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2550 N Banana River Dr Merritt Island, FL 32952

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Welcome to Banana River Boat Tours

Banana River Boat Tours is located in Central Florida on the Space Coast.

Come join us on an adventure as we take a 2 hour tour to explore the Indian River Lagoon Estuary System.

From relaxing sunset tours to rocket launches to bioluminescence boat tours,  come join us aboard the “Opa and Lola”, as our friendly and knowledgeable staff treat you to an unforgettable experience!

From dolphins to manatees to gators to migratory birds, nature lovers are in for a treat with the endless possibilities of encountering diverse wildlife.

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Discover the Magic of
the Banana River

Take a trip and unlock the magic of the Banana River!
When you take a cruise on the Banana River, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of activities. From fishing to exploring the unique wildlife and vegetation, there is something for everyone. Plus, you’ll be able to soak up the sunshine and get some vitamin SEA therapy.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore the beauty of the Indian River Lagoon Estuary System! With its warm waters and unique biodiversity comprised of the mangroves to the bald eagles, it offers a unique and unforgettable experience that can’t be found anywhere else!

Scenic Beauty

Banana River Boat Tours offer breathtaking views of the natural beauty of the surrounding areas. You can enjoy the sights and sounds of the local flora and fauna while cruising down the river.

Wildlife spotting

A chance to spot a variety of wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, birds, and even alligators in their natural habitat. This can be a unique and exciting experience for those interested in nature and wildlife.

Educational

Boat tours provide a chance to learn about local ecology, history, and culture from knowledgeable guides. It offers a great learning experience for those interested in the environment and wildlife.

TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS

  • star ratingCaptain CJ was very informative, nice and funny. Saw many dolphins, learned about space station and sunset was gorgeous!

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    February 26, 2024

    star ratingWould highly recommend! - We had a nice morning for a boat ride. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. especially about NASA. Favorite part was watching the Dolphins. I captured... Read More

    avatar thumb rookie420
    February 12, 2024

    star ratingGreat Customer Service - We were scheduled to take the 2 hour sunset tour and encountered a booking problem. The captain/ owner of the tour company went above and beyond to get us... Read More

    avatar thumb Ann Marie D
    February 1, 2024

    star ratingFun trip  - The crew was very knowledgeable. Great views and great photo ops. Recommend highly. Comfortable boat

    avatar thumb Trail06416208411
    October 20, 2023
  • star ratingAwesome!  - It was just our family of five (kids ages 9, 6, 3) and we had a great time! The two men running the large pontoon did a great job pointing... Read More

    avatar thumb Kelsey S
    October 13, 2023

    star ratingShortly after booking, our guide CJ called me to follow up. He also texted the location to meet. We arrived at the meeting point early and CJ was waiting for... Read More

    avatar thumb Hugh R
    September 25, 2023

    star ratingBioluminesence in a proper boat - a top attraction in Florida! - We are a family with teenage daughters who took an evening boat tour with Captain Don to experience the Bioluminescence in the Banana River area. It was amazing! ... Read More

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    August 25, 2023

    star ratingWonderful.. bioluminescence was amazing - We just returned from a lovely bioluminescent tour with Captain Don and Jack. The trip was amazing and so beautiful. Our guides were so knowledgeable and we enjoyed... Read More

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    July 15, 2023
  • star ratingGreat boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon - We took a 2 hour sunset boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon last night and although there were some challenges due to weather, our tour guides Jen and Jack,... Read More

    avatar thumb CompassRose2016
    July 8, 2023

    star ratingFun for All - Great experience! We saw dolphin and manatees, and enjoyed the Captain’s stories! We learned a lot about the animals that are indigenous to that area. We also learned about... Read More

    avatar thumb Jan G
    June 22, 2023

    star ratingGreat excursion - My friend and I could not have chosen a better excursion. Captain CJ & Jayne were very personable and knowledgeable of the area and space coast was outstanding. We saw... Read More

    avatar thumb T657UCpaulam
    June 10, 2023

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Rocket Launch boat Tour
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Come join us for an unforgettable experience! A rocket launch from the water is like no other. Truly the only place in the world to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity. From the rumble that you can feel to the tremble of the boat you’ll be fortunate enough to experience the sonic boom as the booster returns back to the Kennedy Space Center! boat tours in cocoa beach

