A Day Away Kayak Tours
A Day Away Kayak Tours
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
A Day Away Kayak Tours is passionate about reconnecting man with nature and each other. We offer tours seven days a week at various sites across Central Florida, and most of our tours take place on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most diverse estuaries in North America. We frequently encounter manatees, dolphins and a large variety of birds. Enjoy the natural beauty of Florida with the best possible paddling experience at the best price available.
Titusville, Florida
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2024

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cortneyk379
Melbourne, FL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I went with 3 other friends on 6/14 and we did the Mondo tour with Bob. It was a amazing. Bob was knowledgeable and funny. We got to see manatees (though they were being shy), dolphins, the bird island sanctuary, an amazing sunset, and the bioluminescent bloom was a 9/10 according to Bob. What a great way to spend a friends birthday. I highly recommend the Mondo tour (3 hours) worth every minute and I didn’t want the bioluminescent to end.
Written June 17, 2020
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ds_apache
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were a party of three (my mom, my boyfriend and me) and headed out kayaking with another party of three. Bob did such a great job explaining everyhing and making sure there were no alligators home and put us right on the jellyfish.

The tour was calm and beautiful, I would recommend taking a day away kayak tours when you are around there perfect "playground".
Written January 15, 2020
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Tom W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
What a perfect day. We thought it would be rained out, but the sun shone all morning, the thunderstorms came in the afternoon and then the winds and the rain dies down just in time for us to launch. We saw Manatee, dolphins, cranes, alligators, blue herons, and many other wildlife friends. Then the sun set beautifully and the bioluminescence was spectacular, lighting up out oars, our fingertips as we we drug them in the water and our family members when we splashed them. Caleb was our guide and even though he hadn't worked there very long he was incredibly knowledgeable with facts and stories from the Indian River!
Written August 6, 2021
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Charity H
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We joined a medium sized group that started the float a couple hours before sunset. Right away we saw barnacled manatee backs and a gator face profile reflected nicely on top of the water. Lounged in a pool near roosting shorebirds for a gorgeous reflective sunset. Dolphins showed themselves on our way to a path through the mangroves as the bioluminescents began to show. You have never had so much fun making splashes, or seeing the little fishes swim in the water. SO HECKING COOL!!!! You have got to see it in person!
Tiny, Fairy guide Sunny was sweet in her sparkling pink boots, teaching us about nature and paddling out of her way to pick up trash. Strongman Duncan (or "Dunkee") was the patient herdsman, keeping all of us stragglers together. Highly recommended by a MN Mom who dragged her 2 teens into the wild, doused them in OFF, trusted glow lights to find them and made them see cool things.
Written July 19, 2021
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Melanie B
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The guides did an amazing job! I know the weather and wildlife are beyond your control, but we spent an excessive amount of time at the boat ramp, which was very crowded, looking for manatees that never surfaced. It felt like a waste of time.  Perhaps less time could be spent at this stop.  The second stop was also very long, with minimal manatee sightings, but at least it was more isolated and relaxing.  

I thought the itinerary was supposed to include visiting Bird Island, our trip did not.  We just paddled out to the spots to look for Manatees.  I was very disappointed that we did not go to bird Island.  

Unfortunately the weather was inclement from the start, with lots of thunder and lightning, and the  bioluminescent portion of our trip was cut short and we were forced to paddle back against the wind as it started to storm (beyond your control but still a disappointment).

My biggest concern was the size of the group.  I counted 30 people.  We were instructed to gather closely at the beginning so we could hear the instructions. No one was wearing a mask.  This was not okay with me during this time of COVID 19.  I think masks should have been worn at all times  prior to boarding our kayaks.   Especially in such a large group. 

I have to say your tour was highly recommended by a few of my friends.  Unfortunately, following my experience, I would not be able to recommend your tour to others.  Your tour was supposed to be the highlight of vacation, instead it left us very dissatisfied.  

I hope you will consider improving the safety of your customers by limiting the size of your groups and requiring face masks to be worn prior to disembarking.  I do not think you should advertise an itinerary that is not followed (bird Island).  

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Written August 9, 2020
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skerrigan87
Cocoa Beach, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This experience was the highlight of our entire Florida trip! I did this with my mom (age 66), and children (aged 16 and 13). We did the sunset bioluminescence tour. Our guides were Alex & Joe. They did such a great job of teaching us about the ecosystem here while also making sure we got the best view of the sunset for pictures! I recommend you put your phone in a waterproof bag if you’re taking it out with you just in case!

