Venture from the Beach - Behold the Wonder!

"I have lived here for three years and wandered up the river with Captain Andy three times. Cypress tree swamp, ecological wonderland, birds, reptiles, a few sunken junks. And the history of the river told by this Georgia Tech engineer and river running captain and adventurer in his southern drawl and engaging humor. Its a once in a lifetime for most - for me, every time I can convince friends they are fools to not see what might be the best the panhandle has to offer. Oh, and if you do the full day, go up the tributary to one of the crystal clear springs and take a refreshing dip". --Deborah O

Life Changing Tour

"Many years ago, my brother suffered a severe stroke and lost his speech. His recovery was slow and arduous and his days consisted of doctors visits, speech, physical and occupational therapy. I knew Capt. Andy and asked if he would take us on a river trip. We went deep into the backwaters, surrounded by swamps and natural springs. The scenery was almost magical and Capt. Andy knew all the history, geography, animal and plant life and folklore. His personal stories about these backwaters and the various characters who lived there were whimsical and very funny. Two important things happened on that trip - 1) my brother laughed out loud for the first time since his stroke and 2) I fell in love. 12 years later, my brother has made an almost complete recovery and Capt Andy and I are still together. I might be bias but that trip was the best thing ever!!!!" -- Sharon H

Amazing Tour

"Capt. Andy was a great tour guide on the river, He explained in detail about the history of the river and was a good story teller. Lots of wild life you don't see sitting on the beach". -- Paul F

Great tour to explore nature along the river

"Capt. Andy will show you a great time with Backwater Tours. Learn about and explore nature along the Choctawhatchee River, and maybe you will explore a spring too. I highly recommend taking a fun journey with Backwater Tours".-- Lori C

Christmastime Tour

"My husband Steven and I are locals. We moved to the area about 18 months ago and currently reside in Point Washington, right off the Choctawhatchee Bay. We heard that Andy was amazing, so for family coming into town for Christmas we decided to book a Backwater Tour. Our trip today was so much fun!!! We learned so much about the Bay, the rivers, bayous and swamps. Andy’s stories were incredibly entertaining. He is a true gem. We are already planning our next tour in the Springtime! If you get the chance, let Andy give you an experience to remember for years to come. You will be so happy you did!"-- Koneallash 

Yale University Trip

"Twenty years of doing trips for graduate students and Captain Andy's was the most informative and fun by far!"-- Mike Ferrucci-- Yale University