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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 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Bloomington, Indiana
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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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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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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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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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