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Merritt Island, United States
Paddle Board or Kayak Eco Dolphin Manatee Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Go paddling with the manatees on Merritt Island with a 2-hour manatee tour in the Banana River Aquatic Preserve. Choose a stand-up paddleboard or a kayak, both of which offer a low-impact, environmentally-friendly way to spot Florida wildlife, such as manatees, dolphins, fish, and a diverse population of birds. Expert instructors will guide you through the preserve, and this tour is well suited to paddlers of all experience levels.
  • See Black River Aquatic Preserve
  • Spot native wildlife in a natural environment
  • Paddle the preserve with expert instructors
  • All equipment provided
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
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All equipment needed
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Free parking
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Standup Paddle Instruction and coaching if needed... all guides are expert paddlers.
Food and drinks
400 S Sykes Creek Pkwy , 400 S Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32952, USA

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.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to Merritt Island, where this tour begins at 9am, and start with a short instruction session if you’re new to kayaking or stand-up paddleboards. The Banana River Aquatic Preserve has sheltered and calm water, and it’s the perfect place to try either sport for the first time.

You’ll have two hours on the water, plenty of time to watch for the manatees that live along this stretch of coastline: the endangered sea mammals are here year-round, grazing on a wide variety of plants within the borders of the 30,000 acre (121,140 ha.) preserve. If you need extra help or instruction during the tour, simply as an instructor for tips on paddling, and enjoy an easy-going pace throughout the trip. This 2-hour tour concludes at the original departure point, in Banana River Aquatic Preserve.
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Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum & Military Museum
After you nature tour you can enjoy the new Veteran's Memorial Museum and Park for free!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Very relaxing
, Mar 2022
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.
Great way to manatees
, Mar 2022
Excellent first time paddle boarding experience. Great time and knowledgeable guide. Definitely going to paddle board again!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you... glad you had a great time with us :)
Great Outing by all standards
, Jul 2018
Had my grandson with me I had not been in a kayak for fifty years. My grandson picked up the how to Kayak within a few minutes. We had great weather a saw a few wildlife on the trip Great day by all the guide was great.
The tour had manatee in the name for...
Larry R
, Jan 2018
The tour had manatee in the name for the his early January tour, even though manatees would not be seen in early January due to the animals normally migrating to warmer waters. The tour is misnamed, and the tour operator should have said so during conversation with this Yankee the day before going on the tour. Disappointed.

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