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River Lilly Cruises

River Park Marina, 500 E. Prima Vista Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983
(772) 489-8344
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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Boca Raton, Fl
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We live in Port St Lucie and are so glad we chose this tour while our guests were visiting. It was as close as we've gotten to an osprey nest with a baby bird in it. We learned a great deal from Deena about the vegetation, as well. I've seen heart of palm trees in paintings, but never knew that's... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is the second time we take this tour. First time was with our son and grandson and they both loved it. This time I had a childhood friend visiting and we really enjoyed it, even more than the first time. They really know their route and have special knowledge of the types of birds in the area. I learned... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was our first cruise with River Lily cruises and it was awesome. Deena was very knowledgeable about the wildlife. We were able to see Alligators, turtles, osprey, blue and green heron, and butterfly orchids. I will be taking my family the next time they come to visit. Don't forget your camera and binoculars!

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Dana W, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

"Best Tour" is such a compliment! Thanks for planning to join us again. More

Riverview, MI
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135 reviews 135 reviews
69 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was our second trip in 2 years on this boat. The 1.5 hour cruise is very relaxing and the jungle type scenery is worth capturing on film. We got some great osprey photos, as well as an anhinga, the osprey nest and several 10 inch baby alligators. After the cruise we hiked a nature trail that our guide pointed... More

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Dana W, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Sounds like...JUNGLE FEVER! Thanks for joining us a "2nd time around" with confidence. More

Schaumburg, Illinois
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31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have taken this cruise twice, and will definitely go again. It is very relaxing, and the guide is perfect. She is great at pointing out things I would never notice, but does not talk excessively which makes the cruise very peaceful. We saw lots of alligators, even some baby alligators that I would never had spotted on my own.... More

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Dana W, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

"Peaceful & perfect"...Thank you for your comments and cruising with us again! More

Weston
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

My sister, her husband and I enjoyed our cruise. The guides were very friendly and helpful. We missed seeing manatees, although we understand that this isn't Disney, and wildlife doesn't appear at will! We did enjoy the alligators and wild birds. I got some great photos. If you're looking for relaxation and some communing with nature, this is a worthy... More

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Dana W, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us and getting close to nature. More

Deepest Sussex
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10 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

This was our first introduction to Florida wildlife and we really enjoyed this relaxing cruise. It is a great shame that others on the river did not stick to the generous speed limits and we were taken aback by high speed boats in an area of such natural beauty. This did not detract too much from our cruise, and we... More

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Dana W, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Sounds like you really enjoyed your first experience of Florida's wildlife with us. Thanks for that! More

Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had am excellent tour of the Port St. Lucie River. The naturalist on board was informative, we saw many varieties of birds, alligators, many different species of trees and plants and a little history of the area. This is definitely a tour not to be missed.

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Dana W, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Obviously, we were not meant to miss each other! Thanks for your time to review. More

Blue Point, NY
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I've reviewed the outstanding partnership of Captain Dana and naturalist/guide Deena in the past and now feel the need to talk just a bit more. What's changed is that I've taken some similarly-themed eco-tours in nearby coastal cities and am more than a little surprised how poorly they stack up to the River Lilly experience. Dana and Deena are true... More

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Dana W, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

X marks the spot. You are the FINDER of the TREASURE! Thanks for your well experienced review! We hope to continue to shine like a JEWEL... on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River . More

Hyde Park, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time. The captain and his co-captain take you to the beautiful jungles of the Port St Lucie River to see alligators, turtles, snakes and manatees. They have also seen wild pigs and armadillos. Their know ledge of this river habitat is unbelievable and they share it in a fun and relaxed fashion. The tour is supposed... More

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Dana W, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

You are SO RIGHT! Why watch the time...when nature is performing. Thanks for sharing your fun. More

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