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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.
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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.
  • Manatee kayaking tour near Orlando
  • See the scenic Indian River estuary
  • Great chance to photograph the manatees
  • Visit the manatees’ hangout spots to observe their natural behavior
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago
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

Thank khgl
Reviewed 17 August 2018
Brilliant trip for all the family

We had a great 2 hour tour with Otto on the Manatee Kayaking Tour. We saw many beautiful Manatee; it was great being so close and seeing them in their natural habitat. Otto was fantastic and also pointed out other wildlife - a was a...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018
Truly memorable

We were lucky to have Sandy as our guide for this amazing experience. He was a mine of information, enthusiasm and fun. The site for the launch is not easy to find so make sure you follow the detailed instructions emailed out in advance. After...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide Otto was great! We have five adults and an 18 month old in our group, so we took out 1 single and two double seat kayaks. We showed up early and Otto was ready for us, with boats in the water and...More

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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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