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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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Description: 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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Beautiful and Fun adventure!!

The cruise was a great experience and I absolutely recommend it to anyone. I went with a family group with ages between 62-11 years old. It was fun for all ages. The captain and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The cruise was a great experience and I absolutely recommend it to anyone. I went with a family group with ages between 62-11 years old. It was fun for all ages. The captain and staff had so much knowledge of the sea life and natural surroundings that they shared with us along with an amazing sunset while watching the playful... More 

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heather h, Thank you for the "fun" review! I'm glad you and the family joined us. I hope the dolphins didn't spoil the sunset for you. No matter what cruise we go out on those dolphins are always popping up out of the water somewhere! We just can't get enough of them, they're so amazing to watch. We always have... More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Excellent, professional, and educational tour. Captain J.R. & first mate Anja were absolutely marvelous, especially with the children. We had a great time and I would highly recommend them!

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cahartm, Thank you for the "wonderful" review! We are always so glad to hear that our passengers are enjoying our cruises. Your crew enjoy spending time studying the environment and love to share the information they learn with you during the cruises. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves so much on the cruise and will look forward t seeing you on... More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I just went on the dolphin and sunset cruise captained by JR and Anja. It has been the best thing we have done while in Florida. At $30 a person we found it cheap and well worth the cost. The crew was friendly and very knowledgeable about the ecosystem The website says the tour last 1.5 hours,... More 

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Jim A, Thank you for the "best" review! We love going out and enjoying the dolphins. They're so much fun to watch as the young dolphins play while their parents stay close by watching us as we watch them. Then the pelicans, the osprey and the egrets come out an try to steal the show by showing off in their... More 

Port Jefferson Station, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Relaxing & educational at the same time. Had a great afternoon with Captain J.R. & first mate Anja on this Harbor/Home cruise. Very knowledgeable & friendly crew. Traveled through canals of Cape Coral, saw beautiful homes and even dolphins. Learned about the mangrove trees & wildlife of the area. Very pleasant experience.

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Patricia S, Thank you for the "great" review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves on the Homes Harbour & Nature Cruise. It's such nice way to spend an afternoon. Cape Coral is the largest city between Tampa and Miami with over 400 miles of canals. With so many canals there is always plenty of nature to enjoy during our cruises and... More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Spent a very enjoyable and informative two hours in the company of Capt. JR and his mate Danny on the Sunset Dolphin Tour. Would highly recommend as the knowledge shared of the local wildlife and area really enhances the experience. This is followed by a beautiful sunset over the estuary. Must do trip.

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renalpatient, Thank you for the "excellent" review! We're so glad you were able to join us on our Dolphin & Sunset Cruise and that you enjoyed yourselves so much. It's the one cruise that offers the 2 most exciting things to see from the water. Dolphins and a Sunset! The knowledge that we share today about our Dolphins and Southwest... More 

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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My mother, sister, and I went on the 3 hour Ecological Dolphin Cruise and lunch. Our guides were Captain J.R. and Anja. They were very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw a TON of dolphins and even a Blacktip shark. The lunch was delicious and the stop at Picnic Island was perfection. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for... More 

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Jennifer B, Thank you for the "fabulous" review! Were you with the "absolutely fantastic" group? That group saw a shark and lots of dolphin also! Blacktip sharks use shallow waters as nurseries for their pups and also for feeding time. They can grow up to 6 feet long. Did you see momma shark or one of her pups? Either one... More 

Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I took my family on the dolphin cruise with Captain J.R. and we had a wonderful time. J.R. was very knowledgeable and friendly. He even let my son "drive" the boat! We saw nearly 20 dolphins. We also got to see a shark! Because of all the marine life activity, Captain J.R. even kept us out for an extra 40... More 

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RonR, Thank you for the "absolutely fantastic" review! 20 Dolphins! A Shark! Was anyone humming the "Jaws" tune? Were the dolphins and the shark interacting? Actually, sharks are pretty much the only predators dolphins have but only the BIG sharks at that. Those adorable dolphins are know as the tough crowd in the marine mammal world! I'm glad you had... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had an awesome time today getting to see so many dolphins was the best! The lunch that was included was extremely tasty as well can't thank you guys enough!

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

JackieN, It's us who can't thank you enough for joining us and the amazing review. I'm glad you enjoyed our Ecological Dolphin & Lunch Cruise so much! Having fun enjoying lots of dolphins does sound like an amazing afternoon to us too! Thank you again for joining us and for the amazing review, The Banana Bay Tour Company Team More 

Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What a fantastic trip! Sunset was outstanding and lots of dolphins to be seen. Crew were friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Trip was worth every penny we would recommend it to anyone a real highlight of our holiday x

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Ellaar12, Thank you for the "fantastic" review! A Southwest Florida Sunset Cruise is the perfect way to end the day. The waters are calming down from the days activities, the dolphins are actively looking for dinner as the sun makes its descent from the sky as the moon rises. I'm glad you were able to join us on the cruise.... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Captain JR, our very knowledgeable and friendly captain, promised us a 98% chance of seeing dolphins and a free return trip if we didn't. He was on to a sure thing as within 10mins 2 dolphins were swimming near to us. We had plenty of time to look and take photos, and were impressed with the way the crew obeyed... More 

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

lillylou63, Thank you for the "5*" review! Thank you recognizing that we are a Dolphin Smart Tour operator. It is very important to us to go beyond the standard rules for dolphin viewing to help protect our wild dolphins. Our bottlenose dolphins are extraordinary mammals and seem to enjoy people watching as one of their favorite past times! I'm glad... More 

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