Our tour was a little delayed getting started but it was because our guides were on the water and caught in some pretty strong winds. We showed up at the meeting place and had no way of finding anyone or knowing this so it was a little frustrating at first not knowing what was going on or if we were even in the right place. We called the phone number on our reservation and they let us know to expect the delay. Waiting turned out to be incredible because we saw so many incredible birds, manatees, and dolphins swimming right in front of us! I got some incredible photos and videos so the delay was actually a blessing!

Seeing the bioluminescence was beyond words. Alex did such a great job teaching us all about it and helping us find the best spots to see it in full effect. He also helped us find cone jellies and even gators! He kept us a safe distance and made sure everyone was comfortable the entire time. Joe was a great assistant, staying in the back and helping a group that has never kayaked in their life. It was great the way the two guides supported everyone at every skill level. I would do this exact tour again without hesitation! Thank you again to Alex and Joe for providing this unforgettable experience. Highly recommend everyone does this!
Written April 23, 2022
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John T
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Best time on the water, for all of us! Our Mondo Tour was a great family trip, even those in the group that had never been in a kayak did great. The bioluminesence was amazing, and we saw manatees and a fantastic red sunset too! It was our little guy's 11th birthday, and even though he had never been in a kayak before, just a little way into the trip he was paddling like a pro! Bob our guide was great, wonderful with everyone from the experienced paddlers to the new folks, he shared his deep knowledge of the place, the nature, the history, and kayaking! The organization had great service, excellent equipment, and was appropriately safety conscious. Can't thank you all enough for a great time for all of us!
Written August 16, 2020
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Terry Lindsey
Winter Park, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We are experienced Kayakers but we have never been out at night. This night tour is an excellent way to see nature in a totally different way. This tour offers a complete experience and includes the Kayaks, Paddles, PFDs, and glow stick safety lights for your tour. We already had our own Kayaks and brought them and saved about $10 per person. We arrived about 30 minutes ahead of the tour departure and it was enough time to put our Kayaks on the beach and prepare our equipment while other guests arrived. As suggested we wore long sleeve shirts, water shoes, and shorts but also sprayed our legs and exposed areas with Deepwoods - Off brand bug spray with Deet.

As suggested plan ahead on restrooms. The BP station across the street from Kelly Park East does not offer public restrooms, however the park site restrooms were open prior to our 7:45 departure but were closed when we returned.

The tour guides were very helpful and friendly regarding the set up, safety, how to paddle, and information on how to get the best experience. I suggest paddling close the guide if you want to hear the details as sound does not carry very far. Besides the leader there is also a guide tracking in the back to be sure no one is left behind and a call out numbering system and glow stick light lanyards so everyone is accounted for in the dark. The best dates are within a couple days either way of a new moon so you get the best visuals of the glow in the water. A small but handy flashlight is great to have when your returning as the park is dark or if you drop something in the boat.

This tour is for everyone, experienced or not. They also have double person Kayaks if you need to keep an eye on other members of your party. You will have great stories to tell others. If you want to share photos then plan to take them prior to departure as once the sun goes down it is too dark for phone cameras to pick up bioluminescence.
Written September 7, 2021
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Jonas S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
I stumbled accross Brandi (if I remember correctly) from "A Day Away Kayak Tours" by coincidence. After hearing that there probably will be biolumincent plankton out in the lagoon I was hyped. I was able to join them and it was an unforgettable experience! While flaoting in the middle of the lagoon in darkness some dolphins nearby started to hunt which caused a neon-green fireworks of fleeing fish underneath our kajaks. Absolutely mindblowing!
Brandi knows her stuff, she was nice, good informed and we were involved in the decision-making process...
Thanks!
Written June 5, 2020
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jessswin
Tampa, FL115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Was apprehensive about kayaking at night with teenagers between potential weather and mosquito issues mentioned in other reviews, but ended up being no issue at all. Zero mosquitos once out on the water (we used a good amount of bug spray though) and weather was surprisingly pleasant given it was the middle of summer. Took the Beacon 42 trip, directions were spot on. When you arrive in parking lot head towards the launch area and ask for A Day Away team - don’t get confused with the BK kayak company area. We are a family of 5 and had 3 see through kayaks (2 double and 1 single). Guides gave some basic instructions and life jackets with a whistle and flashlight to everyone. Entire group was 15 kayaks including 2 guides. We took the 8:15 night tour. Was blown away by the bioluminescent display, just fascinating. Every time something touched the water the luminescence would be there for the whole trip. Could see fish moving under the water by the luminescence display. Our teenagers loved it and did great maneuvering the kayaks at night. Jayden and Harrison were great guides, they talked loudly enough for everyone to hear, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly. Overall just a really great experience and a must do from the bucket list.
Written August 18, 2020
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