High rating for this activity! Everyone in the group had fun! We had 2 adults and 2 adult kids (18 and 21) Easy booking, solid price/great value for what you get. Easy in/out. Friendly and knowledgeable guides, Manatee's swam right under Kayak, beautiful waters and Mangroves. Love it and would return. Plan 2.5 hours total.
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My family had a great time paddling with Dale Bailey. He was great to point out the wildlife and explain where and what to look for. We immediately encountered Manatees and then dolphins, stingray and several different species of fish. This was the best part of our vacation. We would go again anytime and will. Dale was easy going and gave everyone time to enjoy the trip. Thanks again Dale.
Eric B. Parkersburg, WV December 12, 2015
Dale was our guide and we enjoyed him tremendously. He was very patient and informative. We had a great time as rookie kayakers and will be back soon!
Davis Girls From Ohio Toledo, OH December 12, 2015
Best part of my vacation! Thanks to Dale and Matt for being such great guides!
Madison N. Zeeland, MI July 13, 2015
I bought this kayak adventure off groupon and it was amazing! This was a wonderful experience to share with a friends and would absolutely recommend this for anyone! Dale was our tour group leader of 10 and he was so knowledgable. This slow speed, very relaxing and beautiful excursion was amazing! Thank you
Dale December 12, 2015
Our second time at Adventure Kayak, both times Dale has been our guide. He is extremely patient and willing to explain the local history of the area as well as identifying the different birds and other animals in the area. Would recommend Adventure Kayak to family, friends and strangers. Thanks again for another great adventure.
Bill E. Winter Springs, FL December 12, 2015
We had an excellent kayak tour/adventure!!! Dale was our guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting facts about the area. Thanks again!!
Michelle H. Florida December 12, 2015
We had so much fun on our Kayak Tour, and Ed was an excellent tour guide! We learned so much, and the best part was seeing all the manatees up close! Ed knew 'everything,' which made the tour that much more fun! Thanks Ed for a great day!
Larry, Geanie, & Jaclyn December 12, 2015
I want to thank you guys for a great time this afternoon. Your website lives up to the experience. I had a large Manatee swim right under my Kayak, we saw dolphins on three separate occasions. The best thing was that this was my FIRST time in a kayak and you guys made me feel safe and confident. Believe me if I can do it.. anyone can. Again,thank you and I will be back. Gary
Gary W. Little Falls, MN June 6, 2015
I am a retired teacher and really enjoyed the tour. It was great! Ed was our guide. He had just the right mix of humor, knowledge of the ecosystem and ability to keep the tour loose but together. Much of what we learned about the plants and animals we encountered I did not know. A fun mini course. A manatee surfaced by my kayak brushed the side and gently pushed me around. I will take this tour again.
John S. December 12, 2015
We had a awesome time so much useful information and just a nice peaceful day would highly recommend.
Denise L. 07/11/14 June 6, 2015
We enjoyed a great morning trip with Ed earlier this week. While the conditions weren't ideal for spotting any manatees, Ed provided a wealth of information about the ecosystem and the abundant wildlife that we did come across. We will be back for more on our next trip to Cocoa Beach.
Justin H. USA December 12, 2015
Our family of 2 adults and 3 college aged children were in Cocoa Beach to board a cruise ship in the mid afternoon on Sunday, February 28th. Since we had leisure time in the morning, I searched the internet for things to do and found high ratings for kayaking experiences in the mangroves. None of us had kayaked before and we were all interested in trying it, so I booked a 9:30 am experience. It was awesome and so worth the time and money. Beautiful weather and scenery and we all loved kayaking. It was so easy to learn and we all felt totally safe and comfortable. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We did see dolphins, but not fortunate to see manatees on this day. All five of us give this unforgettable experience an big "thumbs up" and would do it again in a heartbeat. Excellent memory at such a low cost!
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Carol March 20, 2016
We absolutely had a blast! Matt was our tour guide and he was wonderful!! I have never laughed so much and learned a ton about the manatees and saw so many of these beautiful creatures. Had my sis in law from Michigan with myself and my daughter and we had so much fun. Thanks again Matt for putting up with us. Can't wait to do it again.
Melissia C. Melbourne, FL July 13, 2015
We booked a tour for Tuesday, January 6th and Matt was our tour guide. We had a group of five, and I can tell you without reservation, that the kayak tour was the highlight of our vacation! Matt was extremely knowledgeable about the waters, the wildlife and the environment in general. We were able to see a dolphin up close and personal, many birds and fish, jellyfish and several manatee who were very curious about our group! I would highly recommend this tour!
