Thousand Island Kayak Tour: Manatee & Dolphin Sightings
629 Ratings
Cocoa Beach

Embark on a kayaking journey through the Thousand Islands with Cocoa Kayaking! Glide through the scenic waters alongside West Indian Manatees and Bottlenose Dolphins, observe the native Floridian Birds, and navigate through the enchanting Mangrove Tunnels in Cocoa Beach, Florida!

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd - Kayak through the Thousand Islands with Cocoa Kayaking! Kayak amongst the West Indian Manatees, Bottlenose Dolphins, Floridian Birds and paddle through the maze of exotic Mangrove Tunnels!

*Manatee Mating Season: March - August.

*Best wildlife viewing: 9:00 am tours.

*Small personal tours! No more than 10 people!

*Cell phone dry boxes and dry bags available upon arrival.

*Life jackets available for 30lbs and up. Brand new gear! All gear is cleaned before each tour! Clean lifejackets for every customer!

  • What to bring: plenty of water, sunscreen, wide brim hat, bug spray and a towel. Bare feet, sandals and/or tennis shoes are fine when kayaking. Bathrooms available before and after tour.

*Signing of waivers will be required upon arrival in order to enter the waterway.

*Free parking!

*Photos included and emailed within 48 hours after your purchased kayak tour.

*Wilderness System Tarpon 120 tandem and single kayaks. Call to reserve your kayaks. First come, first serve. Excellent back support!

*All equipment cleaned and sanitized throughly before and after each use!

(Wildlife not guaranteed due to paddling in nature.)

What's Included
  • Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets included with purchase.
What's Not Included
  • Bottled water
5000 Tom Warriner Blvd
Tom Warriner Boulevard
Enter the Country Club parking area, taking the first left into the lot. Continue towards the pavilion. (There is no fee for parking) Cocoa Kayaking Kayak trailers will be positioned in the grass where you will see your guide & gear. Please call main office with any questions.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(629 Ratings)
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May 17, 2024
Thankful! - What a great experience! we saw herons, osprey, dolphins, crabs, jellys and even a couple manatee noses peaking out of the water. Susie and Charis were such great guides, friendly and inviting. Susie knew all sorts of history and science! And Charis brought up the rear with our group and was so personable. We learned and laughed and soaked in the beautiful scenery! So thankful for a wonderful day!
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May 17, 2024
So Fun and Informative! - Took the 9am tour with my daughter led by Susie and Charis and it was wonderful! They were very nice and informative. We saw dolphins, mullet, pelicans, and manatees. It was not too strenuous and the weather was great. Loved the tour through the mangroves. Highly recommend this tour!
Review provided by Viator
May 14, 2024
Manatee tour was just awesome. - James. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and took great pics of us and manatee. Thank you so much for the great experience and will definitely come back next time we are here at Orlando.
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May 14, 2024
Amazing tour with amazing guides! - This tour was exceptional! Susie and Jeff were wonderful guides and made sure everyone felt comfortable with their equipment and skills. They were also very informative and enthusiastic which made the experience even better! The mangroves were magical and the bioluminescent jellies were spectacular! Definitely a must do and WELL worth the money! Ask for Susie and Jeff for your guides, you will not be disappointed!!!!!
Review provided by Viator
May 13, 2024
Mom with Teens - We had an amazing experience on our kayak tour with James. I’m a mom of two teens (16 & 18) and we all enjoyed the tour very much! James did a great job of talking thru lots of interesting facts & answering our questions! We did get lucky & spotted a few manatees too! I also loved that James took pictures & sent them to us free of charge!
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May 13, 2024
Magical Mangroves and Manatees. - From the very beginning upon checking in with our guide, James, we were made to feel valued and important. He made light-hearted playful conversation with us and the other guests. He provided a brief and very basic overview of kayaking techniques. It was the perfect review because it didn’t go too far into depth for such an easy kayaking adventure awaiting us. Once we were all on the water, he immediately identified a bioluminescent jelly fish. Moments later, he identified a group of manatees. Then a little later on, he pointed out the dolphins. Finally he took us to a small area where a large group of manatees were gathered. It was simply magical. We kayaked through the mangrove tunnels and it was so lovely it was like being transported to another world entirely. James gave good information about the ecosystem we were exploring. He peppered his scientific talk with groanworthy dad jokes. It was an outstanding adventure. I can’t possibly recommend anything more than this!!!
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May 13, 2024
Fun day - James did a great job. Very knowledgeable about the area. Was great how he found various wild life. Well worth planning a trip.
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May 13, 2024
Great Experience - James was a fantastic guide. He made the experience fun and relaxing. It was a cool experience navigating through the mangrove trees and seeing manatees. We would highly recommend!
Review provided by Viator
May 10, 2024
Great for the whole family. - We had a great experience with our 10&12 year old kids. Lots of wildlife, very cool mangrove tunnels and knowledgeable staff.
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May 6, 2024
Book this tour, you won't regret it; Relax and enjoy nature! - This company was very thorough with confirming we had the correct tour and knew where to meet our guide, James. The tour was very relaxing, and James ensured we saw the wildlife we were seeking. Many dolphins, manatees with babies and stingrays made the tour amazing! James had interesting fun facts and information to share with us along the way! We highly recommend this tour and company! It was definitely a highlight of our vacation!
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024