We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Island Boat Lines

Features Animals
500 W Cocoa Beach Cswy, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3536
Share
Save
Review Highlights
From a local

I live here on Merritt Island and had a friend visiting from Pittsburgh. This was a relaxed and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
badevo
,
Orlando, Florida
via mobile
Wonderful wonderful tour

Highly recommend this tour. Karen is a fantastic tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable. Saw manatees... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Island321
via mobile
Read all 155 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Island Boat Lines offer daily Eco tours of the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands. Our most popular tour is the two hour Eco tour "In Search of Wildlife". Passengers have the opportunity to see herds of Manatees, flocks of Birds and playful Dolphin as they journey through the heart of the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands. Tours are guided by a USCG Certified Captain and Professional Naturalist who will help passengers discover wildlife as they journey through the islands "In Search of Wildlife". Be sure to view the photos which have been provided to us by our passengers throughout the years.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
500 W Cocoa Beach Cswy, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3536
Write a ReviewReviews (155)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"banana river"
in 30 reviews
"tour guide was very knowledgeable"
in 3 reviews
"species of birds"
in 7 reviews
"manatees and dolphins"
in 10 reviews
"two hours"
in 10 reviews
"hour cruise"
in 3 reviews
"relaxing morning"
in 2 reviews
"nice tour"
in 3 reviews
"cocoa area"
in 3 reviews
"set sail"
in 2 reviews
"spend a couple hours"
in 2 reviews
"scavenger hunt"
in 2 reviews
"bottle nose dolphins"
in 2 reviews
"available for purchase"
in 2 reviews
"numerous dolphins"
in 2 reviews
"eco tour"
in 5 reviews
"wildlife viewing"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I live here on Merritt Island and had a friend visiting from Pittsburgh. This was a relaxed and friendly cruise. The captain and tour guide were very friendly and informative and made everyone feel so welcome.

Thank badevo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this tour. Karen is a fantastic tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable. Saw manatees, dolphins and many different kinds of birds. Boats are very comfortable and spacious.

1  Thank Island321
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat is clean and spacious, and Captain Peter and lovely guide Karen were very knowledgeable, personable and just delightful. The tour is two hours which is perfect and you are allowed to bring a cooler and snacks which is great! I highly recommend this...More

2  Thank michellegX437ZC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
penny f, Owner at Island Boat Lines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review. I will be sure to share with Captain Pete and your guide Karen. Hope you have the opportunity to cruise with us again in the future.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 hour pontoon style boat tour on the Banana River. We saw several dolphin, manatee, birds, and wildlife. Also, many beautiful landscaped homes along the river bank.

1  Thank victor e
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the knowledge of our tour guide and the driver. We can't wait to do this again. Very relaxing afternoon.

Thank Jackie M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The crew was extremely nice and very informative about the area and wildlife. We saw numerous dolphins along with Manatee and several species of birds. Rocky, the German Shepherd, was an added bonus! We loved the whole experience!

Thank Gwendalynn W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even on a rainy afternoon we had such a great time. Our Captain and tour guide were very knowledgeable about the Lagoon.

Thank yodasm0m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 16, 2018

While visiting Port Canaveral earlier this month, I wanted a relaxing activity - Island Boat Lines had just the right fix. They offer a nice boat ride (about an hour and a half long) up the Banana River, which is a protected Manatee area. The...More

Thank redeco
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 8, 2018

It was fantastic day and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We are coming back in August and for sure will take our guest on this boat ride..

Thank 652bettyc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Very informative trip,around the islands many birds and dolphins,well narrated by the crew and topped off with an excellent lunch at the dockside restaurant,would definitely do it again

Thank John H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 31 hotels in Cocoa Beach
Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach
1,259 reviews
.42 miles away
Fawlty Towers Motel
302 reviews
.45 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Port Canaveral Area
1,193 reviews
.46 miles away
Cocoa Beach Suites
651 reviews
.53 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Pita Paradise
475 reviews
.34 miles away
I Dream of Yogurt
298 reviews
.42 miles away
Rock the Guac
290 reviews
.41 miles away
Long Doggers
422 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cocoa Beach
3,223 reviews
.31 miles away
The Dinosaur Store Adventure Zone
373 reviews
.28 miles away
Alan Shephard Beachfront Park
61 reviews
.59 miles away
Cocoa Beach Surf Museum
28 reviews
.42 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
allie9022
January 2, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from spinkick | Reviewed this property |
I went on an afternoon river cruise but I understand that there are fishing charters available. The owners are a nice couple. He used to be with the Coast Guard drug intercepters and she grew up in Cocoa Beach so they have... More
0
Votes
dolfuntours
February 1, 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Dunnmovin | Reviewed this property |
I had no problem finding the boat but the directions were not the greatest. When I called their business phone for information I found out that they are in New York and they provide no assistance what so ever. My last ride... More
0
Votes
;