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2550 N Banana River Dr Merritt Island, FL 32952


Boat Tours in Cocoa Beach Florida
Banana River Boat tours offers fun and educational boat Tours ON THE sPACE cOAST

Call 321-759-TOUR to book your tour today!

Cocktail Cruises
sip on delicious cocktails while cruising the picturesque waters of the Banana River

Leave your worries on the dock, climb aboard our cocktail cruise and party “island style” with us. We have a cooler with ice for your use or you may bring your own cooler stocked with your favorite “adult beverages”. if you prefer This includes beer and wine only (no glass permitted) 21 and up. All cocktail cruises are BYOB. Our crew will take you on a two-hour tour of the Banana River. This allows you to see what “island life” is really about. Enjoy music as you cruise, drink, sightseeing, and ultimately relax in one of the most beautiful estuaries in North America.

Rocket Launch Boat Tours
Experience the excitement and awe of a rocket launch up close

Join us for an upcoming rocket launch.  Feel the excitement of those around you. See and hear the engines fire up. Feel the rumbling grow until the water and boat begin to tremble. Watch as lift-off occurs. Follow the bright orange in the sky. You’ll be so close that on clear days, you can see the explosive charge as the boosters fall away. If you’re lucky enough to join our crew when they are landing the boosters back on land, you’ll see the booster’s thrust fire as it nears the landing platform. Once it’s down, the sonic boom is ground, or in our case, water shaking.

Sunset Boat Cruise
Unwind and soak in the breathtaking views of the Florida sunset

Begin your evening with one of our relaxing, enjoyable two-hour Sunset boat trips on the Banana River. Once aboard one of our pontoon boatssit back, relax and soak in the spectacular views of barrier islands and uninhabited spoil islands while watching the sun dip closer to the horizon. Our knowledgeable crew will point out local points of interest along the way. You’ll also be treated to sights and sounds of some of the 4,000 plus animals and plants that call the Indian River Lagoon home. While cruising the waters, dolphins, manatees along with majestic birds will welcome you along the tour. As dusk falls, you and your crew will be treated to breathtaking colors of golden yellows, oranges, and reds with hints of purple. When clouds roll in, the beauty is intensified as the unusual cloud shapes are washed in the colorful hues of the Florida sunset.

Fishing Tours
enjoy the thrill of the catch in the beautiful waters of the Banana River

Fishing in one of the most bio-diverse estuaries in the Northern Hemisphere is an exciting way to spend time while visiting the Cocoa Beach area. Enjoy an exciting fishing boat trip onboard The Opa.  Designed to be a fishing vessel, it’s been outfitted with rods, reels, and proper tackle to catch many different kinds of saltwater fish found in the Indian River Lagoon.

On our fishing boat trips our crew will guide you to the best spots in the river. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, you’re sure to catch fish or have a great time trying. For our beginners, we’ll show you how to cast, bait your hook and even remove your fish from the hook, but not before you get some fish selfies. We’ll make sure that you are able to experiment with your skills or figure out a new technique while casting the line, and the experienced professionals will be there to help every step of the way. No fishing license? Don’t you worry. Our license has you and your entire crew covered on our fishing tours.

Eco Tours
Explore the natural wonders of the Banana River ecosystem

Join our crew aboard one of our pontoon boats for our two-hour EcoTour boat trips. With our EcoTours, you will be discovering wildlife in one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the Northern Hemisphere. The Indian River Lagoon is home to over 4,000 different plant and animal species. In the water, you may see Lagoon Bottle-Nosed Dolphins frolicking in pods or chasing bait fish. Cruise by a West Indies Manatee as she lounges in her habitat. Spotted Eagle Rays breaching the surface, alligators cruising by, and Moon Jellyfish propelling themselves along are all sights you may see on an Eco Tour. There is even the world’s oldest living dinosaur, the Horseshoe Crab who sometimes makes an appearance.

Watching an Osprey dive into the water for fish or watching the Bald Eagles nesting alongside the river 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.

Bioluminscence Boat Tour
where you'll witness the magic of bioluminescent creatures glowing in the dark, creating a surreal and unforgettable experience

What makes bioluminescence tours so much fun for all ages is that anything and everything that comes in contact with the water allows you to become the conductor of your own magical light show. Every move made by the living creatures below the surface, every splash made becomes a mesmerizing illumination that looks like shooting stars across the night sky and the famous northern lights but in the water. And if you are fortunate enough, you may come across a dolphin or manatee providing an eerily ghostly presence, yet not scary at all. If you’re planning to take a nice excursion to Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, please don’t hesitate to climb aboard and experience the liquid light show that is like no other on earth. Experience one of nature’s unforgettable natural displays. Bioluminescence Tours are seasonal tours that book fast. Don’t miss your opportunity to view this breathtaking phenomenon.  

Holiday Light boat Tour
cruise through the stunningly decorated canals of Merritt Island and enjoy the festive atmosphere, join us for a memorable and merry experience for all ages

This seasonal boat tour will allow you to experience a Florida winter wonderland “Island Style”. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Holiday music as your pontoon boat travels the same route as the annual Merritt Island Boat Parade

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Other Boat Tour services

Experience the magic of exchanging vows on a boat tour along the Banana River. Our wedding services offer a unique way to celebrate your special day.

Life Celebration

Commemorate your loved one with a special boat tour on the Banana River. 

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday in style with a one-of-a-kind boat tour with your friend and family.

Team Building

Boost team morale and foster camaraderie with our boat tour. Our tours allow for team building, creating lasting memories and strengthening your team.

Boat Tours in Cocoa Beach Florida

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trip Advisor Reviews

  • 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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