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Wild Side Tours

499 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
+1 321-799-5495
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Beautiful day on Banana river!

Spent 2 hours cruising the Banana River (which is actually a lagoon). We saw pelicans, manatees... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Orlando, Florida
Great Family Trip

Excellent trip! We took my parents and our young son on this trip and everyone really enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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. 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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499 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
+1 321-799-5495

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent 2 hours cruising the Banana River (which is actually a lagoon). We saw pelicans, manatees, dolphins, and other birds. Tanya and Speedy were very friendly. It was a 90+ degree day, but boat is completely covered for shade and the breeze was lovely, so...More

Thank JackieMD1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent trip! We took my parents and our young son on this trip and everyone really enjoyed it. The entire boat is covered, so no one was out in the sun all morning. We saw manatees, an alligator, dolphins, and many other animals. The tours...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Speedy and Tonya were amazing tour guides making a wonderful trip even better. You know when the guides are (still) excited about seeing wildlife that you are getting the BEST experience nature can offer. It was a great trip for all ages; my girls (8...More

1  Thank renees737
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pleasant tour of the wetlands around Cocoa Beach, which I don't think many people know about. We got to see manatees, dolphins, and a lot of birds. As an added bonus the tour guides recognized an Air Force plane overhead that was...More

Thank Ralph_MB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your on the Space Coast, and want to see dolphins and manatees up close give this one a try. Now with wildlife there are no guarantees but this one delivered for us. First of all it is not a large boat with rows of...More

1  Thank Darren M
natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do have a maximum of 20 passengers on the boat. However, that does include the crew. So that would be 18 guests. I am glad that your family had a great time observing the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent 2 hour tour. We saw manatees, lots of dolphins and various birds. Enjoyed learning about the area and the Banana River. Also enjoyed Skippy's jokes. Great tour for all ages.

1  Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw manatees, dolphins and many birds. Amazing to have a manatee swim right up to the boat, and then later be surrounded by dolphins. We had so much fun, and learned a great deal about Cocoa Beach. I highly recommend this as a must...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Great trip, Jeanette and tonya were very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw osprey, manatee's, dolphins. Would definitely recommend this trip!

Thank dotsiemats
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Enjoyed the two hour tour with wildside tours on their 18 seater catamaran.in coca beach. We saw manatees, dolphins alligators, and birds all in their natural environment on the extensive lagoon waters. Visiting from the UK had previously been to Silver and homossa springs but...More

Thank Chris J
natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was great to meet you and we are glad that you enjoyed the trip.

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Saw manatees, dolphins, and several kinds of birds. The guides were knowledgeable, entertaining, and they know a lot about the local community (they grew up in Cocoa Beach). Very pleasant couple of hours. Highly recommended.

Thank Steve S
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Krysten R
I have a 1 1/2 year old. Would I need to pay the children's price for her?
1 June 2016|
Response from natureone1 | Property representative |
Addie D
What is the charge?
18 May 2016|
Response from Manitobans | Reviewed this property |
$35 for an adult $30 for a senior and $25 for children. Well worth the price to see manatees up close.
Hi there: I'm in a lightweight, sports wheelchair. Is your boat wheelchair accessible? Your tour sounds great and my husband and I would love to participate. Merry Christmas!
24 December 2015|
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Response from Manitobans | Reviewed this property |
I have a picture of the boat used by the tour company and it appears that it is wheelchair accessible. I can't find a way to send you the picture. It is always a good idea to check with the operator though just to make sure.