Merritt Island Nature Tour

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Come check out Florida's space coast and all the beautiful animals that call these waters home, like manatee, dolphin, egrets, herons, spoonbills, stingrays, blowfish, and horseshoe crabs! If you love animals, this is the trip for you! Home to one of the most diverse estuaries in North America. A truly unforgettable experience.

Titusville, FL, United States

Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to departure time to check-in and gear up.

From Orlando-
Take S.R. 528 to I-95 North. Get off on Exit 220 (S.R. 406/Garden St.) go East.
Garden St. turns into A. Max Brewer Memorial Parkway when you pass Highway 1.
Once we have entered the State Park continue over the bridge, about 1 mile past the bridge, turn left towards Blackpoint Wildlife Drive. Continue straight on paved rd. (Do not turn onto dirt road) take this road until it ends and turn left. Go about 5 miles, once you have driven over the bridge you will see a sign for the manatee observation deck on your right. Turn left onto the unmarked dirt road across from the Manatee Observation Deck, follow the road as it curves to the left running parallel to the road and then veer right and drive along the canal until you see the kayak trailer about halfway down.

North Entrance-
From I-95 take the CR-5A exit, EXIT 231, toward OAK HILL/SCOTTSMOOR East.. It will dead end at Highway 1. Turn left (North) Go about 5 Miles and you will see a brown sign for Merritt Island on the right. Make a sharp Right at Kennedy Parkway (County Highway 3) You are now on the refuge. Drive about 8 miles until you see the sign for the Manatee Observation Deck (Do Not drive over the bridge) Turn right onto the unmarked dirt road across from the Manatee Observation Deck, follow the road as it curves to the left running parallel to the road and then veer right and drive along the canal until you see the kayak trailer about halfway down.

Please DO NOT plug an address in your GPS to reach this launch site.
Just follow the directions and if you have any trouble on your way call: 407-733-8338.

 Recommended Gear:

*Bottle of water for each guest

*Please no alcoholic beverages



*Bug Repellant

*Clothes you don't mind getting wet

*Change of clothes for after the trip


*Camera (Dry bags are available, but please remember there is a possibility it could still get wet)

*Lite snack/ lunch depending on the length of the trip (Please travel light as there is not much storage space on the kayaks)

All boats, safety equipment and a knowledgeable guide will be provided.

Please call the office if you are trying to book a trip within 24 hours of departure or if there is no availability. 407-733-8338

All prices are prior to tax. There will be a 6% tax included once you book your trip.  *You must have a credit card on file to reserve your trip with us. Thank you. We look forward to paddling with you 

1. Reservations cancelled 48 hours or more before a scheduled trip will receive a full refund, no questions asked.
2. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of tour departure will be charged full trip price.
3. Groups showing up with any number less than the number of participants reserved will be charged for each no-show participant at full price unless that particular space was cancelled 48 hours prior to trip.
4.No shows and same day cancellations are charged 100% of total trip price.
5. Tours will wait for parties running late for 15 minutes beyond the published tour time. After that the tour will launch as scheduled and your card will be charged the full amount for that tour.
6. Cancellations will not be accepted via email unless they are received at least five (5) days prior to trip departure. E-mail is unreliable, please confirm your change in plans by phone if at all possible.
Patrons scheduled on trips that are canceled by Peace of Mind due to inclement weather, will not be charged; if your card has been charged prior to the trip, all funds will be refunded.
We will not paddle in unsafe weather conditions. Once in a while, due to unsafe circumstances, we must cancel or reschedule a trip. This is Florida, rain at your location does not mean rain at our launch site. Peace of Mind is not responsible for any reservation you fail to keep due to weather conditions, road hazards, vehicle breakdowns, personal agenda, or other unforeseen conditions that may hinder your participation in the tour as scheduled. We reserve the right to cancel or modify any trip due to circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, we cannot be responsible for paying any expenses you may have incurred other than to refund monies due to you for tour price. Peace of Mind reserves the right to make itinerary changes, if necessary, due to water fluctuations, weather conditions, insufficient reservations or other factors beyond our control. There are no exceptions to these cancellation policies.
Titusville, FL, United States
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