Adventure Awaits

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

Tours and Services

Pet Friendly Tours

Guests are welcome to bring their pets on the Coastal Tours and Sunset Cruises


Coastal Tour

The Coastal Tour travels to the outer islands of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. This scenic route often encounters dolphins and various birds, depending on the season of the year. Occasionally we will come across manatees, sea turtles, and even spotted eagle rays. This trip is an excellent choice for those who wish to experience a balanced overview of Cedar Key history and the natural aspects of our rich and diverse ecosystem. The route and activities vary according to the season of the year and the weather conditions. This is a 1½ to 2 hour Pet Friendly tour that departs multiple times throughout the week weather and conditions permitting.


Sunset Cruise

This evening cruise has been designed specifically to have our guests out on the water during the time of the sunset. This will include a relaxing ride, while looking for dolphins and other area wildlife, to an area of the Cedar Key waters where there is no land obstruction between our boat and the setting sun. Guests are welcome to bring and enjoy their own beverage (adult or otherwise, no coolers permitted) while cruising and taking in the beauty of the setting sun and all the colors that can be on display. There will be some narration at various points, but not the full-length narration as on our daytime Coastal Tours.


Island Taxi

Our Island Taxi service operates around the Coastal Tour times. We will drop you off on Atsena Otie Key, the island across from our dock. On Atsena Otie, you can enjoy its beautiful beach or explore the interior of the island and visit its cemetery, established in 1877. We allow for flexibility in drop-off and pick-up times.  Contact us for more details.


Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Tour

This is a four-hour tour that consists of a 16 mile round trip tour on the Suwannee River through the Lower Suwannee River National Wildlife Refuge. This tour will include time for food and a restroom break before the return trip.

This tour requires a minimum of 8 passengers to run. Please continue to check email and text messages for trip updates.

This tour leaves from FOWLER’S BLUFF, NOT CEDAR KEY


Suwannee River Tour/Manatee Springs State Park

This tour is three hours long and consits of about 30 minutes travel time via boat on the Suwannee River, ending at Manatee Springs State Park. Boat tour price includes your admission to the park. Guests will have about 90 minutes in the park to explore the area. Return boat ride back will leave promptly at 4:00pm.

This tour requires a minimum of 8 passengers to run. Please continue to check email and text messages for trip updates.

This tour leaves from FOWLER’S BLUFF, NOT CEDAR KEY

Awesome boat tour guide. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable of the history of this area. If you are visiting Cedar Key, make this tour guide a must, worth every penny.
Steve Ortiz

Your Next Adventure Awaits


At Tidewater Tours, we strive to make everyone’s tour enjoyable, no matter their level of ability.

We have a boat that is wheelchair accessible with a 32 inch door.  If there is anything we can do to accommodate your needs, please let us know and we will make any reasonable accommodations.

Seahorse Key Lightstation Open House: March 15th and 29th (with bad weather back-up days of March 16th and 30th)