Yes, We Have Swamp Buggy Rides Near Everglades City

Welcome to Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures! Our eco-friendly tours provide a unique opportunity to explore the various ecosystems all from the safety of our elevated platform swamp buggies. At Captain Steve’s, we pride ourselves on being a nature-focused eco tour.

Rest assured, we adhere to strict ethical guidelines – no bait, no feeding, no harassment of any wildlife. We are here to observe and appreciate these animals in their natural habitat without disrupting their behavior. Nature dictates the sightings on our tours, and the thrill of encountering diverse animals is left entirely to the spontaneity of the wild.

Explore the beauty of the Big Cypress National Preserve. Come experience the magic of nature responsibly with Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures!

Call 239-695-2186 

Captain Steve Swamp Buggy Rides Near Everglades City. Enjoy the video below.

Swamp buggy ride!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 16, 2024

We enjoyed the ride except for the cold wet weather. Captain Daniel was an awesome guide. Very informative when showing us the views. We’ll try and come back on a warmer day, so we can enjoy it more.

Debbie Torrence

Best Everglades tour ever!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 31, 2023

As a family from Iowa we thoroughly enjoyed every second of our tour! The kids learned so much about the plants and animals surrounding the area. Our guide Adam was amazing and very through with information and patient with our 8 year olds questions. I as an adult and absolutely terrified of any and everything that could possibly be in the Everglades and left with a huge smile on my face. We will be back in a drier season so we can do some more walking around and potentially more wildlife.


Unbelievable tour

Rated 5 out of 5
December 30, 2023

I have always wanted to do a swamp buggy tour and was glad I stumbled on Captain Steves! Lasted almost the whole 4 hours. Sherold was a great guide. Soooo wise and knowledgeable! The tree lined buggy trail was beautiful!!! The sunset was amazing! Only a few gators spotted along Turner River Road, but the recent rains and cold weather probably made the animals hide earlier. HIGHLY recommend and will definitely do it again!


Great family adventure

Rated 5 out of 5
November 19, 2023

Captain Daniel made our trip fun and educational. His experience, deep love for the land and sense of humor combined to make our adventure memorable. Watching my granddaughters wade in those clear flowing waters and ask questions about what they were most curious about was priceless. Thank you for providing my family with a day we will all long remember.


Great experience

Rated 5 out of 5
June 11, 2023

We had the tour with Captain Daniel and it was great. The nature is beautyful and Daniel showed us the different landscapes. We could also see different animals and Daniel showed us on his handy even more. For example a phyton! We really enjoyed this tour, it was the best experience and say thanks to Daniel.


What A Ride!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 19, 2022

What a ride! Not only was Capt. Steve filled with information but fun! The beauty of those Everglades were outstanding. The love and respect that Capt. Steve has for those swamps made us fall in love with them too. We have never seen such wide open beauty before and plan on seeing it again and again with Capt. Steve! Elise & Larry Will

— Elise Will, Pine Island, Florida

Elise Will

What a beautiful area!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 19, 2022

What a beautiful area!!!! My two sons and I went out with Capt. Steve the day before Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time!!!! If you love nature ,birds and all types of wildlife you have got to go on this tour!!!!! We went on the late afternoon tour and I highly recommend it! Capt. Steve was knowledgeable, FUN, and most of all an authentic, 6th generation good natured Floridian. Capt. Steve went out of his way to make our adventure with him one we will always cherish!!! If you want to have a fun, exciting, learning and laughing experience, sign up for one of Capt. Steve’s Swamp Buggy Tours! You’ll be glad you did!!!!! WE WERE!!!! R Dix

Richard Dix, East Wenatchee, Wa. 98802

I have been a tour guide

Rated 5 out of 5
November 19, 2022

I have been a tour guide in the Everglades for 14 years now. Three years ago, Steve took us by swampbuggy. Camping on a hardwood hammock. For 3 days we enjoyed the peaceful beautiful Everglades.(except for the bear that wondered through at 1am.) This past year, I have used this tour to entertain friends from out of town. And for me to see parts of the glades previously off limits. On the tours we have seen otters, deer, gators, snakes, birds, and the most beautiful trees and plants. For me its like being able to go walking on the moon. I highly recommend this tour for anyone that’s wants the best. Steve has taught and shone me things about the glades I have never read in a book.

— Kenny Hill, Fort Myers FL

Kenny Hill

Words can’t describe...

