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A Day Away Kayak Tours

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, FL 32796
321-268-2655
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Ranked #3 of 12 Activities in Titusville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This tour was so amazing! We took the early tour at 6:45pm and got to catch the sunset out on the water first. After suiting up and getting instructions from our wonderful tour guide "Red Beard" we got in our kayaks and were off. While following our guide he was great at pointing out all of the sights around us,... More

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Littleton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took this tour after reading about it on Trip Advisor and were wowed by the experience. It's hard to describe the unique and breathtaking experience of seeing fish glow and splash all around under a stunning canopy of stars and the Milky Way. The fish almost sound like they were applauding us. Definitely worth the trip.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

One word Illuminating! Our tour guide (aka Red Beard) was very knowledgeable on explain the wildlife and felt very safe kayaking. Overall experience was very memorable seeing the nature light show under the lagoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This trip was great, it’s a must see. It’s only a short ride over from Orlando about 45 mins to an hour. The way the fish light up under the water, it look light a fireworks show. It truly is amazing and we saw dolphins and manatees. It was an overall great trip and the guides give you the freedom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We went on the bioluminescence tour and it was THE coolest thing we've done here! The water glows with movement and in calm areas it looks like sparkles just under the surface. Make sure you grab a handful when it's really dark and let the water run down off your arm. So cool. We also saw some dolphins and a... More

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Napa, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was looking for fun outdoor activity to do with my family on a day trip from Orlando that could be paired with a meal at Dixie Crossroads. We did the Manatee encounter group kayak on Merritt Island Natural Wildlife Refuge. The tandem kayaks are easy to get in and out of and are relatively simple to learn for a... More

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Kankakee, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We took the bioluminesence kayaking tour. Cool tour. Leave as sun is setting. As you paddle it looks like glow in the dark as you stir the water with your paddle. We were led to place where generally they can count on schools of fish. As fish move through the water, you can see the glow as they go through... More

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63vm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Summer through Oct. is best time to see the dolphins, manatees and boat wake, which all sparkle blue, and jumping schools of mullet, which remind you of blue bottle rockets and Roman candles. The bioluminesent plankton are amazing, magical. Your paddle, your fingers or feet, anything dragged in the water glitters and sparkles in the dark. There is little light... More

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The bioluminescence tour was fantastic. We were a relatively small group and our guides: Josh and John were great! I had taken the manatee viewing tours a couple of times in the past with groups of 30 and more, so I was familiar with the company's professionalism and knowledge of the area. What I hadn't expected was how delightful it... More

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Columbus, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ended up just renting the kayak as group of 4 is required for the 'unguided tour' of which is one we wanted to do initially .regards to that everything was spot on,looking forward to doing future tours (especially the night one ) neat operation they have ,hence 3 stars b/c we actually did not get to review their tours.... More

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