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“Great experience!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Good Natured River Tours

Good Natured River Tours
6075 North US Highway 1, Melbourne, FL 32940
+(1)3219870088
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Owner description: Your adventure takes you through part of Brevard County's estuary on the Indian River Lagoon and the Banana River. You will see bottled-nose dolphins, manatees, wild birds and occasionally alligators, with over 4,300 unique and localized plant species. The adventure is narrated by your U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain. We offer two 2-hour trips each day, 7 days a week, all year round, as well as Sunset Cruises.
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“Great experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My family visited from GA for Labor Day weekend and we wanted to get out on the water. This boat tour was perfect for us. We went out with 4 small children and 8 adults. The boat was clean and comfortable, the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating, and the tour itself was very nice and relaxing! It was perfect and I highly recommend it!

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful Saturday Morning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning:) From the moment I reserved 2 seats for the cruise with the oh-so-sweet Kelly, to meeting her friendly son Billy at dock at check in, and then being greeted at the boat with a huge smile by Capt. Bill, my mother and I had a great experience touring the Indian River w/ Good Natured River Tours! We spotted several small pods of dolphins and enjoyed some nice commentary on the area and its history. I highly recommend this terrific, and very laid back tour, for anyone who enjoys being on the water surrounded by an extremely friendly and helpful crew!

Visited October 2013
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“Family boat trip not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Capt Bill, Kelly and Billy! Thank you for our boat trip. The whole family enjoyed it so much. We gained lots of knowledge about the area whilst taking in the beautiful views and relaxing on the boat. The children had lots of attention from Kelly and were thrilled to see the Dolphins! Capt Bill gently took the boat so close we were able to watch them play in their natural environment, then they followed us back! Very precious memories made.
We would like to suggest a map of how to get to there and detailed directions as it took us so long to find, we missed our morning trip. Your sat nav will not take you here, only into the area. Capt Bill very kindly took us out on an afternoon trip after we enjoyed a fab dinner at the Riverside Grill!
We recommended you do this trip! We will do it again!

Visited October 2013
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“Awesome Adventure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Capt Bill, Kelly & his son were a great team! We were new to town, got lost on the way and Kelly called to make sure we were on the way anx headed in the right direction. On the tour the family was so hospitable. We felt right at home. Being from the North, we saw wildlife we have never seen, true learning experience for the family. Crew was knowledgeable and patient with the kids. You really can tell they love what they do. A type of customer service that is a rarity these days. Best part of our entire Orlando vacation. Better than Disney! A must do! :)

Visited October 2013
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“Spectacular Sunset cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely evening on the Indian River thanks to Good Natured River Tours. Bill & Kelly make you feel like family onboard their pontoon boat. A clean, well maintained operation, they make safety their first priority followed by a fun, relaxing evening. They point out wildlife (dolphins, manatees, birds, etc) and have a wealth of knowledge about the estuaries. All age groups would enjoy this outing. We had about 18 people on board: 8 couples of various ages and two elementary age children. While they sell bottles of water & snacks, you're permitted to bring your own light refreshments. On the evening we went it had been 92 that day, but on a cooler day it would be a good idea to bring a light jacket for the breeze after the sun goes down. If you're interested in the sunset cruise, call ahead for the times, as they vary with the sunset. They have 2 daily excursion and the sunset cruises on weekends. They also have much longer (daytime) tours that explore more of the ecosystems.

Visited October 2013
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