5 Things To Do and Eat in Cocoa Beach, FL

It’ Hot! So it’s time to cool off what better way than to hit the waves on a super fun jet ski ride in the Banana River off the coast of Cocoa Florida, beating the heat the most fun way possible. Let’s go downtown and check it out, and a dinner date!

I’m Bobby Gene, retired young to be caregiver for my wife, but after losing her to brain cancer I set out on motorcycle for three years to seek healing. To close the book on that final chapter, I’ve sold our home and moved into an RV, ‘The Independence’, with my car ‘The Lieutenant’ in tow, Together we travel as far as possible, hoping to inspire others who have suffered a loss, while discovering new destinations, new challenges, and amazing people.

Email me for travel suggestions, or meet up info while in your area:


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Primary camera: Canon G7X
Crane-M gimbal stabilizer for the G7X
Gopro 5 black
Gopro 3+ black (gave it to Pippi)
iphone video sometimes
Feiyu Tech Gimbal (for the GoPros) (gave it to Pippi)
Karma Grip (for the GoPro Black but it kinda sucks)
Video Editor: Premier Pro CS6
computer: Asus ROG laptop
primary audio recording done with a Canon IC recorder and sync’ed in post editing, also used for voice over.
Voice Over 2: Focusrite Scarlett (gave it to Pippi)
Gold diaphragm condenser mic
DJI Mavick Pro Drone (gave it to Pippi)
DJI Mavick Platinum Pro Drone

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  1. Travel Fun on March 11, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    This is the best video ever!

  2. Joe the Computerguy on March 11, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    I had that Yamaha when they first came out in ’99’00 time frame. Loved laying some whoop a$$ on all my friends with slower ones.
    Very cute neighbor and new subscriber. YouTube has it’s benefits 😉

  3. Elisabeth Seeger on March 11, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    SUCH A NICE VIDEO! I could never figure out why people like Florida (I’m a. Rain loving mountain girl from Seattle – well-sun is nice too! Beautiful!

  4. Elisabeth Seeger on March 11, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    BEAUTIFULLY FILMED VIDEO. Thanks for sharing your beloved town. I can see why you enjoy it so much.

  5. Tim Neeves on March 11, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Nice guy, lovely woman…! Good times ahead……glad the natives are friendly…you know what I mean..!

  6. Asheville George on March 11, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    We ate at Coconuts 2 weeks ago while visiting my nephew in Viera. Great place.

  7. Andy on March 11, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Your videos are always different very refreshing stay safe be happy, keep them coming, my friend.

  8. Marian Grace on March 11, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    So creative and fun. In fact, you’re having WAY TOO MUCH FUN! Thanks for taking us along.

  9. Robert Johnson on March 11, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Not joking around you are way more than a YouTube channel you are a TV show that should be on the travel channel !!

  10. cornerstone403 on March 11, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    We lived in Orlando for years. Now, we live in the North GA mtns. That’s my fave Ron Jon’s. Where I got my first RJ tee. Bringing back memories. Looked like fancy food for the beach. Pretty dinner date you had there. Now, I’m really missing going to Cocoa!

  11. Kathryn B on March 11, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Great video Bobby! Glad to see you had company for dinner! Never been to Florida. What a whole other world for me. Been to St. Maarten and Punta Cana but nothing like Cocoa Beach it seems. Dream of swimming with a dolphin. Thanks!

  12. Elizabeth Hutson on March 11, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Your videos just keep getting better!!! But, I started to get dizzy!! Lol

  13. Lawrence Constantine on March 11, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Been to Coconuts many a time also Earls down in Sabastian and Malabar Mo’s in Malabar and always on the bike. Now that looks like a very inexpensive meal not! live there for 11/2yrs and spent all my winter Vacations for about 15 yrs from north to south and east to west. but family brought me back to liberal Massachusetts guess I have to put up with the bad politics to spend time with the grandkids before they get too old and don’t have time anymore for an old fart like me but that’s Okay

  14. Steve Tutterow on March 11, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    You’re killing it! Great intro.

  15. Leann 49 on March 11, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Glad that you have a fantastic  time at dinner. Also the food looked good too. Love being able to see the beach and nothing like salty air. Thanks for the tour and have a great day.

