About Us

Find out why we are the top rated Boat Tour company in South Carolina & Florida. We are also the featured SC attraction according to SC Travel Guide.

Who is Backwater Cat Adventure

Backwater Cat Adventure opened it's first location in 2016 and has since seen over 30,000 customers. Driving our custom designed Backwater Cat boats around the beautiful waterways of Amelia Island, is an experience you will not soon forget! One look at the TripAdvisor reviews for Backwater Cat Adventure will put you at ease about having a great day on the water. Backwater Cat Adventure has been exclusively using our own custom designed Backwater Cat boats since 2017 with a perfect safety record after thousands of trips.

The boats are fast, stable, fun, and remarkably safe. Most people compare our boats to go karts on the water. If you are looking for one of the top attractions in Florida, Backwater Cat Adventure is the answer. We feel very blessed to have a chance to entertain people of all age groups. The boats are perfect to experience the history, beauty, and wildlife around these Florida waterways. Our guides are well trained and know the waters like the back of their hand. Don’t hesitate to book an adventure and you’ll be saying things like “it was the highlight of our vacation” and “worth every penny."

Read A Few Testimonials

2.5 hour tour in the back bays of Hitlon Head Island. The new 2 seater Craigcat mini catamarans fly across the water. Tom, our seasoned guide, provided a professional, safe, watercraft experience. Our group had 4 boats following the guide/leader. Tom took pictures that he will email to us. I grinned the whole time it was so much fun. Looks pricey, but it’s the most fun you will ever have.


Back Water Adventure is one of the best attractions on the Island. We enjoyed being able to skim across the waters around the island on a 2-man catamaran. Tom showed us how to operate the catamaran and then guided us while in his own watercraft. He was an excellent tour guide; taking us on a 30 mile excursion to explore areas we would never have seen otherwise. He knows the waterways like the back of his hand! The tour is about 2 1/2 hours long. Bring your camera and sunscreen and enjoy!


We recently visited Hilton Head Island for the first time with our two youngest children (daughters ages 13 and 18). We had a wonderful couple of days and when looking for activities to entertain both girls I saw an ad for Backwater Adventure. As our older daughter will be attending the USNA in Annapolis I thought that spending a couple of hours on the water may help us all recover from the stress of the entire college selection process. For once, Dad was totally correct! Hey, it has to happen once every couple of years… In any case, it was truly the most fun we have had as a family in years! We are not very adventuresome individuals but we had a total blast. The boats are incredibly stable (as was evidenced by doing donuts right at the start of the tour) and as we zipped around the estuary the grins on my kids faces got bigger and bigger. It was worth every dime to see my whole family having such a great time. We even got to see a dolphin fairly close by and were able to figure out which of the absolutely stunning waterfront homes we are planning to buy after we win the Powerball Jackpot. Actually, after looking on Zillow we may need to win two jackpots… In summary, top marks to this fantastic activity. Have fun and follow the excellent instructions provided by Allen and/or Tom. Plus, they provide photos and videos to participants at no extra charge! What a great service to document your trip!


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