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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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We had so much fun!!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Rochester, Wisconsin
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Rochester, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We took the two hour tour with our two small children. The two ladies running the tour were fantastic, giving the kids bits and bobs to play with to keep them entertained which was really helpful when our son became a bit restless. We saw a manatee, some dolphins and plenty of birds. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We really enjoyed our ride on the Banana River. We saw many manatees and dolphins, fish jumping, and lots of birds, which was a highlight for our daughter, who brought the Peterson's Field Guide with her. The manatees were inquisitive and fun, they swam right up to our boat. Our son is autistic and had a difficult time during the... More 

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Middletown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Almost had to come back to dock for weather but wildside was on top of the radar and we were able to complete. Only saw 1 dolphin and lots of different birds but the highlight was the 10 manatees we saw. We even saw 2 manatees mating which was cool. Had another one come right up to boat and put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went on an excellent trip last week. We were able to see Dolphins, manatees and a variety of birds. The staff were very friendly, informative and happy to stop wherever you wanted and gave you lots of time to observe the different animals. Very good value for money and a lovely activity.

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This tour was ok. We did see dolphins, manatees, and birds, so overall they delivered. However, I was really hoping to get a closer look at the manatees, but we only saw them from a distance. I was also disappointed that the area we went to was basically residential. There were winds that day and it limited where they could... More 

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Granby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

we saw dolphins, right next to the boat, manatees and birds. Very safe boat with good guides. it Worth the price but be aware that your not in wilderness. you'll see lot of housing and even a golf course.

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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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