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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 08:00 - 20:00
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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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We were blessed with beautiful weather, very very few other craft out there on the Banana River, many dolphins and manatees ... Speedy and Tonya the hosts on the boat were both... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
garystephen181
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were blessed with beautiful weather, very very few other craft out there on the Banana River, many dolphins and manatees ... Speedy and Tonya the hosts on the boat were both extremely nice to my kids .. Loved every minute of the ride.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Speedy and Tanya did an amazing job of showing us the Florida waterways! We were amazed by the close encounters with wildlife -- so many dolphins and manatees right beside the boat! The bird sightings were also wonderful. The boat was a perfect size (there were 10 guests total), we were able to walk around (which was wonderful since we... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed this relaxing boat ride where we saw manatees and dolphins up close, ospreys and other birds. Speedy did a great job making everyone feel welcome and shared interesting information. It was a fun afternoon and I definitely recommend Wildside Tours.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 29 December 2016 via mobile

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

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 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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