Energy 2010 Optional Tour
Cocoa Beach 1,000 Islands – In Search of Wildlife
Monday, February 22, 2010
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
$80 per person
Enjoy Island Boat Lines’ 2 hour eco-tour of Cocoa Beach’s 1,000 Islands on Florida’s Space Coast. You’ll have the opportunity to see herds of manatees, flocks of birds, and playful dolphin. Register online or download the Registration Form.
The Thousand Islands are a flood tide delta deposit, formed in the past by a breach in the barrier island by a strong storm surge. This natural occurrence created a maze of narrow trails & canals through the natural mangrove islands and hidden hammocks.
The spectacular canals through the 1000 Islands provide shelter to herds of manatee, playful bottlenose dolphin and a variety of coastal birds. Some of the birds passengers may observe while on this tour are reddish egret, wood stork, rosette spoonbill, brown and white pelican, bald eagle, nesting osprey, great blue heron feeding their young , tri-colored and black-crowned night heron, great snowy egrets, white ibises, crested caracara, peregrine falcon, brown headed nuthatch, Bachman’s sparrow, red-cockades woodpecker, terns & coots. The Indian River Lagoon flows into the Cocoa Beach 1,000 Islands. The Indian River Lagoon Estuary is known as one of the worlds’ most diverse eco-systems.
Banana River Marina -This historic landmark is a nostalgic way to begin this adventure. The marina original owner will lift his private draw bridge so we can begin our journey. Parade of Homes – You will also be able to see how the locals live who have taken up residence along the Thousand Islands’ canals. Enjoy moving about the boat throughout the cruise. The Captain and Crew will provide narration and answer any questions you may have along your journey.
NOTE: Tour does include round trip transportation to and from marina, two hour boat tour, and beverages (soda and water) during the tour.
Terms and Conditions: Tour is under the guidance of The American Ceramic Society. The tour description is representative of the tour. The American Ceramic Society reserves the right to alter the tour and provide equitable substitution when necessary as well as cancel the tour if minimum number of registrants is not met or if an attraction becomes unavailable for reasons beyond the control of The American Ceramic Society.