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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Cookeville, Tennessee
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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.

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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.

1 Thank Joe B
2 reviews
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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20 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting boat trip with a well informed and entertaining couple leading the tour. The little town has a small beach and some unusual restaurants. Tony's restaurant has award winning clam chowder and there is an all you can eat seafood restaurant on the front. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Brenda D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best boat tours we have been on. Definitely a highlight of our trip.. We saw plenty of dolphins and learned about the history of this small town.. We will be back and are looking forward to taking this boat tour again.. Highly recommend this tour to future visitors..

1 Thank Pacbmom
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

One of the highlights of our visit. Its like a pontoon boat with bench seating. The hosts, take you out and explain some the history of the area and of course, catch a magnificent sunset. You can bring drinks and snacks on board with you, as well.

1 Thank Bill J
Sanford, Florida
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a must see. We took a tour of all the outlying islands and along the way saw an absolutely amazing variety of wildlife, including many species of birds and schools of dolphins swimming right next to us. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and even gave me the rundown on the Nuclear Power Plant you could see in the... More 

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