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Address: 1 Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
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+1 772-216-1461
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See Florida's wildlife at its best. A 90-minute guided educational and...

See Florida's wildlife at its best. A 90-minute guided educational and entertaining scenic boat tour of the Florida Indian River Lagoon and Estuary. Visitors will be entertained while learning about and observing dolphin, manatee, turtles, Florida birds and marine life with Audubon Warden and Captain Barry "Chop" Legé or one of his other captains leading the way.

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The trip was great, we saw dolphins and learned many things along the way about Florida. Despite what other people have reviewed, have to to be open to experience and gather the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
TreeWater
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip was great, we saw dolphins and learned many things along the way about Florida. Despite what other people have reviewed, have to to be open to experience and gather the surroundings. We actually stayed out longer then expected which made it more fun. Ask questions along the way, don't be shy! Overall it was nice to take pictures... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No not waste your money unless you have never seen a dolphin or Manatee. No welcome or thanks. I sure the tip box suffered. A nice day but a very dirty boat. It could be a great tour but the owners or management needs to examine the way they do business. I suspect if we come back next year they... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were disappointed with this tour. I must say they did find dolphins for us to see, but they were very active and easy to spot. The team did not say much about the area we were in, a small amount on the environment. The sound system was bad so when they did speak , it was hard to understand.... More 

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Thank DeniseT884
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Well, from the very beginning when buying the tickets, the captain/owner of the business was EXTREMELY rude, he barely acknowledged us. He was not helpful at all when we asked questions on where the boat tour started. Then on the boat, at first it was going well, even though when the captain spoke into the intercom/microphone/loud speaker thing, he mumbled... More 

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1 Thank Elena D
Montpelier, Vermont
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I should have read the negative reviews before we went on this boat tour. They said it all. The captain was not friendly at all, never introduced himself, welcomed the paying customers or gave a safety speech. Hardly said a thing. And when he did it was very hard to understand him. He was late leaving the marina, just drove... More 

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Thank Kim22726
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The men running the show knew about the history of the area, the animals, and the environment. Very knowledgeable. Felt safe and secure under their care, and had a lot of laughs. Saw a few dolphins--no manatees today, but they have been seen in the past week. Also seen full grown bull sharks this past week in the area. Lots... More 

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Garden City NY
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230 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We took the tour on a windy January afternoon. The Captain knows where to find dolphins and manatees, when they are in the estuary. He knows his birds. Birders will like this tour. We explored mangrove trees at water edge of islands. We saw an iguana about to prey on shorebird nests. It is true that the Captain does not... More 

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NJ
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

What's better than 90 minutes on the Indian River Lagoon? Captain Chop knows all there is to know about the ecology, history and environment of the lagoon. And there are dolphins and mantees to see. Our last visit took us to a large pod of dolphins with calves.

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Winnipeg
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Took our grandsons on the tour to see Dolphins and manatee. Called ahead for tickets but on arrival did not have the reservation. Told us he was overbooked and tried to get us to return the next day. 'We insisted that our plans were for that day or not at all, so he sold us tickets.Boat trip was ok, little... More 

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Olive, New York
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I'm glad we've been to Florida many times and I've seen a lot of wildlife, because I didn't learn a thing on this trip. Not very educational for those expecting to learn about the Indian River area. Boat ride was lovely as we rode in and around the various coves and inlets. The two "mates" were fine and the one... More 

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