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Address: 5781 Cape Harbour Drive Suite 112, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Phone Number: +1 239-728-8687
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Banana Bay Tour Company is dedicated to high quality eco-tourism. We...

Banana Bay Tour Company is dedicated to high quality eco-tourism. We specialize in ecological tours of South West Florida, Fort Myers Beach to the South Sanibel to the West and Cape Coral to the North. Come and watch the dolphins play in our beautiful estuaries. Your guides are trained certified Florida Master Naturalists in Coastal Environments / Wetlands from the University of Florida and we are a Dolphin SMART Approved tour operator.

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Sunset + Dolphins = Gratitude!

We did the sunset/dolphin cruise, and it was one of my highlights during my 3 week stay in Cape Coral. The captain knew where to take us to see many dolphins, the guide, Enya... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the sunset/dolphin cruise, and it was one of my highlights during my 3 week stay in Cape Coral. The captain knew where to take us to see many dolphins, the guide, Enya, was so engaging and knowledgeable and we were treated to a beautiful sunset. We stayed out longer than the hour and a half and were able... More 

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BananaBayTourCompany, Owner at Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear kufy25; Thank you for your kindhearted review. The sunset cruises are a perfect way to unwind and relax at the end of the day. Watching the Dolphins in their natural habitat is always an inspiring experience. Sharing our experience and knowledge of Southwest Florida’s eco system and wildlife is important to us. We love answering questions from our guests.... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw several dolphins, lots of interesting birds, lovely homes along the river, and learned a lot about the area. The captain told us a great deal about dolphins.

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BananaBayTourCompany, Owner at Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Jeannie465; Thank you for your lovely review. Watching the Bottlenose Dolphin in their natural habitat can be an exhilarating experience. We love to share our knowledge about the wildlife that calls Southwest Florida home. Some of the homes along the river are multi-million dollar estates with luxury yachts for us to see as we leisurely cruise by. Thank you... More 

Lake Barrington, IL
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 90 minute Dolphin Tour and saw some dolphins along side of out boat. One even jumped completely out of the water. The weather was cool but we had a good time. Our captain, JR and first mate, Andy were very good. They were friendly, knowledgeable and funny. We learned more about dolphins than I expected. I would... More 

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BananaBayTourCompany, Owner at Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Jan S; Thank you for your enthusiastic review of our Dolphin Nature Cruise. We enjoy educating our guests about the importance of responsible viewing of wild Dolphins. The Dolphins are such curious and playful animals, we believe they may be just as happy to see us as we are to see them. Providing a relaxing and enjoyable time is... More 

Port
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the half day Ecological Dolphin and Lunch Cruise and highly recommend it. We've taken a number of area boat tours in the past, and this was definitely the best dolphin tour. The crew took every opportunity to provide dolphin viewing, and we were not disappointed. They stand behind their guarantee that you will see dolphins, and on our... More 

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BananaBayTourCompany, Owner at Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear NukePort; Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience on our Cruise. Our 3 hour Ecological, Dolphin & Lunch Cruise is our most popular. We see more Dolphin than on any of our other tours. How very fortunate for you to have the extra time for Dolphin sightings. They never disappoint us. Engaging the children is... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain J R and Angia were excellent guides on this eco tour. The best! We experienced the rarest of dolphin activity as a large group of dolphins gathered to do a "fish toss" back and forth. We highly recommend this tour which is offered each Wednesday & Saturday.

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BananaBayTourCompany, Owner at Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear busyladytoo; Thank you for your enthusiastic review. Viewing Dolphins doing a “fish toss” is indeed a rare experience. You were very fortunate indeed. What we view as playtime, may have been a learning lesson that the Moms were teaching their young. We look forward to the Ecological, Dolphin & Lunch Cruise that is offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day ( sandwiched between two big storms ). We were running late, Banana Bay called me to make sure I was coming- they waited do us to board and took off! Captain JT made sure he knew my granddaughter's name, included her in all the discussions and invited her to drive the boat , along with... More 

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BananaBayTourCompany, Owner at Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear marymarucco; Thank you for your exciting review of our Ecological, Dolphin & Lunch Cruise. This is our most popular cruise as we take 3 hours to appreciate all that Southwest Florida’s waterways has to offer. We stop at a small island to enjoy our tasty lunch, then to explore the island or just relax in the sun before continuing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always bring out of town guests on these tours. There is so much wildlife to view and learn about from the captain and first mate. I would recommend this activity to everyone.

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BananaBayTourCompany, Owner at Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Cheri K; Thank you for bringing your out of town guests on our tour. We love our repeat customers and each trip can reveal new and exciting wildlife to observe. The Dolphins never disappoint us with their playfulness. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you very much for your delightful review. Your Banana Bay Tour Company Team More 

Canandaigua, United States
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I took the dolphin tour. It was good fun and educational. The boat is big and open. The captain and his helper were really friendly and knowledgable . We saw 5 dolphins including 2 babies close up for at least 10 minutes. We also saw a larger group feeding from farther away. At the end of... More 

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BananaBayTourCompany, Owner at Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear William S Thank you for your delightful review of our Dolphin Nature Tour Bottlenose Dolphins are the main focus on this excursion. These curious creatures are so playful. How lucky we are to observe them in their nature environment as Mom’s are teaching their babies. Sharing some educational facts can be very interesting. We love to answer any questions... More 

Stoughton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the half-day dolphin and eco-tour and loved every minute! Our guide was a certified naturalist so we learned a ton! Saw a couple dozen dolphins (including 2 sets of mom-and-baby), many ospreys, a bald eagle, a Peregrine falcon, tons of other birds and 3 manatees. Was not disappointed. Lunch was great and the crew was so fun and... More 

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BananaBayTourCompany, Owner at Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear CraigB5150; Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on our Ecological, Dolphin & Lunch Cruise. This is our most popular cruise. The opportunity to see more Dolphins and other wildlife that call Southwest Florida home is greatly enhanced because we are on the water longer than our other cruises. It was truly an exceptional day to see many ospreys,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain JR was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and made our tour well worth the time and cost. We saw many dolphins, many Florida birds, manatees, and estuary wildlife. Excellent voyage!

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BananaBayTourCompany, Owner at Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Travelingnancyglenn; Thank you for the great review and including the awesome Dolphin picture. The Dolphins are very curious and playful, they can really entertain us. During our voyages we can view many different kinds of Southwest Florida wildlife that may include the endangered Manatees. Sharing our experience and knowledge is exciting for us and we love to answer questions.... More 

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