With an abundance of rivers, creeks and estuaries to explore, these trips were selected to showcase some of the Space Coast's very best locales. Estuary trips may provide glimpses of bottle-nose dolphins, but sightings of manatees in open estuarine waters at this time of the year might be rare due to cold temperatures. The weather can be uncertain at the end of January. It is advisable that you contact the provider on the afternoon before the scheduled trip. Be sure to ask the provider what you need to bring to make your trip more enjoyable.
Note: Make your reservations directly with the Water Adventure provider. The Festival is not responsible for transactions between providers and attendees.
A Day Away Kayak Tours
Reservation info: (321) 268-2655 or www.ADayAwayKayakTours.com
90-min.sunrise kayak tour to Mullethead Wading Bird Rookery Island
Jan. 24 & 25; 6:30am-8:30am, 4 person minimum; $33 adults/$25 child/$16 own kayak
90-min. sunset kayak tour to Mullethead Wading Bird Rookery Island
Jan 23 & 26, 4:15pm-6:15 pm; four person minimum; $33 adults/$25 child/$16 own kayak
3-hour motorized kayak tour on the St. John's River & up the Little Big Econ River.
Jan 23 & 25,6:30am-10:00 am; four person minimum and seven person maximum; $60
Intro to kayaking for kids
Jan 26, 10:00am-11:00am; $20
Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach
Reservation Info: 321-480-8632 or www.kayakcocoabeach.com
Jan. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 9:30am-12:00pm; with kayak rental $30/person; with own kayak $15/person
Environmental Learning Center
Reservations required. Call the Greeter at the ELC 772.589.5050
Sunset Pontoon Trip to Pelican Island NWR
Jan. 24; 4pm-6pm; $25
AirBoat Rides at MidWay
Reservation Info: 407-568-6790, fax 407-568-6792, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mention 2013 Birding Festival
Airboat Birding on the St. Johns & Tosohatchee Wetlands
Jan. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 1:30pm-3:00pm; $35/person
Space Coast Kayaking
Reservation Info: 321-784-2452; email@example.com
Mosquito Lagoon from Riverbreeze Park
Jan. 25, 8:30am-12:00pm; With kayak rental: $30/person. With own kayak: $15/person
Fox Lake & South Lake
Jan. 23 & 27, 8:30am-12:00pm; With kayak rental: $30/person; With own boat: $15/person
Manatee Cove Park
Jan. 24, 8:30am-11:30pm; with kayak rental $30/person; with own kayak $18/person
Pine Island Conservation Area
Jan. 23, 8:00am-11:30pm; with kayak rental $30/person; with own kayak $18/person
Reservation info: 321-799-5495, www.wildsidetours.com for a map and more information.
Birds by Boat (Bird Island & Thousand Islands Nature Preserve)
Jan. 25th & 28th, 9:00am-12:00pm; $40/person
Nature Photography by Boat
Jan 24th & 26th, 6:30am-9:30am; $50/person
Port Canaveral Boat Tour
Jan. 26, 2:00pm-5:00pm; $50/person
Ace of Hearts Ranch
Sandy Vann (www.aceofheartsranch.com 321-638-0104)
At the Ace of Hearts Ranch we offer a 1-hour Eco-Tour on Horseback!
All rides are guided or escorted. Visit the real Florida; travel through the different habitats this area has to offer. Our horses are gentle and well cared for. We invite you and your family to come out and relax, unwind and forget about stress while riding on 80 acres of great trails. Children need to be ten years old to ride, we can take 2-3 riders and no experience is needed. Weight limit is 240 lbs. All rides are by reservation and cash only, $30.00 per person. For weather concerns, please call and check on conditions here at the ranch.