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A Little About Chadillac Adventures

Chadillac Adventures was started by Chad Mead in 2019. We offer rentals and tours with boats, paddleboards and kayaks for families, couples, and anyone who loves to be out on the water! Around here we like to say, “The ship don’t make the captain, the CAPTAIN makes the SHIP!”

We love to give people the joy and sense of adventure that comes with boating or paddling around the waterways of Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. We couldn’t be more proud to have opened up our second location on Clearwater Beach with our main location at Clearwater’s “hidden gem” — Cove Cay Marina.

Our mission statement is simple, to give fun and family-friendly adventures on the water to everyone! We have great experience and knowledge of the waterways around Cove Cay and hope to give you and your group an adventure they won’t forget anytime soon!

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A Message from Our Founder, Chad Mead

Hi, I’m Chad and I’m proud to bring you Chadillac Adventures!

From the moment I stepped foot on a paddleboard to recently building a custom commercial boat, I knew it was my passion to be on the water.  And now I’ve been blessed to be able to show others some of the most incredible waterways in this area.

Florida is known for its sandy beaches, of course, but beyond the beaches are over 1,000 springs that hold shimmering shades of aqua blues and emerald greens.  From deep within the “Florida Aquifer” eight billion gallons of water flow from the Florida Springs each day at a constant 72°.

Which leads to summer adventures being great for a “cool down” and winter adventures are fantastic to see a “manatee express!”

I have nothing against white sandy beaches and sandbars; they are an absolute must when visiting the Sunshine State.  We are pleased that in the past year we have grown at Chadillac Adventures and we now offer Clearwater Beach boat tours and sunset cruises. We give you great access to all the local gem spots.

Whether playing on a sandbar or watching the sun go down, we hope to see you on the water soon!

Remember – “The ship don’t make the captain, the CAPTAIN makes the SHIP!”

Customer Reviews

Christine Meyers
Christine Meyers
March 8, 2024
Had a fantastic day with Chad great guide on the Chassahowitzka Spring fed river with crystal clear water and underwater caves and the crack in the earth! We saw 3 manatees and 3 baby gators, a lot of fish, pelicans, turkey vultures! Thanks again Chad for our personable tour today!
Jeffrey Weeks
Jeffrey Weeks
March 1, 2024
Chad's personality and extensive knowledge made for an unforgettable day, way off the beaten path, swimming through little limestone caves, paddling with amazing flora and fauna, and helping us all feel like we got something out of this vacation that just can't be found without a great local guide. We feel lucky to have booked this tour and will absolutely go adventuring with Chad again!
Sicilysangel
Sicilysangel
February 22, 2024
I am currently on a solo vacation and I can't tell you how happy I am to have found chadillacs. The price is unbeatable and I got the greatest customer service ever. Chad is super fun and friendly and Sal was the sweetest! Thank you and I will be back sooner than later. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Bill Hupp
Bill Hupp
February 18, 2024
Chad “Chadwacky” was great, gave us everything we needed at a good price. Cool spot to kayak, we went up the creek, then into the bay. Very beautiful and enjoyable. Nice little bar for a drink afterwards.
Nicole Munsch
Nicole Munsch
February 14, 2024
My husband, his parents and my 2 kids had an amazing day with Chad on the River !! He took wonderful care of us at all times! He made sure everyone was comfortable and having a great time! He was so great to my kids !! Had snorkeling equipment for them for the most beautiful spots on the river !! This is a must do adventure while in Florida!! Highly recommended Chad and his tours!
Jan Sietsema
Jan Sietsema
February 12, 2024
What a great fun adventure with our family. The grandkids will be talking about this for years! Chad was a WONDERFUL guide. We all had a great day. We highly recommend it.
Hunter Nelson
Hunter Nelson
January 29, 2024
Had a great time! Good views and great guide! Thanks Chad!
Shan
Shan
January 27, 2024
This trip was amazing. Chad was very friendly and made the trip an adventure for sure . I have never been kayaking before and Chad was very informative and accommodating . I will definitely do this again.
RONald Oryszak
RONald Oryszak
January 27, 2024
Chad was the best tour guide! Had a lot of fun!