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Address: 499 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
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+1 321-799-5495
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Unique Eco boat tour through the Thousand Islands Nature Preserve in the...

Unique Eco boat tour through the Thousand Islands Nature Preserve in the Banana River. Educational, informative and fun presentations.

See the other side of Cocoa Beach, Banana River, Indian River Lagoon, and the understanding of manatees, dolphins and birds, as well as the mangrove islands.

Our 20 passenger catamaran, with open seating and coverage to provide shade allows for a more personal and interactive experience.

Daily tours

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Private tours are also available for birding, photography, and marine science. Private charters for birthday parties, reunions company off time or you name it.

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Great day on the boat

We took out of town relatives on the Wildside Boat Tour...and WOW....we were So impressed. We saw a lot of wildlife....from many different kinds of birds to manatees and lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pfleugerd
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took out of town relatives on the Wildside Boat Tour...and WOW....we were So impressed. We saw a lot of wildlife....from many different kinds of birds to manatees and lots of dolphins playing in the water and following the boat. It was better than any Sea World visit!! The covered boat made it pleasant and not too hot. Capt. Tonya... More 

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Thank Pfleugerd
North Syracuse, New York
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great time on our 2 hour cruise. We saw a dolphin, manatee's and many birds. Our tour guides Tonya and Jeannette were amazing!! We had so much fun.

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Thank rpeters52
Pittsford, New York
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a morning excursion and had a great time. Saw several manatees and dolphins up close. Guides were very outgoing and did a great job keeping the trip entertaining and educational.

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Thank sauxfan
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun way to see a really nice part of the area. The guides are informative and fun. I have taken this trip three times with different friends and each trip was different.

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Thank Jeanine C
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend a few hours and this is one thing we always take our out of town guest to do and they love it and I do too. You see lots of wildlife.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour! Highly recommend. The captain and helper were very knowledgeable. Kept it lighthearted and fun for kids while also being educational. We saw tons of manatees, dolphins, birds and other wildlife.

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Evergreen Park, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom, brother and nephews, ages 3 and 7 were down here visiting me from Chicago. I booked the noon Wild Side Tour and it was great! The tour guides were no nice, knowledgable and fun. They were great with the kids on the boat and even let my nephews sit in the captains chair. We saw manatees, including a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a day off from the busy theme parks at dusney and booked a trip with wild side tours we took the easy drive from orlando to cocoa beach for the day We took this tour as it appealed to the family. I am so glad we did as it was amazing with the hosts been very... More 

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Thank stuart j
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guides were the nicest people. We got to see so much and they were very generous with their time and we felt we got to know the crew personally. Seeing several manatees, dolphins and other wildlife was more than we expected and appreciate the extra attention for our five year old.

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Michigan
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many people visit Cocoa Beach for just that...the beach. Wild Side Eco Tours provides a different vantage point for a couple of hours. For a change of pace, we spent a few hours on this tour with Speedy and Tanya, touring the Banana River. We were primarily looking for dolphins and manatees, but also saw several birds along the way... More 

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natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had the opportunity to experience our "hidden treasure". More 

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