Buttonwood Canal

Buttonwood Canal, Everglades National Park: Address, Phone Number, Buttonwood Canal Reviews: 3.5/5

Buttonwood Canal
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This manmade waterway is part of Everglades National Park.
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runner24
Orlando, FL1 012 contributions
Jul 2021
We were visiting the Flamingo area to see if we could find an American Crocodile to photograph. I managed to locate one when I looked over the canal from the bridge just before Flamingo. There he was. Apparently, he was curious about me as he slowly made his way toward me and posed for the camera before he moved away. You never know what you'll see in the Everglades.
Enjoy.
Written 13 July 2021
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Anonymous N
1 contribution
Jan 2020
We booked the 3:00 PM tour.
And we arrived at 2:55 PM and the boat already left and we can't even see the boat in sight so they must left at least 10 mins earlier. Then I went to the registry and the lady said the boat left 3 PM sharp which is a lie. And don't expect any apology from them, they only blame you that you don't arrive here 1 hour early. So if you have to take this tour, plan your trip wisely.
Written 23 January 2020
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Dakles
Southampton, UK1 329 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We took the boat trip from Flamingo at a cost of $35 per person for 90 minutes. The trip heads up the Buttonwood Canal through Coot Bay to Bear Lake and returns the same way. The scenery is really lovely with great mangrove views but we didn’t get to see any significant wildlife.
Written 6 June 2019
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Craig-World-Travelle
Agoura Hills, CA1 836 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
It was a nice relaxing trip down a calm canal. Beautiful scenery. If was cool so only 3-4 crocs to see. We saw some dolphins which doesn't happen every trip.

We saw about 7 different types of birds on the trip.

You also go into some big lakes.

Naturalist guide was interesting and knowledgeable.

I would take the boat trip again on next visit.
Written 27 January 2019
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FifiBojangles
Bolingbrook, IL442 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We were in Flamingo at the south end of Everglades National Park. There were two boat tours offered at the marina, the backcountry tour and the bay tour. We chose the backcountry tour after asking questions about the difference. We hardly saw any wildlife. As we were pulling away from the dock, a crocodile was sunning herself on the boat ramp. We could have seen that for free. In fact, she was there when we were done so we walked over and watched her for a while. The naturalist pointed out some birds and gave us information about the canal and Whitewater Bay. As I said, you can as much wildlife for free by walking around the marina. We did, including crocodiles and manatee. I realize the opportunity to spot wildlife is not in their control and the boat was clean and the captain and naturalist were very pleasant. You do get a good introduction to mangroves, the canal and the Everglades.
Written 14 December 2018
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Ellen N
12 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
Fun times paddling with teenage son among the alligators and crocodiles. I so appreciate our National Parks. They are truly a treasure.
Written 30 March 2017
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yellowbfly
Chapel Hill, NC54 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
Probably the guide and what you see are the biggest predictors of experience. The day before we did the 10,000 Islands tour out of the Gulf Coast Visitors Center and had an amazing guide and a super experience. Our tour of the "backcountry" was way over rated and our guide, Capt. Virginia, was new and rather grumpy. We basically saw no wildlife and went through a man made canal and across a lake. Don't waste your money here.
Written 27 February 2017
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SharonandUrsus
Oyster Bay NSW65 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
We had a lovely lunch: veggie burger with a salad and beef burger with hot chips. Everything was really delicious. The hot chips were excellent. The key lime pie was really good too. Definitely recommend eating here. The restaurant looks a bit drab with plastic everything. The view across the river is so beautiful that we forgot about the drab decor within seconds. Friendly and professional staff. Thanks for a great lunch!
Written 15 February 2016
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Wesley N
Kingswinford, UK333 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
A great place to fish take photos canoe chill out take an air / boat ride birds fish animals reptiles all in there own natural environment
Written 13 February 2016
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CrankingChick
Tucson, AZ7 872 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
Buttonwood Canal is a man-made waterway in Everglades National Park. The easiest way to access it is at Flamingo marina, at the end of the main park road (40 miles south of the entrance). You can rent a canoe or take a narrated, 2-hour educational boat tour that goes down the canal to Coot Bay and Whitewater Bay. We took the backcountry boat tour and were very pleased; the guide was entertaining and knowledgeable and stopped the boat to point out wildlife for photographs. We saw alligators, crocodiles, manatees and many birds and also learned a lot about the ecosystem. If you decide to take a tour, do make a reservation as the tours sell out in advance! You can also see birds and wildlife around the marina without taking the tour. There's a store at the marina that has snacks, souvenirs and a restroom. The facilities and the boat tours are wheelchair accessible. Bring mosquito repellent.
Written 16 January 2016
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