite a few, I think there is nine total out here.

Photographers and we are just having a pow-wow on how to do more business and I wanted to show them what a real ride was. Most of them have never been on my tours, they follow me on Facebook and make remarks all the time, so I am trying you know, get some of the these people and let them see what it’s really like out here.

I was kind of waiting on them to get back and I was going to film and talk to them, but you know what, it is getting dark and I am just on my telephone, so it is not going to do much good. I am the only one sitting out here and it is quiet, peaceful.

Bared Owl PictureI have been listening to the owls making some noise. I also heard some turkeys, so that’s always good, because turkey season is getting close. One thing I wanted to tell everybody, listen, I am the only outfitter out here.

If you want to go turkey hunting, deer hunting or something, I am the only Everglades Outfitter who does that here in the preserve. So you’ve got to get…I am the only one who does cookouts, camping trips, we do overnights, and we do glamping trips.

I mean if you want to do it in the Everglades, in the Big Cypress National Preserve, which is right in the heart of the Everglades, give me a call.

Listen, you can go online, look at my website, you can call me. I’ll talk to you, we can figure a plan out, something that’s in your budget, to go with Captain Steve. It’s getting dryer, we’ve been seeing some endangered animals.

We’ve seen a panther now two weeks in a row, right out here, we’ve seen a panther and a lot of tracks.

panther-turkey-trackHey, we even carry some plaster of paris with us. If you ask one of the guides, we will find a nice track and we will let you go home with a beautiful track, a panther track or something.

You want to come out here and do a cookout, we’ll cookout, you can bring the food. We are going to see some beautiful animals, the fox squirrels, the big cypress, and endangered, over sixty endangered animals in the Everglades.

We are liable to see one of them any time, plus we always see a deer, quite a few deer, a lot of birds and you know like I tell everybody, if we don’t see anything, the ride and the information, we are all trained in the Big Cypress, through the Big Cypress National Park Service.

I meant, we go to countless trainings every year, just to keep up on what’s new, what’s going on and try to give you the truest form of information that we can.

I’ve got three guides and they all work in the woods, work in the swamps, they guide and they love it like I do.

I mean you can’t pick a bunch of better crew. We’ve got three swamp buggies, we’re running tours, six on each buggy, we can only take two buggies at the most at a time. Generally we take one at a time, twice a day, three to four hour tours.

We stop, we talk, we take pictures, we talk about little flowers, and the air plants are blooming now.

Sunset in Big Cypress National Preserve PhotoThe three o’clock tour, you get to watch the sun go down, like we are doing right now, you can see the sun going down. it is just absolutely beautiful. Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy 239-695-2186.

Look at them big teeth right there. Give me a call, I am a life-long Everglades area, my Daddy was, my grandma and grandpa, my great grandfather was the very first to operate a tour in the Everglades National Park.

I am the very first to do it here, in the preserve. I used to be a park ranger, we worked out in the field every day for the National Park Service.

My family has been down here since the late eighteen hundreds and this is all I know.

I want to pass it on to you and I want you to see how much you can fall in love with the glades, because we all need to get involved with the restoration and let’s keep this beautiful place from more of it going into the hands of developers.

Come out and see me, give me a call, or take a look at my Facebook page.


Hey, we will talk fifteen twenty minutes if you want to, we will custom design a trip, call me. I love my job, can’t wait to talk to you, Captain Steve out…

Captain Steve’s Snowy Egret Adventures

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Everglades Tour Serves Fresh Stone Crab To Visitors

Here are those special nights that we’ve been talking about. We have a 3:00 PM cookout campfire trip.
Today We’re Serving Stone Crab. This is it. Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures…

We have Kenny, we have all our guides out here.We have our chef, we have the Everglades Foundation. We are walking on by, I am showing you all the buggies that we have. We are getting this done before it gets to dark.

Kenny show them the campfireTravis opening stone crabs, walk around and show them all the good food and all the people. Is everybody having fun? YEAH.! That’s what I’m talking about…

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Proof of Bear in Cabbage Tree on Everglades Tour?

Everybody always talks about black bears, getting to the top of the cabbage tree.

Well, there’s proof, right there, that bear get up to the top of cabbage palms. Now that’s just the berries that are going out of that one, but he’s no telling, no he didn’t kill the tree. They just climb up in there and eat.  It’s what black bears in the Everglades do.

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Wood Storks Feeding In The Florida Everglades I love my job…

Riding with Captain Steve sometimes you get to see some neat stuff. Those are all wood storks there.

I mean, there is a bunch of them too and they’re beautiful aren’t they? Little breeze blowing across the prairie. Well, the little things you see on Captain Steve’s. I love my job. Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures Captain Steve’sn Swamp Buggy Adventures

White Trees – Everglades Wading Birds At Roost…. I love my job…

Everglades Attractions compared to Native Local Tours I love my job…

About My Tours into the Everglades Big Cypress National Preserve

How are y’all doing?

I’m Captain Steve. I offer specialized tours into the Everglades Big Cypress National Preserve.


You know we’ve talked and touched bases on, why use Captain Steve? Well one, I’m not a discount tour. I’m not a roadside attraction. My ride is one of the few that will take you into the Everglades for half days or all day and only take just a few people. (six people maximum)

And we ride on the same trails that hunters, fisherman, trains & cowboys long before us have rode, loggers for over a hundred and fifty years ago Native Seminole Indians lived right along this trail.

