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River Explorer Boat Tours

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Captain Scott and Skipper Debbie Deliver!

What a combo! A perfect one hour tour through the estuary. Debbie gave a delightful guided tour and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Woodacre, CA
Laura Rollison

What a wonderful family fun experience! Captain Scott and Debbie were so professional, kind and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura R
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“hour tour”(9 reviews)
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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3341 Bridge Plaza Dr, Located on the docks behind the Riverside Cafe., Vero Beach, FL 32963-1502
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a combo! A perfect one hour tour through the estuary. Debbie gave a delightful guided tour and Scott was a great captain! They really encouraged the several children aboard to participate and feel comfortable! We enjoyed every minute and will encourage friends and relatives...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful family fun experience! Captain Scott and Debbie were so professional, kind and informative. We would do this every day if we could. Thank you for an amazing time. We will definitely be back next year!

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great 2 hour tour! Capt Scott and Skipper Debbie made this trip enjoyable, fun and very informative. Definitely a must do! Beautiful islands, we were lucky enough to see dolphins and manatees on this trip.

Thank Becci M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. Great people! They are very professional and really tried to show us and educate us.

Thank dakotaaco26
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids and grandkids were visiting so we booked this in hopes of seeing dolphins and manatees. We were not disappointed. We saw lots of dolphins and then on our way back spotted 2 manatees. We also saw lots of birds and learned about the area....More

Thank Rose S
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This two hour trip was excellent. Captain Scott was a phenomenal guide. We saw Manatees, dolphins, a ton of cool birds, and some “large” houses. All for $35/person. A must do for any that are traveling through Vero Beach.

1  Thank Iamjohnadams
Reviewed 4 April 2018

My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our pontoon boat ride in Vero Beach. I had been wanting to try this out. So, we booked the two hour trip, which was just beautiful, informative and fun!

2  Thank Mag M
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Great trip- Debbie & Scott are great tour guides, so much information. Worth the money and time!! 👍🏻

1  Thank Heather F
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Booked last minute as we were in town for a wedding and found ourselves with extra time. Luckily they had two spots open (I’d plan more in advance than we did.) It cost us $35 each plus a much-deserved tip. Captain Scott was a seasoned...More

Thank Carmen C
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

They should put by *reservation only* on they're brochure so people don't come to the location & leave dissatisfied when no one wants to actually go out!!!! What a waste & an embarrassed in front of visiting familyMore

Thank flipper2478
Alex S, Owner at River Explorer Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you flipper2478 for your reaction. I'm sorry you never had the change to review the actual tour. Our boat has room for 24 people and so, especially in high season, we strongly reccomend to reserve your spot on the boat. This is stated on...More

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Thomas H
29 June 2017|
Response from FlyMeToTheMoon429 |
$25 for 1 hour tour. Call them up. They’ll answer any question. Super nice folks!
12 June 2016|
Response from riverexplorerboat | Property representative |
Our 2 hour tours at 10:00am and 1:00pm are $35.00 for adults and $20.00 for children 12 and under. Our 1 hour tours at 3:30pm and 5:00pm are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 12 and under.
Deborah G
8 September 2015|
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Response from Phillip P | Reviewed this property |
Yes There is a fairly steep ramp that you should be able to get down with assistance from the captain. There is room in middle or back of boat for a chair.