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Book a tour at Backwater Cat Adventure dot com. This is a boating adventure you will cherish for years to come! Driving your own 2 seat catamaran boat, while a guide in a lead boat shows you the waters around Amelia and Cumberland Islands, on a 2.5...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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3 S Front St, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4262
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+1 904-753-7631
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All reviews saw dolphins wild horses cumberland island our tour guide great guide two seater craig cat dry storage highly recommend this trip person catamaran great fun fort clinch small cooler a lot of fun took pictures beautiful sunset dungeness ruins
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took this tour and Bobby was our guide. The whole experience was tremendous and Bobby was excellent. I strongly recommend doing this. We saw a whole bunch of dolphins on this trip and got up close.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thaihong
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the shout out for our unique boating adventure and our guide Bobby! Glad you had so much fun!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go on this adventure based on the Trip Advisor reviews and we are glad we did. It was over 90 degrees that day so what better place to be but on the water. We went up the river and we lucky to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kristinew376
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great review! Thanks so much. So glad you had a great time on the boats, with the wildlife and sea life and the beauty of our waterways around Amelia.

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Such a fun excursion! Have been to Amelia Island for the past 5 years and this is the first time we’ve done this adventure. Such a great way to see the surrounding area. The little boats are easy to drive and are such fun on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank czbecky
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks so much for the shout out for our boating adventure and for our guide Cray. We love making memories for our valued guests!

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Just a great experience riding these boats through the channel and around Cumberland Island. They are easy to drive and puts you right on the water. We saw dolphins on our adventure and they came right up to the boat. A different perspective seeing a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin K
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Worth every cent is something we shoot for everytime out. We know we provide a valuable boating adventure when our guest say they got their money's worth!! Thanks so much for the kind words!

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Our son and his family did this a year ago and loved it. My husband and I didn't go with them as we thought we were too old (70's). Bad decision! On this trip to Amelia we decided to go for it. We had great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thor171
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

We love to see our guests smiling in all of the pictures too. So glad you went for it and came out with us. Even happier you had such a great time. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 23 October 2018

We had a fantastic time on the water in these fun little go kart boats! They were easy to drive and allowed you to relax and see the beautiful scenery. We spent 3 hours out seeing wild horses, dolphins and just beautiful scenery all the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Definitely a great review and awesome description of what we do. Thanks so much!

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

These boats are zippy, fun and safe - and comfortable enough even for a 30 week pregnant lady too! Our guide was knowledgeable and even found us some dolphins. It’s a little bit of a wet ride on a windy day but they provide foul...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Glad you had a great time even on a windy day. We are really glad you had a comfortable time being 30 weeks pregnant! Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This was easily the best money spent on our vacation! We had the best time and the tour guides were fantastic!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rachel D
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Best money spent on the vacation!! I love it! We love providing value to our customers. Glad we hit the mark and you had such a fantastic time!

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Alan the owner we do friendly and full of information about the adventure. Bobby was our guide and handled a sticky situation with very diplomatically. Would definitely recommend and would also do it again!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thanks so much for the honorable mention and the great way in which Bobby handled a sticky situation. So glad you all had such a great time on the adventure!!

Reviewed 21 October 2018

From the beginning to the end, it was such a fun adventure. First off the boats are a lot of fun to drive. Our guide told us that it would only take about 10 minutes to get use to driving the boat and he was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ejsoong
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Glad we hit the mark on a great time on the water! We are blessed to have so much wildlife and sea life around Amelia. Thanks so much for the great review!

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erikatucker69
20 November 2018|
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Response from Allen E | Property representative |
Our website has all of our pricing, schedule and availability. The quick answer is $135 per adult and $110 for kids ages 5 to 12. Thanks so much for your interest in our unique boating adventure!
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erikatucker69
20 November 2018|
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We do go out year round as long as it is above 65 degrees, no rain and less than 15 MPH winds. There are many days like that during the winter, but we do have some no-go weather as well. We have waterproof pants and... More
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Flipperz1961
11 September 2018|
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We do our boating adventure year round. Three things that will cancel our trips are rain, high winds and cold (below 65 degrees). In November there are very few days under 65 degrees, if any. Book with confidence as we... More
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