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Wild Side Tours

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Unique Eco boat tour through the Thousand Islands Nature Preserve in the Banana River. Educational, informative and fun presentations. See the other side of Cocoa Beach, Banana River, Indian River Lagoon, and the understanding of manatees, dolphins...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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499 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
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+1 321-799-5495
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a Christmas gift from one of my daughters to the other, with her boyfriend. They had a great time, saw dolphins, and learned a lot about the habitat. Will do this again!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lauriegd
natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy that you enjoyed your Christmas gift and looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great time seeing the wild life of the Banana River. The guides were amazing and even though we didn’t have our children with us, honeymoon and all, we look forward to bring them based on how they were around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bobross78
natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was great to meet you and looking forward to meeting your children in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Again congratulations on your marriage.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic cruise! The guides Speedy and Tonya were extremely knowledgeable of the area and of the wildlife in the area. We wanted to see manatees and dolphins and we did! We will definitely do this again!

Date of experience: December 2018
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natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is very knowledgeable about the local area and the environment. Captain Tanya handles her boat with precision and skill that I haven't seen in a long time. Just Perfect! She has great eye for those 'marine friendly mammals' (Dolphin and Manatees). Thank you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We love to meet people that enjoy nature.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled with Captains Tanya & Jeanette on a noon tour. We have a daughter with special needs & took the boat ride the day before her birthday. We were able to experience herons, egrets, a mother dolphin & her baby, & a manatee. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am pleased that you all enjoyed the tour. It was great to meet your family and see you enjoying the dolphins and the area. Your daughter was a joy to have on the boat with her excitement for the dolphins. Jeanette

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family took the noon tour. Before we started, the crew handed each of us a pair of binoculars to use during the trip. We saw a variety of birds and then a small pod of dolphins swam around our boat. Friendly crew who frequently...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I love your comment that you will remember this for a long time. We love to meet people that appreciate nature as much as we do.

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this. It was a short little trip to see a lot of things. We were able to get so close to the dolphins. So much fun! Thanks!

Date of experience: November 2018
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natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful trip on the boat. Our hosts were so knowledgeable and respectful of this unique habitat. We found some dolphins and they followed us around for awhile, showing off and playing. We also saw many birds and a manatee. You will enjoy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Went with 7 other events. The boat was small enough (12 guests on board)to be able to see all the dolphins and 1 manatee. Very knowledgeable crew. We actually followed the animals and did not stay to a preplanned route. Great time had by all....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I loved this tour, we seen many beautiful dolphins and birds, even spotted a manatee at the end. The guides were really good with my daughter, included her a lot and made her feel special, even let her drive the boat and pick some sea...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Lynne G | Reviewed this property |
You should call them, ours was a private tour so the pricing may have been custom.
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Dorothy C
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We can get a manual wheelchair aboard. However electric and scooters are too heavy and hard to maneuver. There is also one small step on the dock.
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