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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...more
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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+1 772-489-8344
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

So enjoyed our trip - many bird and alligator sightings. The owners made sure we all were able to view the wildlife.

Thank MJC50499
RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it. Glad you had a good time. Hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph

Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very worthwhile eco-tour through the jungles of the north end of the St. Lucie River. Captain and tour guide were very friendly, knowledgeable and easy to understand. They pointed out numerous creatures along the way (alligators, birds, turtles, etc.), stopping at each to make sure...More

Thank archman8
RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Happy to hear you enjoyed the cruise. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We hope you will join us again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph.

Reviewed 25 January 2017

Ed and his wife are very knowledgable of local wildlife and flora, so the lovely trip into the "St. Lucie Jungle" on the north fork of the St. Lucie River was especially enriching. They made sure everyone got to see the gators, sliders, herons and...More

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it. Glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise and we hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The cruise was quiet & relaxing (my fave). We got to see many different birds, gators & other wildlife. Took about 1-2 hours. Our guide was very knowledgeable & kind. Make reservations. Took 4 kids & they enjoyed taking pics.

Thank Nini124
RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad to hear you and the kids enjoyed it. All the best, Ed and Steph

Reviewed 18 January 2017

the river lilly is a fun pantoon boat ride guided by the captainand his wife it leaves from Marina park in port saint lucie florida which is also very nice to walk around while waiting for ride.the captai gives a guided tour pointing out all...More

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our tour. Looking forward to seeing you again when you have guests in town. All the best, Ed and Steph.

Reviewed 1 January 2017

I really enjoyed the cruise down this wonderful river in the middle of St. Lucie. The captain and his tour guide (wife !) were excellent and shared much interesting information. I found the trees and vegetation more interesting and beautiful than the wildlife.More

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate you pointing out the beauty of the river as well as the diverse flora and fauna as its sometimes overshadowed by the wildlife we see. Hope to see you again in the...More

Reviewed 21 December 2016

Looking for things to do with an elderly aunt visiting Florida and came upon this river cruise close to us. Eddie and Stephanie Hamrick own and operate the boat and give a nice educational nature tour on the St. Lucie Aquatic Preserve. They answer questions,...More

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Wow! Thank you very much for writing such an informative and thorough review of our tour. We really appreciate you going the extra mile to provide all the details. We hope to see you all again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph.

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We had friends in town for a quick visit who wanted to see some wildlife without having to go too far away. Wow! This is the boat to go on that filled those requirements. Right in Port St Lucie there is this excellent little eco-tour...More

Thank Helen G
RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

We are so happy to know that you enjoyed the tour and that it met your expectations. Captain Eddie appreciates the nickname you gave him as well. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and hope to see you all in...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

We took this early afternoon cruise as we wanted to see some wildlife but didn't know where to look. I have to confess that, because River Lilly Cruises is a small, husband-and-wife set-up, we were not expecting it to be anything special. How wrong we...More

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thorough review. We often have folks who are pleasantly surprised with how beautiful and how much to see there is on the North Fork of the St Lucie River. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had company down from RI, wanted to see some of PSL nature. This was a very nice ride, saw birds and other wildlife.

1  Thank Nancy F
RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are glad you and your company from RI enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you again sometime soon. All the best, Ed and Steph

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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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