Tidewater Tours

You are invited to experience the pristine waters surrounding Cedar Key and the Cedar Keys and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges.  We offer Cedar Key Island  Tours, Suwannee River Tours, Coastal Estuary Tours, and Special Birding Tours, Also Airboat Tours .
   History, Environmental Education, Numerous Birds, and Bottle Nose Dolphin are a part of almost every trip.     

  1. Island Tour
    The Island Tour travels to the outer islands of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. This scenic route usually encounters dolphins and various birds, depending on the season of the year. Occasionally we will encounter manatees, sea turtles and/ or spotted eagle rays. This trip is an excellent choice for those who wish to experience a balanced overview of Cedar Key history and the natural aspects of our rich and diverse ecosystem. The route and activities vary according to the season of the year and the weather conditions. This is a 1 1/2-to-2 hour Pet Friendly tour. The cost is $29 per person .
  2. Suwannee River Tour
    The Suwannee River Tour travels northward along the shallow coastline for approximately 13 miles before entering the world famous Suwannee River. At this point the ecosystem changes rapidly from a primarily salt water/estuarine environment to a primarily fresh water river/swamp ecosystem. The route then extends approximately six miles up the river, including excursions into some seemingly enchanted waterways which narrow and run off the main channel. Plant and animal sightings vary according to the season. The shallow, near-shore route to the Suwannee River is tide dependant and not always available. This tour takes approximately 3-to-4 hours. The cost is $49.00 + tax per person.
  3. Coastal Marsh Tour
    The Coastal Marsh Tour winds through miles of remote, undeveloped, unspoiled coastal marsh. This stretch of shallow coastline is virtually inaccessible by vehicle and seldom traveled by boat. This trip appeals to those who experience satisfaction in knowing that they are traveling into areas where others seldom go. From Fall through Spring, this trip focuses heavily on our abundant population of migratory shorebirds. This trip is also very tide dependant and not always available. This is a 2-to-3 hour tour. The charge is $39.00 + tax per person.
  4. Island Dropoff
    The Island Drop offs are done around the Island Tour times and we drop you off on atsenia Otie key . you can stay on the Island 2 to 5 hours. We offer a combo of the Island Tour and the Drop off during the same time period . That Drop off price is $15 plus tax per person and combo is $39 plus tax per person.
    Sunset Tours have the same information as the Island Tour . Times vary with the season. Sunset Tours have a 4 person minimum . The price is $29 plus tax per person.
  6. Airboat Rides
    Airboat rides are better at low Tide .They are done in the marsh and have a 4 person minimum . The price is $45 plus tax person .