Things To Do In Merritt Island

Up to 85% Off Paintball Tickets to Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

$120 $20

Amongst hollowed-out vehicles, paintballers combat safely with rental equipment and all-day play

Up to 55% Off Water-Propelled Flyboarding

Multiple Locations

$199 $99

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

Half Off Kayaking Tour on Merritt Island

Manatee Cove Park

$60 $30

Tandem kayaks & paddles propel patrons around waterways where manatees & dolphins make appearances during 2-hour tours

Up to 60% Off Mini Golf at Glowgolf

Merritt Square Mall

$16 $8

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

Up to 79% Off Paintball Package

Multiple Locations

$120 $25

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

Up to 55% Off Tandem Kayak Rental

Banana River Park

$50 $25

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

Up to 62% Off from Island Time Kayaking

Merritt Island

$29.99 $14

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

Up to 51% Off Swimming with Dolphins & Manatees

Cocoa Beach

$70 $34

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

Up to 53% Off Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Merritt Island

$40 $19

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

Up to 79% Off from Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

45% Off Skydiving Package

Skydive Space Center

$399 $219

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The package includes an aerial tour, priority boarding, a shirt, and an 18,000-foot tandem jump

Up to 51% Off Animal-Park Visit

East Orange

$43.90 $22.99

Nature park showcases rare breeds of panthers, bears, and jungle creatures in natural habitats during live exhibitions and guided tours

52% Off a Fishing Charter for Two

Titusville

$475 $229

Customers use light spin-casting rods to hook redfish, bass, and other species in shallow or deep waters, during the day or after dusk

40% Off a Scenic Historical Cruise

Cocoa Village Marina

$58 $35

Beautiful sights and tidbits about area history and nature entertain passengers during two-hour cruises aboard 99-foot paddlewheel boat

Half Off Space Coast R/C

Cocoa

$15 $7.50

On a Georgia clay track with challenging sharp turns and tall jumps, racers vie against one another with a variety of R/C cars

Up to 76% Off at Alicea's Martial Arts Studio

Rockledge

$85 $19.99

Two-week intro class includes a uniform and all registration fees; grappling classes teaches self-defense and sparring

38% Off at U.S. 1 Golf Center

Viera-Rockledge

$6 $3.75

Family-owned golf center with 18 lighted tee stations and a large grass tee line

55% Off

Viera North

$118 $53

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 55% Off Fishing Trip

Cocoa Beach-Cape Canaveral

$55 $25

Four- or nine-hour charters venture into the Atlantic Ocean to catch fish species such as grouper and snapper

Half Off Near-Shore Fishing Trip for Up to Six

Cocoa Beach-Cape Canaveral

$400 $200

The 32 ft. Stuart Angler glides through Port Canaveral and local ocean spots on four-hour fishing jaunts with a pro fishing captain

Up to 56% Off Monster Beach Cruiser Rentals w/ mounted Go Pro

Historic Cocoa Beach Pier

$65 $32

Sightseers pedal cruisers along the Cocoa Beach waterfront while using Go Pro HD cameras to record trips; custom-edited video included

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

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 54% Off Casino Cruise 

Cape Canaveral

$54 $27

During five-hour ocean excursions, try your hand at more than 600 slot machines and 30 table games, and dine on lunch and dinner selections

$17 for a Boat Tour of Thousand Islands 

Cocoa Beach

$28 $17

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Naturalists and certified captains narrate tours and guide boats to Cocoa Beach's Thousand Islands, seeking views of Florida wildlife

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Up to 62% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Satellite Beach

$120 $55

Fitness instructors lead boot-camp classes in outdoor parks

48% Off Punk-Rock Concert

Sport's Page Bar & Grill

$23.08 $12

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'80s punk-rock band performs "Bloodstains" and other hits

Up to 56% Off Outdoor Boot Camp Classes

Melbourne

$60 $29

Using dozens of simple objects and nature's own gravity, trainers push students through high intensity interval training

Up to 87% Off Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Lessons

Melbourne

$185 $29

Instructors familiarize students with punches, kicks, and defensive stances during private and group martial arts lessons

Up to 60% Off at Play Plus for Kids

Melbourne

$30 $15

Children 9 months to 9 years old bounce, climb, and explore bright facility that brims with hands-on play opportunities

50% Off Standup-Paddleboarding Session

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Novices can learn the proper paddling technique from instructors who have taught more than 2,000 people in the outfit's three-year existence

Anytime Fitness – Up to 64% Off

Melbourne/Palm Bay

$110 $45

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

63% Off Virtual Archery Simulator Experience

Melbourne

$40 $15

Take aim on the digital TechnoHUNT simulator, which recreates hunting conditions on-screen

