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River Lilly Cruises

River Park Marina, 500 E. Prima Vista Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983
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Great cruise along the river

Well, as visitors to this part of Florida, it was great to get closer to the real Florida with so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lenreilly
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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
What a fantastic tour!!!

Peaceful tour of a beautifully preserved area of the St Lucie River. Pristine views and much wild... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ljeanhaskins
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Alexandria, Virginia
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The River Lilly is a 34-passenger pontoon boat, licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and owned by Eddie and Stephanie Hamrick. Eddie is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain. The cruise, on parts of the river so wild they were used in the James Bond film Moonraker to represent a tributary of the Amazon, is on the same waters used by early settlers and Native Americans. Each trip is different, but you're sure to see alligators, turtles and lots of native birds, maybe even playful otters or gentle manatees.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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River Park Marina, 500 E. Prima Vista Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well, as visitors to this part of Florida, it was great to get closer to the real Florida with so much wildlife to see. The treat of the day was seeing the river otters, a family of 3 playing along the shoreline. Thanks to Steph...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful tour of a beautifully preserved area of the St Lucie River. Pristine views and much wild life to see from a meticulously maintained boat. Wonderful guides. Fantastic captain. Thanks for a memorable tour.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nicely done. Worth the $$ for a relaxing activity. They were very good at eyeing the wildlife and providing some interesting history to fill in.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Didn’t expect much as you can see wildlife on golf courses and sides of the road In Florida, but the snaking through the rivers and mangroves was really relaxing and seeing the gators and Herron in their natural habitat was great to see. My teenage...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Went with family and friends on the cruise. We saw lots of alligators, turtles, vultures, and osprey. Steph and Eddie were very knowledgeable on all the animals and answered everyone’s questions.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Start with the best. Make the Lilly your only river excursion. The vessel is pristine, quiet and USCG certified. Ed, a FL native, knows boats and byous. With Steph, they are the perfect pair who make the cruise rewarding and serene. Call ahead. Excellent value.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! We were able to see many herons, turtles and alligators from small to quite large. It was both relaxing and educational with the boat owners sharing their vast knowledge of the St Lucie river and the...More

2  Thank Linda C
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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

So glad to hear you enjoyed our tour. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it. All the best, Ed and Steph

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Birds, Turtles, Fish and Alligators surrounds us on a 7 miles cruise around the St.Lucie River. Steph and Ed were perfect guides for our visit.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

My husband and I joined about 10 other people for the 2 hour morning cruise . The weather was perfect with moderate temps, breezes and full sunshine and clear skies. The two crew members were cordial, knowledgeable, attentive to guests needs and seemed quite capable...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We are Native American elder travelers and initially chose this activity because history tells us the indigenous people of Florida as well as the Seminoles used this river as a main transportation route and we wanted to feel their experience of years ago. We did...More

1  Thank CyndyandByron
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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Thank you for joining us. Indeed the Seminole and Ais or Ays Indians did use the North Fork of the St Lucie river as their primary mode of transportation in the area. We are excited to have had the opportunity to show you this unique...More

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cristinaSaoPaulo
9 October 2017|
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Response from scottmil55 | Reviewed this property |
I have always called day of, reserved seats. Don't know if they have group rates. Lasts 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Run by husband and wife, easy to contact.
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travelbugBrick_NJ
20 February 2017|
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Response from RiverLillyCruises | Property representative |
That's fine. It's bench style seating so it would need to be a small cooler. Please keep in mind that the cruise is 1.5 hours and we don't have restrooms on board.
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maoflandr
2 January 2017|
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Response from dodgema | Property representative |
It's roughly 100 miles from Port Everglades, about 1 1/2 hours using the Turnpike. It's about the same distance from Port Canaveral, using I-95
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