Things To Do In Merritt Island


30-Minute Flyboarding Session for One or Two Jump Right In Flyboarding (Up to 55% Off). Two Locations Available.

Jump Right In Flyboarding

Multiple Locations

Using foot mounted jet packs, instructors teach students how to ride FlyBoards powered by jets of water that propel them into the air.

$199 $99

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Tandem Kayak Rental for Two or Four at Surf and Ski Water Sports (Up to 55% Off)

Surf and Ski Water Sports

Banana River Park

Passengers take two-person kayaks and glide along the Banana River and Cocoa Beach

$50 $25

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Two-Hour Kayaking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Island Time Kayaking (Up to 58% Off)

Island Time Kayaking

Merritt Island

On tours along the sparkling waters of Indian River, guests may see dolphins and manatees before stopping for walks along island beaches

$29.99 $15

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$65 for Admission, Tour, and Food Voucher at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ($90.10 Value)

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Space Center

Admission to NASA’s Visitor Center features Space Shuttle Atlantis, a Saturn V rocket and behind-the-scenes tours of Kennedy Space Center

$90.10 $65

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Swim With Dolphins & Manatees for Two or Four from Dolphin Paradise Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Dolphin Paradise Tours

Cocoa Beach

After a short cruise to a remote island, groups can collect seashells before swimming into waters teeming with manatees and dolphins

$70 $40

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1-, 1.5-, or 2-Hour Jet-Ski Tour of Cocoa Beach from Cocoa Beach Jet Ski Rentals (Up to 47% Off)

Cocoa Jet Ski Rental Company

Cocoa Jet Ski Rental Company

Guided jet-ski tour allows riders to explore the barrier islands around Cocoa Beach and search for dolphins, manatees, and exotic birds

$149 $79

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Three Games of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six, or Mini Golf and Laser Maze for Two at Glowgolf (Up to 60% Off)

Glowgolf DAVENPORT

Merritt Island

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$16 $8

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Two-Hour Stand-Up Paddle Board Excursion for One, Two, or Four at Go Paddle Board Cocoa Beach (Up to 48% Off)

Go Paddle Board Cocoa Beach

Merritt Island

Paddle boarders embark from Cocoa Beach to ride waves and potentially spot dolphins, manatees, and seabirds

$40 $21

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Four-Hour Shark-Fishing Trip for Two or Four from Lagoon Adventures (40% Off)

Lagoon Adventures

Lagoon Adventures

Captain Pete Wallace leads groups on four-hour fishing excursions in search of sharks

$200 $120

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Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six from Paintball Promos (Up to 79% Off)

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

$120 $25

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Two-Hour Fishing Trip for Two or Four from Shark Bait Fishing Co. (Up to 47% Off)

Shark Bait Fishing Co.

Merritt Island

An experienced captain takes anglers out to sea on a 26-foot catamaran, providing all equipment and helping to bait hooks and clean catches

$78 $44

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Somewhere along the line, a watersports enthusiast went a little crazy, in the best way possible. The result was the Flyboard, a single-person apparatus that combines the movements of a flying superhero with the underwater mobility of a dolphin. Jump Right In Flyboarding, a purveyor of such aqueous adventures, straps its patrons into one of their propulsion systems to levitate above water on columns of pressurized water and dive underwater upon command, making for an exhilarating ride. During instruction sessions that last about 10 minutes, aspiring aquanauts learn to control the water-spewing nozzles. Two nozzles attach to the wearer's feet and supply 90% of the propulsion, while two more nozzles attach to the hands and help with stabilization in much the same manner that poles help with skiing or machetes help with sprinting.
1891 East Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island,
FL
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Cocoa Beach locals know that it's rare to spot Bill Kowalik on dry land. The Puerto Rico–born seafarer is at home on the water, constantly surfing, kayaking, or leading tours across the Florida Space Coast. Bill’s as passionate about the environment as he is about watersports, enthusiastically exploring the area's diverse waterways while taking pains to leave the least impact on the protected waters. Along with his team of trained instructors, he leads individuals, groups, and families on kayak tours through lush mangroves and island channels, pointing out dolphins, manatees, and exotic birds.
2100 Pine Island Road
Merritt Island,
FL
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The water's calm. Almost too calm. Nearly imperceptible ripples begin to form, soon evolving into bubbles reminiscent of a hair-raising monster movie. A figure erupts upwards, the water peeling away in sheets to reveal not a creature of the deep, but a person with their feet strapped into a strange device. The machine, called a Flyboard, projects two jets of water out from right beneath the rider's feet, causing her to soar through the air. This propulsion lends itself to acrobatics, helping riders perform tricks such as spins, flips, and dolphin-like dives from the air to the water and back again. The owners of Jump Right In Flyboarding say such tricks are not hard to master. They started their company to give everyone a taste of this hard-to-describe, impossible-to-imitate water sport, and today they specialize in the sales, service, instruction and rentals of FlyBoards. With locations in Sebastian, Cocoa Beach, and Key Largo, they are some of the coast's most experienced operators.
1872 East Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island,
FL
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Looking a sea turtle right in the eyes. Paddling onto the white shores of an empty beach. Watching the sun set over the ocean, dangling your feet in the water. For over 25 years, Florida natives and visitors alike have enjoyed tropical experiences like these, thanks to rental boats from Relaxed Kayaks. True to the name, the team is so committed to relaxation that they don't even require customers to visit their shop?instead, they deliver and pick up their boats from waterfront locations throughout the area. Aspiring kayakers don't have to paddle alone, either. On guided kayak tours led by biologists and naturalists, participants learn about Florida's unique aquatic habitats, from its beaches to Disney World's magical castle, which is secretly full of fish.
885 Waikiki Drive
Merritt Island,
FL
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While leisurely paddling along the Indian River, dolphins and manatees swim beside a kayak as a guide points out some of the 300 species of native birds soaring overhead. This is the kind of memorable experience that many customers have had during Island Time Kayaking’s two- to four-hour tours of Cocoa Beach’s waterways. The experienced team at Island Time Kayaking instructs future kayak captains on the basics before launching, so even those brand new to kayaking can partake in laid-back jaunts, which include stops at remote islands where guests can dip their toes in the sand and put seashells to their ears. Kayaking equipment and mermaid repellent are included, and sunset tours are also available.
4905 N Tropical Trl
Merritt Island,
FL
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You don't have to travel far from the shores of Cocoa Beach to spot the cresting fins of dolphins and surfacing snouts of manatees, and Go Paddle Board Cocoa Beach gladly supplies individuals making excursions off-land. Their paddle boards make an ideal transport for these trips, allowing riders to stand and glide peacefully along the water as they navigate with a long paddle. More than 300 species of birds reward those with sharp eyes, including osprey diving for fish and pelicans filling their beak pouches with water to douse forgotten campfires. But the wildlife isn't the only draw of the aquatic jaunts—voyagers can ride waves into shore, or travel to islands in search of shells.
4905 North Tropical Trail
Merritt Island,
FL
US
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