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Address: 3341 Bridge Plaza Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963-1502
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+1 772-766-2628
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Join us on a relaxing cruise of the Indian River Lagoon, while we search...

Join us on a relaxing cruise of the Indian River Lagoon, while we search for dolphins, manatees, birds, river otters and other wildlife. See the beauty of Vero Beach by water as we wind our way through mangroves and down along John's Island. Our captain will narrate along the tour, explaining about the wildlife and the waterway. We have 4 tours a day (Monday - Saturday) at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:00pm. The 10:00am and 1:00pm are 2 hour tours and 3:30pm and 5:00pm are 1 hour tours. We are closed on Sunday. Please call for your reservation today and let us take you on a cruise.

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Relaxing and amazing.

Nature at its best. Relaxing and very knowledgable people taking you out so that makes it better. The price was right.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Elaine S
Morinville, Canada
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Morinville, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nature at its best. Relaxing and very knowledgable people taking you out so that makes it better. The price was right.

1 Thank Elaine S
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked a beatiful day for a 2 hr cruise on their comfortable pontoon boat with my 92 yr old father. Not cheap at $35 each but you can bring drinks and food on board so you can make a real picnic out of it if you like. Snacks and soda are available at low prices. The capt and first mate... More 

3 Thank Charles M M
Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a wonderful sight seeing cruise today with Cindy. She was very informative and had lots of energy. Learned lots about the Indian River, saw manatee and porpoise. We only took the hour tour and next time would go on the 2 hour tour. Would like to see all the pretty homes up north on the river. It was just... More 

2 Thank shughes04
Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I had several ladies visiting from different parts of the country. They wanted to see more of our beautiful lagoon so we took this trip. We just loved it! Capt. Scott was in no rush when we happened upon dolphins playing in the water. Our 2 hour trip went an additional 25 minutes. First mate Debra was very informative and... More 

1 Thank Eva P
Ballston Lake,NY
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We just went on this river tour because of the good reviews on Trip Advisor and it was well worth it. The tour lasted about 2 hours and we got to see dolphins, Manatees and various different water birds. We also got to see some spectacular waterfront proprieties and boats along the way. The tour was very well narrated and... More 

1 Thank orangeman13
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had a interesting and relaxing two hours on Capt. Scott's tour. Lots of local lore and history. Capt. Scott tried his best to give us plenty of opportunities to view dolphin and manatees. Very relaxing and informative. Recommend highly.

Thank Kathy S
Parkland, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were a group of five and were lucky enough to have our own private tour for two hours. Our captain was very informative concerning the history of area - ecology and fish. We were lucky enough to see small schools of dolphins swimming & jumping in the air and following our boat!! ! We had lunch outdoors at the... More 

1 Thank sanza12345
Sutton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Had an incredible day with captain Scott & Debbie - they are an amazing team who's love and passion for nature, wildlife and people was so apparent! These folks were so knowledgable and shared so many interesting facts and stories! So friendly and just fun fun fun!!!! Can't wait to come back for more laughter and of course another amazing... More 

1 Thank KimBarlow11
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

What afun trip! We had a really beautiful friendly excellent trip in vero beach.The boat is terrific and comfortable (even has a bathroom) We saw many many dolphins and osprey and blue heron and white pelican and Ibis and enjoyed a lovely afternoon out on the water. The commentary was superb and the captain took extra time and effort to... More 

1 Thank jb20152015
Avon, Indiana
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119 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Capt. Dave did a great job explaining various points of interest. Plus he provided some historical information on development of the many islands and people who live along the river. Debbie, his wife, was not on this trip to narrate so Capt. Dave did it all. We did see a few dolphin but no manatees. The two hour trip was... More 


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