Welcome aboard the Blue Dolphin, a 49 passenger Coast Guard approved pontoon boat operated by Mark and Michele Anderson. They have been running eco-tours in this part of Florida as Space Coast River Tours for more than 10 years. This two hour trip will take you into the Banana River, through the Canaveral Locks and into Port Canaveral - the 2nd busiest cruise ship port in the world - where you may see cargo tankers, U.S. Navy ships, local marinas and plenty of birds! In addition, we'll be sure to see dolphins and, weather depending, possibly manatees. Large flocks of American White Pelicans are normally seen at the entrance to the locks and during the cruise you will see Ospreys and other raptors, Wood Storks, Northern Gannets, pelicans, cormorants, gulls, terns and lots of egrets and herons. Past trips have produced such uncommon visitors as Common Eider, Magnificent Frigatebird and Sabine's Gull. After touring the port we'll head inland up the barge canal for more wildlife and nature viewing; we may even see an alligator. Tours are relaxing, educational and provide an excellent platform for photography. Dress warmly as it can be chilly out on the water in January.