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Riptide Watersports

Fernandina Beach, FL, USA
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About Riptide Watersports
Riptide Watersports is Amelia Island's best full service beach delivery operation specializing in beach rentals, backwater kayak tours, private boat excursions, historic bike tours, CraigCat® catamaran tours and Surf/Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) lessons. From setting up your beach chairs and umbrellas to taking your family on a guided boat tour, our professional and friendly staff will make your stay on our beautiful island an experience you will not forget.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cris runs a great operation. We had so much fun on the waterway, exploring and learning more about the area. He is a great guide, picked us up on time, knowledgeable about the area, and made sure we had a fabulous afternoon. Do this tour...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank margaret s
Reviewed September 5, 2019

If you're looking for something to add a VERY memorable moment while on vacation, THIS IS IT!!! Kyle, our tour guide was absolutely amazing! He was full of every bit of history about the area dating wayyy back. We were lucky enough to see a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

Great new experience. Beautiful day on the water from our the marina at the Shave Bridge to Cumberland Is and back. Saw dolphin, lots of birds including roseatte spoonbills, horses. We got a little bit wet, but to be expected on these boats. Cris was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LCL1968
Bridget D, Public Relations Manager at Riptide Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2019

We appreciate your feedback. CraigCats are a wonderful way to see the island and the areas that surround it. We look forward to your next adventure with us!

Reviewed August 14, 2019

We had an awesome experience doing the CraigCat tour with Chris. It was a birthday present that my husband will remember! Chris provided great information and made sure we saw Cumberland Island horses and much more. Roseate spoonbills were the icing on a great trip....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Fernandinabeachfla
Bridget D, Public Relations Manager at Riptide Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2019

Thank you for your review! Chris is a wonderful guide and we love having him on our team. Happy belated birthday to your husband!

Reviewed August 8, 2019

Toby is always so helpful and never disappoints - we have our umbrellas and chairs all ready when we go to the beach!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank vlw30114
Bridget D, Public Relations Manager at Riptide Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thank you for your review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your chairs and umbrellas. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future.

Reviewed August 7, 2019

We had our kids from California and Georgia come for a visit. We wanted to offer them a great "beach experience." Therefore we opted for six chairs and two umbrellas to be positioned right in front of our residence. Riptide provided the service with no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank poirotfan
Bridget D, Public Relations Manager at Riptide Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

We are happy to hear your kids were able to have a great beach experience and that we were able to be apart of their trip. Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to your future reservations!

Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

Wow!! What a great afternoon on the water with Riptide Watersports! Our Guide, Chris, was excellent! He was a lot of fun, very knowledgeable of the area, shared fun facts and really wanted to be sure we had a good time. The small power boats...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sharon4214
Bridget D, Public Relations Manager at Riptide Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thank you for your review! Cris is a wonderful guide and a great part of our company. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your CraigCat Tour!

Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to try out these CraigCats since moving here... and let me just say... Awesome Way to Explore our Waterways, Cumberland Island, Tiger Island, and Amelia Island...! Described as Go-Carts on the Water, the CraigCats speed across the water...!!! Fast, Furious, Fun time...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Polly313
Bridget D, Public Relations Manager at Riptide Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our CraigCat Tours. Cris is an excellent guide who is fun-loving and incredibly knowledgeable. Let us know when you want to get back out on the water!

Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

Had a great time! Kyle was awesome!!!! He was full of information on the history of Amelia island and super friendly, even sending us a personalized message with our photos!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michelle S
Bridget D, Public Relations Manager at Riptide Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thank you Michelle for the feedback. Kyle truly enjoys the work he does and strives to personalize each tour even down to the thank you e-mails. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future!

Reviewed July 24, 2019

The owner and staff of this business are THE best. They are quick to respond, great about requests for set-up location and for the service provided reasonably priced.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank OPAmelia
Bridget D, Public Relations Manager at Riptide Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

We are happy to hear our services were beneficial to you. We work hard to make your trip to the beach as easy as possible. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future!

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The cruise tour and a bottle of water it included. Sorry for delay.
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