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Backwater Cat Adventure

43 Jenkins Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
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SO much fun!!!!!

We went out today with backwater cat adventure on a 2.5 hour tour. We took our two 8 year old... read more

Reviewed today
ekilpela
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Washington, DC
Had a good time, but left feeling pretty disappointed

Overall, we had a good time driving the boats and being on the water. However, a few things... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Allison M
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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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To book go to our website Backwater Cat Adventure dot com. Drive your own 2 seat catamaran while your guide (on his boat) leads you on an amazing 2.5 hour adventure around the beautiful marshlands of Hilton Head Island. Experience the excitement of being on the water at speeds up to 30 MPH. Slow down to see dolphin, manatee and other sea life. Great for young and old alike!
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  • Very good2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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43 Jenkins Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
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Reviewed today

We went out today with backwater cat adventure on a 2.5 hour tour. We took our two 8 year old kids. EVERYONE had a great time. Driving the cat boats is like driving a go kart on the water. The tour took us all over...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Overall, we had a good time driving the boats and being on the water. However, a few things happened that left us feeling pretty bummed by the end. This was due to us feeling like we paid a lot for a day that made us...More

Thank Allison M
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our first trip to Hilton head. We love to try new adventures jet skis, banana boats parasailing you name it we've tried it.when was saw the photo of Back Cat Adventures 2 person catamaran .. we knew we had to do it! Patrick...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time riding the Craig Cats!! So much fun! Our guides were awesome, took care of all our needs and took lots of great pictures!! Would highly recommend to everyone!

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

Thanks for noticing how we take care of all your needs! Thanks for sharing with the TripAdvisor community too! You now qualify for a repeat customer discount on your next visit. See you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Back Water Cats was an adventure! We had a fun family experience that we will never forget! The boats were a little tricky to drive at first but then became easier. At times we went fast and got splashed by waves and other times we...More

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

Thanks so much for noticing our great guides and our fun boating experience. So glad your family had such a good time! You are now eligible for our repeat customer discount! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great trip down the ICW , around Pinckney and Daufuskie islands and into the Calibogue sound. Our guide, Blake, was very friendly and provided some interesting information about the area as well as some restaurant suggestions. But, more than anything the boats were just fun!...More

Thank OKI4EVER
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It is so beautiful out there on our waterways. Blake is very good at making sure our valued guests have a great time while on this adventure. Thanks for noticing. You are eligible for our repeat customer discount so hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the original water cat. Last year they were located at shelter cove and this year moved a few minutes away to a RV Park. This location is so much better. Within 2 minutes of leaving the dock here, you are able to be...More

Thank cspiller291
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We love our repeat customers...especially now that you can compare leaving from Hilton Head Harbor. We do get underway immediately and this is a beautiful side of the island. We go around Pinckney Island and away from busy Harbor town. We still go to Harbor...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

First time ever for me on the Craig cat. It was amazing. Enjoyed seeing the backwater areas of hilton head. Saw dolphins, turtle nesting area. Ben gave us a great review of history of the area, views of the beautiful homes you don't see from...More

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

Dolphin, Turtles, history on some really cool driving boats! That is a great description of our trip. Thanks!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing day with friends! Second year in a row with this very professional company! We will do it again next year. Marla m

Thank Marla M
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the excellent review! Every year is quite a testament to our fun boating trip. See you again next year!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Able to drive our own two-seater boats, we had a fun time exploring areas of Hilton Head that would be hard to see by any other means. We had dolphins swimming by us, a manta ray jumped out of the water nearby and had the...More

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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the high marks on this "GREAT ADVENTURE"!! Glad you had such a great time. Hope to see you again soon.

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Lisamadcat
3 June 2018|
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Response from Allen E | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, Our website BackwaterCatAdventure,com has our pricing and our schedule. Come on out for a great boating adventure in which you will always remember!!
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Lyn123NewJersey
14 April 2017|
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Response from Allen E | Property representative |
One person can ride with the guide on his boat. It is the lead boat. During the trip it is possible to switch around so everyone can drive the boat if they are of age.
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R M K
2 March 2017|
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Response from Annette Y | Reviewed this property |
I'd verify with them before you book for sure but you have to wear your life jacket the whole time you're on the trip. I got wet from the waves splashing but no one actually ended up IN the water during our adventure. So... More
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