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CraigCat Boat Tour from Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach, United States

From $135.00

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Plan an outdoor adventure in the waterways of Amelia Island with this small-group boat tour. Meet your guide at a departure point and set out in CraigCat boats, which are like go-carts on water, to explore Fernandina Beach and beyond. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, and shore birds. See local landmarks like Fort Clinch State Park during the tour.
  • Explore Fernandina Beach and beyond by CraigCat boat
  • Keep an eye out for wildlife such as dolphins
  • See the waterways of Amelia Island
  • Drive your own boat during a guided tour

What's Included

  • Bottled water

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Amelia Island Marina
      251 Creekside Dr, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, USA

      When pulling into the marina you will take the left and we are at C Dock

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Operated by Riptide Watersports

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Even though the weather ended up not being the most ideal, it was completely WORTH IT!
    205 reviews
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    Time of my life!!...
    Tracy_R, Sep 2022
    Time of my life!! Definitely worth the money. If you do anything, do this!! The guide, Kyle, was absolutely great!! Very knowledgeable and funny. Will do again one day
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you for your glowing review and kind words, we will pass them along to Kyle and the team! We do hope to see you again soon on Amelia Island!
    Fun unique boat experience
    Debbie_R, Sep 2022
    Amazing day. Super fun driving these little boats. Super safe even with no boating experience. Group size small with lots of personal attention from the expert guides. Both guides grew up in the area and had fantastic info about Cumberland and Snake islands. Don't worry, we didn't see any snakes only dolphins and wild horses. Dolphins came up right by our boat, excited to see them so close. Also saw several egrets or spoonfuls pink from feasting on shrimp. Much of the route clase to shore and the water was smooth as glass. My grand daughter who is 9 loved it. Great way for out of state guest to explore some or Florida's beautiful waterways. Found sharksteeth during 1 of out 2 stops. We are looking forward to going again! Thanks for a perfect day!
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you so much for your amazing feedback and we are so pleased to hear that you had such a great time! We will be sure to pass this along to our team. We do hope to see you again soon for another tour on Amelia Island!
    Fun experience!
    Debra_B, Jul 2022
    We really enjoyed our morning. Brandon was so good, shared lots of history with us, kept us out of the storm that popped up and was so patient! Would definitely do this again!
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thank you for your feedback, we will definitely share with Brandon! So glad he was able to keep you out of the storm and that you had fun. Hope to see you again soon for another tour!
    Highly recommend!
    Sandra_M, Jul 2022
    Loved this excursion! Boats were fun! Tour was great! Guide was awesome. Would do this again for sure!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Thank you for taking the time to leave an awesome review for us. We really appreciate it!
    Fun trip
    Brian_M, Jun 2022
    Very fun. Although a little rough with the wind that day. Did see dolphins and wild horses. Good guides
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    So glad you were able to see the dolphins and horses. Thank you for touring with us!
    James_O, May 2022
    Great experience with a great guide will definitely do again. We saw up close dolphins, wild horses and dolphins even a manatee
    Response from Host, May 2022
    We are so glad the animals came out to say hi to you! We hope to tour with you again.
    Having fun at any age
    Skip_C, May 2022
    What a great fun tour. Riptide is the best. CraigCat Boats we’re excellent and the guide was outstanding. A fun way to see the waterway around Fernadina Beach and a chance to beach on Cumberland Island. We were 3 couples all over the age of 70 and had a great time. Don’t think this is something for just younger adults. Put some zip back in your life with Riptide CraigCat Tour.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    So glad you had so much fun on your tour! We love what you said, "Put some zip back in your life!" Thank you so much for your compliments. We hope to see you soon!!
    Great outing!!
    Cathy_P, May 2022
