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Backwater Cat Adventure

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3 S Front St, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4262
+1 904-753-7631
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Great experience!!

We went on the 9 am tour and what fun we had! It was something we wouldn’t normally do, but we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Iva W
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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
Check this off your "bucket list"!!

Thank you Captain Cray for a delightful adventure. We highly recommend adding this activity to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
saradeer
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North Carolina
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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 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!
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild horses” (198 reviews)
“saw dolphins” (48 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
3 S Front St, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4262
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+1 904-753-7631
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on the 9 am tour and what fun we had! It was something we wouldn’t normally do, but we decided to splurge and we are so glad we did! Our guide was Bobby and he was very knowledgeable. We stopped near some dolphin...More

Thank Iva W
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded today

"Well worth it" is quite a compliment. Thanks for taking a chance on us. We try to make memories for a lifetime. Glad Bobby showed you a great time!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank you Captain Cray for a delightful adventure. We highly recommend adding this activity to your itinerary when visiting Amelia Island.

Thank saradeer
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the 4 star review and highly recommending us to everyone!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

While it seems pricey, it's money well spent! We opted for the 9:00 a.m. trip to avoid the extreme sun, but no worries there is plenty of breeze and a bimini top of your watercraft as you glide on the water. Captain Cray was the...More

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

Wow! Thanks for noticing how Cray makes sure you have a memorable adventure with us! Sounds like you saw it all while on your trip. Glad you had so much fun!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time on a Craigcat and loved it. These boats are easy to drive. Our guide was very informative during the entire time. Loved beaching on Cumberland Island where we saw wild horses and collected beautiful large shells. We also saw dolphins and when we...More

Thank Tammy S
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So much fun is the best compliment we can get. Glad you thought the boating adventure was so fun. We always have a lot to live up to on our tours because of reviews like yours. Thanks!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of the best excursions I have ever done. We got to see so many cool things on the tour. Dolphins, manatees, wild horses and Fort Clinch. Who knew the trip would be so exciting and educational. My family and I had a...More

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

Cray loves entertaining our guests on this unique boating adventure around Amelia and Cumberland Island's. Thanks for the great adventure review!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience. We saw dolphins, manatees, wild horses and a lot of scenic places. The boats were fun to operate and our guide was great. Wear sunscreen!

Thank Michael C
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So much wildlife and sea life in our backyard. Glad you got to see it all!! Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out July 5th. Perfect weather for an evening cruise to Cumberland Island. This was our first Cat water adventure. Our tour guide, Allen, clearly instructed our group of eight on operations and safety. He was very watchful during the tour to make sure our...More

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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to do a review. It really helps our readers know how fun it is. Please come back and visit us again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our adventure at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Our guide was Jimmy and he was awesome. He provided great instructions for operation of the watercraft and was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. The highlights were seeing the wild horses...More

1  Thank Doyle R
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's the best is high praise indeed!! Thanks for the wonderful review and the shout out for Jimmy our great guide. Glad you guys had so much fun and saw so much wildlife and sea life!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Jax to visit our son and wanted to do something our of the ordinary. Since he has a “need for speed”, this was right up his alley. So I looked for a party of 4, and he brought his girlfriend who has...More

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

Glad you had a wonderful time with us on our boating adventure. It is a great review and let's everyone know that it is safe and fun...not to mention lots of sea life and wildlife. Thanks!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time! The trip was fun, beautiful and the guide was great!! Definitely worth every dollar! Todd & Lanie

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

Thanks for the big thumbs up for everyone to read! Very kind of you to let everyone know it was worth every dollar!!

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Christa168
16 August 2017|
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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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Julie D
7 August 2017|
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Response from Fran C | Reviewed this property |
Morning would be the best. It is cooler.
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