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Claire
Claire
March 20, 2024
Captain CJ was very polite and professional. The tour was awesome, and his knowledge of the area and wildlife was impressive. He had interesting facts about everything we saw! Right at the beginning of our tour, we had to head back to the dock due to lightning strikes. Captain CJ waited with us for 20 minutes until there was no further lightning, and then continued the tour. It was a great experience and I highly recommend taking friends and family on this fascinating and entertaining boat ride!
Will Davies
Will Davies
March 14, 2024
Captain CJ was a fantastic guide and took us on a lovely tour
alexander nystrom
alexander nystrom
March 14, 2024
We had a great time with Captain CJ!!! A literal expert on all things river, had an absolutely great time and I will definitely do this again! Fun for adults and kids and alcohol is allowed for you of age folks!
Isaac Stobbe
Isaac Stobbe
March 13, 2024
Very friendly guide with great knowledge of the river!
Shaun Rainey
Shaun Rainey
March 12, 2024
We had an amazing time on the water with Captain CJ. He is a wealth of knowledge and we were able to observe dolphins, manatees, gators, and lots of other wildlife. We would definitely go out on the water with him again!
Robyn Workman
Robyn Workman
March 5, 2024
Outstanding tour! CJ was interesting and did his best to show us the animals we wanted to see. The dolphins were the best!
Edward Whittle
Edward Whittle
March 4, 2024
Great fun informative 2 hour tour on the Banana River. Thanks CJ for super trip.
Raina Ratcheson
Raina Ratcheson
March 2, 2024
From the beginning Captain CJ has been an awesome person to chat with. He's incredibly knowledgeable and just down right awesome to be around. He's honest about the launch tours, and we'll take great care of you. Note, if your launch gets scrubbed, go out there anyway. The experience is incredibly worth every penny. One of the highlights of our entire trip, and honestly in itself made up for the fact that our launch was scrubbed. So glad we decided to go out.
Melissa Scheidegger
Melissa Scheidegger
February 27, 2024
Great tour, highly recommend. Had a great time, wish we could of seen more dolphins...but that's nature. At least I got to see a couple.

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21 May: Exploring the Hidden Gem of Central Florida: Banana River Boat Tours

Nestled near the vibrant city of Orlando, Florida, lies a hidden gem that promises a unique and captivating experience for both locals and visitors alike. Banana River Boat Tours offers a delightful escape from the bustling theme parks and crowded tourist attractions, immersing you in the breathtaking beauty of the Banana River. Join us as we embark on an unforgettable journey, discovering the wonders of this serene oasis and why it should be at the top of your must-visit list when exploring the Orlando area.

A Nature Lover’s Paradise:
If you’re seeking a respite from the concrete jungle, Banana River Boat Tours is your gateway to nature’s playground. This pristine waterway teems with an incredible diversity of wildlife, including dolphins, manatees, exotic birds, and more. The tour guides at Banana River Boat Tours are not only experts in their field but also passionate about the environment. They will take you on a personalized adventure, educating you about the area’s delicate ecosystem while ensuring minimal disruption to the wildlife.

Scenic Beauty:
Prepare to be awestruck by the picturesque landscapes that unfold before your eyes on a Banana River boat tour. As you glide through the tranquil waters, you’ll witness stunning sunsets, expansive marshes, and mangrove-lined channels that evoke a sense of tranquility and wonder. The ever-changing backdrop, coupled with the gentle breeze, creates an experience that captivates your senses and rejuvenates your soul.

Educational and Interactive:
Banana River Boat Tours offers more than just a scenic ride. Each tour is a unique learning experience that delves into the rich history and ecology of the area. From discovering the Native American heritage to understanding the fascinating role of the Banana River during the space exploration era, you’ll gain insights that will deepen your appreciation for the region’s past and present. The guides are eager to answer your questions, ensuring that you leave the tour not only entertained but also enriched with knowledge.

Fun for All Ages:
Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or as a family, Banana River Boat Tours caters to everyone. It provides a safe and enjoyable adventure suitable for all ages. Children will be thrilled by the opportunity to spot dolphins, while adults can unwind and reconnect with nature. The boats are comfortable and equipped with shade canopies, ensuring a pleasant experience even during the warmest Florida days.

Proximity to Orlando:
Conveniently located near Orlando, Banana River Boat Tours offers a refreshing alternative to the hustle and bustle of theme parks. It’s a perfect day trip or an excellent addition to your Orlando vacation itinerary. After a day spent exploring the natural wonders of the Banana River, you can return to the city energized and ready to continue your adventure.

Conclusion:
Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the beauty of Central Florida’s hidden treasure, Banana River Boat Tours. From breathtaking sunsets to encounters with extraordinary wildlife, this experience will leave an indelible mark on your memories. So, pack your curiosity, sense of adventure, and join us on a journey of discovery, relaxation, and wonder. Banana River Boat Tours is waiting to show you a side of Florida that you never knew existed.

Note: To find out more about Banana River Boat Tours, their offerings, and how to book a tour, please visit their official website or contact their customer support for the most up-to-date information.

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17 May: “Captain CJ’s Exclusive Meet and Greet: Set Sail on an Extraordinary Adventure with Banana River Boat Tours!”

Join Captain CJ Enneking on The Lola for an extraordinary meet and greet experience at Banana River Boat Tours. Explore the stunning Banana River and Indian River Lagoon Estuary System, home to over 4,200 diverse species. Get ready for an unpredictable adventure filled with sightings of Great Blue Herons, dolphins, and more. Captain CJ’s passion and expertise will ensure an unforgettable journey through this dynamic estuary. Don’t miss your chance to be part of our expanding fleet and embark on an unforgettable tour.

Address

2550 N Banana River Dr

Merritt Island, FL 32952

phones

+1 321-759-TOUR
+1 321-759-8687

e-mail address

booksitrelax@gmail.com
info@bananariverboattours.com

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