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Wild Side Tours

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“wild rice”(32 reviews)
“wildside tours”(16 reviews)
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...more
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499 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
+1 321-799-5495
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All reviews wild rice captain jeanette wildside tours banana river manatees and dolphins great tour hour tour numerous dolphins boat ride covered boat knowledgeable tour guides would highly recommend this tour great hour fish eco tour baby dolphin natural environment
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and comfortable boat. Captain Tanya and crewman “Speedy” were excellent, friendly, knew the patterns of the wildlife, and really seemed to love sharing the lagoon and its wildlife.

Thank HiloRainGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing boat ride in banana river shallow waters, saw family of dolphins playing around our boat for 10 mins, very friendly staff, they made out trip a memorable one. We saw manatees too. Just go for this when you are in cocoa beach, worth every...More

Thank sarfaraz n
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Love this morning boat ride on the Banana River! We got to see 2 manatees within 10 minutes of the trip. We also saw 3 different groups of dolphins. The ride is relaxing and all the birds along the route are something to see too....More

Thank Monica G
natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour and we love to meet people that appreciate nature.

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Very friendly guides and some great informal conversation about Cocoa Beach and it's history. They don't control nature so don't do this if you are likely to get a Knickers in a twist if you can't hug or even see a Dolphin :). Great for...More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Loved it great morning lucky enough to see manatees and dolphins close up very knowledgable staff very friendly drinks provided and to top it off kids were allowed to steer boat highly recommended and free parking!!

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great time, our hosts Rusty and Tanya were very knowledgeable, friendly and keen for us to make the most of our trip - encouraging the children to drive the boat (under supervision 😁), offering free sodas and pointing out all the local wildlife....More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We took this tour at 9:30 am and it was a pleasant time on the water, we were educated about the ecology of the waters and birds and the tour operators were able to answer questions that I asked. These folks were proud Floridians, happy...More

Thank dv8angel
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This tour was fantastic! The tour guides were great and they treated our family and children with such great respect. We saw dolphins and it was an unbelievable sight! We loved every minute of it!

Thank smpx2
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great boat ride - the guides on the tour were very knowledgeable, friendly and seemed to love their jobs. It was very relaxed and they allowed all if us time to get all the pictures we needed. Anyone who is thinking about taking...More

Thank rlobrien0669
natureone1, Manager at Wild Side Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I always love to meet people that appreciate nature and we do truly love our jobs.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We took our 2 year old and 1 year old on the boat and they were actually pretty entertained the whole time! We did see a few dolphins but no manatees today. It was a nice little boat ride! They provided sodas and water as...More

Thank Miranda P
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Brenda M
12 April 2018|
Response from Lynne G | Reviewed this property |
You should call them, ours was a private tour so the pricing may have been custom.
Dorothy C
27 August 2017|
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Response from natureone1 | Property representative |
We can get a manual wheelchair aboard. However electric and scooters are too heavy and hard to maneuver. There is also one small step on the dock.