Rated 5 out of 5
November 19, 2022

Words can’t describe the sounds and the smells, the wind through the trees, the owl hooting as we ate our lunch, a clear sunny blue day with puffy white clouds. Mother Nature was showing us her best. It was heaven, so beautiful and peaceful. The day got better as we seen Alligators of all sizes basking in the sun along the rivers edge enjoying the winter sun as we were. Wow, what a trip! I can’t wait to go back again, my reservations are booked for next year and I will tell everyone I meet that Captain Steve gives the best tour of the Everglades. This is a MUST DO if you want to see the real Everglades the way the locals and natives do. I’m posting pictures of our wonderful day. Thank you Captain Steve you were great!! As a footnote I would like to add, while we were traveling Captain Steve stops to pick up some trash someone left behind. This showed us a great outdoorsman who cares about the preservation of this great Everglades he knows and loves. Not an average man, NOT an average tour!

— Emil Sulieman, Dubai, UAE

Emil Sulieman

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Don’t miss your chance to join Captain Steve for an unforgettable swamp buggy tour in the Florida Everglades. Explore the diverse ecosystem, possibly see a variety of wildlife, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t wait – book your tour now before it’s too late. Book Here to secure your tour!

Join Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures for a unique and exciting swamp buggy adventure in the Florida Everglades! Explore the diverse ecosystem and wildlife in their natural habitat.

With our local experienced guides, you are guaranteed a safe, educational and entertaining experience.

Book an adventure tour with us today and create memories that will last your family a lifetime! Please let us know if there are any special requests you have. Our expert guides will make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. We guarantee that you will explore the area in a way that no one else can offer. We look d to hearing from you and helping you create unforgettable memories.

Visitors taking an Everglades Swamp Buggy Ride should come prepared with a few essentials to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. *This includes comfortable clothing and footwear that may get wet, a hat or sunscreen for protection from the sun, and insect repellent to keep mosquitoes and other pests at bay. In addition, it is also a good idea to bring along a camera or binoculars to capture the amazing sights and wildlife along the way.

Welcome to the heart of the Everglades at Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures!

Embark on an authentic journey with us as you discover the wonders of this unique ecosystem just like a true Gladesman. At Captain Steve’s, we take pride in providing quality, no-frills eco-tours year-round, with the exception of June and July.

Experience the Everglades in all its glory, whether it’s the vibrant wet summers or the serene dry winters – each season has its own enchantment. Our tours, led by Captain Steve, a 5th generation local guide, promise a personal touch as we navigate through captivating swamp scenery and among the iconic bald cypress trees.

Discover the magic of the Everglades with us – perfect for families and photographers alike! Private tours are available. For larger groups just give us a call. 

Secure your spot now for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with a newfound admiration for this incredible natural wonder. Book here on our website. – Capt. Steve.

  • Great Time With The Family 

—James M & Family Webster, Florida
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you book with Captain Steve:

  • Captain Steve runs a small, personal business focusing on a quality, true feel of the Florida Everglades. There are no frills involved, but its well worth it.
  • The Florida Everglades has 2 seasons; wet (typically summer) and dry (typically winter) Your experience will vary greatly depending on the season. Be sure to talk to Captain Steve so you know what to expect.
  • This is an Eco-tour, NOT Disney World. If you are looking for a thrill ride, stick with the theme parks. If, however, you are looking to enjoy Florida at it’s most beautiful, this is the trip for you.
  • This is not a zoo, it’s nature… Weather, time of year, time of day, and countless other factors effect the movement of wildlife. I assure you, no one on the tour is more excited about you getting to see some of Florida’s most spectacular creatures than Captain Steve is. That said, it’s still nature, so luck plays a big factor in what you will see.

Experience the Everglades Same As Native Gladesman

This small, personal business offers quality tours that will give you a true taste of what the Florida Everglades are all about. With no frills involved, this is an eco-tour you won’t want to miss. Depending on the season you visit, your experience will vary greatly.

Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy rides are offered year-round, (Park Closure June and July) and they are especially spectacular during the wet (typically summer) or dry (typically winter) seasons. And for those who love the nightlife, don’t don’t forget to ask about Captain Steve’s dark sky rides! With a dark sky full of stars and no ambient light, it’s an unforgettable experience.


Summertime Swamp Buggy Tour
Swamp Buggy Rides Near Everglades City

The world’s foremost authority on nature recommends Capt. Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures. National Geographic lists Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures a “Must Do“ when visiting Florida’s Pristine Parks. 

National Geographic Online

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