Banana River Boat Tours is owned and operated by Captain “CJ” Enneking and his wife, Jayne. Captain CJ is a true native Floridian. Growing up motor boating, sailing, and water skiing outside of Gainesville on Lake Santa Fe, he always dreamed of working on the water.
As you can imagine, both Captain CJ and Jayne enjoy spending any spare moment they have on the water. During the summers or school holidays, you may be lucky enough to have Jayne, a teacher, as your mate on a fishing tour. On their days off, they stick close to home, and you will likely find them camping, fishing, kayaking, canal cruising, or island hopping with friends. When asked where they go on vacation, they responded, “We live in paradise; we don’t have to go anywhere.” Captain CJ has found his missing piece with Banana River Boat Tours. It would be his privilege to share his love of the water and his little piece of paradise with you.
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.
Join us for a two-hour tour of the beautiful Banana River. See dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat on an EcoTour. Explore the Banana River and learn what makes the area so unique.
If you’re ready to try your hand at fishing, Captain CJ will share his favorite fishing spots and fishing tales with you. Don’t worry; if you’re not a seasoned pro, poles, tackle, and bait are provided for you.
At Banana River Boat Tours, we provide exceptional experiences exploring the natural beauty of the Banana River and surrounding areas. With over 20 years of experience, we offer a range of tours led by expert captains and guides, committed to providing excellent customer service, safety, and environmental stewardship.
As a family-owned and operated business, we take pride in sharing our love and knowledge of the local ecosystem with visitors from around the world. Our commitment to protecting and preserving the environment guides everything we do, and we follow strict guidelines and best practices to minimize our impact and leave a positive legacy for future generations.
Our mission is to inspire and create lasting memories for our guests, fostering a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the natural world. We believe that the natural world is a source of inspiration, adventure, and joy, and we are dedicated to sharing this passion with our guests. Join us for a unique and unforgettable experience on the Banana River!
Our team members at Banana River Boat Tours are dedicated to preserving the delicate ecosystem of the Banana River while providing exceptional experiences, instilling confidence in our clients through their expertise and passion for the natural world.
"Discover the Magic of the Banana River: Book Your Adventure with Banana River Boat Tours Today!"
At Banana River Boat Tours, our experienced and passionate team members with diverse backgrounds in medicine, space, education, and business are dedicated to providing memorable experiences and educating our guests through their expertise, enthusiasm, and commitment to preserving the delicate ecosystem of the Banana River and surrounding areas.
“Welcome aboard!!!” – Capt CJ & Jayne
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Frequently Asked Questions
It’s essential to come prepared whether embarking on a sunset cruise, ecotour, fishing charter, cocktail cruise, or rocket launch viewing. Weather-appropriate clothing is suggested as well as sunscreen, a camera for those picture perfect moments, snacks, food, and drinks. Banana River Boat Tours provides the cooler and ice! Binoculars are also encouraged for sightseeing enthusiasts, however we also have an extra pair onboard.
Yes. For adults 21 and older, you may bring adult beverages onboard. Glass containers are prohibited.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, six people is the maximum amount permitted.
Yes, any person regardless of age counts toward the maximum capacity of six. Anyone under the age of six MUST wear a life jacket at ALL times.
No, we provide them. However, anyone under the age of 6 MUST wear a life jacket at ALL times.
Wildlife is unpredictable and untrained, so there are no guarantees when it comes to tours. However, our experienced captains do their best and use their knowledge and background of Central Florida Boat Tours to ensure our guests have an unforgettable experience they will remember forever.
Please call us at 321-759-TOUR with your credit card information ready to reserve your seat. Nothing is charged until you’re on the boat. If you choose to pay with a card, a 5% cc fee is added to your total.
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Should you need to cancel your reservation or change the number of people in your party, please allow us at least 24 hours’ notice. We will take your credit card number to hold your seats and confirm your reservation if you book by phone. If you cancel or change your group size within 24 hours of your scheduled tour time or do not show up for your tour, you will be charged the total price for the tour. If we need to cancel your tour due to weather, you will not be charged.
If we leave the dock, it’s considered a boat tour, so you’re charged. If it scrubs before we leave, you have the first right of refusal for the next time it’s scheduled.
We are very pet friendly however you must book as a private tour because not everyone loves your Fido the way you do!
We are wheelchair accessible. We purposely built the double gate on The Opa to accommodate wheelchairs, both power, and manual. The Lola is wheelchair accessible too. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any additional accessibility concerns.
Yes. Both boats have double Biminis.
There is not a bathroom on the boat. However, we leave from a county park with restrooms and plenty of free parking.
Anytime the weather is a concern, we contact you to ensure that if we need to cancel or reschedule, you aren’t left waiting at the dock in bad weather.
No, we have one that covers all customers onboard!
We provide everything you need to fish within our area, including the bait that works best.
We mostly do catch and release. However, if you catch a keeper and you’re staying somewhere with kitchen facilities, you can enjoy your catch for dinner.
The earlier you book, the better selection you’ll have of time and date for your tour.
We do provide private cruises. Call 321-759-TOUR for details.
Banana River Boat Tours is only a 5-10 min drive from the port. If you book far enough in advance, we can accommodate your time depending on our schedule.