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- $29 for a two-hour boat tour for two adults (a $58 value)
- $48 for a two-hour boat tour for two adults and two children aged 3–12 (a $98 value)<p>
Passengers board the wheelchair accessible boat at Kelly Park, then they cruise north on the Banana River to the Barge Canal on Merritt Island, where they will encounter birds, dolphins, manatees, and alligators all without getting their feet wet. Afterwards, they swing by Port Canaveral to marvel at one of the world’s busiest cruise ports. Kids under the age of 3 ride free. Each passenger will receive one complimentary beverage with a choice of wine, beer, bottled water, or boxed juice and one snack of pretzels or cookies.
Space Coast River Tours
The entire sky along Florida's Space Coast is like one giant movie screen, regularly showing the story of rockets—some manned, some unmanned, others guided entirely by dreams. They launch gracefully towards the heavens, where they break through Earth's atmosphere and float out beyond it. It's a mesmerizing display, one that serves as the focal point for Space Coast River Tours's Rocket Tour. The Blue Dolphin, the company's 44-foot USCG-certified pontoon river boat, serves as the tour's mode of transportation. Its retractable roof pulls back to reveal unobstructed views of the sky above for all of its 49 passengers.
Captains Mark and Michele Anderson, who are both certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, have plenty to explore even when rockets aren't taking flight. Specialty tours are available at an additional cost. During the holidays, they show passengers the lights and decorations along residential canals in Sykes Creek, handing out some egg nog or hot cocoa to complete the experience. The Banana River Lagoon Tour, meanwhile, remains a daily feature. For two hours, the boat tours the Banana River and floats into the habitats of the area's many birds, dolphins, manatees, and gators.