Florida is one of the most diverse states, with plenty of surprises for wildlife lovers. You can observe some rarest birds and exotic animals in their natural habitat. Although alligators and pink flamingos are widespread across the state, you’ll find a vast range of animals if you dig deeper. However, the trick is to find the correct locations for wildlife locations. Lucky for you, we’ve listed some of the most common ones here, so you’re bound to have a treat whenever you plan to visit!
1. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River
Located on the West coast of Florida, the Three Sisters Springs is an inlet in Crystal River. This is a 57-acre space that holds 5 natural springs and is home to several manatees. Also known as sea cows, these herbivores are enormous and adorable. Although hopping on them or hugging them is illegal, you can admire them from a safe distance. You can see them from land or even if you go boating. What’s most interesting about these creatures is that they are more closely related to elephants than other sea creatures.
2. Ramp Road Park
Cocoa Beach is the place for you if you’re a fan of wildlife. Ramp Road Park, in particular, is ideal for kayaking as you’ll have easy access to the local ecosystem of the Banana River Lagoon. You’ll find them all in abundance, from manatees to bottlenose dolphins to Great Blue Herons. The Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are grey and about 2 to 4 m long. These dolphins live for up to 60 years and are super friendly. If you’re lucky, you might even see a pair swimming around!
3. Honest John’s Fish Camp
Another location that’s prime for wildlife viewing in Melbourne Beach. This is also an excellent spot for kayaking and is popularly known for its exotic birds. You’ll spot Great Blue Herons, tall birds with long legs. What’s impressive is that they have a six-foot wingspan when they fly. These birds have excellent fish-catching abilities and can catch prey within seconds.
Ready to begin wildlife watching? Book a kayaking tour with us at Adventure Kayak. We spot at various locations at Cocoa Beach and Melbourne beach so you can enjoy nature up close. We also offer a range of adventure tours and bioluminescence tours in Cocoa Beach.
Don’t wait any longer; book a tour today!