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 a Coastal Tour or Sunset Cruise for an experience you won’t soon forget!

white pelicans and other birds

Coastal Tour

(Weather Permitting)
$40 Per Person

sunset with onlookers

Sunset Cruise

Times will vary (Weather Permitting)
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$40 Per Person

Driftwood on a Beach

Island Taxi

(scheduled around coastal tours)
$15 Per Person Round Trip

Calm Waters and Trees of the Suwannee River

Lower Suwannee River Tour

Every Monday (Weather Permitting)
$100 Per Person

Calm Waters and Trees of the Suwannee River

Lower Suwannee River Tour

Every Monday (Weather Permitting)
$100 Per Person


Suwannee River & Manatee Springs Tour

Every Monday (Weather Permitting)
$75 Per Person

Our Story

How We Got Started

Tidewater Tours has been a Cedar Key staple for over 20 years! It all began in 2002 with Captain Doug Maple and now continues with the Florence Family, Paul & Joni Florence and Michael & Holly Nicolosi, their daughter & son-in-law.

The Florence family runs a successful trucking & waste company in nearby Gainesville, but on the weekends (and some weekdays) if the sun is shining this native Florida family can be found on the waters from Cedar Key to the Florida Keys.

Tidewater Tours

What People Say
About Us

Had a great afternoon tour with these folks last Sunday! Super nice guys and very informative about the area - past AND present. Even though they really didn’t have anything to do with it, the weather was fantastic, water was like glass, and the dolphins were right by our sides! Local birds were pretty cool, too!
Debi Donis
We had a great tour experience. Friendly staff from start to finish. Guide was knowledgeable with a mix of history and current islands info. A good balance of nature and human history.
Joni Lakin
Fantastic experience. Very relaxing, exciting, and entertaining. You also learn a lot. My family and I had an excellent time. The Collins’ are great people who care about Cedar Key and their customers. The price is so reasonable. You get so much out of the trip, and forever memories! Thank you Captains Phil and Misti!
Kristin P.

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

Psalm 19:1

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