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Monkey Island

This is really Monkey Island not Bird Island. It has 5 Spider Monkeys living on it and they are taken care of by the owners of the resort next door. IT was fun to sit in our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hammerpaddle
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really Monkey Island not Bird Island. It has 5 Spider Monkeys living on it and they are taken care of by the owners of the resort next door. IT was fun to sit in our kayaks and watch the antics of the monkeys.

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Thank Hammerpaddle
Hudson, Florida
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132 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tourist draw, locals call it monkey Island. Part of a restaurant, bar, motel, marina complex for years. A quirky Florida thing. Kids and tourists enjoy a visit. the restaurant used to be pretty good, but lately not so much. The have turned the former downstairs dining area into a gift shop and lost more than half of their seating... More 

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Thank BPYC
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Wonderful attraction out in the middle of the water. Easily spotted by the child's sized jungle gym and lighthouse that adorn the island for the amusement of the monkeys. There is a buffer area built in to keep people from getting too close, but even as you approach the buffer the monkeys rush to your boat. I believe this behavior... More 

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Thank Karianne H
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We were told by our manatee guide that the island was a bit of a hazard for boats and that the zoo wanted to re-house some misbehaving monkeys, so the two things cam together and bird island was born. Its a nice oddity in the river and worth seeing if you're down there. I wouldn't make the trip specifically to... More 

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Thank Grant W
clearwater, United States
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Had seen this tiny attraction years ago and remember it as being much larger and enjoyable. Viewed the island from the almost attached restaurant and while taking a guided cruise on river. Monkeys looked fed up with tourists and ready to throw something at you. But it was free and kids probably would get a kick out of seeing the... More 

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Thank William B
Ocala, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

This tiny island is the happy home of about a handful of monkeys. Eclectic in it's 'design', but a nice thing to see. The monkey's watch you as you view their home, swinging & playing. Nice little sight on your way out to the gulf.

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Thank lazomama
Cocoa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

We stayed at Homosassa Riverside Resort and watched the monkeys the entire time while we ate and drank at the restaurant. You can see them from any of the outside areas and inside the main restaurant. We were disappointed that the weather never got good enough to take a boat tour because we saw people in their personal boats go... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

I have heard about Monkey Island for years. This was my first trip to this area. It is a little tricky finding the place, Monkey Bar, but well worth it. The whole neighborhood, on the water, reminded me of my childhood trips to Florida down US 41! This area is old Florida and any visitor in the area should visit... More 

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Thank momzacha
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

If you've never seen a monkey exhibit you might enjoy this. We are in Homosassa 2 or 3 times a year and always slow down to look at the monkeys, but.... seriously no big deal!

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Thank jim8503
Homosassa Springs, Florida
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

why not check out the monkeys! children of ALL ages love this place. so many cute and little monkeys. no u cant feed them..but they will give u a show anyway!

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