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River Explorer Boat Tours

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Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 10 July 2018
Woodacre, CA
Laura Rollison

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

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Laura R
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3341 Bridge Plaza Dr, Located on the docks behind the Riverside Cafe., Vero Beach, FL 32963-1502
+1 772-713-7132
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

I took this tour from the previous owners a few years ago with my oldest son and had a fantastic time, saw an incredible number of dolphins and manatees and the captain gave us tips about a great place to see manatees when we were...More

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

1  Thank christiegreen1
Reviewed 10 July 2018 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 6 July 2018 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 6 July 2018 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 6 July 2018

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
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Sylvia E
15 August 2018|
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Response from AlexNienke | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in The River Explorer Boat Tours. All our prices include military and senior discounts. 2 hour tours - 35$ for adults and $20 for kids under 12. 1 hour tour - $25 for adults and $15 for kids
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.