Wear comfortable clothing, and bring extra sunscreen and a camera.
- 220 Ratings
Two-Hour Cocoa Beach Eco Kayak Tour
Kayak Cocoa Beach's Intracoastal Waterway and navigate the shores and tunnels formed by coastal trees the 1,000 Islands. Keep an eye out for dolphins, manatees, migratory birds and more on this eco-focused tour.
What You Will Do
- Paddle at a leisurely pace through the Instracoastal, gliding through mangrove tunnels and island canals, and to sandy shores of the 1,000 Islands
- Watch the water and sky for native wildlife, including dolphins, manatees, great herons, roseate spoonbills and more
- Take home amazing photos of Florida's natural landscape and the wild animals that call it home
- Learn about the intricate ecology of Florida's Atlantic Coast from your expert guide
- Two hour guided kayaking ecotour provided
- All required kayaking equipment
- Bottled water, sunscreen, bug spray, polarized sunglasses, hats and towels
- Kayaking instruction (if needed)
- 220 Ratings
My wife and I enjoyed the Kayak tour on the 1000 Islands Cocoa Beach. Cinnamon the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the river the animals and plants on the tour. She made the tour fun and interesting.
We got to see and learn a lot about the local wildlife.
It was awesome
Prior to the tour I did on Sunday, I have never been kayaking before in my life. Cinnamon, the tour guide for my group, was very nice and a refreshing distraction from my fear of trying out kayaking. She also provided my group and I really helpful tips on how to properly use our paddles, keep straight on the kayak, and was well-informed about the animals around the lagoon. I really enjoyed my experience, and I'm most likely going to do it again. Also, Cinnamon and my group were very encouraging to me.
Cinnamon was very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the birds, manatees and dolphins. She knew exactly where to go to spend time observing manatees and dolphins. Kayaking through the mangroves was fantastic! I would highly recommend Cocoa Beach Kayaking for a wonderful experience on the water!
Cinnamon was a great guide! She was so knowledgable about the area, wildlife and plants which was super interesting to hear about as we took our tour. We would definitely take another tour if we ever return to cocoa beach!
We had an excellent time and was very informative and great guide, however we had a tandem boat and only one of us got to paddle. Would have been better to have separate boats.
We were very lucky--there were just the two of us on the tour and glad they still ran the tour and didn't cancel! Jenny was great, took us places where we would expect to find the manatee, and one of them was pushing our kayak around and was easy to see. My husban had put his foot in the water to cool off and one nibbled on his foot. Thanks for a great time!
We had a great time! Enjoyed our guide - she was very patient and knowledgeable!
Knowledgeable guide and a great instructor.
we had a wonderful excursion with Cinnamon. She was lovely, and her knowledge of the water and ecosystem was impressive. We will definitely do this again when we come back! Best tour around!
Very nice and knowledgeable guide
Cinnamon was very informative! Saw a manatee up close and saw one with a baby. Quite an experience to be so close to the water.
Excellent, knowledgeable guide. Great fun having a manatee come up to our kayak.
- Kathleen j
The guide was great. She was so patient with me teaching me how to row. A great experience
Excellent experience. This was the second time we have gone on this tour and once again we loved it. Highly recommend it
Our guide was Cinnamon and she very knowledgeable. Our family a great experience and would definitely recommend doing this while you're in town.
Cinnamon really knew her stuff! She took us through the 2 1/2 hour tour describing the wildlife and plants throughout. We saw manatees, a sting ray, jellyfish, and tons of different birds. Her love of the places she took us to and her respect for the animals that live there was evident. The pace was not difficult at all. Can't wait to return with other members of my family!
This was my sister n law and my first time kayaking. I was getting it for a thank you gift. Our guide, Cinnamon, was amazing. She made us feel so comfortable. We felt like we were with a dear friend, who was showing us around. Going through the trails, learning about the birds and plant life was such an extra added bonus. I have my niece coming into town and we are going to go again!
The guide was excellent and achieved a great balance between protecting the environment and keeping us all entertainied and informed. Would recommend this tour and will be visiting again in the future
Although it was beautiful and serene, I would have preferred my own kayak.
We were in a two person kayak and I would have preferred for both to have and use the paddles.
Absolutely loved it. Actually saw manatees and dolphins. Easily the highlight of our vacation and that's including our time spent at Disney and Universal.
Was everything we hoped it would be. A unique way to see Florida wildlife in its natural environment.
