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Riding the Waves

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Explore Florida’s Gulf Coast from your very own 2 seated powered catamaran. You’ll enjoy the independence of driving your own boat as your guide leads the way, narrating about the local wildlife and history of the area. During your adventure you’ll...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1990 Placida Rd, Skips Placida Marina, Englewood, FL 34223-4914
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a lot of fun . The boats are easy to drive. We followed the tour guide and she was very friendly and knowledgeable about the bay and gulf. She narrated the tour via walkie talkie. The tour went through Lemon Bay to Stump...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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bjorns2017, General Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Michelle is a great guide, and we're glad she showed you a good time! Thanks for the awesome review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 boats and 4 people on a tour with Bear. Our granddaughters said it was their best day ever!! Bear was a fantastic guide, and they were lucky enough to have a close up with dolphins. Would say this is a must do...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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bjorns2017, General Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review guys! It was a pleasure having you all, and we hope to see you again soon! -Bear

Reviewed February 14, 2019

My friends and I went on the 2:00 tour. After receiving basic instructions two sixty something year olds safely navigated the tour. I got to pilot my own boat which was such a rush. You can either share the boat or drive on your own...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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12rwells, Public Relations Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review. We are thrilled that you both enjoyed a thrilling experience Riding The Waves! I would have to agree that it is such a cool experience to operate these little catamarans. They feel like go-carts on the water. Glad you...More

Reviewed February 9, 2019

It was a blast to be able to drive the boat. I had never ridden one so this was quite an adventure for me. The guide let us "play around" for a bit after a while. Gorgeous views during our ride. The only recommendation I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Bjorn S, General Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Thanks for the great review! The radios can be difficult to hear, especially in high wind conditions but we have introduced some brand new ones so we won't have this issue going forward. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, and we hope to...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

I just can't say enough good things about this excursion. We all had a fabulous time (even the riders) and this is the best thing we have ever done in Englewood. The guide was awesome and you just can't get closer to nature. We will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you so much for leaving this exceptional review! We are thrilled to hear that this was the best thing you've ever done in Englewood. That brings a huge smile to our faces!! We are excited to have you out on the water again next...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Had a great tour with Rachel. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Boats are easy to use and made for a great afternoon cruising the local waters and exploring stump pass beach. She took plenty of photos that she made available for free download. I would recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
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12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks for leaving such a thoughtful review! It brings a smile to my face hearing that you enjoyed your tour. I really appreciate the kind words and hope to have you out with us again.

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time on the 2 1/2 hour ride! Our tour guide Connor was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the area! I would highly recommend!More

Date of experience: October 2018
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12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks for the great review and for joining us on the Coastal Cruising Tour! Love hearing that you both had a great afternoon on the water with Connor. Born and raised here in Englewood he is very knowledgeable about the local waterways. Hope to see...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took my son and his girlfriend here for his Birthday. We had a wonderful, fun day. The tour was such fun and very informative, thanks to our GREAT guide, Rachel. I would recommend this! We will be back. Thanks Rachel!!More

Date of experience: October 2018
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12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks Debbie for enjoying a fun day on the water with us. I had a great time showing your family around and getting to know you all better. Thanks for your kind words and hopefully next time we can get you out on a sunset...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

We had a wonderful tour and the best part was visiting the tidal basin at Stump Pass and viewing the natural wildlife and gathering shells

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John M
12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank you for leaving a review for us John! I had a wonderful time on the water with your family yesterday. I'm looking forward to having to having you and your friends out for a Sunset tour next time. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed August 18, 2018

A huge thank you to Connor for such a wonderful guided tour today. We really didn’t think we would get out on the water due to the red tide and we were so happy when this wonderful company started to run their tours again, despite...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you for joining us on the water back in August. Sorry or the late response, I thought I had responded earlier. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour with Connor. Sounds like you were able to encounter all of our aquatic friends on...More

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oggiedoggie2013
July 17, 2018|
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Response from nancym572018 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend. Watercraft fit people comfortably but no extra room. Also, due to wave action during the tour, the dog would be likely to go overboard or be very scared. If the dog becomes excited at seeing wildlife... More
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AnnieC2053
February 9, 2018|
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Response from 12rwells | Property representative |
Great Question! We ask that all of our guests are 5 years and older to ride. To drive Florida law requires that anyone under 30 years of age is required to have a Boater Safety ID Card or have someone on board that meets... More
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