Your Guide to the Best Boat Tours in Melbourne

The pristine waters of the Florida coast are truly a sight to behold, a brilliant blue expanse just waiting for boating adventures! As your innkeepers and hosts at Port d’Hiver, the most romantic bed and breakfast in Melbourne Beach, we invite you to break free from the humdrum of daily life and indulge in a memorable experience on the water. As locals and avid adventurers ourselves, we’ve poured our personal experiences and insider knowledge into this comprehensive guide to the best boat tours in Melbourne, Florida – just for you! Here are our favorite ways to bask in the Floridian sun.

tour group riding an airboat near Melbourne

Immerse in an Everglades Adventure at Camp Holly

35 Minutes from Port d’Hiver

Nothing says Florida like a thrilling ride through the sweeping Everglades on an iconic airboat. Our friends at Camp Holly Airboat Rides host tours on the St. John’s River, the state’s largest river, and also offer fishing expeditions. If you stay over the weekend, don’t miss the live music performances at their Tiki Bar, where we personally recommend their mouth-watering conch fritters and the stunning views of the water.

dolphin next to a tour boat in Florida

Experience Nature’s Playground with DolFun Tours

15 Minutes from Port d’Hiver

One of our favorite ways to connect with Florida’s lively aquatic life is through DolFun Tours. They guide you through the mesmerizing Indian River Lagoon, where you’ll witness playful dolphins, gentle manatees, and soaring pelicans. We’ve found their tour boats to be particularly comfortable, allowing for the most relaxing and fun experience. For something more personalized, consider their private tours – perfect for special events, retreats, or whatever you happen to be celebrating!

a fishing line cast out to sea

Reel in the Fun with Attitude Adjustment Fishing Tours

20 Minutes from Port d’Hiver

We can’t talk about Florida without mentioning its legendary fishing scene. Join Captain Eric at Attitude Adjustment for an authentic Floridian fishing expedition. We’ve fished with Eric ourselves, and whether you’re a seasoned angler or casting your line for the first time, the contagious enthusiasm of Eric and his crew will ensure you have a remarkable time. Choose from a half, 3/4, or full-day option and brace yourself for an exciting adventure on the open sea.

a couple kayaking together in Florida at sunset

Chart Your Own Course with 321 Boat Rentals

18 Minutes from Port d’Hiver

If you’re keen on captaining your own aquatic adventure, then 321 Boats is your port of call. Their array of rentals and convenient location on the Indian River Lagoon caters to all your seafaring desires. Our guests have enjoyed many a sunny day on their cruising boats, pontoon boats, paddleboards, and kayaks. Their knowledgeable staff will be able to guide you on the best places to go, including where to spot dolphins and boat-up restaurants. Whether you’re planning a leisurely cruise or a vigorous paddle, they’ve got you covered.

ocean view room for a Florida weekend getaway in Melbourne Beach

Start Your Florida Adventure Here

Our boutique hotel in Melbourne Beach, FL is your luxurious tropical paradise, a retreat from the worries of life, and a home base for all sorts of adventures in Florida! After a long day on the water, take a dip in the hot tub, grab a drink at our 5 o’clock wine hour, and relax in our luxury rooms that have everything you need for a supremely comfortable getaway. And for an extra touch of romance or indulgence, we also offer stay enhancements – from chocolate-covered strawberries to in-room massages. So come, plan your perfect getaway to Port d’Hiver, and create memories on the water that will last a lifetime.


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