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“Backwater Cat Adventurers”

Backwater Cat Adventure
Ranked #2 of 59 Tours in Amelia Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 hour trip. Our goal is to see wildlife, like the wild horses on Cumberland Island, sea life like dolphin, manatee, sea turtles and more. We travel by historic Fort Clinch on the tip of Amelia Island to take pictures and talk about the history or this 1800's fort. We stop on the beach at Cumberland Island to swim, do some shelling and it is a great break off of the boats. We do some very cool boating in the backwater, never going into ocean waters. In colder weather we provide waterproof pants and jackets to keep you comfortable. This is great for families with children 5 years old and up, adventurous first time boaters, and people who love the water, wildlife, sea life, history and driving a really cool boat!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! You can make it as smooth and calm as you want or go fast and get wet. We had Jimmy as a guide. He was fun and very informative. We stopped on an island with wild horses. It was great day.

Thank Kim G
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review on Backwater Cat and on Jimmy our guide!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful trip.. so fun for every age. It was such a hot
Day .. and this kept us cool.. very pricey and relaxed guides.. good price too

1  Thank monica p
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing with everyone. Jimmy is one of our best!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dear Backwater Cat Adventure Staff,
My family and I visited Amelia Island, Florida. I want to extend a heartfelt thank you for a terrific day on the water. Cray was our tour guide and he did a fabulous job. My family and I had a spectacular time too. I would highly recommend this excursion to all tourists and can't believe how fun, exciting and exhilarating this trip turned out to be. It's well worth the money. Be sure to bring extra cash for a tip. They most definitely deserve it.
Thanks again to Cray and your team.

Warm Wishes,
The Silman family (Date: June 26, 2018)

Thank silmanmichelle
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Silman Family, We loved having you and Cray enjoyed entertaining you on our cool boats! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community and for mentioning the tip for the guides. Tips are very much appreciated! Hope to see your family again in the future!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four, including a 14 and 11 year old, took the 9:00 A.M. tour. We had a blast. There was a short time of instruction, then off we sped away. It is super fun driving these little cats fast. I am a 46 year old female and LOVED every minute of the trip. I drove one boat with one child and my husband another. We were also able to see manatees, porpoises, loads of birds and wild horses. We stopped on Cumberland Island. It was a nice treat. Crey, our guide, was terrific and knowledgeable. It was worth every penny.

Thank ahamernik
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you had such a great time on our zippy fast boats. People love driving them and love the nature, history and wildlife on our trips. Thanks for noticing how our guide Cray goes the extra mile for our guests! Hope to have you visit again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth every penny! such a cool experience and getting so close to dolphins was just icing on the cake! Thank you Backwater Cat Adventures!

Thank Brittney T
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! Glad you had such a cool experience with us!

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