Cocoa Beach Manatee Watch (Wildside Tours) offers a 2 1/2 hour nature boat cruise through the lush mangroves of the Banana River and the Thousand Islands at Cocoa Beach, Florida. We emphasize ethical eco-tourism and protection of the animals and their habitats. Customers enjoy an educational presentation by Capt. Ben Evans, a former science teacher, with a master's degree in Bio-geography. Cpt. Ben delights his customers with a wonderful sense of humor and in-depth knowledge of the plants and animals. Capt. Jeanette is equally knowledgable as a master naturalist and an experienced guide in this area. You will see manatees, dolphins and many bird species and learn how to protect their environment. Relax in the comfortable, 18 passenger, motor catamaran which has a sunshade and a restroom. Soft drinks, beer and bottled water are free and binoculars will be provided. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of nature up close. We occasionally offer birding trips with a professional birder and photography classes. We also arrange custom trips for sunset cruises, parties, team-building experiences, science classes, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-800-695-1770 or 321-799-5495. For more information, view the website at: www.wildsidetours.com.