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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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Incredible Tour.

These ladies were so knowledgable and patient. They gave us time to really see the beautiful scenery. I would reccomend these ladies to everyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

These ladies were so knowledgable and patient. They gave us time to really see the beautiful scenery. I would reccomend these ladies to everyone.

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Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What a great way to the Banana River!! Both the driver and the guide were native to the area, which added to our enjoyment of the trip. We were given binoculars to help with bird watching. We were lucky enough to see a baby manatee and lots of adults eating under the mangrove trees. The dolphins were playing with us,... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The guides are very knowledgable about the area. Very nice boat ride saw manatees and different birds. Beautiful homes on the Banana river. We were disappointed we did not see any Dolphin but, that isn't their fault it wasn't that we weren't out long enough looking. Water and soda is provided on the boat. They are such friendly people you... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The guides were amazing. Both guides were locals that gave detailed information on every bird, fish and mammal we saw. We started the tour with manatees right at the boat dock. Overall we saw about 5 manatees. As we headed out to the lagoon, we were surrounded by a huge pod of dolphins, large males, mothers with babies, they jumped... More 

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Viera, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The two ladies leading the tour were great. It's so relaxing going through the Cocoa Beach waterways, and then all of a sudden you see dolphins and/or Manatees and everyone gets very excited. They are awesome creatures. In addition, there was lots of interesting vegetation and birds. They also provided free sodas and water. A great 2-hour trip that will... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a small facility with some really educated guides. The 2 female guides were very knowledgeable about the area. They even provide reading material if you wanted to know more. They offered cold drinks on board which I thought was a nice surprise. We saw one dolphin and several manatees. There were plenty of cool looking birds for the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Our captain and guide were knowledgeable and informative. We saw lots of dolphins and manatees, including a baby and mom. There was a storm coming in, so we didn't go as far out as they sometimes do, but we still saw plenty of wildlife and scenery. We enjoyed being out in The Thousand Islands and seeing the homes on the... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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