About Us

It’s not just another boat ride, it’s the thing to do in Cedar Key. At Tidewater Tours, we strive to make every tour a memorable experience.

Our Story

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 has two Coast Guard Regulated boats ready for you to enjoy on our Coastal Tours. A 27-foot, extra wide Carolina Skiff with seating up to 10 passengers and a 32- foot Beach Cat with seating up to 30 passengers. Once aboard you may encounter dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, rays and various birds, depending on the season of the year.

Our Captains are Cyn Delee Dalton, a bright and smiling face making sure to keep you safe and have fun and Doug Maple, a previous owner of Tidewater Tours. Both captains are seasoned and reliable with extensive knowledge of Cedar Key history and geography.

The Florence family, their Captains and Crew have a passion for the Florida waterways, and they look forward to sharing that passion with you!

The Crew

Captain Phil and Misti Collins

Co-Owners / Operators

Our Vessels

The Princess Annie

The Princess Annie is a 32 foot Beach Cat and is Coast Guard Inspected to carry up to 30 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.

Our Captains are historians, naturalists, and avid birders. We operate Cedar Key’s only Coast Guard inspected touring vessels that are certified to carry more than six passengers. Our smaller boat, Megan June, can accommodate up to 10 passengers and the Princess Annie welcomes groups of up to 30. 

Your Next Adventure Awaits