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Address: 599 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL
Phone Number: +1 321-799-5495
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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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What a wonderful trip. Guides were very knowledgeable. Catamaran was very comfortable. We saw a variety of birds and several Dolphins. Guides listened to interests of guest and... read more

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La Salle, Illinois
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La Salle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

What a wonderful trip. Guides were very knowledgeable. Catamaran was very comfortable. We saw a variety of birds and several Dolphins. Guides listened to interests of guest and addresses them during the tour.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These two folks really know the area, having been here all their lives. And they are excellent hosts. On our particular tour, storms had been through the day before, and the manatees and dolphins were gone. They diligently looked and looked, in all sorts of nooks and crannies, to no avail. The finished the tour by saying we could take... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family did this tour. Itbwas very relaxing. We saw dolphins. We hadbteenagers, adults and young children and all enjoyed. Tonya & Speedy were wonderful!

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Newquay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

A great experience drifting through the mangroves and beyond - manatees, endless Dolphins, Hawks, Osprey, even a shy raccoon. Loved it!

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Sidcup, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Truly had an amazing time! the team is friendly, professional, helpful, resourcefull and knowledgeable. they knew where to take us! we saw manatees, dolphins, birds and even a crocodile. boat was in a good state. free drinks provided throughout. they saved our day as we were booked with a kayak company that did not show up... thanks to wild side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go on an eco tour and booked this one. The guides were really friendly and informative! They would stop the boat so we could watch manatees and dolphins along the way. We saw all kinds of birds, 3-4 dolphins and manatees with babies! We were able to sit around and watch a dolphin feed, which was amazing.... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Tanya, our captain, and Speedy, the first mate gave us a great 21/2 hour guided tour of the Banana River. They gave us a running commentary about the area, the wildlife we saw, and knew where the manatees and their calves were located. We saw the "landatee", and visited with a local surfer out enjoying a little down time on... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We took this catamaran tour starting a 1pm and going a little overtime, we docked at 3:20. Our crew consisted of Tanya, our captain and Speedy who kept informed on the area and its sights. We saw manatees and dolphins. That was a big thrill for us. There was birdlife galore to enjoy. We saw cormorants, turkey vultures, anhinga, a... More 

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Nidau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A really good time if you want to see wildlife but very quiet. The boat went on the river and not on the ocean. As I have sea sick, it's a good compromise and we see a lot of animal during all the tour. The two women guides are very friendly, with good knowledge of the environment and respectful of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Tanya and Speedy were excellent and knowledgeable tour guides on the informative and relaxing tour. Had a great experience for a few hours. They were so friendly and enthusiastic. You could clearly tell how much they enjoy their work. Saw a manatee across from the dock and multiple playful dolphins right next to the boat !! Don't miss this experience!... More 

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