Santa Rosa Beac... > Boat Tours
01/18/2020 ~ 01/24/2020

Backwater Tours - River Adventure & Sunset Trips

Catch a glimpse of nature as it should be--untouched! Some of the most breathtakingly beautiful rivers and springs are just a short drive from your beach house but can feel like a world away. Whether you join Backwater Tours for a sunrise cruise or an all day spring trip, you are sure to end the trip with a new appreciation of the area! Come and observe the natural beauty of the Choctawhatchee Bay and other 30A waterways.

Activity Highlights
  • Explore the springs, estuaries and rivers of the Choctawhatchee River Basin
  • See wild dolphins playing in their natural habitat
  • Natural beauty at every location, great for bird watching
  • Fun for all ages

Duration: Varies

What's Included
  • Snorkel Gear(on longer trips)
  • YOLO paddle boards(on longer trips)
  • Drinks & Lite Snacks


  • Gratuities (optional, 20%)
  • Food
What to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Light jacket
  • Swimsuits
  • Towels
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Maximum capacity is 8 people however parties over 6 are asked to call to make reservations.
  • Glass bottles are not allowed on the boat.
Additional information
  • It is recommended to wear swim attire and bring towels for the 4hr eco-tours and full-day spring trips. Cold drinks and snacks are available on board to include water, soda and light snacks. For longer trips, it is recommended packing food for your group.
  • Alcoholic beverages are permitted.
  • If weather or wind is unfavorable for your tour, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund. Cancellations for weather are at the discretion of the captain.

Available Tours:

  • Sunrise or Sunset tour (8 per. max) - 2.5 hrs. There is just something about a southern sunrise over the water. The Bays are calm, the dolphins begin their daily hunt... it's the perfect tour for those wishing to escape it all before the rest of the world wakes up. If early mornings aren't for you, year-round sunsets on the Choctawhatchee Bay are always a sight to behold. Grab your favorite folks, a bottle wine and join Capt. Andy on the Teche to shut down the day the right way.

  • Eco Tour (8 per. max) - 4 hrs. Join Captain Andy for a guided cruise through the backwater 'super highway' river system that comprises the Choctawhatchee River Basin. Wildlife encounters, clear water springs and much more await. (An excellent, relaxed family-oriented adventure).

  • All Day Springs and Paddle tour (8 per. max) - 6-8 hrs. An epic journey of nature, beauty and stand up paddle discovery. Join them as they cruise into the backwaters of the beautiful Choctawhatchee River basin. Conditions permitting, you and your crew can paddle right to the head of various clear water springs. Swim about and enjoy the serene beauty.

Cancellation policy

Customers must cancel at least 72 hours prior to arrival date in order to receive a full refund minus $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 72 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable and the captain calls off the trip it will be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 72 hour cancellation period. Reservations booked within the 72hr cancellation period are not eligible for cancellation.


21987 US-331, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, USA

Backwater Tours - River Adventure & Sunset Trips

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Great day
about 4 years ago
Very scenic trip and our guide was extremely knowledgeable
Andrew M
full day of fun
about 4 years ago
me and my 2 young children went on the Eco tour and had so much fun with captain andy! We were blessed with a beuatiful day and we even saw dolphins! I would definitely recommend this tour for families with youngsters!
about 10 months ago
Edith P. Main