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Merritt Island: Manatee Watching Paddle or Kayak Tour

1. Merritt Island: Manatee Watching Paddle or Kayak Tour

Our guests will meet their tour guide at the water where he will be set up a ready to start our adventure! Once we set off, your tour guide will be sharing facts about the amazing wildlife and the interesting history of Florida and Cocoa Beach. Guest will have a relaxing time as they paddle through the pristine waters and experience the true beauty of "Natural Florida". While your group is on this adventure your tour guide will guide you to all of the areas where we see the most dolphins, manatees, beautiful pink spoonbills ("Florida Flamingo's"), sea turtles, bald eagles, pelicans, osprey, conchs and much more. In fact, there are only a few places in the world to see the West Indian Manatee and Cocoa Beach is one of them! We are conveniently located just 45 minutes from Orlando Theme Parks and just minutes from almost anywhere in Cocoa Beach. With over 13 years of experience our tours fill up fast so book your tour today. You will paddle down the beautiful waterways of Cocoa Beach and get an up close and personal experience with the amazing nature, beauty and wildlife that Florida has to offer including, Dolphins, Manatees, Sea Turtles, live Conch, Pelicans, Mangroves, pink spoonbills (Florida Flamingos) and much more. We will make a stop on the beautiful islands and as we go over the interesting History of the town.

Orlando: Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour

2. Orlando: Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour

Less than one hour from Orlando is NASA’s launch headquarters – the Kennedy Space Center. The visitor site offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the space program. Tour NASA’s launch headquarters, and see space shuttle launch pads from a four-story observation deck. Walk beneath a massive Saturn V moon rocket, and relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Meet a real astronaut, stroll through the Rocket Garden, and enjoy five-story IMAX space films. The center also includes the space shuttle Atlantis, bringing visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before.  More than 60 interactive, touchscreen experiences and high-tech simulators bring to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program. Explore the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can practice docking to the ISS, extract cargo from the payload bay, and create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the re-entry slide. They can also experience the sensation of floating in space, explore a high-fidelity replica of the ISS, experience an orbital sunrise, and take the helm at the shuttle cockpit. On your airboat ride, glide through the grassy marsh of the St. Johns River and Lake Poinsett at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. As the boat slows down to an idle you will have several opportunities to take pictures of local wildlife, such as alligators, eagles, and several species of wading birds by the hundreds. Then visit a natural cypress swamp.

2 Hour Dolphin and Nature Watching Tour

3. 2 Hour Dolphin and Nature Watching Tour

Come join us aboard our Tiki themed boat – Lei’d Back as our friendly & knowledgeable staff help you create memories to last a lifetime. From dolphins to manatees, alligators to migratory birds, nature lovers are in for a treat with the endless possibilities of encountering diverse wildlife. It is an unforgettable experience! Hop aboard Cruise Cocoa flag ship the Tiki themed –Lei’d Back. This 25 foot pontoon has classic thatch and bamboo roofing, walls and theme. Come enjoy the water in this polynesian inspired vessel as we cruise around an enjoy the sights and sounds of Florida. Wanting to try something new and exciting? Or just love being on the water? Come Cruise Cocoa. From sightseeing tours, sunset get aways, private parties and even courses. We have all that you will need to enjoy Florida to it’s fullest.

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What people are saying about Merritt Island

I bookd the full day at Kennedy Space Centre (KSC) with transfers from Orlando and the 30 minute airboat ride. What it doesn’t tell you is the bus drops everyone off at KSC who isn’t doing the airboat and then drive over 30 minutes back to the airboat ride, so the 30 minute airboat ends up reducing the time at KSC by almost 2 hours. If I had my time again I would book the KSC without the airboat and do this activity separately.

Airboat tour was very fantastic. Lots of different birds and hunkering big alligators. . Great way to start the trip. Then onto Kennedy Space Center. Nothing like it and such a part of America’s history a must see for everyone.

Pickup and communication was smooth. the tour guide angelina on the bus was super super good. she helped planned our day for each of us very well. it made us easy to do everything we wanted to at KSC.

Excellent venue; fun to see the different attractions. Besides all that, we saw an actual shuttle take off of one Elon Musks rockets—fantastic.

Space Center was amazing. Airboat Tour was short but fun.