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A Day Away Kayak Tours

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Address: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, FL 32796
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+1 321-268-2655
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A Day Away Kayak Tours is passionate about reconnecting man with nature and...

A Day Away Kayak Tours is passionate about reconnecting man with nature and each other. We offer tours seven days a week at various sites across Central Florida, and most of our tours take place on the Merritt Isalad National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most diverse estuaries in North America. We frequently encounter manatees, dolphins and a large variety of birds. Enjoy the natural beauty of Florida with the best possible paddling experience at the best price available.

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Awesome kayak tour

Me and daughter decided on the fly to try a kayak tour while on vacation in central FL and we where not disappointed. First off they where very accommodating in getting a tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jason B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and daughter decided on the fly to try a kayak tour while on vacation in central FL and we where not disappointed. First off they where very accommodating in getting a tour setup for use. The kayak tour guy was awesome. He showed us what to do in the boats and was very knowable of the area and wildlife... More 

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Kailey M, Media/Marketing/Events at A Day Away Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hey Jason! Can I just say that if we impressed a 16-year-old, we feel like we achieved #lifegoals. :) We are so honored to be imparting the wonder of nature to the younger generations who seem to be doing less and less outside. We hope to have you back in the course of your future travels! More 

Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely tour complete with education, beauty, humor, and paddle training. Brian did a fabulous job as the tour leader with Josh doing follow up in the rear. It was a perfectly beautiful afternoon! A bit windy so Brian took that I to account and kept us safe and paddling. I have been with this company several times and... More 

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Thank BoyeP58
Kailey M, Media/Marketing/Events at A Day Away Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hi there! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour! Brian and Josh make a great team of experience, knowledge, and personality. We would love to have you connect with us on Facebook so you can stay up-to-date on everything we have going on, as well as the occasional offer! :) To Love and Adventure, Kailey & the... More 

Cocoa, Florida
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second tour with A Day Away Kayak Tours. I loved the night Comb Jelly tour, so when we were thinking of fun stuff to try, we decided to go for a morning Manatee tour. First, let me tell you neither of us are anywhere close to athletes. That was the original concern my partner had about kayaking.... More 

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Thank ResaK1
Kailey M, Media/Marketing/Events at A Day Away Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hey ResaK! So glad you were able to join us again! I, personally, was a Titusville native from birth and didn't even know about the bioluminescence until I was 18! I totally get it! Your tips are SO relevant and helpful! We hate it when people get lost or misguided by the GPS, so I'm glad the directions we gave... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the sunset Tour with guide Tim. He did a great job, he was fun, knowledgeable . Tim, took us to see several Manatees that came right under our boats. We also followed a Porpoise around and saw it circle a catch fish just next to our boat. Then we paddled over to a island where thousands of birds... More 

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Kailey M, Marketing/Media/Events at A Day Away Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hi Hugh, We are so glad you loved your tour! Tim is one of our top-notch, year-round guides and we love all of the knowledge (and personality!) he brings to his tours. It sounds like you paddled a Mondo Combo and got to see all of the highlights of the refuge! Thanks for joining us, and we hope to have... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast. We were surrounded by manatees and dolphins and even saw an alligator. My son loved catching jellyfish in the net.

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Kailey M, Media/Marketing/Events at A Day Away Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hey there! We are so thrilled when we get to host the littlest adventurers! The curiosity and wonder of that age is so well suited for those daytime explorations! We hope you can come back for our bioluminescence tour sometime! He's sure to love it! Our guides' three year old is out paddling all the time! Follow us on Instagram... More 

South Jordan, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just went on a great kayak float ride with Bob and Zac. It was lots of fun, very knowledgeable and great to chat with. We were lucky enough to see manotee, a dolphin, a gator and cone jellys. Definitely recommend this tour!! We were a party of 3 adults and 4 kids, very relaxing. Driving to the launch point... More 

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Elisabeth M, Front Office Manager at A Day Away Kayak Tours, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed the tour with your guide Bob, who is one of our longest tenured guides and Zac one of our newest guides in training. It is always nice to hear we've got the right people in the right places to give our guests a memorable tour. Please come back and visit at another time fo... More 

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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had an opportunity to use our Christmas gift certificate from our children and we HAD A BLAST! Our tour guide, Bill, did an outstanding job - It was absolutely perfect as well as very educational. Bill's Tour was perfect - around the islands, plenty of wildlife, tons of FUN manatees as well as a great tour... More 

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Kailey M, Media/Marketing/Events at A Day Away Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hey there Keith, Thanks for such a glowing review! What an awesome Christmas present to have a Gift Certificate for adventure. We are so happy you joined us and that Bill helped make it the perfect experience. Make sure to come join us in the summer for our Bioluminescence (Dino Bio) tour, I think you'll be blown away! Keep in... More 

Buffalo, New York
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down, this is the best tour we have ever done! We did the Kayak Bioluminescent Comb Jelly tour. Being one who is not crazy about tours, I was less than thrilled to know that I had to play follow the leader and listen to some guide drone on and on. Well, I wrong! I loved it! The guides were... More 

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Kailey M, Marketing/Media/Events at A Day Away Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Wow, thank you SO much! We really strive to provide the most excellent experience we can, and it makes it all worth it when we hear feedback like yours. We believe strongly in the value of connecting humanity back with the wonder nature has to offer. We always hope that passion comes across on our tours. GREAT tips, and they... More 

Athens
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Even though the viewing conditions were less than ideal, the hosts were wonderful in making sure everyone was able to see the bio-luminescent jellyfish and everyone had a safe and enjoyable night-time kayaking adventure.

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Thank Dianne G
Kailey M, Marketing/Media/Events at A Day Away Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dianne, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! So much of what we do hinges on weather conditions, and that's part of what makes it an adventure! We really appreciate your understanding and love that you had a great time even with non-ideal conditions. That's what life seems to be about! We'd love to have you... More 

New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We called A Day Away Kayak Tours and within 2 hours they delivered the kayaks to Parrish Park. After a few minutes of refresher instructions, we were given a wonderful kayak route. We visited 2 islands and then went along the shoreline back to the beach. We saw various birds, horseshoe crabs, string rays and few fish. There a facilities... More 

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Thank Debra S
Kailey M, Marketing/Media/Events at A Day Away Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hi Debra, It sounds like you had a beautiful adventure. Thank you so much for your review! We do not often get reviews for our rentals so your comments are especially appreciated! For the sake of striving to always provide excellence, would you mind sharing what we can do to provide you with a 5-star experience? We appreciate your contribution... More 

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