Dolphin Manatee Tour: Paddle Boarding in Banana River
93 Ratings
Merritt Island
Experience the thrill of paddle boarding in the Banana River Aquatic Preserve and get up close to manatees, dolphins, and a variety of wildlife. Suitable for all levels, with expert instruction and equipment provided. Free admission to the Brevard Veteran's Memorial Park & Museum included.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum & Military Museum - After you nature tour you can enjoy the new Veteran’s Memorial Museum and Park for free!
What's Included
  • Expert standup paddle instruction and coaching
  • Guided tour with a local expert
  • Inclusive of all taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Complimentary parking
  • Provision of all necessary equipment
  • Photo memories captured during the tour
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Experience a delightful morning at the Banana River Aquatic Preserve where manatees, dolphins, numerous fish species and diverse birds are likely to be spotted. No matter your skill level, from novice to pro in paddle or kayak, our instructors are available to guide you. The package includes paddle and kayak equipment, professional guidance, parking, along with pictures capturing the highlights of your day. The journey begins from the remarkable Brevard Veteran’s Memorial Park & Museum, and if time allows, we recommend exploring the museum either before or after the excursion, as entrance is at no cost.

  • May want to bring sunscreen, hat/visor, sunglasses
  • Most guest go bare foot, but water shoes are fine
  • You may bring your own food and drinks if desired
400 S Sykes Creek Pkwy
South Sykes Creek Parkway
For tours go directly to our waterfront launch where equipment and staff are waiting, behind the Veteran's Memorial Museum building. Park close to the museum and come around back to the water launch... just park for free and paddle super easy! There are bathroom facilities inside the free museum.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(93 Ratings)
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May 28, 2024
So much fun - We had a great time and Andrew our tour guide was great! We loved seeing the manatees and the dolphins!!
Review provided by Viator
Aug 27, 2023
Amazing! - We had an amazing experience with Andrew on our tour. We went in the morning and unfortunately didn’t see anything and so Andrew invited us back for the evening tour, which was so amazing. We loved every minute of it! Thanks Andrew for making our paddle board experience so great!
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Aug 4, 2023
A great addition to any beach trip - This was the second time we took a kayak tour with SoBe and again had a great experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and I formative and kept things fun. And to make it even better we saw a pod of dolphins. We would recommend it.
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Jun 16, 2023
Fun experience with great guide - Andrew, our guide, got us comfortable in our paddle boards right away. We enjoyed learning about the fish, birds and plant life as we paddled out to look for manatees. Encountered a dolphin and enjoyed traveling with him. Searched for manatees but were disappointed that day. I think our guide was more disappointed than we were. We just really enjoyed the experience!
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Jul 30, 2022
We had a wonderful... - We had a wonderful experience - well organized, very friendly guide and the most amazing flora and fauna to explore. Would highly recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 27, 2022
Very relaxing - It was a beautiful day and very relaxing. The guide was great. We weren't able to see any dolphins but did catch sight of one manatee coming up for breathe.
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Mar 9, 2022
SUP Lesson - We were stuck in traffic and arrived over an hour late. We called Girard and he assured us he would take care of us when we arrived. He was a great instructor as it was our first time on Stand Up Paddleboards. What a fun day!
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Mar 4, 2022
Great way to manatees - Excellent first time paddle boarding experience. Great time and knowledgeable guide. Definitely going to paddle board again!
Review provided by Viator
Aug 15, 2021
Amazing! - This was definitely one of the most amazing things I’ve experienced!! I am definitely going to come back here one day and do this again! The owner of this guy was super awesome and very chill. It really makes a difference when the owner is passionate of the services and products he sells! We ended up extending our time because we were just having so much fun and the owner didn’t mind at all! We just called him up and let him know we wanted to pay extra to extend our time! He also was very helpful in telling us where to go to see the manatees which was just so amazing! We also saw a dolphins and probably around 10 or 15 stingrays! I would highly recommend anyone do this! It was seriously one of the coolest things I’ve ever done!
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Mar 14, 2021
Excellent - Delinda did a fabulous job showing us around the river. She knew the area very well and was very friendly!
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
June 2024