Adults $30.00  Youth $20.00                         Spring is HERE! We have Kayak Tours going out every day! 

Looking for things to do in Cocoa Beach? We offer kayak tours throughout Central Florida's Space Coast for all ages, 7 days a week year-round!
In fact, most people that go on our tour, have never kayaked before!

Kayak with dolphins, manatees, islands, a variety of birds. Most tourists never see the natural side of Cocoa Beach, just minutes from all the resorts! 

We invite you to slip away on an unforgettable, 100% Organic kayaking adventure!
Come experience the natural beauty and diverse eco-system of the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands area "up close" on one of our exciting, guided kayak eco-tours! Just Add Water! 
Fun things to do for the whole family, with NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE necessary! 


Our Cocoa Beach kayaking trips are intended for those who want to get a taste of the relaxing shallow waters and view some of the exotic wildlife of Florida. Experience the adventure of exploring mangrove tunnels, channels and islands. Examples of some commonly seen wildlife you might encounter include: Great Blue Herons, Atlantic Bottle-nose Dolphin, Manatees, Snowy Egrets, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills, Brown Pelicans, Double Crested Cormorants, Ospreys, Bald Eagles, Least Terns, Southern Stingrays and much more! Adventure Kayak provides you with experienced and professional tour guides who are there to help you kayak with Manatee and Dolphin!
Morning and afternoon Daily Guided Kayak Tours launch from various locations in the area and are roughly 2-1/2 hours in duration. Our kayak tours progress at a leisurely pace with ample opportunities for everyone to observe, enjoy and ask questions about the environment while improving your kayaking skills. 
Check out Astronaut Ed Cheung's blog on his family's day out with Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach!

Aerial Photo of Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach's guide Ed at Ramp Road Park, Cocoa Beach
Photo by John C Karjanis

Bioluminescent Kayaking Tours - coming back this summer, in an ALL NEW Location! 
Adventure Kayak Orlando offers bioluminescent kayaking tours shortly after sunset when there is no full moon.
(Check our Moon phase calendar) Although the bio season is closed until the summer of 2015, there is still much to see and experience on your kayak tour. 
Embark on this spectacular kayaking adventure and you will slowly begin to see the swirls from your paddles producing a glow in the water that is caused by bioluminescence - living lights in the water. As it gets dark, you will see almost everything in the water, from schools of darting fish, to West Indian Manatees and Atlantic Bottle-nose dolphins. Even the flow of water over the sea grass generates a ghostly bioluminescent radiance! Every movement produces a beautiful blue-green glowing light. As you paddle, you will experience the brilliant wave pattern that forms as the kayaks slice through the water. If you stroke your hand through the water, your skin will be covered with a green flashing glitter. Bioluminescent kayaking is a truly one-of-a-kind, 'must see' experience! Bioluminescent Kayaking Video 


 Another Sunny Day in the Space Coast                                                      Kayak through Mangrove Tunnels    




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Adults $30.00  Youth $20.00
One of the best places to kayak in Central Florida's Space Coast area is the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands at Ramp Road Park. Ramp Road Park provides paddlers quick and easy access to the local estuarine eco-system of the Banana River Lagoon. Manatees, dolphins and birds can be found in abundance, when in season. Mangrove trails and tunnels offer another unique adventure as we skillfully negotiate all obstacles and wildlife in the islands.This paddle can be somewhat challenging while in and amongst the mangrove trails. Insect repellant may be required in some seasons.

  • Paddle skill - beginner to advanced                     
  • Paddle length - 3 miles 
  • Paddle time - 2  to 2 ½ hours
  • Wildlife factor - Moderately High (seasonal)
    Manatees, dolphins, birds
  • Location available Monday - Friday ONLY

Mangrove Tunnels, Canals
and Islands
Ideal for windy days

Our very own guide, Ed Halm awaits the arrival of Adventure Kayak guests for his nature tour of Thousand Islands Conservation Area. Photo by John C Karjanis


 More fun things to do...kayak mangrove tunnels        Aerial photo of Cocoa Beach's Thousand Islands


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Adults $30.00  Youth $20.00 
The Thousand Islands at the Cocoa Beach Country Club are just another aspect of the local estuarine system of the Banana River Lagoon in Central Florida's Space Coast. Manatees, dolphins and birds can be found in abundance, when in season. Check local weather for this trip as we have to cross large amounts of unprotected water to access the island treasures. It can be somewhat choppy in the open areas.
We travel south to the mangrove trails and tunnels for another unique aspect of this adventure.
This paddle can be somewhat challenging while in and amongst the mangrove trails.
Insect repellant may be required in season.

