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“Fun in the sun!!!!!!”

Backwater Adventure
Ranked #10 of 85 Tours in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Backwater Adventure is the newest and coolest way to explore the 10,000 islands. Drive your own 2 seat catamaran. Your guide will take you on an amazing adventure winding through the mangroves at speeds up to 30 MPH! With a short stop on a private island to do some shelling or swimming.
Marco Island, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun in the sun!!!!!!”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We are a family of four staying on Marco Island. We rented two catamarans and had a fabulous time exploring marine life in Goodland, Florida. We saw several dolphins that actually come right up to us. Our tour guide Doug was very pleasant. We highly recommend this relaxing adventure.

Visited July 2014
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English first
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A Fun Day on the Water on an Amazing Vehicle !”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

My fiance & I took a day to check out an amazing new ride skimming just above the water on a motorized catamaran. What a fantastic time we had with the help of our tour guide Lisa. We went where very few people can ride through while having the time of our lives. We will be doing this again in the future as Backwater Adventure has several types of customized tours catering to your every need. We enjoyed every moment riding on this easy to handle water vehicle that was like two surf boards attached with an engine to get you where you want to go quickly or on a leisurely cruise. Lisa took photos and gave them to us for free when others try and sell them to you & brought along a cooler for us with refreshments, Thanks for the memories !

Visited July 2014
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Marco Island, Florida
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Enjoyed a fantastic tour with Lisa @ Backwater Adventure !”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our scheduled tour on the coolest vehicle on water started today, July 6th, 2014, going through areas not traveled by many. The sights & sounds of nature was amazing ! The friendly tour guide, Lisa, was extremely helpful letting us go out on our own ahead of her after learning the ropes of handling their very cool water vessel. No doubt that we'll be doing this again with one of their many customized tours around Marco Island, Goodland, Everglades & Cape Romano. Lisa supplied a cooler with refreshments which was a surprise as well. Thanks for a day we won't soon forget !

Visited July 2014
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Boston, MA
2 reviews
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“FABULOUS”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed our sightseeing tour very much. Our guide, Doug was just great. Toward the end of the tour some bad weather was rolling in, he remained calm and got us back to dock safely! I would recommend this adventure to everyone a true gem!

Visited June 2014
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Loganville, Georgia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome Anniversary!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We did the adventure on Amelia Island on our 40th wedding anniversary and had a great day! Allen and Tyler were wonderful guides for the catamaran tour and made our time on the water so much fun! They are very patient with novice boaters! It is easy to maneuver once you get the hang of it. They even have coolers with ice and water on each catamaran. We saw beautiful sites, and even with choppy water it just made it that much more of an adventure. I do wish we had gotten out on Cumberland Island. Well worth the price and a day to remember! I recommend this to anyone and we would do this again.

Visited June 2014
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