Ready to kayak Cocoa Beach? We invite you to slip away on an unforgettable, 100% Organic kayaking adventure in the Indian River Lagoon! 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 kayak experience necessary!
Just minutes from the resorts.
All of our tours are Alcohol-free.
Ramp Road Park
401 Ramp Rd, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Cocoa Beach Country Club
5000 Tom Warriner Blvd, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Available Monday through Friday.
One of the best places to kayak Cocoa Beach 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 often enjoy the local wildlife in the islands. Insect repellant may be required in some seasons.
Directions to Ramp Road Park:
Meet at the end of Ramp Road in Cocoa Beach. From the intersection of SR520 and Highway A1A, go south on A1A for several miles. Just past the Minuteman Causeway, turn right on 5th Street South. Go one block west to North Brevard Avenue and turn left. Take the first right on Ramp Road and go to the park.
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 kayak tour can be somewhat challenging while in and amongst the mangrove trails.
Directions to the Cocoa Beach Golf Course:
From the Beachline (SR528) or SR520, take A1A south and continue south into Downtown Cocoa Beach. Make a right at Minuteman Causeway, and continue west to the Cocoa Beach Golf Course & Country Club. We launch next to the pool/pavillion area.
BIOLUMINESCENT/COMB JELLY KAYAKING TOURS – Going out regularly from Kiwanis Island!
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.
Directions to Kiwanis Island Park:
Kiwanis Island Park is located just west of Wal-Mart & east of Sykes Creek Pkwy. on SR520. Turn into the park complex at the light just east of Sykes Creek Parkway.
Turkey Creek- Specialty Tour for Groups of 8 to 40 Guests
Turkey Creek is part of the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) program as well as the East Florida section of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Turkey Creek Sanctuary spans 130 acres and offers a 1.85 mile boardwalk passing through hydric (wet) hammock, mesic (moist) hammock, and sand pine scrub communities. Turkey Creek Sanctuary is home to an abundance of manatees, alligators, turtle, and wild birds such as ospreys and owls. You may even catch a glimpse of the occasionally visible otter.
We offer guided kayak eco-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!
You can kayak with manatees in Florida as well as dolphins, islands, a variety of birds.
Most tourists never see the natural side of Cocoa Beach, just minutes from all the resorts!
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.
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 to 2-1/2 hours in duration.
Kayaking in Florida! 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!
Bioluminescent Kayaking Florida Tours are available from June through September for Dinoflagellates, “Dino” Bio: when the Indian River Lagoon waters are the warmest. Adventure Kayak near Orlando offers bioluminescent kayaking tours shortly after sunset when there is no full moon.
If you missed the “Dino” bio season, check into a Comb Jelly Tour in the Fall and Winter and ask us about moonlight paddles offered year round!
Comb Jelly Tours are available mid-October through March. Comb Jellies have tentacles just like Jelly Fish, but theirs are ‘sticky’ as opposed to ‘stinging’! Comb Jellies are NOT Jelly Fish, but rather thought of as “the spiders of the sea”. Roughly 4 inches in size, Comb Jellies are bioluminescent and safe to touch.
➡ Check out Justine Schluntz’s blog on comb jellies from Mexico!
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.
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… 😉
Adventure Kayak Tours of Cocoa Beach
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, paddling adventures, bioluminescence Florida 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.
Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach’s primary mission is to provide safe, enjoyable kayak expeditions. When you spend your morning or afternoon with us paddling through the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands, you’ll leave with a better appreciation of the natural wonders of our world. Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach is the absolute best place to observe manatees in their natural environment!
If you are looking to kayak Cocoa Beach, 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.
Adventure Kayak is Insured & Certified in CPR and First Aid.
We provide life preservers & whistles as well as a quick lesson in kayaking & safety.
Our kayaks are sit-in with open cockpits.
There is plenty of leg room with sturdy seats and back support for comfort.
Our kayak tours launch just minutes away from all of the major resorts in the Cocoa Beach area.
Kayak tours start at $35.00 per adult/ $25.00 per child!
We also offer a discounted kayak rate of $5.00 for Seniors and Military personnel.