  • Paddle skill - beginner to advanced                     
  • Paddle length - 3 miles 
  • Paddle time - 2  to 2 ½ hours
  • Wildlife factor - Moderately High (seasonal)
    Manatees, dolphins, birds
Mangrove Tunnels, Canals
and Islands
Ideal for windy days



Manatee encounters in Merritt Island's Kelly Park        Kayak with manatee in Merritt Island, Florida kayak%20kelly%20park%20merritt%20island%20


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Adults $30.00  Youth $20.00

The paddle is through mostly open water, so take notice of the weather prior to reservations.
Manatees and dolphins travel the length of the lagoon and routinely pass through the barge canal to other lagoons.
A paddle trip through the barge canal to Sykes Creek can be accomplished fairly easy, weather permitting.
There are NO mangrove trails or tunnels on this adventure kayak tour. 

  • Paddle skill - beginner to advanced
  • Paddle length - 1 ½ - 2 miles
  • Paddle time - 1 ½ to 2 hours
  • Wildlife factor - Moderate
 Manatee encounters in Kiwanis Island Park              Kayak with dolphin pods in Merritt Island


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Adults $30.00  Youth $20.00
Kiwanis Island Park is a protected area located in Brevard County. Looking for things to do after the sun sets? Kayaking in Kiwanis Island is great for moonlight paddling. Occasionally, manatees and dolphins will visit these waters venturing north from the Banana River Lagoon.
Sykes Creek is the main tributary paddled and is surrounded by wildlife and birds. Some spoil islands can be viewed.
Access is very easy for visiting guests and locals.
  • There are NO mangrove trails or tunnels on this adventure. 
  • Paddle skill - beginner to advanced
  • Paddle length - 2 miles
  • Paddle time - 1 ½ to 2 hours
  • Wildlife factor - Satisfactory

Experience the gentle giants of the Indian River Lagoon


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Adults $30.00  Youth $20.00
Manatee Cove Park is located in Merritt Island, FL, along the edge of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Manatee Cove is perfect for the novice paddler and paddling families looking for an easy and short paddle with significant wildlife.
Manatees, dolphin and birds are routinely found (when in season). Watch the local
weather forecast.
Conditions permitting, we may paddle out into the wide open Indian River and explore a couple of spoil islands. This is an excellent spot for our bioluminescence tours available July through October.
There are NO mangrove trails or tunnels on this adventure.
  • Paddle skill - beginner to advanced
  • Paddle length - 2 miles
  • Paddle time - 1 ½ to 2 hours                                                    
  • Wildlife factor - High (seasonal), with manatees, dolphins and birds.




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Adults $30.00  Youth $20.00

The Pine Island Conservation Area offers a variety of things to do in Merritt Island, FL. 
The interior marsh ponds of the area offer 2 kayak trails and a relaxing atmosphere to check out the local wildlife. Habitats include mangrove forests, salt marshes, cabbage palm hammocks, pine flatwoods and hardwood hammocks. This shelter provides the ultimate in housing for the west Indian Manatee, bottle nose dolphin, alligator, gopher tortoise, bobcat, northern river otters, and eastern indigo snake. 
This area is listed as a
State of Florida Great Florida Birding Trail for migratory songbirds, the American Widgeon, migratory Blue-Winged Teal, waders, Woodstork, shorebirds and Osprey. 

  • Paddle Skill - beginner to advanced
  • Paddle length - 2.3 miles, or you can make a loop from here to Manatee Cove.
  • Paddle time - 1 ½ - 2 hour
  • Wildlife factor - Satisfactory
  • Bring a lunch on your paddle or stop for a picnic at Sam's House
Fishing, Wildlife Viewing
Canoe & Kayaking
Hiking & Bicycle Trails


Sam's House is a part of Pine Island Conservation Area located at
6195 N. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, Florida

Visit Sam's House, Pine Island                          
Sam's House is the oldest standing house in Brevard County. 1875, Sam's Family Cabin provides a paved trail with interactive exhibits highlighting the history and inhabitants of the area. Enjoy kayaking through 5 different habitats and experience old Florida.