  16. Michele Smith on March 11, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Love the video! I’ve never spent anytime in Cocoa but you’ve now made me want to go!

  17. John Anderson on March 11, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Another great video. The tourism boards for those central Florida communities should contract with you to produce their promotional material. You make all the places look so inviting! Do you have travel plans or are you going to hang out at the beach this summer?

  18. Nancy Crosby on March 11, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Love Cocoa Bars and food,,Jetty park since the70’s camping tent to a class b +

  19. OcRefrigeration , Hvac & Electrical Video's. on March 11, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    62 is Flying Pretty good on the water. My Last Boat ( 28ft sea ray ) would max out about 60-62 and it was frigin awesome at that speed.

  20. Big Rig Rich on March 11, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Great video. Your Freind has a beautiful smile.

  21. Phil Stucker 1 on March 11, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks for the tour. Hoping to get over there in a few weeks.

  22. Nancy Crosby on March 11, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Florida Seafood best,,

  23. Julie C on March 11, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Awesome video. Love the music, subject and your production. You make such great videos. Thx.

  24. Debbie Ebert on March 11, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    So cool to see my backyard through someone else’s eyes! The Chamber of Commerce should hire you as their social media mogul! 😉

  25. Fred Berger on March 11, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Hard 8 out of 10, liked what ya did in the store…very cool. The video was great as usual, will we be seeing more of your lady friend? Till next time Gene…Happy Trails.

  26. Denise Poulsen on March 11, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    The jet ski ride looked fun, but the food….wow! Liked your lady friend too!

  27. Rebekah Wells on March 11, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I loved the music!

  28. Jo Ann on March 11, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks for the ride-along on the jet ski–something I’ll never do in real life (I’m old and I can’t swim)! I’m glad SOMEONE likes hot weather. It is to be 100 here in TX today. UGH.

  29. Colleen Roth on March 11, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Wow… that surf shop is for beach goers like Cabelas is to hunters and fisherman!

  30. Linda Diener on March 11, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Great video! Love your editing techniques. Especially Ron Jons store, a bit dizzing ( is that a word). but so awesome.

  31. AMaeTV on March 11, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    This is great! That tour of Ron Jon’s was epic!!

  32. Joseph Archer on March 11, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    You two look perfect together

  33. Gough life is good on March 11, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Food looks SO YUMMY…and all your fun on the jet ski..AWESOME!

  34. Tina Hayes Stewart on March 11, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Remember when RonJons was a shack at the beach and those white painter hats & pants they sold!

  35. Rosa Roderick on March 11, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    `where do you camp around cocoaa beach ?

  36. Mark Reynolds on March 11, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Great video Bobby
    You have gotten very good at this.

  37. Tana Staton on March 11, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Nice video!
    Thanks !

  38. Rick Vance on March 11, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Great video Bobby. Jet ski looked like so much fun and the whole home town feeling was felt. The food looked fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Kathy Girlygirl on March 11, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Bobby, that looked like so much fun. I just can’t get past the brown water. Raised in Calif. where the water in most of the places I go is crystal clear. I just feel amoeba’s crawling in my ears. Couldn’t jump in that water. As for your dinner date, what a beautiful lady. Hope you become great friends! Have fun!

  40. Tina Hayes Stewart on March 11, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    R u freakin kidding me with that food! amazing

  41. Andy on March 11, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Now that’s a great ending.

  42. higherlivingPJW Last on March 11, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Fun times! Looks like a great area to hang out.

  43. T. A. Bernhardt on March 11, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Definitely a Bobby Gene fan, not so much that Florida heat and humidity fan but it looks good on you! The high here in the summer is about 74 degrees and the locals complain like hell about it. I dig it!

  44. Keith80027 on March 11, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Great video with the sights and jet boat. Loved the intro B/W, very artful and shows how I would feel in the heat and humidity being from the west. Love the food, I want some!

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