I’m Tod and I’m the owner of Tour The Glades – Private Wildlife Tours. I’m a Florida Native and my family and I live here in the Everglades year round.
Nature and the environment have been my passion since I was a child and I bring that with me on every adventure. It was my early obsession with reptiles & amphibians that led me into the Florida wilderness. I first began catching snakes, lizards and turtles in the 3rd grade and bringing them to school for show & tell. I was always trying to convince my friends to come with me to look for animals and explore the wilderness….now they call that “Eco-Tourism”.
Florida history is also one of my passions and that seeps into my tours as well. I’m a member of the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation and continuously study the lives and culture of the Florida natives, early settlers and pioneers. The Everglades is not the horrifying, scary place that some will have you believe. It’s actually a beautiful, delicate environment that you must “get into” in order to truly appreciate. I’ve spent 30+ years exploring the Florida wilderness and I pass that knowledge & confidence on to my guests.
PLEASE NOTE THAT GOOGLE MAPS LISTS THE ADDRESS AS OCHOPEE (NOT EVERGLADES CITY). IT WILL STILL TAKE YOU TO THE CORRECT LOCATION, BUT IT IS IN EVERGLADES CITY.