Sam's House provides a variety of things to do on Central Florida's Space Coast:
  • Kayaking through 5 different habitats
  • Fishing
  • Hiking  - you can hike to the Pine Island Conservation Area from Sam's House with over 6 miles of Trails. 
  • Biking                  
  • Horseback riding
  • History Garden                                                                     Hours of Operation: 
  • Native American Burial mound                                      Thursday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm
                           Check out more things to do in Cocoa Beach on our blog. 
Sam's House and Pine Island Conservation Area - Photos from Sam's House Facebook Page


*SAFETY: Adventure Kayak is Insured & Certified in CPR and First Aid.
We provide life preservers & whistles as well as a quick lesson in kayaking & safety. 
*COMFORT: Our kayaks are sit-in with open cockpits.
There is plenty of leg room with sturdy seats and back support for comfort. 
*LOCATION: Our kayak tours launch just minutes away from all of the major resorts in the Cocoa Beach area. 
*ORGANIZATIONS: Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach is a longtime member of both the Florida Professional Paddlesports Association and Visit Florida. 
*GREAT VALUE: Adults kayak for just $30.00 per person. Children under 17 kayak for $20.00 per child.
We also offer a discounted kayak rate of $5.00 each for Seniors and Military personnel.


Q: Are there any Alligators?
A: Yes, if you are looking for alligators, go to the Cocoa Beach Golf Course, her name is Kathleen. 

Q: Will I see Dolphins as I kayak in Cocoa Beach?
A: We do not offer a guarantees, however, Dolphins are here year round. 

Q: Will I see Manatees on my guided kayak eco-tour? 
A: Manatees are seasonal, including Spring, Summer, and Fall. 

Q: What are some fun things to do in the Cocoa Beach area? 
A: Kayaking! In fact, most people that go on a tour, have never kayaked before! ...and don't worry about Kathleen... ;) 

 Bird watching in Merritt Island and Orlando Beaches like Cocoa Beach has to be at the top of the list when it comes to fun things to do

Fully licensed and Insured
Fully licensed and insured, Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach's primary mission is to provide safe, enjoyable kayak expeditions. Because of our sincere love for these islands, when you spend your morning or afternoon with us paddling through the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands area -- the absolute best place to observe manatees in their natural habitat -- you'll leave with a better appreciation of the natural wonders of our world.

Kayak in Florida along Central Florida's Space Coast with Manatee and Dolphin! Cocoa Beach is one of Orlando's favorite beaches! 
Experience up close and personal encounters with Osprey, Manatees and even Swan!
Our seasonal swan can be pictured here on the far right. Read more about
Kayaking Orlando



Students visit us during the summer from Europe and have a blast on their kayak tour in Cocoa Beach       


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Check out our photo gallery of the fun things to do in Cocoa Beach
Kayaking with Manatee, Dolphin, and other Florida wildlife in Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island
on the Space Coast, near Orlando.
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Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach's ultimate goal is to safely provide our valued guests with the finest eco-tours
kayak adventures throughout city, county and state protected coastal environments.

Our continued growth and success depends upon delivering environmental education with responsible ecotourism. 
We follow the principles of sustainable ecotourism.  It is in our best interest to promote healthy land and water stewardship. 
We have a primary ethical obligation to the people, species and resources under our direct and indirect responsibility.

Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach offers our guests the finest professional and experienced guides, the most comfortable and stable boats,
an intimate wildlife experience, all without ever compromising the guest's or wildlife's safety and well being.

 "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds that it is attached to the rest of the world"

-       John Muir

Kayak Tours: Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach is owned and operated by Bill Kowalik since 2000. Bill provides fully trained and experienced guides for guided kayak eco-tours, bioluminescence tours, moonlight paddles and large group tours in Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach. During their tour, guests have experienced kayaking with wildlife such as manatee, dolphin and birds in their natural habitat. If you are looking to kayak in Florida, we are located along the Canaveral National Seashore on the Space Coast near and just a short drive from Orlando, Daytona Beach, St Augustine, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Palm Bay, Satellite Beach, Indialantic, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals, Edgewater, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista, Walt Disney World Resorts, Universal Orlando, Sea World and Busch Garden Theme Parks, Oviedo, Deland, Apopka and everywhere in between! 
Visit the all new Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral, offering 7 stories of fun and education,
as well as the new home to the Space Coast Art Festival. 

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