Tours in Cocoa

Up to 66% Off Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four

Space Coast Segway Tours, LLC

Cape Canaveral

$65 $25

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Guides lead segway riders on two-wheeled jaunt down palm-tree-lined paths to see sights such as manatees

Up to 60% Off a Two-Hour Dolphin and Manatee Tour via Boat

DolFun Tours

Melbourne

$48 $24

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Boat tours sail through the Indian River's estuary full of dolphins, manatees, and more than 4,000 bird and fish species

Up to 57% Off a Two-Hour Wildlife Boat Tour

Good Natured River Tours

Grills River Side

$34 $19

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Cruise through the space coast estuary on the scenic Indian River Lagoon, glimpsing dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

The Other Bar

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

50% Off from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Lake Eola Park

$39.95 $20

Friends and families grab their smartphones before heading out on an adventurous walking tour looking for clues and racking up points

Up to 51% Off Investigative Paranormal and Ghost Tour

Agency For Eternal Justice

Orlando

$50 $25

Guides will take tour-goers to paranormal locations and investigate and attempt to contact the spirits during 90-minute tours

Half Off Night Helicopter Tours with Champagne

HQ Aviation

Orlando

$400 $179

The 40-minute tour of the Orlando skies includes a champagne toast and commemorative photos

Up to 50% Off Ecological River Cruise

St. Johns River Cruises

Orange City

$22 $12

Leisurely two-hour cruise upon St. Johns River puts riders up close with manatees, alligators, bald eagles, and limpkins

Up to 54% Off Day- or Weeklong Bike Rental

West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co.

Oakland

$30 $15

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Choose from a variety of bicycles to rent for the day or all weeklong, whether using it to get in shape, hit the trails, or to get around

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The entire sky along Florida's Space Coast is like one giant movie screen, regularly showing the story of rockets—some manned, some unmanned, others guided entirely by dreams. They launch gracefully towards the heavens, where they break through Earth's atmosphere and float out beyond it. It's a mesmerizing display, one that serves as the focal point for Space Coast River Tours's Rocket Tour. The Blue Dolphin, the company's 44-foot USCG-certified pontoon river boat, serves as the tour's mode of transportation. Its retractable roof pulls back to reveal unobstructed views of the sky above for all of its 49 passengers.

Captains Mark and Michele Anderson, who are both certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, have plenty to explore even when rockets aren't taking flight. Specialty tours are available at an additional cost. During the holidays, they show passengers the lights and decorations along residential canals in Sykes Creek, handing out some egg nog or hot cocoa to complete the experience. The Banana River Lagoon Tour, meanwhile, remains a daily feature. For two hours, the boat tours the Banana River and floats into the habitats of the area's many birds, dolphins, manatees, and gators.

Kelly Park
Merritt Island,
FL
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Carnival Cruise Lines entertains seafarers on a decorated vessel brimming with lively stage shows, upscale dining, buffets, and sweeping aquatic views. Kick back in the comforts of a spacious interior stateroom with a convertible king bed, full bathroom with shower, and closets roomy enough for stashing buffet leftovers. Vacationers can stretch their legs while dining on a rotating roster of food served three times daily before laughing the evening away at a comedy show.

1492 Charles M. Rowland Dr.
Port Canaveral,
FL
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Owner, instructor, and personal trainer Dan Case loads up the roof of his boat with a fleet of standup paddleboards. On his small boat, he's on his way to Ponce Inlet Intracoastal waterways with groups of up to seven. When they've reached their requested destinations, clients get to paddle through the mangrove trails, keeping an eye out for local wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, and Bear Grylls hiding in a tree. Inexperienced paddlers can take lessons on the placid waters of Lake Killarney, and more experienced visitors can try their hand at surfing or standup-paddleboard yoga.

2500 Lee Rd, Unit 227
Winter Park,
FL
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Dash Around Tours' experienced guides cart up to 14 sightseers to scenic central Florida locales, such as Cocoa Beach, Lake Eola, and Kissimmee, aboard the Dashmobile, a van replete with complimentary food and drinks. During unique expeditions, quirky tour guides take digital pictures for the group's future perusal on the web, as well as dole out their own brand of trivia about central Florida that they admit is more useless than a megaphone at mime school. The tour price includes admission to area attractions, but riders must provide their own change for retail purchases.

101 North Rosalind Avenue
Orlando,
FL
US

Tantalizing Tastes & Tours guides Jerry and Jasmine Bacon shepherd diners through the Fine Dining Tour, introducing palates to the seasonings and styles of four or five handpicked restaurants. Private chauffeurs depart at 6 p.m., driving guests to gourmand gems such as City Fire, at which diners indulge in upscale American fare, and The Nile, whose chef populates a menu with authentic Ethiopian dishes. As journeys roll along, panoramic views of downtown unfold, guides elaborate on places of interest, including Amway Center and City Hall, and rousing games of trivia require guests to consult their noggins to answer questions such as "Is Antarctica actually real?" Drivers will also pick up and drop off residents of other cities for an additional cost, including Kissimmee ($25), Lake Buena Vista ($20), and International Drive ($10). The directors request that guests refrain from wearing shorts, flip-flops, or clown noses on the excursion.

1929 South Kirkman Road
Orlando,
FL
US

Florida is a state ripe for adventure. Airboats speed across its Everglades, passing by scenic flora and fauna, such as the state's famous American alligators. Elsewhere, a giant Saturn V rocket looms over the Kennedy Space Center, where visitors can learn about NASA, ride a shuttle-launch simulator, or even dine with a real-life astronaut, who may or may not be made of cheese. An astronaut even greets visitors as soon as they arrive, provided they come on one of Gray Line Orlando / Gator Tours' buses.

In business since 1993, Gator Tours became the Orlando branch of the nationally known Gray Line brand in 2006, and has grown to include more than 20 buses that travel across the Sunshine State. The experiences mentioned above are just two of 59 tours that depart from the Orlando area. In addition to simple shuttle service, the company also takes care of full itineraries. Depending on the chosen trip, guides might lead groups through downtown Orlando or historic St. Augustine, home to cobblestone streets and America's oldest schoolhouse. Other times, the company's buses go straight to the ocean, where boats wait to embark on deep-sea fishing trips.

7091 Grand National Dr, Ste 102
Orlando,
FL
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