Come along on a private boat tour on the beautiful
blue waters of the Halifax River with Captain John
Dolphins ~ Manatees ~ Exotic Waterbirds ~ Fabulous Waterfront Homes ~ Florida's Tallest Lighthouse
2 Hour Private Boat Tour with Captain John just $250 for up to 6 passengers
Your private boat charter and tour begins just minutes from downtown Daytona Beach!
Your scenic tour begins at the Dunlawton Bridge Boat Launch just 6 miles down river from downtown Daytona Beach.
(See Map on our Boat Launches page)
We begin our tour by cruising up the Halifax River to see the magnificent waterfront homes of Daytona Beach. Here you will see the ultimate in Florida living with the homes of Daytona Beach's "rich and famous". From there we head down river towards the beautiful blue waters of Ponce Inlet, where the Halifax River meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Along the way, we'll keep our eyes out for Florida bottle-nosed dolphins that are commonly seen swimming and feeding along the Halifax River. We'll pass through the pristine, semi-tropical lower Halifax River basin. This lush, undeveloped portion of the Halifax River is the "Real Florida", exactly as Ponce de Leon saw it 500 years ago when he first discovered "La Florida". Keep your eye out for all sorts of exotic waterbirds as well as birds of prey like bald eagles and ospreys.
At Ponce Inlet, you'll see Florida's tallest lighthouse. This 175 foot lighthouse is the second tallest lighthouse in America and a National Historic Landmark. On the way back, we'll hit some of the slow moving, mangrove-lined creeks to see some Florida manatees in their natural habitat. On your scenic boat tour, we'll also pass some of the most popular waterfront restaurants in the entire Daytona Beach area such as 'Inlet Harbor' , 'Down the Hatch' and 'The Grill at Riverview' where you can stop for drinks!
Captain John is Flexible!!!
This is YOUR private boat tour!. Whether you want to make the focus of your private boat charter an Eco-Tour, a Dolphin Tour, a Manatee Tour, a Waterfront Homes Tour or just a see-it-all Scenic Cruise, Captain John is flexible With whatever you would like to do!
The Real Florida!
Everyone is familiar with the beautiful, wide, hard-packed sand beaches of Daytona Beach, the Daytona International Speedway, home of NASCAR, and of course the wild and crazy Daytona Bike Fest. In addition to these familiar tourist attractions, some of the most beautiful unspoiled natural scenery found anywhere in Florida is just minutes from downtown Daytona Beach. There are hundreds of species of birds, fish, reptiles and of course dolphins and manatees that live along Daytona Beach's Halifax River.
Below is some additional information about the most popular animals you'll encounter on your private Daytona Beach boat tour with Captain John and Floating Time Charters.