Join our crew aboard The Nana for a two-hour EcoTours Cocoa Beach discovering wildlife in one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the Northern Hemisphere. The Indian River Lagoon is home to over 4,000 different plant and animal species.
In the water, you may see Lagoon Bottle-Nosed Dolphins frolicking in pods or chasing bait fish. Cruise by a West Indies Manatee as she lounges in her habitat. Bat-Rays breaching the surface, alligators cruising by, Moon Jellyfish propelling themselves along, and the world’s oldest living dinosaur, the Horseshoe Crab, cruising the bottom are all sights you may see on your tour.
Look into the sky and watch majestic Ospreys dive for fish. See the beautiful hues of pink as an endangered Roseate Spoonbill glides by. Hear the sounds of a Great Blue Heron squawking to its mate. Nesting American Bald Eagles will watch as you cruise by. Our knowledgeable crew will point out those birds and many more along the tour.
Keep your eyes peeled as you cruise along the shorelines for panthers, bobcats, wild boars, and other local land wildlife as they meander to the river for a drink. Cameras are encouraged so you can document the marvelous wildlife views of the Space Coast.
On your tour, you’ll be crossing through the southern edge of Mosquito Lagoon. You will be able to view some local interest points, including Kennedy Space Center and passing by the lock system, which allows waterway travel to Port Canaveral and the Atlantic Ocean.