Danita C. Wisconsin Rapids, WI 01/13/15 June 6, 2015
March 20, 2016
I would like to thank Ed for the wonderful day we had on our trip. We booked with groupon not knowing what to expect I can honestly say this is the best value for money trip you can buy. We had family from England come with use they said it was the highlight of our holiday. thanks a million Ed!
Jo K. December 12, 2015
Our tour with Ed was the highlight of our week! Ed was very knowledgeable about kayaking and the Thousand Islands' ecosystem. He immediately established a great relationship with everyone in our group! We saw manatees, dolphins, lots of birds and enjoyed navigating through the Mangrove tunnels! We had a wonderful time and look forward to booking another tour with Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach!
Judy T. Highlands Ranch, CO July 13, 2015
Reviewed Feb 18, 2016 TripAdvisor.com
It was an amazing day! We went last september. We had troubles paying trough the site, but got everything in order by phone! I liked the service 🙂
The day of the trip we were quite suprised to get a private tour! We were the only ones and it was amazing!! The guide was really friendly (I think it was Ed!), he gave loads of wonderful information about the animals and the things he saw. Although we were the only ones, it was a really relaxed atmosphere between us.
And off course we were blessed to see manatees and dolphins (and lots more)! The manatees were a mom and her child, she was feeding so we got quite close. But the guide was very aware not to disturbe them. The dolphins were even better. They raced towards us and decided to play around our boat for a few minutes, before going on their journey.
Like I said amazing! Really happy, we took the long tour and would have loved to go on the bioluminescence tour, but the moon was to light. But this means that on our next to Florida we already know what to do 😀
Ps: Cocoa beach down the road is a really nice place to spend a relaxed afternoon after the kayak trip!
Xiitii February 20, 2016
This was the best experience I have had, and the best part of my week trip to Fl. We saw many beautiful birds, a dolphin and her baby, a stingray and the manatee was very interested in us. I was amazed to see how curious they are. The Manatee pushed our kayak, swam under our kayak, came right up to us, nose to the kayak looking at us, and followed us as we moved around the area. The scenery was superb, beautifully peaceful. Our tour guide Dale was very pleasant and enjoyable. It is obvious he really enjoys his work and spending time showing the beautiful areas of the lagoon and explaining the habitat. I would totally recommend this tour, and am so glad we got to experience it.
Sharon A. Spokane, WA December 12, 2015
This tour was absolutely amazing. Friendliest and most trust worthy staff hve met in a very long time. We were coming from out of state and had only one day to make the best of Florida. Couldn't have done it without Bob and his generosity. Amazing adventure. The highlight of my vacation! A must go!
Walter Z. Brooklyn, NY December 12, 2015
This is our second time we've gone on a kayak trip with Adventure Kayaks. We loved it the first time and loved it this time as well. Our guide was Dale and was very informative and patient with our children. We love nature and so enjoyed learning about the Banana River, the different kinds of birds and the manatees. We will take this trip again! Thanks Dale!
Mike S. Indianapolis, IN December 12, 2015
Thanks Ed for a great adventure with my daughter Jennifer. We are both Florida grown but we had never experienced the kayak tour. Jennifer came to visit to get out of the snow of Ohio and she couldn't have had a better time that day..We will surely be back in the Spring to have some more fun...AND best of all we didn't tip the kayak...Thanks again Ed!
Kimmer C. Melbourne, Fl 3/7/15 June 6, 2015
We had a great adventure today at Thousand Islands. The weather was perfect. What a great way to start Father's day. Dale was an awesome guide. He was very knowledgeable about the local wildlife and plant life. He also educated us quite a bit on the history of the area. Even our six year old enjoyed it.
Pam L. Viera, FL December 12, 2015
Kelli and I had a wonderful time kayaking today 5/22/12. Thanks for showing us the manatees , and the birds and dolphins. You are a wealth of information. We will be back thank-you!!
Jane H. Melbourne, FL December 12, 2015
We came from far away and were blown away by the beauty and diversity of the flora and fauna of the Cocoa Beach's famous Thousand Islands. We saw the manatee swim right next to our kayaks, dolphins trolling through the water, the colorful birds flying high above us. Our guides, Dale and Rick were great: funny, helpful and very knowledgable about all aspects of the area. Vacation dollars very well spent!!
Priscilla O. Newport, OR December 12, 2015