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Address: Ramp Rd., Cocoa Beach, FL
Phone Number: 321-784-2602
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Description: Cocoa Beach Kayak Eco Tours

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Ric "The Manatee Whisperer"

Awesome informative adventure! My 15 year old daughter's favorite parts were seeing a baby manatee right next to our kayak and exploring in the mangrove trees. Ric's encyclopedic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
Chris L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Awesome informative adventure! My 15 year old daughter's favorite parts were seeing a baby manatee right next to our kayak and exploring in the mangrove trees. Ric's encyclopedic knowledge of the flora and fauna made the trip fun and educational. Thumbs up!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

A key part of Ric's approach is keeping the tour small; there were only 6 of us on our tour which meant it had a very personal feel and (I believe) allowed us to get closer to the wildlife. We had a fabulous morning tour encountering manatees which swam around and under our kayaks, even playing with the drag handles... More 

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Binbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was one of the coolest experiences ever. Great value for $$. I had never been in a kayak before but it was easy to learn and I felt comfortable in no time. We saw Manatees and other wildlife and had a really great morning. Highly recommend. P.S. sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen!

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We had an amazing time with Ric! We went on a 1pm tour in late December. Neither of us had ever kayaked before but Ric was very helped and gave us a quick lesson on land and then again in the water. It wasnt as hard as we thought it would be! I was hoping to see a manittee but... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We were lucky enough to be the only people on the tour and had a great time! Ric is knowledgeable and very friendly! We got to see dolphins feeding and a manatee swam right under our kayak. The whole experience was just wonderful and is defiantly recommend! But..... bring sunscreen!

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Warwick Parish, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing two hours! Ric was informative, attentive, relaxed and funny! He grew up in the area and so really knows what he's talking about. We saw two dolphins and 6 manatees during our trip through a wondrous waterway full of birds, mangrove tunnels and gorgeous scenery. Don't miss it!

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you want to get up close and personal with a manatee this is the trip. We had a small family group 4 adults and 2 children (both aged 5). The children loved the double kayaks. Ric the guide was fantastic and explained all about the habitat and wildlife. The trip took about 2.5 hours and you don't need to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Can't say enough about Ric's great attitude to make sure you enjoy yourself thoroughly while sharing the beauty of the mangrove islands. He is happy to go as fast or as slow as his guests want. Since I had very little experience kayaking he made sure I was comfortable and felt secure. The place was awesome with large areas of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

During Spring Break, My Sister and I and her Two Kids (11 and 13) decieded that night before that we wanted to try a kayak tour. We found Rick on the web and called to see if he had any spots. It just happened that he had a cancelation and we were able to get in the next morning. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Great guide, great information and great natural wildlife & scenery! Rick has a very cool personality and makes the experience both fun and informative. hanks Rick!

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