Experience everything the wildlife refuge has to offer with three distinct experiences packed into one three-hour tour! Launch your kayak in the daylight and surround yourself with Florida’s most-loved endangered species, West Indian Manatees! Sit back while the gentle giants roll, sniff, and nuzzle all around you. Dolphins are also active this time of day as they wrangle their dinner in the adjacent cove. Next, head out to Bird Island, a federally protected rookery, to watch hundreds of birds soar in overhead. Ibis, herons, egrets, pelicans, cormorants, and roseate spoonbills and more all glide in their flocks to nest for the night. Be lulled into serenity by the gently rocking kayak as the sun descends for the night in the pinks, oranges, and reds of sunset. Finally, the tour culminates in the season’s bioluminescent experience, whether it be summer bioluminescence, winter comb jelly bioluminescence, or a star-studded moonlit sky.
What to Expect - A drive that is 20 minutes east of Titusville out on the Refuge • No restroom facilities at the launch site (visitor center is the closest) • Just under two hours on the water for a leisurely paddle • Expect to get a little wet – depends on you (or possibly your friends) • To see lots of wildlife and stretch those muscles a little • To learn some basics about paddling and more about local wildlife • To wear your life vest & whistle :) • Great guides who enjoy their work and keep you safe • Lots of outdoor fun and a desire to come back real soon