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Cocoa Beach

Kayak Nature Tour

Kayaking the Thousand Islands Conservation Area.

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321-698-7233

April 18, 2014

Manatee, Dolphin, and many species of birds

while in the heart of the tropical Mangroves.

World Class Nature Based Kayak Tour,

Cocoa Beach

Approx, 2 hrs

$30.00 Per Person

Reservations are required.

Expedition times vary depending on animal behavior,

weather conditions,

sun angles, sun intensity, and time of year.

We provide the following ;

Both Single and Two person kayaks

Kayaks have a 240 lb per person limit

Paddles

Life Vest

  Bottled Water

Water resistant bags

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Fin Expeditions content is of high quality, very popular

and we fill fast, so reservations are a must.

Minutes from Cocoa Beach hotels and cruise lines.

Fully guided and family friendly.

The moment we set out there are opportunities

to experience the wild life in the lagoon.

Your expedition is in one of the few key Manatee habitats

in North America.

Manatee, Dolphins, Osprey, Egret, Herons and Raptors are just a sample of what you may encounter.

No experience required.

Expedition Video Sample

Expedition Video Sample

Why choose Fin Expeditions ?

GOTO> Trip Advisor

"Best practices"

and our

"Attention to detail"

We will do our best for you and your family.

Fin Expeditions is committed to ensuring

that you and your family have an experience that will create a lifetime of memories and making sure you have everything you need for a fully equipped expedition.

Every day is different so each expedition is different.

Please enjoy your virtual expedition

into the

Mangrove environment of Cocoa Beaches.

Thousand Islands.

A portion of the Island system showing

the intricacies of  the water trails.

We will guide you into into the labyrinths

of the mangrove forest, with

keyhole openings, overhead canopy and

watery trails that will twist your sense of direction.

As you can see a maze awaits our expedition.

People from all over the world have ranked this experience

as good as any in the world.

Many species of animals call the mangroves home.

From the moment they begin life,

the protection of mangroves gives all a chance to contribute

to the health and diversity of the lagoon.

For a complete species list of the Indian River Lagoon Estuary.

GOTO> Smithsonian Marine Station

cocoa beach

Mothers teaching hunting techniques to their calf

within the mangrove habitat and individual dolphins traveling to

and from specific areas of mangrove

are some of the behaviors you may see.

Structures of plant life far removed from what we are normally accustomed to seeing on land.

It is amazing to hear the sound of breaking surf from the nearby Atlantic Ocean filling into the mangroves.

Or the white noise of a winter wind ripping overhead

while we paddle in warm windless conditions

inside the mangroves where you can light a candle.

 Cocoa Beach attractions

A mantle of bright light shines down from a Sun above.

Disappear into the filtered green light of a mangrove tunnel,

while a cluster of Ospreys call to each other.
Come with Tim into the Emerald Forest

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Enjoy the magic.

(No experience required.)

Mangroves have a special warmth.

Click the Sun and enjoy the warmth...Tim.

Cocoa Beach Kayak Nature Tour .


Manatee

The Creature of the "Green Lagoon"

Manatee Season is around the corner

They are migrating in but being shy.

Shy sometimes, inquisitive sometimes.

Many different behaviors are seen.

Are they Sleeping ? Feeding ?  Playing ?

Traveling ?

Are the babies nursing ?

Mating ?

Sheltering ?

Standing on their head and basically

doing something we can't understand ?

We are a "Do Not Disturb" Eco tour. 

See our Manatee page

Our absolute goal is to view without disrupting or changing any of these and other behaviors.

Our encounters are world class and we use viewing techniques that do not disturb the wild life during our expeditions.

We follow the Guide lines of the

National Marine Fisheries Service

GOTO> viewing_wildlife

And adhere to the marine mammal Protection act of 1972

GOTO> www.nmfs.noaa.gov

Have you ever wondered what a manatee is thinking ?

Check this out...

GOTO> The Brain of the Florida Manatee

These guys are quite the enigma.

Dolphin

Dolphin Viewing Probability Medium

These guys are very, very, mobile.

They travel and have specific areas they hunt . These guys cover a lot of ground during their day. When we set out on expeditions we wait for them to come to us.

 It is amazing watching a 300lb+ wild dolphin feeding in 18" of water. Watching a adolescent calf practicing bubble screening is so cool to see.

This guy was trying to dislodge a Remora (Shark Sucker).

"Migratory Birds"

The fish stocks are plentiful,

and I expect a great turnout for the feast

after the birds 2000 mile flight .

Cocoa Beach Kayaking Conditions

1000 Islands Cocoa Beach, Florida

Water clarity is good.

Water temp 67 Degrees

Water level is  @ .31' above sea level

Very good water depth for exploring.

Green Heron

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Many thanks !

Listen to the typical voice

River Otters

Rare to see...They are watching while we look for them

Great Egret

Let's talk about our young Explorers.

("E" is for explorer, see below)

They are so important.

Just as, or actually more important than the wildlife we see.

It really is about the children.

Leaving a positive impression relating to the environment is so important for their memories.

Imagine the impression your child will have when a 2000 lb

manatee approaches them to within 6 ".

I get a lot of very fair questions regarding if our tours are appropriate for the very young.

The little one must be 6 years old.

We must have 1 person that can paddle for any youngster that cannot paddle for themselves.

13 years old is a good guideline for youths wanting to paddle,

I have had younger be able to paddle the 2 miles in 2 hours.

But as a parent, you will ultimately have to decide if this is a appropriate activity for your child based on the child's athletic ability.

Fin Expeditions has taken many youngsters on explorations into

the lagoon habitat.

Quality trumps Quantity

We avoid the mass tour mentality where 20+ persons are placed into the environment.

Fin expeditions limits our group sizes insuring our

expeditions are of very high quality.

Just imagine what happens to a herd of manatees when a large group paddles into their habitat.

You will find that large groups require the guide to speak very loudly to communicate.

It is amazing how far the guides voice carry's across the water.

The birds will fly away.

Fin expeditions takes you to places where there are

no unnatural noises. Just the sound of nature.

We are a Quiet expedition.

Cinnamon and I provide one on one discussions regarding the things we see.

Fin Expeditions believes by fully equipping, we will provide a upscale experience.

We use high end equipment and

launder all life jackets and wash all kayaks after each use.

Others do not.

Life jackets can get very swampy and

kayaks very dirty if never cleaned.

Look for clean equipment in any quality outfitter.

 

    

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Fin Expeditions ~ Tim Chastain
321-698-7233 ~ 580 Ramp Road
Cocoa Beach, Florida

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