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Address: 599 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL
Phone Number: +1 321-799-5495
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Description: Unique Eco boat tour through the Thousand Islands Nature Preserve in the...
Unique Eco boat tour through the Thousand Islands Nature Preserve in the Banana River. Educational presentation by Florida master naturalist. Focus on in-depth experience and understanding of manatees, dolphins and birds, as well as the mangrove forests. Our 20 passenger catamaran, with cover and restroom, allows for a more personal and interactive experience. Daily tours at 10:00 and 1:00. Special tours for birding, photography, marine science. Private charters for birthday parties, reunions,etc.
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Surprise. Surprise

Our grandchildren , 7 & 5, had a terrific time today thanks to Tanya and Jeanette. The 2 1/2 hour tour was worth every penny. We had hoped to surprise the kids with a sighting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
BillSansford
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Oshawa, Canada
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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our grandchildren , 7 & 5, had a terrific time today thanks to Tanya and Jeanette. The 2 1/2 hour tour was worth every penny. We had hoped to surprise the kids with a sighting of a wild dolphin and the tour certainly filled the order with multiple sightings very close to the boat, including a young one and its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I went with my dad. We saw all sorts of wildlife. Manatee ', dolphins, birds. An aligator. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The group was small and pleasent. I recommend this tour.

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had an amazing time on the tour. We saw 6 manatees, though it was not manatee season. Dolphins were swimming close to the boat and the tour guides knew what they were talking about. I would definitly do it again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We visited this past week. We got to see lots of dolphins which were beautiful, close up sightings in the wild. We did see a few birds and a manatee. I wish there was more education / "tour guiding" on the tour for the money we paid though. Guess we were expecting more education. After the entire tour, we only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It was the most wonderful part of our central Florida trip. Janette and Tania were so cordial and we're answering every single question that was asked. We saw different kinds of birds and lots of dolphins. They offered binoculars and refreshments during the trip.If you are looking for a relaxed bird and dolphin watch you should definitely try

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We took the tour in hopes of seeing manatees and we did. Tanya gave us lots of information about the manatees and the many birds we saw but the highlight was the two groups of extremely playful dolphins that couldn't get enough of us just like we couldn't get enough of them. We were extremely pleased with our outing and... More 

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We took an afternoon tour with Tanya. I have seen lots of dolphins in my life but I have never seen the show these six or seven put on. We watched them for 30 minutes, continued our tour and when we came back they were still playing. We also say a wood stork, osprey, pelicans, and many other birds. We... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our morning nature tour. We were fortunate to see dolphins, a manatee, and a variety of birds. Tanya provided great commentary and helped make the ride very pleasant. We will take this tour again the next time we are in the area.

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The Villages, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a great tour. We called last minute after finding it on Tripadvisor, and were plesantly surprised at not only the length of the tour (for the money payed), but by the concern by the owner/ staff that all (seniors and children) were involved and engaged. They even went so far as letting the children "drive the boat" in... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Jeannette and Tanya were great. We had an extremely enjoyable 2 1/2 hour trip. we saw numerous types of birds, a number of dophins playing with their food, mangroves full of pelicans... we also discussed and viewed the effects of invasive plants such as brazilian pepper and australian pine. We also saw an "old coot"...oh that might have been me...... More 

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