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Backwater Cat Adventure

#3 of 54 Tours in Amelia Island Features Animals
3 S Front St, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4262
+1 904-753-7631
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It was great, once I got used to driving the boat! The guide was fantastic and very helpful. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
molsonstella
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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More then awesome!

My husband and I, along with our three children , aged 11, 11, and 12 had a blast! To make sure we... read more

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KetelAndCran
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Maryland
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You drive your own 2 man catamaran on a 3 hour adventure around Amelia and Cumberland Island's. Your guide navigates his boat just in front of you to the Amelia Lighthouse, Fort Clinch Battlement, Cumberland Island (where there is wild horses) as well as going full speed (30 mph) in the backwater of Amelia. Your guide takes pictures and video of your experience and emails them to you at no extra charge. Cost is $135 per person for the entire experience. A must do while visiting Amelia Island!
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“wild horses” (153 reviews)
“saw dolphins” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3 S Front St, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4262
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+1 904-753-7631
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was great, once I got used to driving the boat! The guide was fantastic and very helpful. We really enjoyed stopping to see the dolphins and visiting Cumberland Island.

Thank molsonstella
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I, along with our three children , aged 11, 11, and 12 had a blast! To make sure we got the tour in, the evening before they asked us to come an hour earlier, which was great forward thinking on their part......More

Thank KetelAndCran
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would highly recommend taking the time to do this little tour. Cray was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We took the sunset cruise. It was a really beautiful sunset so we got some great photo opps as well as nice cool...More

Thank Arlene C
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We never get tired of showing off our beautiful surroundings and gorgeous sunsets. Thanks so much for the review! Allen

Reviewed 3 days ago

Simply loved this experience! Our guide Rob, was the best! We saw lots of dolphins, Cumberland Island's wild horses, and walked the beach. Would loved to have stayed out all day. The ride on the cats was a blast and we will definitely return and...More

Thank klmflygirl
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad you two ladies had some much fun! Thanks for writing such a wonderful review for everyone to see! Rob and Allen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great adventure! 2.5 hours traveling the waters on these 2 man catamarans. We stopped at Cumberland Island and in front of Fort Clinch. Our guide took plenty of pictures so we didn't have to worry about dropping our phones in the water. I...More

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

Best thing yo did on vacation is certainly high praise! Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone on TripAdvisor! Allen

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, myself and our 5 yr old granddaughter went on the early morning excursion with Cray and we had a blast! The boats are so fast and so fun, my husband really got a kick out of driving it. Altho fast, it is extremely...More

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

Don't hesitate to do this trip! An amazing great review and thanks so much for taking the time to post your comments! Thanks again, Allen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only was this super fun for all ages, but we saw dolphins constantly, were able to land on Cumberland Island and walk around, and at the end we saw manatees by the dock. Unbelievable. Worth every penny.

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

Wow! Words can't describe! Our wildlife is certainly amazing. We are so blessed to have them in our backyard on Amelia Island. Thanks for the review! Allen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Safe and fun. Easy to drive. Beautiful area. Bobby was an excellent tour guide. Number One highlight was the pair of dolphins that swam next to us. Bobby took pics of us and the other two boats on our tour. Online Pics arrived a few...More

Thank michael41010
Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love to exceed peoples expectations! Thanks for the great review. Allen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! wow! wow! We have done this with Backwater twice in Hilton Head, SC. While here in Amelia Island, we decided to go again because we had so much fun in Hilton Head. Cray was our guide and he was great. We saw dolphin and...More

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

You are officially a frequent flyer...or boater as it is. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the Trip Advisor community. 40+ dolphin is a great experience in deed! Thanks again! Allen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience and was fantastic for the whole family. They gave instruction and Bobby was a great guide and made sure everyone had a great time. He gave a lot of history which was really interesting. We got to do donuts at one...More

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

We love when the little kids have as much fun as the big kids! Thanks for the review! Allen

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travlinbucknut
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Allen E | Property representative |
To participate on our amazing boating adventure, each person must be less than 300 lbs (individually). You may see all of our requirements listed on our website. Thank You!
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Memories4US
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Allen E | Property representative |
Yes, children 5 years old and up can be a passenger on the 2 man catamaran. Please check out our guidelines on our website backwater cat adventure. Thank You!
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TammyO0526
August 11, 2016|
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Response from Cyndi D | Reviewed this property |
One can ride with the guide normally
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