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Great Fun plus manatees and dolphins.

A huge thank you to Connor for such a wonderful guided tour today. We really didn’t think we would... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NatAndyJosh
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We keep coming back...

Just finished my fourth tour with Riding the Waves and it was another fantastic adventure. This is... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
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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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1990 Placida Rd, Skips Placida Marina, Englewood, FL 34223-4914
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Just finished my fourth tour with Riding the Waves and it was another fantastic adventure. This is our favorite thing to do in the Englewood Beach area. We did the Sunset Tour this time and it was perfect. We were almost the only boats out...More

Thank teachesfirst
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Always friendly and helpful, I am not the most coordinated and the young woman gave me helpful suggestions!

Thank Lizzie S
12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Helpful is definitely something I’d say our team likes to be. We love hearing that your experience with our staff was excellent and we would really love to have you on the water with us again. Maybe on a Sunset Tour next time :)

Reviewed May 19, 2018

We had so much fun on the water and great tour guides explaining the whole environment. Always my pleasure 👍🏼More

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12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

You two are the sweetest!! We are so happy that you both have enjoyed your tours with us. I’m thrilled that our new friendship started through Instagram of all places. Looking forward to having you both out with us again, next time your in Florida....More

Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

We celebrated Mother’s Day and our anniversary by going on the sunset tour. We brought along our two 11 year-olds and we all had such a great time. I was a little nervous at first about being able to drive the catamaran but after about...More

Thank Tisha399
12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Tisha it sounds like you and your family had an absolute blast during your sunset tour. I’m so glad that the weather held up for you all. From the looks of the pictures it seems like the cloud coverage made the sky even more beautiful...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018

The tour was so much fun!! Our tour guide was very good with all the boats and there was times it was like herding cats!! He did great. The water was perfect, we saw dolphins, eagles, ospreys, lots of fish and even a sandbar up...More

Thank Delma W
12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Delma you are so sweet for posting such a nice review! We really appreciate it and are glad that you enjoyed a fun evening on the water. Sounds like you were lucky enough to see a ton of coastal wildlife. Too cool! Looking forward to...More

Reviewed April 26, 2018

Everyone had an amazing time! Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Would go again anytime. Seeing the dolphins playing around was pretty cool too!!

Thank trombleyind
12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

YAYYY!! So happy to hear that your group had a great time Riding The Waves. Playful dolphins are always one of my favorite things to observe on the water. We look forward to having you all out with us again!

Reviewed April 24, 2018

This adventure was a highlight of our vacation. We had a ball bouncing on the waves and seeing the dolphins during our tour! Matt did a great job- he made it fun and interesting. We will be back!More

Thank NoahSmith12
12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

We are so glad that your family loved their tour with us!! It brings a big smile to our faces knowing that this was the highlight of your vacation. :) Thank you for amazing review and we look forward to having your family our with...More

Reviewed April 23, 2018

Never expected to have such a great day and our guide Matt was great. Will be going again real soon. L O V E D it !!!

Thank Alice B
12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Alice you are too kind!! So glad Matt could show you a fun time while you were Riding The Waves. See you soon!

Reviewed April 23, 2018

Great fun, great guide. Will certainly do again. Great activity for hot day and with a group of friends of family.

Thank Debbie S
12rwells, Manager at Riding the Waves, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

You are absolutely right Debbie! Good Weather and Good Friends make our tours just that much better. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your adventure with us. See you again hopefully soon :)

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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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Annie C
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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