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Wild Side Tours

599 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL
321-799-5495
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Ranked #4 of 37 activities in Cocoa Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Unique Eco boat tour through the Thousand Islands Nature Preserve in the Banana River. Educational presentation by Florida master naturalist. Focus... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Charleston, West Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This eco tour was our favorite thing of our trip to Cocoa Beach. We had adults and teenagers in our party. Everyone had a wonderful time. We actually had dolphins playing with the boat. We saw many different kinds of birds. Also, we saw manatees drinking water (30-40 gallons at a time and can go 3 days without needing water)... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was our second trip out with Wildside, we took a trip last year with Ben and Jeanette, this time it was Jeanette on her own. Our trip was late season so there were only ourselves and another couple on the boat. We had another great time though, we saw manatees close up plus lots of dolphins. Jeanette is enthusiastic... More

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Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I'm so glad we did this boat tour. We got to see a lot of wild life with informative guides, Ben and Tonya. They were fun and very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. I also like how eco friendly it is. They care about keeping the wildlife and habitat healthy. We got to see plenty of manatees and dolphins... More

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Holden, Massachusetts
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180 reviews 180 reviews
53 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

What a great little wildlife boat tour this is! The boat literally is small so you have good viewing and can hear everything the naturalist has to say. We saw tons of dolphins, manatees, osprey, pelicans, egrets, herons, jumping mullets (the fish, not the hair styles), and other birds. You also get to see some lovely water front homes. Our... More

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newyork
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were looking for something to do while visiting my mom in Cocoa Beach - the Wildside Tours was right down the street! We had a great time - saw lots of dolphin and manatees plus beautiful birds. This is a very relaxed and enjoyable tour. Don't miss it!

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Visited Orlando and Space Center with our kids, but now retired, so what to do at Port Canaveral cruise ship stop? Checked out Trip Advisor Cocoa Beach reviews and found the raves for Wildside Tours. Long story short, it was a terrific tour. Lots of active dolphins, ospreys, roseate spoonbills, jumping mullets (fish) and even a few shy manatees. Enjoyed... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This was for sure the highlight of our trip! If you want a chance to see Dolphins who haven't been stolen from the ocean, this is a great way to do it. Rusty and Tonya were able to give us tons of great information on manatees, Dolphins, and a huge variety of birds and trees. We had 4 adults and... More

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Strawberry Point, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My four kids (ages 10 thru 20) and I loved our time with Wild Side Tours. We were able to see Manatees up close and Dolphins surrounded the boad, also saw many beautiful birds. I definately recommend this.

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Renfrew, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had a family trip (Age 4 to 60). We had an awesome trip with lots of bird sightings and a very large pod of Dolphins. We were able to watch the Dolphins play and swim with the boat for as long as we liked. Both our boys age 4 and 6 got a huge kick out of "driving" the... More

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Marsciano, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Jeanette was very informative and without being too teacher like gave you a real feel for the plants and animals. We saw a lot of Dolphins and a pod of them decided to play by the boat for about 20 minutes blowing water at us and splashing the boat. It is an experience not to be missed. We did not... More

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