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A Day Away Kayak Tours

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Address: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, FL 32796
Phone Number: 321-268-2655
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A Day Away Kayak offers tours seven days a week at various sites across...

A Day Away Kayak offers tours seven days a week at various sites across Central Florida. Our base of operation is the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most diverse estuaries in North America. We frequently encounter manatees, dolphins and a large variety of birds. Enjoy the natural beauty of Florida with the best possible paddling experience at the best price available.

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Sunset tour

Very interesting and different kind of a day away. Spent about 3 hours on the water with a private guide and saw dolphin, manatee, and a huge variety of birds , finishing with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
bruce_conlon
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Dalton, Georgia
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Dalton, Georgia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and different kind of a day away. Spent about 3 hours on the water with a private guide and saw dolphin, manatee, and a huge variety of birds , finishing with a gorgeous sunset. In the National refuge there is virtually no ambient light so the sky and the sunset was striking. I would recommend for a good... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time experience with adayawaykayaktours and it was exceptional. Weather was low 70's and no wind. Brian guided the four of us. He explained the biology of the estuary and pointed out the bird, plant, and aquatic species along the way. Felt like a biology field trip from my college days. He really made it fun. Would definitely come back... More 

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Thank David G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We went on a cloudy night. Unfortunately no stars and not much action with the biolumencent jelly. We did see some but not much. It was fun, nice time but just ok.

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Thank PhillyRobyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Amazing!!! We went with 2 adults and 4 children ages 10 -15 and they loved it. Our tour guide John was fantastic and very knowledgeable. I was a little out of my element being in the middle of the water in the dark but the experience is definitely worth it! The kids enjoyed it more than Universal and Disney!

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North Royalton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We drove from Orlando to take this trip and it was well worth the drive. We had called several places before settling on this tour. Many of the places we called made us feel like we were imposing on them to take the tour. In huge contrast, when we called A Day Away the staff was pleasant and eager to... More 

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Oviedo, Florida, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I went on the summer night time Bioluminescence kayak tour and it was phenomenal. It departs from the Haulover Canal in the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge - a quiet area far from any main roads or built up areas, but just 20 minutes drive from Titusville. The equipment is all provided and is fairly new and well maintained. They give... More 

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Thank Pete S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We came down on a girls trip and stayed at the cottage on property. Very clean and the perfect size for the 3 of us. We took an evening kayak trip to see a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral, that unfortunately was cancelled, however the guide Austin did a great job showing us the refuge and finding comb jellys. Lots... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The company was well organized. There were a lot of people and they separted us into 3 separate tours in a first come first serve basis. The second we got in the water the bioluminescense started. It was so cool seeing the water light up. There was one part where the mullet fish were jumping and zooming. One came out... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My girlfriend took me on a bioluminescent kayak tour with A Day Away, and it was awesome. The guides were great and fun. The group wasn't too large either. Definitely a trip to remember!

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Thank Austin1313
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

All I can say is...Wow!! If you are an animal lover and looking for something fun and unique to do near Orlando, I would definitely recommend taking the manatee kayak tour. I had never seen manatees in person and wasn't sure if we would for sure even see any on the tour. But I was amazed at how many we... More 

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