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About Backwater Cat Adventure
New 1 hour and 15 minute tour for less! 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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fatboyrer wrote a review Sep 17
Aurora, Illinois46 contributions5 helpful votes
We originally wanted to try this on Sunday, but they were not going to be open. Booked Saturday instead. Guide was thorough and ride was fun (even with cloudburst/rain near the end of the ride) and personal as there were only two boats in the group plus the guide but perhaps a little maintenance is needed on the craft. The boat we had was difficult to steer in that the left turns reacted with more sensitivity than the right turns. Also, some throttle adjustments may be needed as well. We had throttle wide open but were losing ground to the other boat in the group. Plan to do this again next trip and hopefully ride to other areas.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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baggs69 wrote a review Sep 8
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Our guide - Walker - was super nice and accommodating. We got to see so much of the island by way of the water. Highly recommend this trip.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from 155allene, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the great review and the high recommendation!
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Skip543 wrote a review Sep 4
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I had done the short go cat tour and enjoyed it. i booked the longer tour hoping for a longer and more enjoyable experience. Instead mechanical problems plagued the guide's boat from the beginning and lasted for about half the trip. Suddenly the problem resolved and we had about an hour at normal speed but we were never told where we were, what we were seeing and didn't cover much more territory than we had on the short tour.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from 155allene, Manager at Backwater Cat Adventure
Responded 3 weeks ago
So sorry about your experience. We try each time to make this a first class experience on some really fun boats. Looks like we fell short and would like to make that up to you. Please call us to do that as we do not know who wrote this review. Our deepest apologies.
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dianne316 wrote a review Jul 2020
Atlanta, GA, United States6 contributions2 helpful votes
My family of 4 was in HHI for a week vacation and decided to give the GoCats a try. It was such a fun adventure! My 6 and 8 year ols LOVED these boats and dolphins swam right by our boats. We do a lot of water sports and had never seen these before but are so glad we gave it a try. The guides were great and knowledgeable about the area.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from 155allene, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Wow! We are thrilled that you loved our new Go-Cat Boats. They are head and shoulders over the boat we used previously (the Craigcat). So much smoother, dryer ride and safer. Thanks for noticing and so glad the kids had so much fun on them! Hope to see you again soon.
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Jennifer wrote a review Jun 2020
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This was the best part of our Hilton Head Island vacation! The tour was outstanding and oh my gosh.....the boats were a blast! My husband and I each drove one with one of our kids. Full disclosure, I am not a boat person and was slightly nervous. It didn't take long to feel comfortable and even a little daring! Now my kids want us to buy these for use on our local lake. We will be back!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from 155allene, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure
Responded Jul 1, 2020
We love to hear that this was the best part of your Hilton Head Island vacation!! Thanks for the great compliments on our Backwater Cat Boats. They are very easy to drive and you can get a little daring as they are very safe and fun. I am so glad the kids loved every minute too...even the big kids! Thanks for sharing and we'll look for you on your next visit.
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