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Address: 3200 San Marco Rd, Maureen Moran Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145
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+1 239-877-4531
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Backwater Adventure is the newest and coolest way to explore the 10,000...

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.

                   

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Awesome adventure

Am having a hard time figuring out what was best on this adventure. Jason and Scott, our guides, were awesome. They were knowledgeable and made sure we saw dolphins, which we did... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Gary S
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Am having a hard time figuring out what was best on this adventure. Jason and Scott, our guides, were awesome. They were knowledgeable and made sure we saw dolphins, which we did. We had several chances to mingle nearby as the dolphins did their thing. We also saw pelicans, herons, and osprey. Finally, the 2 seat catamarans were awesome. Fast... More 

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Thank Gary S
Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great adventure. Jason was really friendly and tried hard to ensure we saw dolphins and manatees. The water is a bit chilly this time of year but by no means too cold to do it. I highly recommend it. The Craig cats are a lot of fun thanks Jason!!!

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Thank Jenniferlaiahsang
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day! Jason was personable and knowledgeable as well. Saw several dolphins and many different types of birds. The weather was perfect, and the boats were fun! Well worth it.

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Thank jhopp6
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!! What a trip! Dolphins, turtles and sting rays oh my!! These boats were super fun and easy to drive. I travel alot and this is definitely one of the best tours. Very unique way to see the everglades. We will be back!

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Thank martha n
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this on January 1st. These boats are so much fun! We have never experienced anything like it. The Backwater Adventures team was great. We got there, signed our waiver and we were off within 10mins. Our guide Tom was excellent. He gave us great operating and safety instructions. He maneuvered us through both open water and down channels... More 

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Thank Sandy C
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time with Jason and Tom, our guides. Fun to drive and good to be in control of our experience. Enjoyed our trip on January 3rd in awesome weather. Easy to drive, steering takes a bit of muscle. Not nearly as loud as some other reviews had us expect. When you are at full throttle there is no need to... More 

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Thank tkmercier
Elkhart, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had the best time with our guides, Jason and Tom. Driving the boats full speed was exhilarating! But, we also got to take in the beauty of the world around us. We saw lots of dolphins, too! A great trip!

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Thank TinaDob9
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These awesome little boats offer an incredible experience on the water and an incredible way to see marine wildlife! Our tout guides Jason and Tom were fantastic! They were very energetic and enthusiastic about what they were doing and it made the experience that much better. Although I've had a lot of experience on the water, very little of knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 7 family members ranging in age from 11 to 46 had a great time!! Our guide Jason and his team were outgoing, knowledgeable, and helpful!! The boats were very clean and well maintained! They gave you time to acclimate to the steering system on the boat prior to hitting the voyage. They also gradually increased the speed to... More 

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All others beware. Although certainly partly fun I would compare it to doing a motorcycle race through a wildlife park. Except for the area where dolphins are passing at arms length by the boats (with engines off) you don't get to see much of the wildlife in the mangroves due to the ear deafening noise the engines make at full... More 

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