Cinnamon, our tour guide, was very informative and made the tour so fun! We had a beautiful day. Although we did not see any manatees, our family had an excellent time kayaking through the mangroves. The highlight was the "amazon tunnel."
Cinnamon was knowledgeable and patient. You can tell she has a passion for what she does and the wildlife she gets to interact with on a daily basis, and that was infectious. We enjoyed our time thoroughly.
Great tour- saw manatees and Dolphins!!!
Took my cousin from Nova Scotia and we both really enjoyed our kayak tour on Wednesday in and around the many islands in the Banana River. Best guide Cinnamin knew her stuff. We saw s dolphin right away and a manatee as well. Plus many many birds. Perfect weather too. Will be back real soon to learn more. Thank you.
Cinnamon was wonderful. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. She helped us understand so much more to our tour than meets the eyes. We didn't see a manatee or a dolphin, but that didn't matter. Cinnamon truly made the experience a once-in-a-lifetime for us. Thank you for a wonderful family vacation experience.
Great learning experience on nature and wild life, plus beautiful areas I'd never know were out there.
we had a good time kayaking. Cinnamon was very informative, and even though we didn't get to see much, her commentary was knowledgable and pleasant to listen to. We would do it again.
Cinnamon was a knowledgeable guide who really appreciates & respects the natural world. Because of the timing of the trip (mid-March, 9am), I didn't see many birds, animals or flowering trees/shrubs.
Our tour was exceptional and beautiful! Our tour guide Cinnamon was extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding wildlife and plant life. Not only was the tour beautiful, but Cinnamon educated us on the various birds and plants along the way, creating a lasting impression upon us. We saw many different types of birds, as well as dolphins! Thanks to Cinnamon, on the remainder of our trip in Florida, we were able to identify the birds we had seen and their different characteristics throughout the entirety of our stay. It made the tour not only a fun kayak experience, but a memorable enriching one!
I recently went on a kayaking tour with my three roommates while visiting Cocoa Beach. It was by far our favorite part of the vacation and we loved every minute of it. Cinnamon and Jenny were absolutely great and we learned a lot about the Florida plant and wildlife from them. If you are visiting Cocoa Beach this tour is a must do!
We were briefed on how to board and paddle the kayaks and given help with boarding. Our guide led us on an interesting tour through both totally wild and partially developed areas. She searched for interesting birds and described them to us. She briefed us on manatee behavior and how to approach them and on Indian River dolphins. We covered a considerable distance, but at a comfortable relaxed pace. Water and suntan oil was thoughtfully provided.
Cinnamon made the experience awesome by being knowledge on the wildlife on the tour. We saw manatees, Dolphins, several large birds and even a raccoon. She kept us engaged in conversation on different interest of the mongroves and the life that inhabits it.
Cinnamon was very knowledgable and passionate about the 1000 island area which in turn made for a wonderful kayaking experience. She "taught" without teaching; extremely enjoyable tour Lori
Cinnamon was our guide and she was fantastic! Her knowledge of local fish, fowl, and fauna was quite impressive. I have already recommended this tour to family & friends who live or visit the area. I'll even go again the next time I'm in Cocoa. I had so much fun!
Our tour guide Cinnamon was awesome! Great personality, very knowledgeable! We are locals to the area and she still made it interesting for us and the length of the tour was perfect. I would definitely recommend any one to go, whether you are a local or on vacation! You won't be disappointed :)
My guide Cinnamon was excellent. She made me feel comfortable right away, since as a new kayaker, I was a little nervous. We had a gorgeous morning...saw dolphins feeding, tons of birds, plus got up close and personal with a couple of manatees. I learned a lot, and enjoyed every second. Will definitely do this again and will recommend it to others. THANK YOU!!
Awesome tour with Cinnamon. She was very knowledgable and made the trip fun. We were able to see dolphin and manatee. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
We were really looking forward to this kayaking tour. Cinnamon was an amazing tour guide - it was so wonderful to learn so much about the vegetation, the dolphins and the birds that we saw - we could tell that she had a passion for the wildlife that was in the area. Even though we were too early in the season to see the manatee and a few other things, she still told us a lot about them. Loved the little detour through the trail - so beautiful and fun! If we're down in Florida during the warmer seasons when some of the other animals will be out, we'll be sure to come by again. Thanks again.
Our guide was great and very knowledgeable!