A Day Away Kayak Tours Titusville, Florida  Eco Tours
Titusville, Florida Eco Tours

Kayak the beauty of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most diverse Eco-Systems in the world. Manatee, dolphin, egret, spoonbills, and incredible nightime bioluminescence, this refuge is truly an amazing place to paddle.

5/5 Stars --
From $32 / trip


The diversity of life, paired with beautiful scenery, make kayaking this Florida location a must for vacationers and residents alike. Paddle the still mangrove backwaters as osprey soar overhead- perhaps carrying a freshly caught mullet. Cross expansive grassflats and perhaps see the lagoon's top predator- the dolphin- working the flats. Along the canal manatee surface curious as to who might be visiting. Mangroves and seagrass beds create an environment very conducive to the marine life that support the osprey and dolphin, along with many other animals.

More than 4000 animal and plant species, including manatees, stingrays, sea turtles, seahorses, 700 species of fish and 310 species of birds call the Indian River Lagoon "home".

During the warm summer months the waters of Florida's Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon come alive with Bioluminescence. Every movement in the water produces light! From the swirl of your paddle or the trail of a speeding school of mullet (which look like hundreds of blue-green underwater bottle rockets), to the ghostly glow of a slow moving manatee or sting ray, every movement is illumined. No need to travel to Puerto Rico to see this phenomenon it's right here in sunny central Florida.
Refuge tours generally lasts 2-2.5 hours.

Launching a Bioluminescent Tour

Typical Day

Arrive at Haulover Canal Launch Site 15 minutes prior to your reservation time: Check in with Guides, complete waiver, confirm payment
Safety meeting; PFD check; brief paddling instruction, kayak assignments

Launch kayaks and enjoy a leisurely two hour paddle

Arrive back at launch approximately 2 hours after completion of your safety meeting; turn in gear; farewell to guides

Bioluminescence (June-Sept)

Map & Directions

Titusville, Florida 32780

Points of Interest
animalsA Day Away Kayak Tours
Mims, FL 32754, USA
Kennedy Space Center
Florida, United States
Dixie Crossroads
Florida, United States
Cocoa Beach
Florida, United States
campingsiteManatee Hammock Campground
7277-7299 W City Ave, Titusville, FL 32780, USA

Nearby Attractions and Services

30Kennedy Space Center
40Cocoa Beach
15Dixie Crossroads
25New Smyrna Beach

Rates & Availability

Manatee Encounter Kayak Tour
Children $25; April-October
Merritt Island Refuge Tour
Children $25; November- March
Bioluminescent Kayak Tour
Children $27-29; June- September
Moonlight Kayak Tour
Children $25; Year Round
Private Refuge Tour
Year Round; Minumum 2 Participants
Quickstart Kayak Class
Year Round

Basic rates for all trips on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge are $32 for adults; $24 for children 5-11 plus tax Private tours are available

Military, AAA and group discounts available

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.

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USD $32 per trip
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