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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

Amber Scozzafava
Amber Scozzafava
May 27, 2024
So fun! Felt like a mini vacation! Awesome people, great service! Will definitely be back!
Marie Schuetzle
Marie Schuetzle
May 25, 2024
Highly recommend! Chad was a great communicator before we even booked. Quickly answering all of our questions. He suggested the perfect tour for what we wanted to experience. He was very knowledgeable about the area; teaching, demonstrating and making us laugh all along the way. It truly felt like our day, he let us set the pace and spend time on the things we loved. He knew just where to take us for the best chance to see fish, alligators and manatees. He brought us great sights, food and excitement.
H Jurnigan
H Jurnigan
May 23, 2024
Chad is amazing. Welcoming, warm, genuine and knowledgeable. I had an unbelievable first time at this River and it’s changed my world of kayaking. If you need a guide, he is the person to work with.
Rebecca Bertrandt
Rebecca Bertrandt
May 22, 2024
We had the best day on the Chassahowitzka River with Chad. This is the tour you want if you’re looking to get away from tourists and experience some of the nature and beauty of Florida. Chad knows the area, and we definitely got a better experience than we would have if we’d checked out the river on our own. We saw manatees, an otter, plenty of fish, a baby alligator, and an adult alligator that was probably 6 feet long. Obviously Chad can’t guarantee wildlife sightings but he definitely knows about areas where you are likely to find animals, and we watched other people just pass them by. Thanks, Chad, for a great day!
Janine Jansen
Janine Jansen
May 21, 2024
Chadillac is amazing and everyone will have a fabulous time. Great tour guy! Very fun guy.
Edmond Fong
Edmond Fong
May 21, 2024
Can't swim, but want to kayak or paddle board? This is the place for you. Chad's place is in Clearwater and he sets you up with your equipment including life vest and off you go. The majority of the waterways that you will be kayaking or paddle boarding in is shallow enough that if you jump or fall into the water, your feet will touch the bottom. I don't swim, so this is very reassuring for me, especially when I fell off the paddle board. The waters are calm and we even saw a dolphin on our trip. One word of caution, remember the landmarks... This is one of the only ways that will help you get back to the dock
Erin Smith
Erin Smith
May 20, 2024
I can't reccomend Chadillac Adventures enough! Wonderful experience, Chad and his team are incredibly responsive, well planned, and so hospitable. You will not regret booking with Chadillac Adventures, but you WILL regret NOT booking with them. Much love for this buisiness, we will be booking with them again on our next trip.
Tyler Schroeder
Tyler Schroeder
May 19, 2024
Chad is the best! We have done 2 trips with Chad and plan to do more!
tom bonovitch
tom bonovitch
May 15, 2024
Awesome place hidden off US 19 in Clearwater! Staff was great and helpful the bar/restaurant was wonderful the food great I would highly recommend checking it out for a visit
Abdul Rahman
Abdul Rahman
May 11, 2024
I recently had the pleasure of going kayaking with Garrett from Chadillac Adventures, and it was an absolutely wonderful experience! The route we took was scenic and perfectly chosen, making the kayaking both enjoyable and memorable. Despite being just 17 years old, Garrett showed a level of professionalism and skill that surpassed all expectations. He was incredibly knowledgeable about kayaking techniques, ensuring that everyone felt comfortable and confident on the water. His customer service was top-notch; he was attentive, friendly, and genuinely cared about making the experience enjoyable for everyone. I strongly believe that such dedication and hard work deserve recognition. Therefore, I would kindly ask the owner to consider giving Garrett a bonus for his exceptional service. He truly enhances the experience for Chadillac Adventures’ customers and is a great asset to your team!