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“Take a boat tour around Cedar Key, it is fun...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tidewater Tours

Tidewater Tours
Ranked #2 of 9 Tours in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We offer Tours and Rentals that will meet all your boating needs in Cedar Key. USCG inspected vessels to carry more than six passengers. Airboat Rides in the tidal marsh. Suwannee River trips that contrast the salt water habitat to the fresh water. Birding tours that identify all the varieties of species. Island Tours are offered daily to share the Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge barrier islands and history of the area. Come join us for a relaxing and educational boat tour.
Brooksville, Florida
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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Take a boat tour around Cedar Key, it is fun...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

We knew nothing about the boat tour but decided to try it while there for a weekend. The tour was very entertaining. We saw many birds, walked on an island, and heard some local history. Cedar Key is a wonderful place for a short stay if you like (especially Clam Chowder at Tony's) seafood, fishing from a beautiful bridge, and plenty of sun. A quaint area, some artsy shops, and great relaxation. This is one of our "go to" places for relaxation and the boat ride was a great addition...Beware tho' mondays are closing days for a lot of things...call ahead.

Visited April 2012
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Lineville, Alabama
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89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fun way to see the islands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

By all means take a morning or afternoon to go out with Tidewater Tours to get a feel for the beauty of the islands around Cedar Key. Even has some special tours you can choose from.

Visited August 2012
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Tampa
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Sunset Cruise was Spectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Our group, The Crab Crew was lucky enough to set sail on a private tour on the Tidewater Tour Boat with Captains Christine & Fred during the recent Seafood Festival. Owners, Connie and Mike were there to welcome us and make sure we had everything we needed. All of us had a wonderful experience, the sunset out on the water was on of the best I have ever seen and being a native of Florida I have seen many. The boat was comfortable, clean and the captains very knowledable about the area, wildlife and scenery. We were even able to get off the boat and walk around a little island and saw lots of birds and a horseshoe crab, it was amazing. I would recommend this sunset tour or any of Tidewater Tours as they aim to please and they do. We all decided to make this an annual start to our four day weekend during the festival. Thanks to Christine, Fred, Connie and Mike, you made our night memorable.

Visited October 2012
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Gainesville, Florida
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

we took the 11am, 2 hour tour of the keys. nice and relaxing, very educational and our first mate was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were so blessed on the way back with a pod of at least 30+ dolphins who jumped, flipped, squeaked, and put on quite the show. The captain was great to slow down, turn and go back when needed, to follow the dolphins for a while.
My only complaint: I wish they would invest in a speaker/microphone system. The first mate had great things to say and teach us, but was very hard to hear. He would have had to scream for us all to hear over the engine,water,etc. sorry for the things he said I missed:(
Other than that, an overall wonderful experience, from booking, payment, and trip!

Visited August 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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161 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent trip to the lighthouse tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We went with this tour group to get to Seahorse Key and tour the lighthouse. It was a pleasant ride and everyone was helpful and friendly. They only open the island twice a year and this was something I have wanted do for years. It was great. We have a weekend place nearby so we will be back for another tour with Captain Doug. Thanks!

Visited July 2012
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