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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. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
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My friend and I did a girls' weekend in Orlando last weekend. I saw on Trip Advisor some "off the beaten path" recommendations for Orlando, and one was to come to this area for an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Belleville, Illinois
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Sebastian, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We've been on a lot of these eco tours, and we know sometimes you see a lot, sometimes not so much. This held true to form. We did see quite a few birds, manatees, and dolphins. I think that what set this tour apart from others was the comfort of the boat, very roomy, no packing in of people. We... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My friend and I did a girls' weekend in Orlando last weekend. I saw on Trip Advisor some "off the beaten path" recommendations for Orlando, and one was to come to this area for an eco tour. I am so glad we did. The drive was easy (have cash on hand for tolls as there are several, amounting to about... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing time on this tour. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw many dolphins, manatees and various birds and fish. Very relaxing, yet interactive tour.

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Huntley, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our Captain, Jeanette, was a knowledgeable naturalist and knew where to take us to see manatee, dolphin, osprey, and all of the local flora. We have also enjoyed looking at her Facebook page often to see the wonderful wildlife photos she has taken! We will definitely do this again! My husband was unable to kayak due to a back injury... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Leisurely toured for 2 1/2 hours the back waters of Thousand Islands Nature Preserve of Cocoa Beach and the Banana River Lagoon. We passively viewed the manatees, a dolphin and at least 4 different types of birds. Very friendly guides. We were provided with water, soft drinks and binoculars. What's not to like.

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were severely sunburned but didn't want to spend the rest of our vacation in our room. This was perfect! Very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a nice and relaxing time. It lasted about two hours and we saw a lot of manatees and a dolphin.

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Bonner Springs, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very relaxing and interesting tour. Kids enjoyed it. My son even got to drive the boat. We say a lot of manatee, quite a few dolphins, and one aligator scrambling to get back to his golf course. The pelicans were entertaining too. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It was an amazizing day beautiful clear blue sky and got to see dolphins. It was an excellent choice to do. I had a wonderful time with my husband for anniversary.

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Rochester, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed in Cocoa Beach right on the Banana River for 5 days. We are from Wisconsin. This tour was our favorite part of our visit to the area. The tour guides were absolutely the best. The boat was big enough to move around to see everything. We saw manatees, dolphins, and many types of birds. It was a beautiful... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our friendly guides were knowledgeable and yet not overbearing with information which caused a relaxing, enjoyable float through the lagoon around Cocoa Beach. We saw a dozen manatees, at least that many Dolphins and several varieties of birds. To cap the experience, we were at the perfect spot to witness a Cape Canaveral space launch! Even without the spectacular launch... More 

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Address: Address: 599 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL
Phone Number: +1 321-799-5495
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Cocoa Beach

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