St. Pete Beach

St. Petersburg , aka "Sunshine City" is on the gulf coast of Florida with miles of beautiful waters for us to explore. The waters around St. Pete Beach have always been known for some of the best boating conditions anywhere in the US. Come experience the area with an unforgettable boat tour experience

Backwater Cat Adventure - St. Pete Beach

Backwater Cat Adventure - St Petersburg has 2 Tour options. See both options below

PLEASE READ!! REQUIRED BY LAW: If you plan to drive our boat and were born after January 1, 1988 and are at least 18 years of age, you must take the Temporary Boaters License Course online at Boat-Ed.com and show proof of completion on your phone before going on the tour. Please click on 'Exam Only' to take the exam. Boat-Ed.com charges $3.00 for the certification and it is required by Florida Law.

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1.25 Hour St. Petersburg-Clearwater (St. Pete Beach) Boat Tour

$ 80$ - per person
What makes a Backwater Cat Adventure different from other options in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area? For starters, we use boats custom designed and manufactured exclusively for Backwater Cat Adventure. These boats are a safer, faster, drier ride and much more fun than the average boat!

Be part of the experience driving your own 2-man catamaran. Follow our guide boat through miles of water in Boca Ciega Bay while exploring the Intercoastal. Enjoy the scenery while looking for wildlife and sea life that inhabit our waters. We are always on the look out for resident dolphins, manatee and sea turtles! Adventure awaits you!

Join us for 75 minutes of exploration. After a safety brief and lesson on how to operate your own vessel we will embark on a truly unforgettable experience on America’s best boating waters. .

This adventure will capture the hearts and minds of young and old alike. Perfect for couples, groups, and families with children 5 years old and up.
  • Children must be at least 5 years old to go
  • 75 minute Tour
  • Drive your own boat!
  • Perfect Safety Rating!
  • Never lose your money due to weather
  • Complimentary waterproof jackets and pants available
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2.5 Hour St Petersburg-Clearwater (St. Pete Beach) Boat Tour

$ 135$ - per person
What makes a Backwater Cat Adventure different from other options in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area? For starters, we use boats custom designed and manufactured exclusively for Backwater Cat Adventure. These boats are a safer, faster, drier ride and much more fun than the average boat!

Be part of the experience driving your own 2-man catamaran. Follow our guide boat through miles of water in Boca Ciega Bay while exploring the Intercoastal. Enjoy the scenery while looking for wildlife and sea life that inhabit our waters. We are always on the look out for resident dolphins, manatee and sea turtles! Adventure awaits you!

Extend your adventure taking our 2.5 hour tour exploring more of the Intercoastal waterways. After a safety brief and lesson on how to operate your own vessel we will embark on a truly unforgettable experience on America’s best boating waters.

This adventure will capture the hearts and minds of young and old alike. Perfect for couples, groups, and families with children 5 years old and up.
  • Childrens Price is $110 ages 5-12
  • 2.5 Hour Tour
  • Drive your own boat!
  • Complimentary pictures of your adventure!
  • Perfect Safety Rating!
  • Never lose your money due to weather
  • Complimentary waterproof jackets and pants
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St.Pete

St. Pete Beach is a beautiful coastal location within the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area. These waters have earned a reputation as America's boating and sailing capital. Boating enthusiasts and experts say the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area have the best boating water and weather than just about anywhere in the United States. Our tours take advantage of the miles of natural waterways where you will find beautiful scenery and wildlife. Come see why many agree this to be the boating capital of the US.

St. Pete Beach Tour FAQ

Odd Number Parties & Single Riders

In the event you have an odd number party, one person will ride with the tour guide on the lead boat. If you wish to drive the boat as a single, you must pay for both seats.

Can I pay by credit card or cash the day of the tour?

Credit card is the only way to reserve your spot (please call if you plan to pay cash so we may get your credit card on file). 100% refunds given when you cancel outside of 72 hours of your boat tour or for bad weather conditions. We’re sorry, but no refunds if you cancel within 72 hours of the tour, if your late arriving and miss the departure or if you simply “No Show.”

Is there a weight limit for the boats?

Yes, the weight limit is 300 lbs per person for safety reasons.

How many days a week are the tours available?

Generally we have 3 tours to choose from daily, 7 days a week. Please click "BOOK NOW" to see the the schedule and availability.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

We will not go out in rain, dangerous conditions/high winds or when the temperature is below 65 degrees. In the event of bad weather we will try to reschedule you to a different day. If we are not able to reschedule, all monies paid will be refunded. Backwater Cat Adventure does provide rain pants and jacket in the event of rain while on the tour.

Are the boats safe?

The boats are designed not only for fun, but with safety in mind. We designed these boats from the ground up with multiple hours of testing to ensure stability and comfort. We have a perfect safety rating and intend on keeping it that way.

Do I need to take a boaters course?

If you plan to drive our boat and were born after January 1, 1988 and are at least 18 years of age, you must take the Temporary Boaters License Course online at Boat-Ed.com and show proof of completion on your phone before going on the tour. Please click on 'Exam Only' to take the exam. Boat-Ed.com charges $3.00 for the certification and it is required by Florida Law.

How old do you have to be to drive?

You must be 18 years old with a valid drivers license to drive the boat.

How old do you have to be to ride?

Children 5 years old and up may ride on the boat with an adult. Child life preservers are provided.

Can we bring snacks and other drinks?

We provide bottled water for each boat. You may bring snacks and other drinks. The driver must be under the legal limit for alcohol to navigate the boat.

What if we have an odd number of people like 3 or 5 or 7?

Two passengers are seated per boat. This is the safest scenario, especially for novice boaters. If there is an odd party, one passenger will be seated as a rider with the tour guide/lead boat. If that passenger wants to drive his/her own boat, you will be asked to pay for both seats.

How many people can go on the tour at any one time?

We currently have 11 Custom Backwater Cat boats which can accommodate 18 people however, we have access to a large pontoon boat which will carry up to 6 more people if needed. Please call us for large groups.