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Unique experience to swim in the same lagoon that wild dolphins & manatees freely roam in!

✅ 2 hour tour
✅ Suitable for families with kids
✅ Visit to a local island
✅ Shell collecting
✅ Opportunity for Dolphin and Manatee Sightings

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Swimming in the Dolphin and Manatee Lagoon

(4 Reviews)
  • Tour Duration:2 Hours
  • Monday – Sunday8 am -4 pm
  • Min Age:All ages welcome
  • Max People:6 maximum
Overview

Our tour offers a unique experience that allows guests to swim in the same lagoon that wild dolphins and manatees freely roam in. This is an ethical and eco-friendly option that will give you an opportunity to see wildlife up close. We like to remind our guests that we are here to strictly observe the wildlife and to never disturb them. Dolphins and Manatees are a protected species in the wild and it is illegal to pet, feed, or entice them per the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

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
  • Refund
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

Location

Inshore, Indian River Lagoon

Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday
8 am -4 pm

Important Notes

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

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
  • Water bottles
  • Binoculars
  • Life Jackets

What to Bring?

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera

Cancellation Policy

If there is any inclement weather that causes us to cancel we will try to notify you as soon as possible by phone or email and give you an opportunity to reschedule.

If you are unable to reschedule you may call the office for additional options at (321) 978-5479 during office hours 8am to 5pm EST.

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FAQ

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 should we bring?

Water, any food or drinks (no glass please), sun protection, swimsuits (for swim tour), towel, and shoes you don’t mind getting wet.

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.

4 Reviews
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Steven McHugh

Couple Traveller

Splish Splash…….we had a BLAST!!! Lee was an incredible captain with a great personality that made our last day on the water the best day of our vaca!!! We will be back!!

September 8, 2021

Tosha Hollis

Family Traveller

Very knowledgeable tour guide and we loved seeing the dolphins and manatee! Going on the island to gather rocks and seashells was absolutely wonderful. a 2 hour tour is the perfect amount of time. The best tour ever!

September 4, 2021

Lori Hatley

Family Traveller

We did this on our last day at Cocoa Beach & I wish we had went sooner. We did the 4:45 tour & had such a great time. Captain Melody was amazing and made sure we saw the manatees & dolphins. She took us to an island and we find all kinds of unique shells. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone & if we come back to Cocoa Beach we will be sure to take this tour again

August 12, 2021

Jade Quinn

Family Traveller

Very wonderful experience! We went on the dolphin manatee swim experience and it was fabulous! The captain is very experienced and his receptionist was very understanding when we had some payment issues through the emails but it worked out for my family. When looking for the animals there is a 90% to see dolphins and 40% for manatees. We were able to drink and eat snacks on the boat, very reasonably!

December 18, 2019

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