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Backwater Cat Adventure

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3 S Front St, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4262
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Amazing Amelia Island Adventure

An awesome time!Cray was a great guide!Went with 2 teenagers.We all loved it!A must do on your list!

Reviewed 3 days ago
marie c
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Best activity on the island!

We were hesitant spending so much money on a 2 1/2 hour boat ride. But we are so very very happy we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lin P
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Book a tour at Backwater Cat Adventure dot com. This is a boating adventure you will cherish for years to come! Driving your own 2 seat catamaran boat, while a guide in a lead boat shows you the waters around Amelia and Cumberland Islands, on a 2.5 hour trip. Our goal is to see wildlife, like the wild horses on Cumberland Island, sea life like dolphin, manatee, sea turtles and more. We travel by historic Fort Clinch on the tip of Amelia Island to take pictures and talk about the history or this 1800's fort. We stop on the beach at Cumberland Island to swim, do some shelling and it is a great break off of the boats. We do some very cool boating in the backwater, never going into ocean waters. In colder weather we provide waterproof pants and jackets to keep you comfortable. This is great for families with children 5 years old and up, adventurous first time boaters, and people who love the water, wildlife, sea life, history and driving a really cool boat!
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“wild horses” (178 reviews)
“saw dolphins” (47 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3 S Front St, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4262
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An awesome time!Cray was a great guide!Went with 2 teenagers.We all loved it!A must do on your list!

Thank marie c
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the "must do" while on Amelia Island. We are so glad you enjoyed our boating adventure and Cray as your guide!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were hesitant spending so much money on a 2 1/2 hour boat ride. But we are so very very happy we did! It was worth every dollar! Our guide was Bobby. He made our trip so special. We had an informative and fun n...More

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

So glad you took a chance and booked a trip with us! You said it all in this review. What a fun experience, dolphin, horses, the boats and yes...Bobby. Thanks for the great review!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived for a 4-night stay on Amelia Island on my wife's 57th birthday and chose the evening trip for something fun to do. This trip exceeded expectations on the fun meter! For unknown reasons we were Bobby's only guests on a Thursday evening, so it...More

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

I am so glad you had a great time and experienced why Amelia Island is so beautiful. Happy Birthday from Bobby and all of us at Backwater Cat Adventure. We're glad we were a part of it!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sun, sea, dolphins - a nice way to spend a few hours. The boats are very simple to drive and our guide gave a thorough briefing making sure we were all ready to drive the boat. It's simple if you're worried about that - don't...More

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

Thanks for the review. I am so glad you had an A+ experience with us!! Sounds like you saw it all and had a great boating adventure.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhat nervous about setting out on this, having a) never handled a craft like this, and b) having my highly excited 10year old daughter with me ... Shouldn't have worried! Bobby was helpful, patient, understanding, knowledgeable and a great guide. We had fab weather, dolphins,...More

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

Thanks for the great review about your adventure and our guide Bobby!! Glad to see you found dolphin and memories with your 10 year old daughter Mummy!! Come see us again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw lots of dolphins, a few wild horses, an alligator and a ton of birds. The boat was easy to drive and we enjoyed our day!

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

Sooo glad you had a great day. We are so blessed to have so much wildlife and beauty while on these really cool boats. Thanks!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful sunset ride through the waters of Amelia Island. It was beautiful to see the sunset and the surrounding wildlife. Thank you!

Thank Kelly G
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words on this review. We look forward to having you again in the future!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’d only allocated 1 day in our road trip to visit Amelia Island and after reviewing ‘things to do’ it was clear this was going to be a fun activity. We’d booked a few weeks prior to our US vacation and found the booking process...More

Thank Catherine R
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you loved the boating adventure. Really glad the weather held up as well. Hope your family will be talking about this for years to come!! Thanks for the wonderful review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a family vacation to Amelia Island and this was absolutely the highlight of our vacation! It was an amazing way to see all that Amelia has to offer and truly a unique experience. Bobby was an awesome tour guide and kept us...More

Thank Leah G
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The highlight of your vacation on Amelia is high praise indeed! Thanks for highly recommending this unique boating adventure to others and sharing your review. We're so glad you enjoyed it!!

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Want to see your teenager put down the phone for 3 hours? My two kids got the memory of a lifetime yesterday on the Cat Boat. We went fast, we hopped over big waves and watched dolphins and horses and met the king of cumberland...More

Thank shango9
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Allen E, Owner at Backwater Cat Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

A rare visit from Crabby McCrabface is a wonderful treat. So glad you had such a great time. We love our nature, waterways and beautiful surroundings here on Amelia. Thanks for the great review!

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Christa168
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
It's to the left of Brett's Waterfront restaurant as you are looking at the water, right over the train tracks. I would think it's walkable! Enjoy!
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Julie D
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Fran C | Reviewed this property |
Morning would be the best. It is cooler.
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August 1, 2017|
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Response from 1510michael | Reviewed this property |
You pay per person. Each boat requires two people to be on it. If there is a person left over, (s)he rides with the guide. Great fun.
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