Tidewater Tours

Experience Cedar Key,
the jewel of Florida's nature Coast

We offer Cedar Key Sunset Cruises, Island Taxis and Coastal Tours.

History, Environmental Education, Numerous Birds, and Bottle Nose Dolphin are a part of almost every trip.

Tours and Services

Come with us on an Island Tour or Sunset Cruise for an experience you won’t soon forget!

white pelicans and other birds

Coastal Tour

(Weather Permitting)
$35 Per Person

sunset with onlookers

Sunset Cruise

Times will vary (Weather Permitting)
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$35 Per Person

Driftwood on a Beach

Island Taxi

(scheduled around coastal tours)
$15 Per Person

Calm Waters and Trees of the Suwannee River

Lower Suwannee Tour

Every Monday (Weather Permitting)
$80 Per Person


Suwannee & Manatee Springs Tour

Every Monday (Weather Permitting)
$75 Per Person

Our Story

How We Got Started

Tidewater Tours was founded in 2002 by Captain Doug Maple. After retiring from the Atlanta Police Department, he worked for another tour company in Cedar Key for a few years and decided to branch out on his own. In typical Captain Doug fashion, he took Tidewater Tours to the next level. He purchased two larger boats and, after complying with all the Coast Guard rules and regulations, had them inspected to carry more than six passengers making Tidewater Tours the only such tour company in Cedar Key. The two boats he purchased were the Megan June, which can carry up to 10 passengers and the Princes Annie inspected to carry up to 30 passengers…

Tidewater Tours

What People Say
About Us

This tour is a must do while visiting Cedar Key. Very friendly staff, and very knowledgeable boat captain. Learned about the interesting history of the islands, as well as facts about the wildlife. Our boat captain made sure we saw dolphins, and stayed in the area a good long time, while it seemed they were performing just for us. Best money we’ve spent on our entire vacation.
Debi Donis
Very enjoyable tour of the surrounding islands, along with an entertaining tour guide.
Jack Keefe
We learned a lot about the history of the area and saw an abundance of wildlife. Saw turtles, dolphins, and our first flock of pink Roseate Spoonbills. Highly recommend this tour and they are coast guard inspected and certified!
Marcia Buie

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalm 19:1

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