Discover Florida’s secret treasure! The Banana River and the Thousand Island Nature Preserve is part of the Indian River lagoon system. It is home to over 3,000 species of plants and animals. The most biodiverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern hemisphere.
- Capt. Jeanette, Master Naturalist, B.A., with advanced biology classes, has extensive years of local experience as a fishing and nature guide.
- Capt. Tonya, a real Florida native, born and raised in Cocoa Beach. She has extensive knowledge of the area.
- Capt. Rusty, has 25 years of experience in this area and has extensive local knowledge.
This daily 2 hour excursion is our most popular trip and the best value around. We leave from Ramp Road City Park in Cocoa Beach. During manatee season (March-November) we’ll find these gentle, curious giants in the canals, as well as
the open channels. Winter has some excellent birding and we could see dolphins
any day of the year. The captain or mate narrates, sharing his/her knowledge and
appreciation of the diverse habitats and species. Each 6-15 mile tour is unique as
we have no set route or presentation, but take into consideration the weather,
animals’ location and passengers’ wishes. The quiet motor catamaran with
comfortable wrap around seating allows passengers to move around for optimal
viewing and to interact with the crew and other passengers. The stability of the
boat provides an excellent platform for photographing wildlife. The sun cover and
on-board restroom add to customer comfort and relaxation. We provide free soft
drinks and water. There are some binoculars for your use. Adults usually
appreciate that our tours are educational and informative and just plain fun. Kids
will love the surprises we have for them.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Use the book now button or call 321 799-5495.
Cost (Plus 7% Florida and Brevard County Sales Tax, Rates are Subject to Change)*:
Seniors (60+) & Military: $30
Children (12 and under): $25
All tours depart from 499 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
We of course have some beverages on board but you are welcome to bring your own. Food is welcome too but should be finger or lap style. Call with your special request and we’ll work to make it happen. Cost is $395 for up to 18 people for 2 – 2 ½ hours. $150 for each additional hour. Charter the Whole Boat with Captain and Crew for:
- Birthday Parties
- Anniversary Parties
- Business Functions
- Field Trips
- Marine Biology
- Other…We Welcome Your Ideas!
We often charter the boat to include the evening sunset. A Thousand Island sunset can be as beautiful as any you will ever see. We will talk about the plants and animals we see and play tropical music on the stereo. Since cruises begin 2 hours before sunset and times vary throughout the year, please call for times, dates and reservations.
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Should you need to cancel your reservation or change the number of people in your party, please allow us at least 24 hours notice. If you book by phone, we will take your credit card number to hold your seats and confirm your reservation. If you cancel or change your group size within 24 hours of your scheduled tour time, or do not show up for your tour, you will be charged the full price for the tour. If purchasing in advance, we will gladly refund you as long as you cancel or make adjustments to your reservation at least 24 hours before your tour. In the event that we need to cancel your tour due to weather, you will not be charged.