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River Lilly Cruises

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Address: River Park Marina, 500 E. Prima Vista Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983
Phone Number: (772) 489-8344
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The River Lilly is a 34-passenger pontoon boat, licensed by the U.S. Coast...

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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A lovely 1 1/2 hour tour on the river

Took my mother-in-law, who was visiting us from NJ for the river cruise. We were greeted by a husband and wife team. Steph narrated the trip as her husband Eddie captained the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jamie S
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my mother-in-law, who was visiting us from NJ for the river cruise. We were greeted by a husband and wife team. Steph narrated the trip as her husband Eddie captained the boat. The trip was approximately 1 1/2hr. We stopped several times for passengers to take pictures of the birds, turtles and alligators which were spotted. A beautiful afternoon!

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Thank Jamie S
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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105 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The North Folk of the St. Lucie river is simply amazing and we live on the river with our own boat, but wanted to do a cruise to learn more about the river. I called one company that does the lower river and they were not running today, despite it being Saturday and a beatuiful day. I then called River... More 

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1 Thank James W
RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

James, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you on board and I enjoyed having a chance to chat with you throughout the trip. My estimation on the big alligator may have been a little shy at ten feet but I try and not exaggerate so I was glad to hear... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks so much for such a great tour, we had such a great time while visiting from New Jersey! Can't wait to come back during Manatee season.

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Thank Debra Lee O
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After driving past this park so many times, we decided to bring our visiting son, daughter and 3.5yr old grandson on the boat tour. The owners are a local husband and wife team. They are the captain and guide and know the North Fork very well. We saw lots of tropical birds, dozens of turtles and of course, gators! My... More 

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Thank stressrn1
RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so happy you and your family enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Thanks again, Eddie and Steph. More 

Welland, Canada
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Small boat but very interesting tour. .Both the captain and the first mate are knowledgeable. They are good at spotting wild life. Well worth the money.

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Thank Al K
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87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We enjoyed our two hr trip on the water - we learned a lot about the area and the waterfowl that live in the area. Saw alligators/various types of birds and of course the turtle resting on a log in the sun.. nice trip for families..

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Thank dotNewark
RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to review River Lilly Cruises. We are glad you enjoyed your trip with and we hope to see you again in the future. Thanks again, Eddie and Steph More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We took this sightseeing boat during a visit from my son and daughter in law. We saw so many different bird, alligators of all sizes and even a manatee. The Captain and first mate were very knowledgeable and it made for a wonderful day

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to review River Lilly Cruises. We are glad you enjoyed your trip with us and appreciate you bringing your visiting family. Seeing the manatee was the icing on the cake as we typically don't see them regularly until springtime. We hope to see you again in the future! Thanks again, Eddie and Steph More 

Durango, Colorado
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Join Eddie and Steph on a relaxing ride through the St. Lucie River Aquatic Preserve. The hour and a half trip takes you into the backwaters of the river to see the flora and fauna hiding just a short distance from the city. The boat is comfortable, shaded and the couple seem well versed in local history and the unique... More 

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to review River Lilly Cruises. We are glad you enjoyed your trip with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Thanks again, Eddie and Steph More 

Holland PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We took the river cruise and found it to be a perfect introduction to the area. Steph and Captain Eddy were friendly and knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the river. We saw plenty of gators, big and small, as well as turtles anhingas, ospreys and herons. The boat is flat-bottomed and provides a smooth and gentle ride. Eddy... More 

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Thank Susan S
RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed the cruise and hope to see you again sometime soon. Thanks again, Eddie and Steph More 

Coral Springs, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Took the cruise today and saw a ton of wildlife. We saw turtles, alligators, birds, etc. it was educational and entertaining. In addition to learning about nature and the area, I found out about the filming of a James Bond movie on the river. I highly recommend it and will go back again.

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Thank Checkerboy
RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you coming out and letting us show you what the north fork of the St Lucie River. Looking forward to seeing you again. More 

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