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River Lilly Cruises

River Park Marina, 500 E. Prima Vista Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983
+1 772-489-8344
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Best Informative meandering River Cruise on the Treasure Coast

Birds, Turtles, Fish and Alligators surrounds us on a 7 miles cruise around the St.Lucie River... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
NHRider2000
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
A memorable espxperience!

My husband and I joined about 10 other people for the 2 hour morning cruise . The weather was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MOEJOE41567
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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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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“boat ride” (10 reviews)
“old florida” (11 reviews)
“north fork” (10 reviews)
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

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family including my disabled father with limited mobility took the voyage we saw several alligators learned about the local eco system and numerous plant and bird species turtles too. All this happened in a very comfortable slow paced pontoon boat ride with some of...More

1  Thank Ryan110114
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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your thorough review and kind words. It was a pleasure having you all on board and we hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had an early afternoon ride on the St. Lucie river on a very comfortable pontoon boat. We experienced a lot of wildlife including birds, plant life and a few alligators. The captain and his wife did a nice job of narrating our cruise and...More

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback (no pun intended) about the speaker system. We have recently adjusted the settings and volume to account for windier days. We hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The owners are so nice!! The tour is amazing and they really want us to see different animals. They are patient et entertaining! I highly recommend !!

Thank Stéphanie P
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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very knowledgeable crew. Made you want to ask questions, and learn new things about nature. On this river cruise you will see alligators, turtles and other forms of wild life. They also show you different types of water plants, as well as land vegetation. It...More

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our tour and hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We've been on a couple of trips with Dina and Dana, the owners. Always very informative and interesting narrative during the trip.More

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Dina and Dana have retired and My Wife Steph and I have taken over. They are enjoying their retirement, traveling throughout the summer and winter months here in Port St Lucie. We have done our...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A very relaxing and informative two hour cruise on a beautiful section of the inter coastal in Florida.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Relaxing,informative cruise up the north fork of the st. Lucie river where it narrows.The pontoon boat glides quietly through the calm water and gets up close to many kinds of birds, alligators, and other wild life. Cruise is about one and a half hours. It...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
19 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 RiverLillyCruises | Property representative |
There are multiple ports along Floridas east coast. Which port are you referring to?
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