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Tidewater Tours

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Address: #4 Dock Street, Cedar Key City Marina, Cedar Key, FL 32625-4742
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+1 352-543-9523

We offer Tours and Rentals that will meet all your boating needs in Cedar...

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.

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Educational boat cruise

I learned more about Cedar Key from Connie while on this 2 hour boat tour....Finding out about the Cotton Mouth Snakes on one of the islands did not thrill me....The light house... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Robert V
Seffner, Florida
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Seffner, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I learned more about Cedar Key from Connie while on this 2 hour boat tour....Finding out about the Cotton Mouth Snakes on one of the islands did not thrill me....The light house would have been an interesting trip but not with the prospect of meeting a snake....

Thank Robert V
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Connie and Mike were perfect hosts/guides of the Cedar Key area and islands. Connie really knows the history and shares it in such a way that makes it entertaining and educational at the same time. Connie and Mike's interaction with each other was fun (they are married and Connie says Mike is eye candy). They treat you like they've known... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an enjoyable & educational tour around the islands of Cedar Key. It was a wonderful & unexpected surprise to find something we could do with our little pug who has to go everywhere with us. Connie & Mike are personable & extremely knowledgeable, this was by far our favorite activity during our month long stay in the area!

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new york city, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour around the keys in the refuge. Of course you're never guaranteed to see anything during these trips but Captain Fred knew the usual haunts and habits of the wildlife so we got to see quite a bit. He was also very humorous! 2 hours flew by. The only thing of note is that they seem to allow smoking... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Capt Mike and his wife Connie who serves as tour guide gave a wonderful trip. Lots of history and eco info as you go out by ( but don't land on) the outlying keys. Didn't see many dolphins but made a detour to see a large flock of white pelicans.

Thank linseyCo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Connie is extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the surrounding keys. Takes you to see the lighthouse and explains the history of Cedar Key. This is a must do to see the sunset. BYOB and enjoy the ride. We will visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Our family spent this (2016) Christmas together on Cedar Key and we took the Sunset Boat Tour together with Connie and Capt. Mike (her husband) on the day after Christmas. It was a comfortable, educational, entertaining and very special way to enjoy the waters around Cedar Key and to learn about the local history. Cannot recommend this tour strongly enough.... More 

Thank Alan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Cedar Key is very small precious island on the West coast of Fl. I have mixed feelings about reviewing the Tidewater Tours because I would keep Cedar Key a "Hidden Gem " but that's not fair. We have traveled and taken many boat trips, this one was exceptional for two reasons: the beauty of the area( including dolphins coming up... More 

Thank cecilia17
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This husband and wife team gave us a memorable experience covering the area of cedar key. They were intelligent and interesting. They knew their history and natural history of the area. It was a two hour tour and reasonably priced.

Thank Maryanne C
Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Very scenic, interesting, and informative tour. The guide and his first mate were very pleasant and knowledgeable. This trip was the highlight of our stay in Cedar Key.

Thank maryfmoran

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