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Wild Side Tours

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499 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
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9:30am Cruise

We had originally booked an earlier day, but due to the bad weather it was cancelled. The cruise... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hannah S
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Fun Birthday Tour

We dis a tour this week with Wildside Tours for 18 people and we had a great time. The boat is... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
Ernjack1972
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Lancaster, Virginia
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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 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. 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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499 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had originally booked an earlier day, but due to the bad weather it was cancelled. The cruise was really informative, unfortunately the wildlife was a little shy today. We saw 1 dolphin and followed him as he was feeding & saw 2 x manatees....More

Thank Hannah S
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

We dis a tour this week with Wildside Tours for 18 people and we had a great time. The boat is comfortable and safe and Jeanette is a good captain. We did see a porpoise hunting and Bird Island. No manatees, but no guarantees, I...More

Thank Ernjack1972
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Had a great 2 he tour with Jeanette and Tanya on 4/12. We saw lots of birds, manatees and dolphins. The kids were around 3-8 and were entertained. Just the right amount of time. Not rough or nerve wracking. They were welcoming and knowledgeable. Great...More

Thank Glennas333
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Excellent time viewing Manatees, Dolphins, and all kinds of birds. The tour was very informative and the guide Speedy was a hoot and well informed about a lot of stuff. Recommend highly!

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

My friend and I spent a couple of hours on board with Speedy and Tanya/Tonya. Although in March there weren't lots of birds, we did see several kinds and did see manatee noses (they are very shy and seldom come up other than to inhale)...More

Thank lapwing2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We were only in town for the day, I called and they had room for two more. We had to wait cause some folks were late, but they added the time on at the end and it was all good. The guides were very knowledgeable...More

Thank Maggie K
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We took my grandmother on this tour and we loved every minute of it! Speedy and Tanya were fantastic guides! We saw dolphins, manatees, osprey, pelicans and more. I highly recommend this tour for everyone. The boat is very comfortable and it was easy to...More

Thank Ashley K
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Great tour if you want to see wildlife but not expend a lot of time traveling to and from the location and spending a lot of money. The boat showed up right on time and the crew was very friendly, informative and funny. We saw...More

Thank Micheal D
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Brilliant !! After a long drive from Land O Lakes and tailback on I4 and another accident slight hold up I was very concerned we would miss the tour but we arrived with 7 minutes to spare. The boat was there virtually full up, asked...More

Thank MagsWorldUS
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

We had thirteen of us from three different families. Speedy and Tanya were so great! Very informative and always ready to answer all the questions from kids and adults alike. Even though this was a day away from our Disney vacation, this was by far...More

Thank Crystal S
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Brenda M
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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
August 26, 2017|
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Response from natureone1 | Property representative |
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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