Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water-road ride with this Groupon.
$19 for a Two-Hour Boat Tour (Up to $28 Value)
Sightseers board Coast Guard–approved passenger boats for two-hour tours of Cocoa Beach’s Thousand Islands, a barrier ecosystem of slender canals and secluded passageways. The narrated experience allows crewmembers to point out the rustling wildlife, including manatees, flocks of coastal birds, and bottlenose dolphins as they drift, play, and reorganize their magazine collections. During the tour, the technicolor boats meander through the Indian River Lagoon, an estuary regarded as one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. This Groupon also includes a 10% discount at the Sunset Cafe. Prices at the Sunset Cafe are subject to change.
Child and senior discounted tickets are available, but this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Island Boat Lines
The multicolored eco-tour vessels operated by Island Boat Lines sport a vibrant mix of bright yellow, pink, green, and sky-blue colors. The presence of so many colors mirrors the diversity found in the environments the boats often enter around the canals of Cocoa Beach's Thousand Islands. When the company's skippers aren't venturing into these chromatic habitats––where pelicans thrive alongside great blue herons––they're steering a 99-foot paddle-wheel boat. The boat sets off on weekends for riverboat dinner cruises that bring their own share of wildlife encounters as passengers often spot bottlenose dolphins stealing the dessert cart.
If you like nature tours, this is one of the best.Lionroar, TripAdvisor, 1/31/12
We saw several manatees and dolphins, as well as various species of birds. Our guides were very knowledgable and informativeEmilyB6, TripAdvisor, 7/18/12
“It is an open air boat so bring warm clothes or scarves in the winter. They are wonderful about finding interesting sites and dolphins etc. really enjoyed it ”
“Fun tour. They let you bring your own beverage/ snacks. ”
“I am a local resident and I took my 80 year old mother on this boat ride. The groupon made it a decent price.($17). We saw manatee, dolphins, turtles, osprey and...”
“I am a local resident and I took my 80 year old mother on this boat ride. The groupon made it a decent price.($17). We saw manatee, dolphins, turtles, osprey and storks. The ride takes you slowly around the Banana River on the Cocoa Beach side (not the beach but the town of Cocoa Beach) ”
500 West Cocoa Beach Causeway
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931