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River Explorer Boat Tours

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3341 Bridge Plaza Dr, Located on the docks behind the Riverside Cafe., Vero Beach, FL 32963-1502
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Our two hour boat ride

My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our pontoon boat ride in Vero Beach. I had been wanting to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mag M
Spring Break

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather F
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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 captain will narrate along the tour, explaining about the wildlife and the waterway. We have 4 tours a day, 7 days a week. The 10:00am and 1:00pm are 2hour tours. The 3:30pm and 5:00pm are 1hour tours . The 10:00am and 1:00pm are 2 hour tours and 3:30pm and 5:00pm are 1 hour tours. Reservations are strongly recommended, please call for your reservation today and let us take you on a cruise.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3341 Bridge Plaza Dr, Located on the docks behind the Riverside Cafe., Vero Beach, FL 32963-1502
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Heather F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Alex S, Owner at River Explorer Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful, relaxing boat tour with the most adorable guide! They even spent extra time outside of the allotted hour to ensure we enjoyed our time with the dolphins. Relaxing trip that every age will enjoy!

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Last minute cancellation was disappointing. Either engine failure as reported or I suspect that not enough customers signed up for the last trip of the day so it was cancelled. Oh well, happy hour at riverside cafe was great!!!More

Thank Patrick G
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Alex S, Owner at River Explorer Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Good day Patrick, Thank you for your review. We like to take away your doubt and ensure you that, if it's up to us, the River Explorer will always sail. Even with one guest on board. Unfortunately there are a few elements, such as weather,...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

This boat tour is very relaxing, the Captain and first Mate we very helpful and informative. We got to view Manatee, Dolphins, Osprey, Egrets, Herons, and Spoonbill. The tour is very good for all ages. I would have liked more environmental talking about the Mangroves...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful and informative trip with captain scott. We saw lots of large Manatees’s, flamingo type birds nesting and dolphins Captain showed us his little private island where he would escape with his wife for a camping adventure

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

So glad I happened to find this fun Boat Tour on Trip Advisor! It was a great way to spend the last afternoon on my fourth visit to Vero Beach. Scott and Deb were excellent, engaging, friendly guides as we explored the Indian River Lagoon...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

This two hour tour was well worth the money. We saw dolphins, many varieties of birds and beautiful scenery. We learned so much as they are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank bobbianddoug76
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Thomas H
June 29, 2017|
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Response from FlyMeToTheMoon429 |
$25 for 1 hour tour. Call them up. They’ll answer any question. Super nice folks!
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Sheilalosse
June 12, 2016|
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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.
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Deborah G
September 8, 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.
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