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Everglades Tours

The Big Cypress National Preserve Have Opened Their Borders Making it Possible For You To Experience The Big Cypress Swamp Up Close And More Personal Than Ever Before… Now You Can Do It, Without Getting Your Feet Wet…!

These one of a kind Swamp Buggy Adventure Tours allow you the best opportunity to observe and photograph native wildlife up-close as nature allows and all from the safety of our swamp buggies.

And Always Remember Active Military and Family are Free. Call For Availability..!
—Captain Steve Swamp Buggy Adventures… May God Bless America!

What an adventure of a lifetime into the ‘real’ Florida! Capt. Steve took my three oldest grandkids (9-10) and myself into the Big Cypress and we had an amazing time. We spotted a bear, saw deer, raccoon, turtles, snakes and more! There were surprises for us throughout the adventure and history around every bend. Beautiful! Getting connected to nature is good for the soul and this trip does that. Thank you again Capt. Steve and we will see you again!”
–Tamara Caggiano, Naples Florida



  Florida Panther 

“Staff had the pleasure of taking a night ride with Captain Steve, and it was fantastic!…”

A night to remember! Steve is a gracious host and a passionate champion of the Everglades. We are fortunate to have him offering an educational, fun ride with delicious food. What an amazing experience! Thank you Steve!”
Susan Ervin, Miami, FL –Members of the Everglades Foundation



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Lunch Time in The Big Cypress National Preserve

Seating Is Extremely Limited. Make Your Reservation Now, Or You May Hate Yourself Later!


“This was the Best Day Ever”…”

Dear Steve, My entire family agreed “This was the Best Day Ever” From the moment I left you a voice mail inquiry to our actual tour through the Cypress Preserve we all felt like we’ve known you for ever. I’m from the New England area and you always hear about southern hospitality. I guess you are who they were talking about. Your abundance of knowledge and love of the preserve made it as much educating as it was adventurous”
Audrey Chagnon sister of Laurie Thomas, Clam Bake Ft Myers, and family, Fort Myers Florida


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The Big Cypress National Preserve Have Opened Their Borders Making it Possible For You To Experience The Big Cypress Swamp Up Close And More Personal Than Ever Before… Now You Can Do It, Without Getting Your Feet Wet…! Call Today And Make Your Reservation Or You May Just Hate Yourself Later! Clean Family Fun! The Entire Family Will Love It…
REMEMBER, Kids Ride Free With Captain Steve…!

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  “National Geographic Moments…”

“Steve, we went out today with you into the absolutely wonderful scenery of the Big Cypress Preserve, and want to thank you for the great time we had.! “And we will never forget our “National Geographic Moments” ! Thanks again, and take care and keep going.
Warm regards.”
  –Jo & Karin. Belgium


“Now For The First Time, You Too, Can Enter Safely Into The Big Cypress National Preserve Aboard Your Own Personal Eco Friendly Swamp Buggy Tour. This Is A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Experience The Unique Wilderness Of The Subtropical Florida Everglades…”

Call Today For More Information on your personal swamp tour of the Everglades here in Big Cypress National Preserve. Don’t hesitate to read the testimonials on the right side of the page.
Hear directly from my guest what they think of:
Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventure Tours.


Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures allows you to access to the unique wilderness of the Big Cypress National Preserve here in the Florida Everglades.

You can leave it all to to us. Along with water and ice, Bug Repellent and light rain ponchos will be provided.

Call Today and create your own custom tour into the unique wilderness globally known as The Big Cypress National Preserve.

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There Is Only One Everglades

Water Mark On Cypress Trees

Captain Steve Can Get You There

My buddy William & family enjoying a swamp buggy tour in Big Cypress Preserve

Swamp Buggy Tours are by Reservations Only. Groups Over 4 call for your special group rates. (6 passengers maximum per buggy)

These one of a kind Swamp Buggy Adventure Tours allow you the best opportunity to observe and photograph native wildlife up-close as nature allows and all from the safety of our swamp buggies.

Seating and Departures Times are limited. Swamp Buggy Tours operate daily, so call and have this Day in the Everglades, be Your Day in the Everglades.

Captain Steve & World renowned photographer Clyde Butcher At Fakahatchee Fundraiser

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“Most Considerate Host of a Tour I have Ever Encountered…”

My husband and I took a trip with Captain Steve and we will never forget it. Not only does he know the history but he was the most considerate host of a tour I have ever encountered. I am a Travel Agent and tell everyone about Capt. Steve. –Dawn Barraco. Colorado


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Capt Steve With Fakahatchee Biologist Mike Owen On Tour

Leave civilization behind and travel off the beaten path intothe wilderness which is
The Big Cypress National Preserve.
a division of the National Park Service…



Slash Pine In Big Cypress National Preserve

Tour The Everglades Big Cypress National Preserve On Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures!

The Big Cypress National Preserve
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Remember- Kids Ride Free With Captain Steve…

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After Fire And Drought We’re Back, And Off To A Magnificent Start.
Black Bear Is Spotted On First Tour Of The Season!

Wading birds in the Everglades Birders Paradise. I love my job…