Trips & Rates

Join captain and crew aboard the 49-passenger Island Express power catamaran for family-friendly fun and adventure! Snorkel the clear, shallow waters of St. Joe Bay, discover remote beaches on St. Joseph’s Peninsula, cruise to Historic Apalachicola, or experience one of a kind sunsets listening to beach tunes.

Kids 2 and under $10.00

Trip to the Tip

$40. +7% tax

A 3-hour trip to the tip of beautiful St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, ranked America’s #1 Beach for 2002. Includes a fun 30 minute cruise where upon reaching our destination, we’ll provide a ramp for you to easily step off the catamaran and straight onto the sandy beach. This trip is perfect for dolphin spotting, shelling or just beaching it for a while.


Snorkeling Adventure

$45. +7% tax

Board the Island Express for a 20-30 minute cruise to the snorkel site, watching for dolphin and other marine life along the way. Offload in 2-3 feet of water for 90 minutes of underwater and beach exploration discovering starfish, sand dollars, sea turtles and more. Snorkel gear included!

Sunset Cruise

$30. +7% tax

A 90-minute afternoon sightseeing cruise along the historic shorelines and waterways of Port St. Joe. The crew identifies historic sites and points of interest while sharing tidbits from the region’s past and keeping a lookout for friendly dolphin. Bring a small cooler with beverages and snacks!

Scenic Eco-Tour

private charter only

Cruise to Historic Apalachicola thru the natural beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway. Dock for 2.5 hours in Apalachicola for shopping or dining and a 2-hour trip each way; total trip time 7 hours. This journey is filled with historic landmarks, abundant wildlife and the occasional alligator. The cruise can comfortably accommodate up to 40 passengers, with the option to add up to 9 more guests at a per-person rate.

Private Tours

Call 850-227-8200 +7% tax

We offer private charters for a more personalized experience for your group. When you book a private charter, you have a customized trip and the boat all to yourself. The cruise can comfortably accommodate up to 40 passengers, with the option to add up to 9 more guests at a per-person rate. Please call for rates and availability.

About the Boat

  • 50-foot Corinthian Catamaran
  • 49 passenger
  • ¾ shade cover
  • Equipped with twin engine Yamaha 225 hp engines
  • Bathroom on board
  • Bring a small cooler with drinks and snacks.
  • Coast guard inspected vessel

Family friendly and welcome children of all ages.

Our coast guard certified, 100 gross ton – captains, crew, and vessel stay at the landing site for the duration of your visit.

We take care of everything to ensure you have a safe and comfortable experience! One you’ll remember for a lifetime!

Couples, families, and large groups welcome!

What to Bring

  • Small cooler with drinks and snacks (beer and wine okay)
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen (reef safe is great)
  • Toddler life jacket; we have a few to borrow, first-come, first-served. Boat has safety gear, but this is not for everyday use.
  • Cash for exclusive tee shirts, dry fits, and towels – no onboard sales of food or drinks.
  • Cash for gratuities
    • Show your love for the crew! We suggest a gratuity of 15-20% for the crew’s outstanding service, making your adventure truly remarkable. They’re here to make your cruise exceptional, and while tips aren’t included in your ticket, they’re a big part of how our crew earns their living. Your generosity means the world to us.

Check in 30 minutes prior to departure time

Please note: We are on Eastern Time. If you are staying near by in Central Time Zone you must arrive in time for an Eastern Time Zone departure.

Wildlife & Weather

You should be aware that all of our water adventures are outdoors and influenced by mother nature. Though we hope that every day is perfect, we are not in control of wind, waves, clouds, rain, or underwater sea life.

Cancellation Policy

Tickets are required to be purchased in advance and payment will be processed at the time of purchase.

AquaBear Adventures will accept cancellations up to 24 hours before your scheduled trip with no penalty charge. Any cancellation made within 24 hours of trip will be charged for the full amount of the trip. If you do not show up for your reservations you will be charged the full amount of the trip.

Weather is an exception for cancellations.  Assume that you can go until told otherwise.  The decision will be made by the Captain on day of departure.

The following will NOT result in cancellation or refund of trips:

  • Light rain
  • Rain clouds in the sky
  • Hot humid weather
  • Cool weather
  • A forecast of possible thunderstorms
  • Passing rain during trip or rental
  • You can’t get yourself, wife, kids, etc. out of bed
  • Got sunburned or too much sun, not feeling well
  • One person in your party is not feeling well so the rest of the group must stay inside also