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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
From US$65.00
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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.
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Reviewed today
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

Thank tpalus
Reviewed yesterday 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 today

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 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

Thank Dominic B
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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Chad S
19 June 2018|
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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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