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“Great day out on the Gulf!”
Review of Tidewater Tours

Tidewater Tours
Ranked #2 of 12 Tours in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We offer Tours and Rentals that will meet all your boating needs in Cedar Key. USCG inspected vessels to carry more than six passengers. Airboat Rides in the tidal marsh. Suwannee River trips that contrast the salt water habitat to the fresh water. Birding tours that identify all the varieties of species. Island Tours are offered daily to share the Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge barrier islands and history of the area. Come join us for a relaxing and educational boat tour.
Reviewed 27 June 2014

My grand-nephews and I spent most of one day cruising in Gulf waters around Cedar Key in a pontoon boat rented from Captain Doug. He'd recently bought a powerful new motor for the boat. When idling, it sounded like a kitten. When running, it responded beautifully.

The Tidewater staff briefed us, supplied flotation devices and a "water map" and welcomed us back on the dock when we returned later in the day. Everything was done for us cheerfully and efficiently. They gave us good pointers for avoiding areas of low depth (1 foot!) and negotiating tide changes.

It was a wonderful day. I live in nearby Gainesville, and I'm looking forward to renting one of their boats again.

1  Thank Barbara C
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We went on a boat ride with TideWater Tours - Connie and Mike - and was told we would see birds, dolphins, islands and such - first time we have ever seen this! Captain Mike saw something in the water - thought it was dolphins, fish fighting or having sex, thinking there were 3 (Connie said it's an orgy) and all the sudden my husband notices that the shark is giving birth!! It was awesome and such an amazing boat trip!

The video is at youtube - check it out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOfirl-uC3s&feature=youtu.be

1  Thank Merrileejo13
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

On our 1st trip to Cedar Key, we went on boat around Seahorse and Atsenie Otie Island. Beautiful day, met some awesome people and captain knew all the history of the area. We especially enjoyed the 1st mates {photo attached}.

We plan to come back when the lighthouse is open. Loved all the different types of birds!

1  Thank tefsearch
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Learn history of Cedar key. Comfortable covered boat. Learned about the birds of Cedar Key and nesting protection at Lighthouse Island.

1  Thank skatebev
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We came to Cedar Key for a day trip. When we saw the sign from Tidewater Tours, we decided to take part in the tour.
During the ride around Seahorse Key we heard a lot about the wildlife, history of the keys and other informative stories from the captain. We also saw a lot of birds like pelicans, herons, cormorants and even some dolphins jumping out of the water. It was great and after just under two hours we returned fully satisfied. By the way: our son lost his cap, it fell into the waters. The captain maneuvered "cap over board"! A few minutes later we got the cap back. Thanks to the crew!

1  Thank MMOHZ
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