Up to 75% Off a Two-Hour Dolphin Boat Tour

Melbourne

$112 $28

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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 50% Off at Funtown Family-Center

Melbourne

$40 $20

Roller skating, arcade, bounce house, laser tag, and playground fun against backdrop of beach murals in 30,000-square-foot facility

Up to 59% Off a Two-Hour Wildlife Boat Tour

Grills River Side

$34 $17

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

Up to 78% Off at StayFit Health Clubs

Melbourne

$200 $50

Enjoy the full range of classes from the intense cardio of spinning classes and the high energy of Zumba to the relaxation of yoga

Up to 50% Off Anytime Fitness Orlando

Melbourne

$8 $4

Latin beats and current hits percolate throughout studio, where fitness instructors lead fun, calorie-torching dance steps

67% Off Group Fitness Classes

Seaside Plaza

$150 $50

With yoga, TRX, Pilates, and barre classes on the slate, participants get a wide range of workout styles to choose from

70% Off Group Personal Training at Ocean View Fitness

Indialantic By The Sea

$150 $45

Enthusiastic personal trainers help students burn calories, build strength, and increase flexibility

55% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Melbourne

$75 $34

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 60% Off Kids' Classes at CrossFit

CrossFit Country

$120 $59

CrossFit classes scaled for kids increase strength, flexibility, speed, and balance

Up to 77% Off Classes at Championship Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

Highly-skilled martial arts instructors teach discipline, confidence, and the importance of fitness to adults and children as young as 3

Up to 62% Off Children's Music Instruction

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

Children learn about music and broaden their minds during ever-changing playdates or weekly piano lessons

Up to 59% Off Classes at Cage Fitness

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Workouts based on MMA fights engage the entire body during five 5-minute rounds

Up to 57% Off at RS Fitness for Life

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Boot-camp classes improve fitness with strength and cardio drills; personal training offers a one-on-one approach to weight loss

87% Off Self-Defense Classes at Nelumbo Jiu-Jitsu

Oviedo

$225 $29

Self-defense classes teach students how to break falls, defend against common grips, and force attackers into submission

67% Off Kids' Dance Classes

Oviedo

$45 $15

Dancers aged 3 and older can learn various styles, including ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip-hop

Up to 53% Off Dance Classes at Salsa Heat

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Seasoned salsa instructors teach kids and adults proper footwork, good form, and fluid movement

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

56% Off Surfboard Rental

Coquina Plaza

$40 $20

Ride the waves with a full-day rental of soft top surfboard for one or two

Up to 50% Off Standup-Paddleboard Tours

Driggers

$110 $59

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Guides teach basics before setting off on 90-minute guided tours of Indian River in daytime or at sunset

50% Off Outdoor Supplies

New Smyrna Beach

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Full-Day Pontoon Rental

New Smyrna Beach

$400 $179

Pontoons with plush seating and a convertible covering to block out the sun

50% Off cardio boxing or wrestling classes

Smyrna Estates

$195 $98

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Paddleboarding Lesson or Tour

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Trained and certified instructors lead groups on eco tours or teach them to paddleboard

Up to 65% Off Classes at Salsa Dance

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Energized instructors lead classes rooted in Latin music and dance, splitting sessions into two parts for easier learning

Up to 77% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $29

Students learn to bolster muscle strength and improve organ function with 90-minute hot-yoga classes for all skill levels

Up to 68% Off at MBody Yoga

Multiple Locations

$119 $39

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Heated studio helps muscles stretch farther as instructors guide students through fluid poses

Up to 69% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Choreographers marry street-style dance with cardio as students of all ages tone muscles and melt fat in high-energy classes

Up to 56% Off Flyboarding

New Smyrna Beach

$200 $99

Instructors will train flyboarders in a 30-minute one-on-one in-water group session

Up to 86% Off Kids' Tae Kwon Do or Adult Kickboxing

Neptune Beach

$140 $20

Instructors lead children through flowing tae kwon do movments and motivate adults through high-energy, results-driven kickboxing workouts

Up to 56% Off Outdoor Laser Tag for Kids

Omega Ranch

$79 $39

Extensive outdoor course on a 1,200-acre facility; staff supervises scenario games on four-hour adventures

Half Off at Holy Smokes Fishing Charters

New Smyrna Beach

$400 $200

In a fully equipped 25-foot Mako center-console boat, cruise inshore waters in search of tarpon, cobia, and kingfish

49% Off MudSlayers Mud Run

Central Volusia

$89 $45

5K race with more than 30 obstacles including sliding, climbing, and mud; a portion of the proceeds goes to The Youth Alliance

