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Island Boat Lines

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Address: 500 W Cocoa Beach Cswy, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3536
Phone Number:
+1 321-454-7414
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Island Boat Lines offer daily Eco tours of the Cocoa Beach Thousand...

Island Boat Lines offer daily Eco tours of the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands. Our most popular tour is the two hour Eco tour "In Search of Wildlife". Passengers have the opportunity to see herds of Manatees, flocks of Birds and playful Dolphin as they journey through the heart of the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands.

Tours are guided by a USCG Certified Captain and Professional Naturalist who will help passengers discover wildlife as they journey through the islands "In Search of Wildlife". Be sure to view the photos which have been provided to us by our passengers throughout the years.

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Great Overview of the Banana River Habitat

We were a family of 5 adults. I am from the area and had visitors who wanted to go for a short boat tour on the river, so we happened upon Island Boat Lines. Our tour guide Jeff... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a family of 5 adults. I am from the area and had visitors who wanted to go for a short boat tour on the river, so we happened upon Island Boat Lines. Our tour guide Jeff had an excellent knowledge of the river/habitat. The boats itself had a nice covering overhead, so we were comfortably shaded during the... More 

1 Thank Dmlsun
Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We do a lot of guided tours around the world, and maybe our standards are high. But we can not say that this tour was more than the basics of the wildlife and the Banana River area. Notable is if you are interested in seeing the river side of the houses of Cocoa Beach you will get a really great... More 

Thank AndyLinder
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Knowledgeable guide, particularly about the birds, but little marine life to see. While the site pictures show manatees in clear water, you find out that the route takes you through brackish water, with little ability to see the manatees. Oh and there were a couple of dolphin fins to see. Otherwise a nice tour of the ecosystem.

Thank John G
Melbourne, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This past week we enjoyed a great two hour tour of the Thousand Islands on the Banana River. Capt Bob delivered an informative narrative which added so much to our experience. Our excitement peaked when we came upon pods of manatees then again as dolphins raced alongside our boat! We will be coming back next month with friends from Kansas... More 

Thank kiwi41999
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our 2 hour boat trip. The crew were fabulous - very knowledgeable and fun too. We saw manatees, dolphins and abundant bird life. Would definitely recommend.

Thank 111Whiteheads
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I were headed to the Sarasota Bay for lunch and didn't know about Island Boat Lines. We happened to walk by just as a tour was getting ready to leave so we decided to jump on. It was a great time. We saw numerous dolphins and the narrator shared a lot of history about the area. Definitely... More 

Thank Todd W
Amsterdam, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We participated in a Wildlife Pontoon Lagoon Cruise as an excursion from the Carnival Pride Cruise Ship docked @ Port Canaveral. We were shuttled by bus to Cocoa Beach and boarded one of Island Boat Line's pontoon boats. The cruise lasted more than 2 hours with information provided by a naturalist. They provided soft drinks and water. We had numerous... More 

Thank Richard D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Three of us took the 2-hr eco tour on the Banana River. The price was reasonable and was good value. The driver and tour guide were very well informed about the wildlife in the area and made it a lot of fun. We saw manatees, dolphins and tons of different birds. Would not hesitate to take it again or recommend... More 

1 Thank picky75
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the eco cruise! The tour guides were very knowledgeable and made the trip very interesting & enjoyable. I highly recommend going!

Thank DEBH16
Winsford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had a great afternoon out with 2 great guides. There plenty of wildlife. Bottlenose dolphins manatees ospreys pelicans, The scenery are the houses along the lagoon sides where fascinating. We where disappointed when it finished we could of stayed there all day.

1 Thank Paul M

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