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Merritt Island Kayaking

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY, FLORIDA ADVENTURES with tags , , on April 2, 2012 by disneychronicles

So we do LOVE our Kayaking adventures here in Florida….hey it’s good to do something different for a change!

I thought I would share the last time we went which was while we were visiting Cocoa Beach…

We went with a guided tour this time around called Calypso Kayaking.  It was the first time we took our boys who are 6 and 9.

I was a little worried on how they would do, the weather was a little cool and gloomy but they absolutely LOVED it!

It was good doing the actual tour also because the amount of information you get is priceless! The boys just soaked up all the knowledge!

We explored the Indian River Lagoon.

On the  guided kayak tours they say you may see Dolphins, Manatees, Birds, Islands, Mangroves and many other species of wildlife!

We saw all of the above and actually stopped at one of the islands to walk around and checked out some huge horse shoe crabs!

It was lots of fun and I do recommend it! It would work great as a side trip from Disney or a pre or post cruise excursion.

It is 70 miles from Disney and 9 miles from Cape Canaveral.

Here is their website….

Experience the natural beauty and diverse Ecosystem of the Cocoa Beach area. Just a short distance away from all Cocoa Beach Resorts, join us as we navigate through the river’s waterways and undergo an immediate activation of the senses. The sights and sounds made by nature and the excitement of your family and friends create what we call an “Unforgettable Kayaking Adventure”.

Four Points Sheraton-Cocoa Beach

Posted in DISNEY CRUISE LINE, FLORIDA ADVENTURES, FLORIDA BEACHES with tags , on March 9, 2012 by disneychronicles

So I had a chance to stay at the Four Points Sheraton in Cocoa Beach.  This is a “FUN” hotel for sure! The theme is awesome! It is a plethora of surfboards, surf shops & memorabilia. While it is not beachfront it is very close to the beach literally you walk towards the back of the hotel and your there. This is also great for  a Pre or Post cruise hotel or a break from the parks and a day at the beach.

This hotel is in the heart of the action in Cocoa Beach.  Directly across the side road is Ron Jon’s Surf Shop. This isn’t your typical hotel from the outside.  Positioned close to the street, the front is decorated with large fountains and ponds, several large surfboards, lots of plants and sport themed photos. The bright colors make it stand out and you just think FUN!

The entrance is around the back where you’ll also find a multi-story parking garage that serves the retail businesses and the hotel. Also for those needing to know YES there is a Starbucks inside. The exterior was well maintained and clean, although the pool area could use a refresh. It is outside by the garage and very small. You could easily miss it if you weren’t looking for it. Overall it was a fun stay and I would recommend it!

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