Wildside Tours

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About Wildside Tours

Wildside Tours is a nature boat business providing a variety of different excursions in the beautiful Thousand Islands Nature Preserve of Cocoa Beach and the Banana River Lagoon. Capt. Jeanette Vasbinder, Master Naturalist B.A., with advanced biology classes, has years of local experience as a fishing and nature guide

Sightseeing in this area is exciting; the manatees, dolphins and many varieties of birds exemplify nature at its finest. Since our trips are limited to 18 persons, you will get a much more personal experience. We can go into the smaller channels that larger boats cannot access.  The stability of the boat provides an excellent platform for photographing wildlife, and the sun cover and on-board restroom add to your comfort.  We provide free soft drinks and water and some binoculars are available.  Adults appreciate that our tours are educational and informative and just plain fun, and kids love the surprises in store for them.  Come explore this incredible, fragile and dynamic eco-system only 50 miles from Orlando.  Practicing ethical, sustainable eco-tourism, we don’t chase, feed or touch the animals.  We do passive viewing and respect the environment. Reservations Required.  Call if you need to book less than 48 hours in advance.