This daily two-hour excursion is the best value around. We leave from 499 Ramp Road in Cocoa Beach. Each 6 – 15-mile tour is unique as we have no set route or presentation, but take into consideration the weather, animals’ locations, and passengers’ wishes.
"My wife grandchild and I went on a ride on the River from Cocoa Beach. It was a lot of fun, and the couple that runs the tour where is very helpful and very friendly. I highly recommend this trip."
-Rev via TripAdvisor
Friendly and knowledgeable
"Had a great time with this group. They let us take our time viewing dolphin, manatee and lots of birds. They were very knowledgeable about bird species and the history of the area. No preset routes so you get a unique experience. Very comfortable seating." -Jay via TripAdvisor
Fabulous boat tour of Thousand Islands
"Great tour of Thousand Islands. Captain gave great information on wildlife. We saw lots of dolphin. Special treat was seeing an Osprey catch a fish and fly off with it." -Dana via TripAdvisor
Wildside Tours LLC is a nature boat business providing a variety of different excursions in the beautiful Thousand Islands Nature Preserve of Cocoa Beach and the Banana River Lagoon. Sightseeing in this area is exciting: The manatees, dolphins, and many varieties of birds exemplify nature at its finest. Since our trips are limited to 18 persons, you will get a much more personal experience without school bus seating. We can go into the smaller channels that larger tour boats cannot access. Come explore this incredible, fragile, and dynamic eco-system only 10 miles from Port Canaveral’s port of call cruise terminals. Practicing ethical, sustainable eco-tourism, we don’t chase, feed, or touch the animals. We do passive viewing and respect the environment.