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Manatee Kayaking Tour Along Florida's Indian River

  • Manatee kayaking tour near Orlando
  • See the scenic Indian River estuary
  • Great chance to photograph the manatees
Manatee Kayaking Tour Along Florida's Indian River
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Paddle a kayak through manatee habitat on a laid-back kayaking tour of the Indian River estuary, where manatees live alongside wild dolphins and sea turtles. Traveling in a quiet, easy-to-maneuver kayak is a low-impact way to see manatees  as they swim, feed, and play in the estuary’s coves and lagoons. No previous kayaking experience is necessary.
What to Expect
Make your way to a launch site near the Indian River, where you’ll meet the kayak guide for a short safety briefing. Push off into the gentle current, watching for some of the manatees that are native to Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

The tour is designed to prevent any harm to the manatees, with no touching allowed, but you’ll have plenty of time to shoot memorable photos of the slow-moving mammals. Keep an eye out for a splash or spray as the manatees come up for air, and learn about the lives and habits of Florida’s remarkable manatees before returning to shore.
Reviews (24)
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Reviewed 26 September 2018
Great experience

We took a 10:00 manatee tour with Cody. It was an amazing experience! When we arrived he had our kayaks ready to go and gave us a brief overview of how to paddle and what to expect. After a short paddle we were at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MO1962_11
BK A, Office Staff at BK Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Wow, 25 manatees is a lot! It sounds like it was definitely a wonderful experience. Cody is definitely a great tour guide and he would love to take you guys out on another tour!

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Manatees: up close and personal

When you call for reservations ask for "Critter" aka CODY, fantastic guide who obviously loves his job and truly reveres and respects wildlife. We were here late season {end of Sept} and had the privilege of a group of three.We spent almost all of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BK A, Office Staff at BK Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for the awesome review! We have been getting so many good reviews about Cody - and we love reading them! That is a huge amount of manatees. I think you're right that Cody knows them all personally and had them show up for...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile
Great day with the manatee!!!

Spent a enjoyable afternoon with Cody (aka Critter) from BK Adventures. We were rewarded with a wonderful experience with approx.20 manatee! We kayaked east on the Haulover Canal to the manatee viewing area, a very easy paddle, to visit wit these beautiful friendly marine giants....More

Thank Tad P
BK A, Office Staff at BK Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hello Tad! Thank you for this awesome review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour and had such wonderful interactions with the Indian River Lagoon wildlife. Our local guides, including Cody, are very knowledgeable about the area and do their best to make...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile
Spectacular!!! Well worth it

If you want to manatees up close in their natural environment then this is the trip for you. Well worth the trip, don’t hesitate to do it. The kayaking isn’t as strenuous as some may think, once you get going it’s smooth and easy. Dylan...More

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BK A, Manager at BK Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Glad you enjoyed your trip with Dylan! The manatee & dolphin tour is a lot of fun! The Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge provides a perfect place to spot lots of Florida wildlife! Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Great way to see manatees up close!

We took a 1 pm manatee/dolphin kayak tour. It was just our family of four plus our guide, which was wonderful. The guide was great with our kids and with us. We saw countless manatees, but they weren't exactly photo-op ready! Usually, by the time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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18 November 2018|
Response from Holly B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I went on this manatee kayak tour during June so I am not sure what it would be like in December. In June it was very relaxed, informative (as our guide Otto, was full of knowledge), fun (as we saw lots of Manatees... More
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Response from lynette h | Reviewed this property |
Manatees enjoy warmer waters, therefore, you see the most Mantees when it is warm. If it is cold they tend to hover near the bottom.
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