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Address: 1357 S Banana River Dr, Merritt Island, FL 32952-2780
Phone Number: +1 321-454-7414
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Island Boat Lines offer daily Eco tours of the Cocoa Beach Thousand...

Island Boat Lines offer daily Eco tours of the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands. Our most popular tour is the two hour Eco tour "In Search of Wildlife". Passengers have the opportunity to see herds of Manatees, flocks of Birds and playful Dolphin as they journey through the heart of the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands.

Tours are guided by a USCG Certified Captain and Professional Naturalist who will help passengers discover wildlife as they journey through the islands "In Search of Wildlife". Be sure to view the photos which have been provided to us by our passengers throughout the years.

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Dolphins! !

This tour was great! They don't take a cookie cutter pre-planned route, they go where the action is! We saw several dolphins and manatees and many different birds. They had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 July 2015
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Southampton, Pa., United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

The Captain and tour guide were nice and friendly. The tour, for me, was a bust. We really didn't see too much of anything. There were birds and a couple dolphins. Other than that, neh. I wouldn't take the tour again. And depending on what someone was looking for, not so sure I would recommend it. Just my take on... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

This tour was great! They don't take a cookie cutter pre-planned route, they go where the action is! We saw several dolphins and manatees and many different birds. They had a microphone they dropped down and we could hear the dolphins talking! It was really cool. Highly recomend!! They let my kids drive the boat too.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

A great tour through the inlet of Cocoa Beach. Beautiful homes to see, lots of wildlife, dolphins and manatees as well. Our tour guide was wonderful in explaining many things, as was Captain John.. Totally worth the money. Great to take kids on, as they'll surely learn a lot. Also, easy access for disabled persons.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Miami for a dragon boat race. The weather was very cloudy and a bit cooler than the rest of the week had been. So conditions weren't very favorable to see the manatee. We saw some "pancakes" and some dolphins though. The little island we were taken to was really cool and they even... More 

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Montverde, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Took this tour with my wife a few weeks ago. Checked out some of the other companies doing the same sort of thing. This one had the best reviews and was a few bucks cheeper $28.00 pp+tax. The boat was a large pontoon with plenty of room. The seats were wooden but they offered pads to sit on(get one). The... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

I have been on this boat tour several times. Each time I have seen different wildlife and always learn something new. The tour guides are pleasant and knowledgeable and fun. It is a great way to see the Banana River and spend a few hours. I recommend this to everyone - locals included. I am a local!

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1 Thank Lynn F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Although weather was not favorable, February, the tour, personnel, information, knowledge about the area make up for the rainy day. Its a must do tour!

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Winston Salem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

We had a blast at the manatee/dolphin swim even though it was a bit cold and did not see very many dophins or manatees. You have to wait for them to find you, but the experience is still worth the trip. The tour guides and lifeguard are extremely fun and knowledgeable!! Now that the weather is warming up, I am... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

First of all, we've been on Eco Tours before and they're fun, relaxing and also interesting! The crew/ employees were very friendly/ thorough/ enjoyed hearing the facts and history in the local area. Since the weather played a big role, it was perfect and the breeze felt wonderful!! We suggest bringing a pair (or two) of binoculars and a spare... More 

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Romulus, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

This was the 2nd time I went on this trip. And just loved it each time. My friends enjoyed this trip as well. My friends said they would do this trip again as I did.

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