At Tidewater Tours, we’re not just another boat ride, it's the thing to do in Cedar key and we strive to make every tour an experience. Our Captains are historians, naturalists, avid birders, and entertaining. We operate Cedar Key's only Coast Guard Inspected Touring Vessels certified to carry more than six passengers. Our smaller boat, Megan June, can accommodate up to 10 passengers and the Princes Annie welcomes groups of up to 35.  Choose from several distinctly different tours which include virtually all of Cedar Key's natural and historical attractions.

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Get to Know Us

Captain Tom


Captain Tom has been in the hospitality industry for most of his adult life. He has managed hotels, apartment complexes, and managed and owned restaurants. He has been a Master Captain for more than 5 years and spent most of his time on the water doing ecology and history tours for Tidewater Tours. In August of 2019, Captain Tom and his wife Michelle purchased Tidewater Tours because, as they say, "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life."

Michelle Pearson


What can we say about Michelle? She is Captain Tom's wife, mother of 2 adult sons, grandmother of 6, doctor, hiker, mountain climber...you name it. She received her doctorate degree in 1997 while raising there 2 boys. She is an avid hiker and, yes, a mountain climber. Michelle started with Tidewater Tours in 2009, working for Captain Doug Maple, and continued working for them after Mike and Connie O'Dell bought the business. She is very knowledgeable about the ecology and birding in Cedar Key. Now, after moving away for a few years, she is back and loving it.




The Princess Annie

The Princess Annie is a 34 foot Beach Cat and is Coast Guard Inspected to carry up to 35 Passengers.

The Megan June

The Megan June is a 27 foot extra wide Carolina Skiff and is Coast Guard inspected to carry up to 10 passengers.





302 Dock St

PO Box 746

Cedar Key, FL 32625

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