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Wild Side Tours

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Address: 599 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
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+1 321-799-5495
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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, informative and fun presentations.

See the other side of Cocoa Beach, Banana River, Indian River Lagoon, and the understanding of manatees, dolphins and birds, as well as the mangrove islands.

Our 20 passenger catamaran, with open seating and coverage to provide shade allows for a more personal and interactive experience.

Daily tours

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 432-799-5495

Private tours are also available for birding, photography, and marine science. Private charters for birthday parties, reunions company off time or you name it.

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Fantastic day

We watched the Cocoa Beach boat parade by the Wild Side Tours location. An employee gave us a coupon for 50% off a boat rental. We rented a small pontoon boat for 4 hours. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
lodown0820
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched the Cocoa Beach boat parade by the Wild Side Tours location. An employee gave us a coupon for 50% off a boat rental. We rented a small pontoon boat for 4 hours. It was fantastic, well worth full price. They couldn't be more helpful and informative. We visited Cocoa Beach's thousand islands. We had dolphins and manatees next... More 

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natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this review

That is a very nice review, however we do not rent boats. You must have the wrong company. More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dolphins! Manatees! History! All provided by very friendly hostess! Totally worth the time and money!

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located 15 minutes from Patrick AFB this is a hidden gem situated on the Banana River. 2-hour nature cruise that acquaint's the traveler with the marine and wildlife habitat. Birds, porpoise, manatees fish of all types and spices. The tour crew is highly knowledgeable about the local species and 5th generation Floridian capable of answering endless questions. The pontoon boat... More 

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Truro, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

My mom and I both went on boat tour and both really enjoyed. Guides were awesome and very informative. There was water to drink on board, a canopy over boat, binoculars to use, and lots to see. We saw plant life, birds, manatees and most awesome were the dolphin sightings, that made my vacation. I would highly recommend this outing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

This is definitely the best way to spend 2 hours! Clearly worth every cent! The boat was clean and well maintained. Our captain was very knowledgeable and pointed out different birds (slowing down for camera opportunities), spotting manatees and dolphins for us and relating some history of the beautiful City of Cocoa Beach. A very relaxing ride!

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Speedy and Tonya were very knowledgeable tour guides! My wife and I were in Florida for our honeymoon and wanted to take a relaxing boat ride. This tour was just that. We saw the hidden gems of the Banana River in Cocoa Beach, Florida. We saw a manatee and numerous dolphins. The dolphins even put on a show for us!... More 

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natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was great to meet both of you and congratulations on your marriage. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Thank you so much guys for a wonderful trip .would highly recommend it to anybody from start to finish we both loved it great to see the Dolphins and wild life birds highlight of the trip was watching the Pelicans diving for the fish ,the guide is brilliant keeps you well informed of what to look out for 👀.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

My husband and I took our 3 young daughters (ages 7-9) on a 2 hour tour and everyone in the family had a great time. We saw dolphins, a manatee, a variety of birds and the scenery was just beautiful. The tour guides were really friendly and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic morning. A perfect break from the parks and brilliant value for money. During the 2 hour tour both the dolphins and manatees came close to the boat numerous times. The crew were brilliant and very knowledgable of the local wildlife. They were relaxed, friendly and had an instant rapport with the kids, letting them steer the boat... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We are a family of 15. We went on the 10:00 tour. We actually reserved the entire boat and it was cheaper than paying for each of us...........and it was so fun to have the boat all to ourselves. Jannette and Michelle were great. They showed us so many interesting things on our tour. We saw lots of manatee and... More 

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