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2550 N Banana River Dr Merritt Island, FL 32952

Boat Tours near Cocoa Beach FloridaAre you in the Space Coast area and looking for an amazing getaway for the day on the Banana River? 

Banana River Boat Tours has a variety of boat tours near Cocoa Beach FL to meet your needs!

Join us on our Cocktail Cruise where for two hours, you can tour the Banana River and see what “island life” is really about. Enjoy music as you cruise, drink, sightsee, and relax in one of the most beautiful estuaries in North America.

We also have our Rocket Launch Tour which is an exciting experience on its own! From hearing the engines firing up to feeling the rumbling grow until the water and boat begin to tremble, you get to watch as the lift-off occurs.

Our Sunset Boat Cruise is a nice and relaxing 2-hour adventure as you soak in the spectacular views of barrier islands and uninhabited spoil islands as you watch the sun drop closer to the horizon. The sights of the 4,000 plus animals and plants that inhabit the Indian River Lagoon such as manatees, dolphins, and majestic birds welcoming you to their home is a joyous sight in itself.

Join us as we explore the Indian River Lagoon, one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the Northern Hemisphere during our ECO Tours. We go way more in-depth and meet the creatures of the Lagoon such as Bottle-Nosed Dolphins, West Indies Manatees, Moon Jellyfish, even the Horseshoe Crab, and many more! The view of watching an Osprey dive into the ocean for fish or watching the Bald Eagles nesting alongside the trail will be a sight that you will remember for a long time to come! The shorelines are another area to keep an eye out for as the sight of the bobcats, panthers, wild boars, and other local land wildlife will be quite an amazing experience. This is the tour you NEED to bring your camera with you to document.

Last but certainly not least is our Fishing Tour! Our crew will guide you to the best fishing tour spots in the river. It doesn’t matter if you are a first-time fisher or a seasoned pro, the abundance of marine life increase your chances of catching a fish or at least enjoy trying! We show you the ropes on how to cast, bait your hooks, and even remove your fish from the hook. Experimenting with new skills or techniques while casting the line with experienced professionals by your side every step of the way will guarantee your success! The best part? No fishing license required while you’re on the boat with us as ours covers the whole boat of guests. Even for the reserved there is an opportunity to kick back and relax while watching your friends and family fish and enjoying the scenery of the Indian River Lagoon.

Now that you know a little more about the tours we offer here at Banana River Boat Tours, you have some great options to choose from. We know this might be a tough decision at first, but remember you don’t have to do everything all at once! Try each tour once at a time and give us feedback on whichever one was your most favorite!

All tours leave from Kelly Park East. It is a Brevard County Park with free parking and a public restroom. Our boats have a cooler, ice and complimentary water bottles for you to enjoy. You are more than welcome to bring any food or drinks along for the ride. Please no glass containers on board.

We aim to make sure that you are able to relax and put that exhausting work week behind you while experiencing unforgettable views and the cooling river breezes around you.

Contact Captain CJ or Jayne Enneking or give us a call today to book your Fishing Tours Melbourne Florida and experience the enjoyment and vastness of our local Indian River Lagoon!


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

    avatar thumb Cathy M
    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

    avatar thumb virginiar12345
    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

    avatar thumb Judymixon54
    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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Eco Tours
Eco Tours

Join our crew aboard The Opa and The Lola for a two-hour Eco Tour discovering wildlife in one of the most ecologically biodiverse ecosystems in the Northern Hemisphere. The Indian River Lagoon is home to over 4,200 different species of plants, animals, and fish.

Sunset Cruises
Sunset Cruises

Begin your evening with a relaxing, enjoyable two-hour Cape Canaveral Sunset Cruise on the Banana River. Once aboard, sit back, relax and soak in the spectacular views of barrier islands and uninhabited spoil islands while watching the sun dip closer to the horizon.

Rocket Launches
Rocket Launches

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…we have liftoff. Don’t miss the next watch rocket launch from the water. You’ll be onboard our pontoon boat, as close…

Cocktail Cruises
Cocktail Cruises

Leave your worries on the dock, climb aboard our cocktail cruises and party “island style” with us. Our crew will take you on a two-hour…

Bioluminescence Tours
Bioluminescence Tours

Begin your long evening with a relaxing, enjoyable two-hour Sunset Boat Ride on the Banana River. Once aboard The Nana, sit back, relax and soak…

Boat Tours in Cocoa Beach Florida
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