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Watch An EPIC Rocket Launch From the Banana River

Rocket Launch Viewings

Looking for an exciting experience that you will never forget? Why not watch a rocket launch from the Banana River on one of Banana River Boat Tours’ Pontoons? This is definitely something that you do not want to miss out on and an experience offered right here in Cape Canaveral, FL! No matter if you have seen dozens of launches, or you will be experiencing one for the first time, the excitement and awe you feel will be the same! If you are interested in learning more about this unique attraction, keep reading!

Space Companies that Launch From Cape Canaveral

When you are planning a river boat tour, you may plan for it the day of a rocket launch! The Space Coast is home to several space companies, some of which are launching rockets on a weekly basis. These companies include:
  • SpaceX
  • Boeing
  • United Launch Alliance
Cape Canaveral is also home to one of the most prominent names in the space industry, one we are all familiar with, NASA. The other space companies that were listed launch manned and unmanned rockets. You could also have the opportunity to watch one of the unmanned test rockets launch and land!

Why This Opportunity is so Unique

Depending on where you are from, you may have only had the opportunity to see a rocket launch on a live stream or a video after the fact. Even if you are from the East Coast, you may not have had the opportunity to see a rocket launch up close. At Banana River Boat Tours, we provide the opportunity to comfortably ride out in one of our pontoon boats and view the launch from the Banana River. From there, you will have the opportunity to watch the liftoff as well as watch the rocket exit the atmosphere! In addition to seeing the launch, you will feel the launch. The rockets that launch are loud and you can feel the action. These launches are a great way to “Wow” your family and friends, as well as watch a little part of history in the making! rocket launch  

Benefits of a Watching a Rocket Launch From a Boat

When it comes to planning for a rocket launch, it can be tricky due to the dependence on the environmental factors, technical factors and other minor details. A big part of planning to watch a rocket launch is picking out a location early enough to get parking and a good view. Lots of people go to watch these launches from land, so it could be hard to find a spot that is secluded, close, and has a nice view without needing to arrive many, many hours before liftoff just to sit and wait in a crowd. When you choose to watch a launch from one of our handicapped accessible pontoon boats, there are many benefits to this decision. 

Great Views:

Watching from the Banana River allows you to get up close to the launch with the leisure to not worry about other people in your way. You will be able to get closer to the launch on our boats than you would be able to from land. 


Sit back and relax with your family and friends while we take you out on the river. Not only will we take you to watch the rocket launch, you will also get to enjoy many of the native species in the Indian River Lagoon. If you are lucky, you may get to see a pod of dolphins swim by! Also, if the conditions or other factors cause the launch to scrub, we will just continue into an EcoTour for the time remaining if at all possible. If the launch were to scrub before your scheduled tour, you have the opportunity to reschedule or refuse a reschedule. You can choose whichever option is the best for you! rocket on launch pad


Watching a rocket launch up close is something not many people get to say they have done. The memory of the rumbling, bright lights from the fuel, and the beautiful sight of watching the liftoff of a rocket is something that you will never forget! Imagine how amazed your kids, spouse, family, and friends will be when they get that experience! You will not only be making memories to last a lifetime, but you will be getting to witness a little piece of history in the making.  There are many benefits to watching these launches on the water. Don’t take our word for it, come enjoy the experience of a lifetime for yourself! rocket launching into air

Get to Planning!

The ability to watch a rocket launch from a boat is a very unique opportunity that is offered right here in Cape Canaveral, FL. Watching a rocket launch from the water is a sure way to impress your family and friends as well as an item to check off your bucket list. Our professional and family friendly team here at Banana River Boat Tours would love to share such an amazing experience with you! We offer 10% discounts to active duty military and veterans as well as seniors over the age of 65. Come sit back, relax, and enjoy liftoff!!  Reservations are required for all trips with Banana River Boat Tours. You can call us at 321.759.TOUR (8687) or email for more information or to reserve your seats today.


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