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Backwater Adventure

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Address: 3200 San Marco Rd, Maureen Moran Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145
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+1 239-877-4531

Backwater Adventure is the newest and coolest way to explore the 10,000...

Backwater Adventure is the newest and coolest way to explore the 10,000 islands. Drive your own 2 seat catamaran. Your guide will take you on an amazing adventure winding through the mangroves at speeds up to 30 MPH! With a short stop on a private island to do some shelling or swimming.


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A must!

This was truly such a great experience! My boyfriend and I went on the 9AM-12PM trip where the water was super calm and the weather was perfection. Jason took us on our tour and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tori K

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was truly such a great experience! My boyfriend and I went on the 9AM-12PM trip where the water was super calm and the weather was perfection. Jason took us on our tour and he was fun and informative, as well as consistent with the picture taking which we were extremely appreciative of. The excursion was an absolute blast, we... More 

Thank Tori K
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent experience. Saw it on Trip Advisor prior to leaving on vacation. Great tour guide Jason. Saw lots of dolphins...one was 3 ft from boat. Highly recommend!

Thank Katie F
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such a great morning doing this. It was a dull day but that didn't dampen the experience at all. The boats are super fast and super fun, you are so low to the water that it felt like you were right in there with the dolphins. If you're going to Naples or anywhere close by don't miss the... More 

Thank Lauramoore1976
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This three hour tour was a blast from start to finish! Jason was our tour guide, and was very informative about operating the boat, the local wildlife, and places to go on Marco Island for eating. Loved the stop on the beautiful island, allowing us the opportunity to do a little swimming and shelling. The $$$ were well worth it,... More 

Thank Karen G
Commerce Township, Michigan
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time in one season. These small, two seater boats are so much fun. Worth the $$$ and a great way to see Goodland from the water. See Dolphin up close and the back water Island is beautiful! I just wish it wasn't the same trip every time, would love to do a trip around Marco. Guides are very nice... More 

Thank chrisry B
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked online for a 9am tour. Got thete at 8:40... Nobody in sight. Called the number on the email confirmation and I was told the guide called the office when I met him earlier and I said I would come back another time. Well, that left me confused since we had just arrived, we were definitely not there earlier,... More 

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Douglas B, Owner at Backwater Adventure, responded to this review

First of all i'm sorry about what happened yesterday. I am just as confused as you are. We only had one boat booked that morning. and someone showed up about 30 minutes early and told us they were booked that morning (not you). They were told we have a small craft advisory and we cannot go since our boats are... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, teenage daughter, and I decided to experience the waterways near Marco Island up close and personal by taking a CraigCat tour with Backwater Adventures. It was great fun! We enjoyed speeds of up to 30 miles per hour on the water, but in a very stable boat that we were able to drive ourselves after a short instructional... More 

Thank Melanie V
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I had a great time on our Backwater Adventure last week. The Craig Cats (the two-person boat) were a lot of fun to drive and very easy to control. The guides were very knowledgeable, kept us informed every step of the way, and found/pointed out dolphins throughout the trip. If you are looking for a different experience... More 

Thank Bondguy1824
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, teenage son, and I went on this adventure. We were looking for something other than our normal sailing trip and we are absolutely thrilled that we picked this. It was the perfect amount of time and the boats were fun. Guides were knowledgeable. Spent about 2 hours on the boat and 45 minutes on an island. Any one... More 

Thank Tanya S
Chantilly, Virginia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience from start to finish! Our guide Scott was fun and very knowledgeable! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun activity!

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