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Private Swimming Tour in the Dolphin and Manatee Lagoon

(3 Reviews)
  • Tour Duration:2 Hours
  • Monday – Sunday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Max People:6 maximum

This tour is designed for a more intimate experience with family and friends. Let one of our knowledgeable Captains chauffeur you through the Indian River Lagoon on a two-hour adventure you’ll never forget! Your group will be able to spot a wide variety of natural wildlife such as Manatees, Dolphins, Coastal birds, and various other marine life in their natural habitats from the comfort of our cozy pontoon boat!

What to Expect

The tour will start by cruising through the lagoon on a comfortable pontoon boat in search of wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, coastal birds, and many others. Our knowledgeable captain will share many facts about the native wildlife and surrounding areas. About half way through the tour we will stop at a sandbar island where you can get off the boat to swim in the lagoon, walk along the sandbar to collect shells, and take in the beauty that surrounds you. After the Sandbar we will take you for a final cruise through the lagoon back to the marina.

For more information or to book a tour, call us at (321) 978-5479.

Swimming Notice:

While we do offer swimming year round there are some circumstances that will
prevent us from swimming on certain days such as inclement weather like high wind speeds, dangerous wildlife, or toxic algae blooms.
If we are unable to do the swimming portion of the trip we will try to notify you prior to departure and give you the following options to choose from:

  • Two hour boat ride with no swimming
  • Book another tour
  • Reschedule to another day and/or time

We call this tour Swimming in the Dolphin and Manatee Lagoon tour because you get to swim in the lagoon that is home to the Florida Manatee and our own sub species of Dolphins, but please note that all of the animals we encounter are wild which means none are trained or in an enclosure so we can never guarantee what type of interaction you will have with these animals. Here in Florida Dolphins and Manatees are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act which means that you legally cannot pet, feed, or entice these animals.

We have these laws to protect them so we do respect these laws and never disturb any of the wildlife, we are there to observe them in their natural habitats. Every experience is unique and unscripted which makes our tours a one of a kind!

Tour Highlights
  • Visit the island accessible only by boat! Walk on the sandbar in the middle of the Lagoon.
  • Swim in the natural habitat of dolphins and manatees!
  • Have close encounters with local wildlife : dolphins, manatees, birds and some large cranes!
  • Collect seashells for arts & crafts.
  • Cozy boat with comfortable seats & warm blankets.
  • Highly Knowledgeable Captains.
  • Small Group Size or Private Experience


1360 S Banana River Dr
Merritt Island, FL 32952

Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday
8 am -9 pm

Important Notes

Alcohol is permitted for guests that are 21 years of age and up.

The maximum number of seats on our pontoon boat is 6 people, including infants (this means passengers from 0 to 100 years old), not counting the captain.

Tip for the Captain. 18-20% is customary

Prohibitions & Limitations

Unfortunately, we can only bring six passengers per vessel. This is a strictly enforced coast guard regulation, so legally we cannot go over that limit regardless of age or participation in activities.

Sometimes we can arrange for multiple boats to go out at the same time. If this interests you, please call us for availability at (321) 978-5479 during office hours from 8am to 5pm EST.

What’s Included?

  • Blankets
  • Binoculars
  • Life Jackets

What to Bring?

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Polarize Sunglasses

Cancellation Policy


TERMS AND CONDITIONS : Then you purchase your tickets YOU AGREE BY CHECKING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BOX OF OUR COMPANY POLICY THAT YOU HAVE PURCHASED NON REFUNDABLE TICKETS. All passengers will need a ticket regardless of age or participation of activities Payment details: Reservations are required and all payments must be made in advance so we can secure your spot and send your tickets. Most major credit cards accepted. Weather: This is a weather permitting activity. Being that we are outside on the water we must always consider safety first! If your trip is cancelled due to weather related issues we will notify you asap with a Captain cancel by email or phone. There is no fee to reschedule if we issue a Captain cancellation. No call, no show – Forfeit your payments If you don’t show up at departure time, your tickets will be considered a NO Show and forfeit your reservation (this includes vouchers). If you are running late please call before your scheduled time.

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What are the age restrictions for passengers?

There is no age limit for our tour. Anyone who boards the boat will need a ticket regardless of age or participation in activities.
We also provide coast guard approved life jackets from infant size to adult.
Look forward to seeing you in paradise!

Can we bring a dog?

Yes, we are pet friendly and love to have our furry friends join for the fun!
Please remember to bring “doggy bags” to clean any pet waste.

Also please note that we operate in brackish water, which contains salt water, that can quickly dehydrate animals if they drink it so be sure to bring a bowl and fresh water as well.

When should we arrive?

We ask guests to please arrive 10-15 minutes before your departure time.

What kind of boat?

Our tours are done on pontoon boats.

Are tours done all year?

Yes we offer tours year round and feel that each season has something different to offer.

Can we take pictures?

Yes you are welcome to take photos throughout the trip.

What kind of animals might we see?

There are hundreds of species of animals here in the lagoon such as dolphins, Manatees, coastal birds, bottom dwellers like stingrays and horseshoe crabs, alligators, river otters, and more.

Are there restrooms on the boat?

There is no restroom on the boat so recommend using the restroom at the marina prior to boarding.

3 Reviews
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Brittany Brittany Liedke

Family Traveller

Our kids loved the island and the sandbar! You are standing in the middle of the lagoon, amazing! They collected some seashells and saw fishes. Our family really enjoyed the swimming with the dolphin tour!

September 16, 2021

Erika Hale

Group Traveller

We went swimming in the dolphin lagoon during our vacation in Cocoa beach. Amazing trip, highly recommended for the whole family!

August 12, 2021

Neisha Handley

Family Traveller

Its really nice and affordable adventure for the whole family, we really enjoyed being on the water and watch the dolphin playing by our boat. Our captain took a good care of us and was very friendly!

June 9, 2021