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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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3 S Front St, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4262
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+1 904-753-7631
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Start to finish a wonderful trip. It took less than 10 minutes to feel at home operating the Craigcats. Then off to find wildlife and wild rides. Doin' donuts yea! The six boats followed the leader to inlets full of dolphin pods and we beached...More

6  Thank wildanimalpark
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 August 2016

After reading all the positive reviews we were excited for the Backwater Adventure boat tour. All started well, after a brief introduction about safety and boat operation we began our tour. Boats are easy to operate. The boat my wife and I had was somewhat...More

4  Thank GR914
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Hello GR914, So sorry you had less than an A++ experience during your tour. We always shoot for a "Wow" experience, but our boats are mechanical and as much as we don't like it, mechanical things happen. You read the positive reviews due to the...More

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All reviews saw dolphins wild horses cumberland island our tour guide two seater donuts craig cat great guide wear sunscreen person catamaran dry storage great fun small cooler beautiful sunset highly recommend this trip a lot of fun fort clinch
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to go on this adventure based on the Trip Advisor reviews and we are glad we did. It was over 90 degrees that day so what better place to be but on the water. We went up the river and we lucky to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun excursion! Have been to Amelia Island for the past 5 years and this is the first time we’ve done this adventure. Such a great way to see the surrounding area. The little boats are easy to drive and are such fun on...More

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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the shout out for our boating adventure and for our guide Cray. We love making memories for our valued guests!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great experience riding these boats through the channel and around Cumberland Island. They are easy to drive and puts you right on the water. We saw dolphins on our adventure and they came right up to the boat. A different perspective seeing a...More

Thank Kevin K
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Worth every cent is something we shoot for everytime out. We know we provide a valuable boating adventure when our guest say they got their money's worth!! Thanks so much for the kind words!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son and his family did this a year ago and loved it. My husband and I didn't go with them as we thought we were too old (70's). Bad decision! On this trip to Amelia we decided to go for it. We had great...More

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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love to see our guests smiling in all of the pictures too. So glad you went for it and came out with us. Even happier you had such a great time. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time on the water in these fun little go kart boats! They were easy to drive and allowed you to relax and see the beautiful scenery. We spent 3 hours out seeing wild horses, dolphins and just beautiful scenery all the...More

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

Definitely a great review and awesome description of what we do. Thanks so much!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These boats are zippy, fun and safe - and comfortable enough even for a 30 week pregnant lady too! Our guide was knowledgeable and even found us some dolphins. It’s a little bit of a wet ride on a windy day but they provide foul...More

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

Glad you had a great time even on a windy day. We are really glad you had a comfortable time being 30 weeks pregnant! Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was easily the best money spent on our vacation! We had the best time and the tour guides were fantastic!

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

Best money spent on the vacation!! I love it! We love providing value to our customers. Glad we hit the mark and you had such a fantastic time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alan the owner we do friendly and full of information about the adventure. Bobby was our guide and handled a sticky situation with very diplomatically. Would definitely recommend and would also do it again!!!

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

Thanks so much for the honorable mention and the great way in which Bobby handled a sticky situation. So glad you all had such a great time on the adventure!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the beginning to the end, it was such a fun adventure. First off the boats are a lot of fun to drive. Our guide told us that it would only take about 10 minutes to get use to driving the boat and he was...More

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

Glad we hit the mark on a great time on the water! We are blessed to have so much wildlife and sea life around Amelia. Thanks so much for the great review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best adventure! We met the owner Alan while walking around just to see where the tour was located. He was friendly and inviting and we booked right away for a tour later in the week. Bobby was our tour guide and he...More

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

Thanks so much for the great review! Very kind of you to mention all of the details of your trip. So glad you had a wonderful time!!

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Flipperz1961
12 September 2018|
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Response from Allen E | Property representative |
We do our boating adventure year round. Three things that will cancel our trips are rain, high winds and cold (below 65 degrees). In November there are very few days under 65 degrees, if any. Book with confidence as we... More
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Doyle R
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Response from Allen E | Property representative |
The Ritz Carlton is about 10 miles from our marina. 3 South Front Street on Amelia Island is our address.
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Christa168
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
It's to the left of Brett's Waterfront restaurant as you are looking at the water, right over the train tracks. I would think it's walkable! Enjoy!
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