70% Off Personal Training

Winter Springs

$140 $42

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 74% Off at UFC Gym

Winter Springs

$50 $19

Professional fighters lead small groups through boxing, kickboxing, and MMA-fitness classes that emphasize fitness and technique

Up to 63% Off a Ride-Along or Driving Experience

Multiple Locations

$130 $49

Tear down the track with a professional racecar driver, or take to the track for five laps after a preparatory driving class

84% Off Classes at Martial Arts World

Multiple Locations

$245 $39

Martial arts classes burn calories while boosting confidence; uniform included

Up to 58% Off 5k Mud Run Registration

Seamark Ranch

$75 $35

Run through woods, fields, water, and mud while conquering 19 obstacles all while supporting the kids who call Seamark Ranch home

Up to 80% Off TRX Training Sessions

Winter Springs Town Center

$240 $49

Trainers lead students through varied exercises, using the suspension trainer and the student's own body weight for full-body workouts

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Course

Sanford

$200 $99

Designed for beginners, the course emphasizes responsibility while teaching students how to handle and shoot a firearm

Up to 61% Off Self-Defense Classes

Sanford

$249 $99

4-hour intro course teaches theory and basic techniques; 8- to 10-hour readiness class covers the psychology of fear

Up to 74% Off MMA-Style Fitness Classes

Sanford

$125 $39

Short, yet intense workouts help students of all levels burn calories and build muscle with endurance, strength, power, and core work

Up to 80% Off Fitness Classes

Sanford

$150 $35

Work up a sweat in Zumba, Bootcamp, Cardio-Kickboxing, Yoga, RealRyder cycling, and TRX classes

Up to 52% Off "The Lost Comedies of William Shakespeare"

Annie Russell Theatre

$42 $20

Using audience suggestions and their own Shakespearean knowledge, company improvises Elizabethan-style comedy

Up to 51% Off Pool and Drinks

Multiple Locations

$36.99 $18

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Groups shoot pool for two hours while munching wings and cheese sticks and sipping drinks

Up to 51% Off Classes at CrossFit Push Box

Goldenrod

$150 $75

Clients perform a variety of physical challenges to help improve their speed, agility, strength, and cardiovascular endurance

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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
US

Bikram Yoga on the Island's founders, Suzanne and Joe Elliott, draw inspiration from their students' physical progress and development each week, ensuring that each session addresses the needs of first-day students, casual practitioners, and lifelong yogis. Ten years of experience fuel Suzanne and Joe's work as instructors, with each tapping his or her encyclopedic knowledge to guide pupils through two breathing exercises and 26 poses. Along with a staff of instructors, the two founders demonstrate and describe the proper execution of each posture with the authority of an Olympic Twister medalist.

As students fold and unfold limbs, each movement helps promote healthy organ function by pushing freshly oxygenated blood throughout their entire bodies. Meanwhile, the studio's heating system helps them safely sink into each stretch and sweat out toxins by raising the temperature to 105 degrees with 40% humidity. After class, attendees can freshen up with the studio's indoor and outdoor shower facilities.

87 E Merritt Ave
Merritt Island,
FL
US

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 Drive
Port Canaveral,
FL
US

Dolphin Jet Ski Rentals front-loads what is possibly its service's greatest attraction: the chance to see the dolphin's fin crest up close. This is a common occurrence for their riders, who may also encounter manatees as they cut a path through the waves. The watercraft are also simple to learn for first-time riders. Simply watch a brief video, undergo a safety briefing and operation instruction, and never press the button that activates submarine mode. As jet skis launch from the Harbortown Marina, numerous waterways provide riders with access to the Banana River and beyond.

2700 Harbortown Drive
Merritt Island,
FL
US

Sky 1 Parasail's power boat departs from Banana River Park in Merritt Island, pulling behind it thrill-seeking patrons held aloft by a giant parachute. The outfit offers 300-foot, 500-foot, and 800-foot flights lasting up to 12 minutes, allowing up to three riders at a time to take in panoramic views of landmarks such as Space Coast and Cocoa Beach. All Captain's hold CPR and first aid certifications as well as a Coast Guard certified Master Captain's License - but participants need no special skills.

1872 East Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island,
FL
US

At Hydro Flight Extreme Water Sports, pilots surge into the air on the wings of high-pressure funnels of water. The dynamic, water-based jetpack uses focused streams of seawater to break the bonds of gravity and lift riders into the air. Pilots direct their own pace and direction, with an instructor accompanying them below to lend assistance or fend off any krakens that want to give you a high-five.

590 S Banana River Dr.
Merritt Island,
Florida
US

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