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 today’s Groupon to Island Boat Lines in Cocoa Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a two-hour boat tour for two of Cocoa Beach’s Thousand islands (up to a $56 value).
- For $56, you get a two-hour boat tour for four of Cocoa Beach’s Thousand islands (up to a $112 value).<p>
Tours depart from Sunset Waterfront Cafe & Bar.
Island Boat Lines’ certified captains and professional naturalists sweep landlubbers off their feet for two-hour eco-adventures that bring boaters up close and personal with some of Florida’s most exotic wildlife. The expert crew narrates each journey, guiding up to 43 guests through a rich flood-tide delta deposit that forms a labyrinth of natural trails and canals. Sharp-eyed sightseers may see manatees, flocks of coastal birds, and bottlenose dolphins as they drift, play, and reorganize their magazine collections. After passing beneath the drawbridge of the Banana River Marina, the technicolor boats meander through The Indian River lagoon, an estuary regarded as one of the world’s most diverse eco-systems. Swashbucklers float alongside the residences of the Thousand Islands to get a peek at how locals live their life, before reveling in their freedom to wander and crabwalk about the U.S. Coast Guard–approved sightseeing vessel unhindered.
Though Island Boat Lines sometimes features a discounted price online, 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.