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Sunshine Wildlife Eco Tours

4307 Bayview St., Stuart, FL 34997
772.219.0148
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Ranked #5 of 26 Activities in Stuart
Type: Tours
Traveler Description:   Captain Nancy Beaver, a Florida Naturalist, gives an informative and fun two hour boat trip on the Indian River Lagoon, the most diverse estuary in... more »
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Stuart, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We enjoyed the trip so much we did it twice in one day, loved Bird Island, dolphins and manatees:). Nancy, the captain is very dedicated to our waterways.

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Concord, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My mom and I loved this educational tour so much we went twice in one day! Bird island was amazing as well as the dolphins and manatee. We learned so much about the ecosystem and importance of mangroves. Nancy's knowledge was astounding. I highly recommend this tour!

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Vero Beach, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

I am Florida native who fishes and boats frequently on the Indian River. Captain Nancy is knowledgable, passionate, and thoroughly entertaining. It's a beautiful and enjoyable tour that I would recommend for tourists and locals.

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Stuart, Fl.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We were told by friends that Nancy gives the best trip down the St. Lucie River and the Indian River Lagoon. She is a expert naturalist and advocate of sustainable environment and a keen observer of marine wildlife. An interesting speaker who is able to communicate her passion for marine wildlife. We took the Sunset Cruise in order to go... More

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Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Captain Nancy is truly an expert and very passionate about the sea life and saving the animals and the environment. We saw tons of birds and several dolphins during the trip. It was a beautiful area to see. I learned a lot about the area and what is happening to the environment. Too bad more people don't share her passion... More

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ct
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Get on board The Sunshine Lady with Captain Nancy ~ Coastal Master Naturalist, certified marine mammal observer and wildlife monitor. Her mission, her passion, is to promote a healthy, sustainable environment for coastal and marine wildlife through research and education. She explains the issues thoroughly as the pontoon cruises the lagoon. She has so much to teach and we have... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
23 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A 2 hour ride on a pontoon boat with lots of narrative by captain Nancy. Talks about the negative effects of fertilizers, education on mangroves, identifying many type of birds especially at Bird island. Stopped for dolphin watching. I liked seeing the area from the water.

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Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you wish to spend a couple of hours seeing one of the world's most bio-diverse estuaries and encounter many species of birds, manatees in season, and maybe a bottle-nosed dolphin, call Captain Nancy. She runs her pontoon boat out of Manatee Pocket in Stuart — day time tours and a sunset tour to "bird island" where thousands of birds roost... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My family and I took this short trip today and it was one of the best attractions in this area. Captain Nancy is a wonderful, passionate person who is very concerned about the environmental changes that are happening due to misguided and poorly planned policies. The tour started promptly and we cruised leisurely around the Indian River Lagoon which is... More

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Jupiter, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is not a Disney World ride. It's a lovely pontoon boat ride with a little history and some nature thrown in. Captain Nancy is very knowledgable and interesting. She doesn't just say the negatives about the environment. She tells us what we are doing right, what works, and what doesn't. I have done two of the tours with the... More

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