    Went out for Mother’s Day with my daughter and we had a blast. We saw some dolphins too. Would like to do it again for sure.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Aw, we are so glad the dolphins came out to say hi to you! Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us, we hope it was a great day for the both of you! We can't wait to tour with you again.
    New beautiful experience
    Taylor_N, May 2022
    Such a fun time! Seeing all the dolphins and the baby ones were amazing. Little nervous at first but once we started I can't believe I've never done it before!
    Response from Host, May 2022
    We're so happy that you enjoyed your tour, and we hope to see you again next year!
    22 Anniversary Trip
    Linda_D, Apr 2022
    What a great way to celebrate our 22 anniversary!!! We had a blast and definitely recommend! And weather was awesome.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Happy anniversary! We are so honored you chose to spend your day on the water with us. Hope to see you again!
    Brandon and Zach were...
    Bridget_A, Apr 2022
    Brandon and Zach were excellent tour guides. Craig cats were fun and tour was the perfect amount of time on the water. Bring a towel!
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Wonderful! We hope to get you out on the water again soon!
    Craig Cat Adventure
    Philemina_J, Mar 2022
    I usually do not do fast water sports but I decided to be adventurous - for me. I had a blast. Zipping across the water on the Craig Cat was so much fun. Brandon was a great guide. I would definitely do this again.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Excited to hear you stepped out of your comfort zone and had a great time!
    1st Craigcat Boat experience
    Ravin_R, Feb 2022
    Interacting with my tour guide, speed up and trying some cool was a nice experience. Wifey was little nervous in the beginning, but later enjoyed it more than me..
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Glad that your wife was able to enjoy. It's all about having fun! Thanks for choosing Riptide!
    Fun driving the boats...
    Nancy_W, Jan 2022
    Fun driving the boats around. Guides boat had problems so that limited our time going places. Some others on the tour had issues being out on the water and 3 boats had to turn around and go back.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Hi Nancy, Thanks for joining us for the CraigCat tour. I am sorry you feel your trip was limited as I understand you all made it to Cumberland Island and back which is our normal distance. Also I understand your frustration with part of your group having to go back however a child was having a health reaction to nervousness and they needed to return, that was not typical and completely out of our control. It was a short delay and the guide was able to direct them back as you all continued on. We strive to make everyone’s trip memorable and exceed a lower rating so we appreciate your feedback and will continue to improve the things in our power to make better.
    Will definitely do again!
    LIESA_R, Dec 2021
    Excellent value…we were on the water for a long time & travelled far! We saw lots of dolphins & wild horses. Zack was great! The CraigCats are easy to drive & lots of fun! However, do be prepared to be colder than you expect.
    Fun boat ride/tour
    Randal_T, Oct 2021
    We enjoyed the history of the area Cris shared with us. Liked stopping on beach and being able to walk around and explore for a while. We saw dolphins twice.
    Chris s was an amazing...
    Alan_D, Oct 2021
    Chris s was an amazing tour guide, both knowledgeable and fun! The boat ride was a great combination of thrills and relaxation. A great experience overall!
    Best day on the water!
    JAMES_S, Oct 2021
    Great water tour if Cumberland Island. We saw dolphins, horses and even a shark! The boats were a blast to operate. Our guide, Chris McComas, was awesome. We told him it was our anniversary and he had a surprise bouquet of flowers brought to us at the end of our trip. Highly recommended!
    Had a blast!
    Michael_C, Sep 2021
    1st experience on a Craigcat boat and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Me & my wife had a blast on this excursion. Chris did a wonderful job on the tour. Definitely be doing this again if we return to Amelia Island or if we find these type boats anywhere.
    Completely worth it!
    Rachel_F, Feb 2021
    Even though the weather ended up not being the most ideal, it was completely WORTH IT! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. Money well spent for sure! The horses you see, the sharks teeth you find...the ride itself! It made for the best day!
    Response from Host, Feb 2021
    Thank you for battling the weather with us and leaving us a great review. We appreciate the business and are happy to hear you had a great time. Hope to see you all again on your next visit.


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