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Book. Sit. Relax.

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 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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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.


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

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Rocket Launches
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Rocket Launch Tour

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!

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Eco Tour

A two-hour trip along the Banana River to discover the diverse wildlife of this biologically rich ecosystem. You may encounter dolphins, alligators, manatees, rays, and various bird species in their natural habitats.

Fishing Tour

Experience the excitement of fishing on the Banana River with Banana River Boat Tours. Our crew will guide you to the best spots and provide everything you need to catch a variety of fish species.

Sunset Cruises

Our sunset boat cruise is a nice and relaxing 2-hour adventure as you soak in the spectacular views of the barrier islands and uninhabited spoil islands as you watch the sun drop closer to the horizon.

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Brian Linne
Creative Heads Inc.

CJ and Jayne were amazing hosts. It was wonderful to experience a personalized tour of the estuary. Our children were thrilled to see dolphins, manatees, and a variety of other wildlife.

I would highly recommend booking a tour with Banana River Boat Tours.

Carolyn Swanson

Captains Barry & Steve were awesome! They took us to a little area where a dolphin was playing and we got to watch for a good while. Other tours rush you off to “keep on schedule,” but not these guys. They were very flexible and great to talk to. They even let my girls (14 & 22) drive the boat.

It was such a fun trip and very educational too. I would highly recommend this tour!

Mark C

Wonderful experience viewing an evening rocket launch on this boat. The owner operators are so nice. The type you would want for neighbors. They were easy to book with, responsive and dependable. We saw a larger pontoon leaving from the same launching point and the guests were crammed in like sardines. I was so very glad we went with this one as we were living large on well padded sofas rather than hard seats in rows and welcome to move around. Captain CJ and his wife were very knowledgeable and answered questions as well as offered very interesting tidbits.

They were really a pleasure to hang out with. I highly recommend this company.

Katelyn B

We just went on a river boat tour with Captain Barry. He was an amazing guide and driver. We saw dolphins, birds, gators and had a relaxing, very enjoyable ride. Barry shared lots of great information about the nature around us.

I highly recommend taking a tour!

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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.

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.


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Merrit Island, FL 32952

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