Kayaking Through the Mangrove Tunnels in Cocoa Beach

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group kayak tours in cocoa beach

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a beautiful day for a kayak tour

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Kayaking with Florida’s Wild Birds

Florida’s Wild Birds – Kayaking the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands

Cormorant Cocoa BeachBlue Heron in Mangrove


Kayak with Rockets in Cocoa Beach!

The Atlas V Launch – Kayak with Rockets in Cocoa Beach!

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

What a treat we had today while on the water! The Atlas V rocket took off soaring into the big blue Florida sky from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at 12:13 pm. Needless to say, the group we had out on the water were psyched to be able to watch a launch from the water in the Indian River Lagoon.

kayak with Rockets Cocoa BeachThe Atlas V delivered a GPS satellite into space for the US Air Force. The GPS IIF-11 is the 11th in a series of 12 satellites for the Air Force and is developed to improve navigational information for our troops across the globe.

kayak with Rockets Cocoa Beach

If you want to Kayak with Rockets in Cocoa Beach, the NASA launch schedule for the remainder of 2015 is scheduled as follows:

Date: December 15, 2015 – 6:03 a.m. Eastern

Date: December 21, 2015


Kayaking in Cocoa Beach’s Mangrove Tunnels – Sept. 2015

Kayaking in Cocoa Beach’s Mangrove Tunnels

Kayaking year round with Adventure Kayak. Today we explored the mangrove tunnels of Cocoa Beach and immediately spotted a Great Blue Heron fishing along the water’s edge. great blue heron cocoa beach

The red mangrove roots provide shelter for fish and reptiles alike. red mangrove leaves roots cocoa beach

The mangrove tunnels of Cocoa Beach’s Thousand Islands are perfect for protection from strong winds, but can be challenging to navigate through without a tour guide. kayak cocoa beach mangroves

An Anhinga, also known as the “snake bird” sits on a tree branch while drying it’s wings in the sun. Anhinga dive under water to fish and cannot fly until their wings are dry enough. anhinga cocoa beach kayak tourRamp Road Park in Cocoa Beach is one of 2 public launching parks that provide access to the Thousand Islands. Ramp Road Park is best to launch from during the week and guided tours are not allowed on the weekends.
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Kayaking with the Great Blue Heron in Cocoa Beach

Great Blue Heron Thousand Islands, Cocoa Beach, FL

just another sunny day on the water and we spotted the majestic Great Blue Heron fishing along the shore.

Check out our photo gallery of Wild Birds photo gallery

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Photo captured by LiveNearWater.com while on a guided kayak tour with Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach

Bioluminescence Kayaking Tours

Bioluminescence Kayaking Tours

Bioluminescent Kayaking Guide

Excitement mounts as we prepare for our bioluminescent kayaking tour!


Our guide leads us out into the cove. While we wait for the sun to set, a blue heron rests on the post near his kayak.


We paddle out some and stop to observe the manatee surfacing near our kayaks.

Kayaking with Dolphin near Orlando


Photo by: Don Norris, Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach

If you are looking to go Kayaking with Dolphin near Orlando, you have to try kayaking on an Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach guided nature tour!Although we cannot guarantee that dolphin will be visible, it is a common occurrence to see and experience dolphin frolicking and playing nearby when on a kayaking tour near Orlando. Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach was founded 14 years ago by a Central Florida native and has been offering kayaking adventures near Orlando ever since. As the only kayak eco-tour company that offers TWO Naturalists certified in the Florida Master Naturalists, Coastal Systems Program

as well as a Navy Survival Instructor on Staff, you will be amazed at the information and enjoyment of your kayaking tour! Just take a look at what our guests are saying:

Wonderful Excursion – Trip Advisor review of Kayaking with Dolphin near Orlando
“What a great trip! Kayaking through the open waters and mangrove tunnels. We saw a manatee right off and some dolphins. The guides did a great job of accommodating the abilities and interests of all of the people in the group. The instruction before we began was really helpful in navigating the craft. The guides made sure we were hydrated with their water coolers. Equipment was in great condition. It was a great trip a great price. We look forward to going again soon to explore a new area. Thank you especially to Matt who was an excellent guide!!!”
Visited August 2014

Kayak with manatee in Cocoa Beach’s Thousand Islands

Kayak with Manatee

Kayak with Manatee in Cocoa Beach’s Thousand Islands. On a quiet July morning in Cocoa Beach, kayakers experience the calm encounter of the manatee found in their local habitat of the Indian River lagoon. Watch the kayak with manatee video:

Orlando Kayaking Spring Break Adventure

Are you ready for your Orlando Kayaking Spring Break Adventure?
Check out our Orlando kayaking adventure Attraction near Melbourne, Daytona Beach in Cocoa Beach, Florida’s Indian River Lagoon. Kayak with Manatee and Dolphin 321-480-8632!

When you are tired of waiting in long lines in the concrete jungle of the Orlando area attractions, hop in the car and head for a thrilling adventure with our guided kayak tours. Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach brings you the peaceful environment of the surrounding water and wildlife and mixes it with the fun and adventure without the long lines and nosy crowds.

Located just minutes from Orlando, you can grab some sanity with friends and family and really ENJOY your vacation from all the stress in the calming waterway filled with wildlife. Real world encounters with dolphin and manatee will blow those Orlando attraction encounters away! Experience nature and dolphins in their environment on a kayaking tour!


spring break kayaking near orlandoChris B says of his Orlando Kayaking Adventure Tour:
“Arrived in Cocoa Beach and typically hadn’t booked anything. We fancied Kayaking and telephoned Adventure Kayak at 11:30 in the morning on the off chance – couldn’t be more helpful and even though a trip out wasn’t actually planned, arranged for us to come along in the afternoon. We had a 2 hour kayak with Don, who was lovely, told us loads about the area and we got to see some fantastic wildlife during a relaxing splash about. Definitely recommended for those who want to get away from the Orlando run about and want to relax an see things at a slower pace of life…”
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Thanks Chris! We are glad you had such a fantastic adventure on your kayak tour near Orlando! We look forward to having you back out experiencing the natural thrill we offer at Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach!
Kayaking with dolphin and manatee in their natural environment is certainly the adventure of a lifetime! You cannot emulate such excitement in any of Orlando’s area man-made attractions! Dolphin roam and play freely, catching fish in the Central Florida sunshine. Manatee graze on the sea grass, with their newborn calfs in tow. These gentle giants are curious and won’t hesitate to come in for a closer look at you while you paddle safely with your guide on this, the best of all Orlando area attractions!

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Student and large group kayak tours in Cocoa Beach

These Students from high schools across the country enjoy their guided large group kayak tours in Cocoa Beach.


High school students enjoy their kayak tour near Cocoa Beach, Florida.


It was a beautiful sunny day and our guide captured the glimmer of rays reflecting through the trees and on the water during this guided group kayak tour.

Students come from France, Spain and Holland to enjoy the Florida sun and their guided kayak tour did not disappoint!