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Loxahatchee Queen II Day Trip

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Address: 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3702
Phone Number: 561 746-1466
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A Wonderful Way to Spend a Morning

Mrs Too and I tried something new to us this winter, “camping” by renting a cabin for four nights in each of two Florida State Parks. Our days of RVing and tent camping are now... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2014
Ben_Theretoo406
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Never heard of this park before, have lived most my life in north FL. One of my fellow Trikkers -- 3 wheel human powered cambering vehicle -- suggested I would enjoy doing the trails and the nature there. To my surprise, it has been more than I expected. Fri evening after arriving and setting up explored some of the paved... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Although the scenery and wilderness is stunning you won't get a chance to enjoy it. The captain runs the boat at high speeds over manatees and the wake knocks the turtle off branches and spooks the birds. More embarrassing are the looks on the faces of kayakers as he comes around bends and almost runs them over without stopping. There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This boat trip is run by park concessionaires, so you can blame Florida State Parks only for letting this go on unchecked. One also suspects that this park's staff, " couldn't care less." Reckon that they cast a blind eye since they are not in charge. The fee is $20 a head. The come on is that you have a... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

And that about sums up our boat trip! Cost is fair; boat is fairly comfortable. Captain was OK, didn't really have much to say as far as information about our ride, boat, river, or park. He was late to get us started and no reason given. He did discuss the wildlife the park has and we might see. We saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a great trip, very inexpensive, relaxing, and informative. Tides and weather permitting, the boat takes you to Trapper Nelson's where a tour guide provides information on his life and the property. The captain had good information about the flora and fauna along the river. We even saw two manatees!

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Riverview, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The boat ride is available on Tuesday and Wednesday, but Trapper Nelson's camp is not available then. The weekend finds the river loaded with canoers and kayakers and you will see no wildlife. Also, call ahead and find out when high tide is available for the boat to get to Trapper Nelson's camp. Low tide means the boat cannot get... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Mrs Too and I tried something new to us this winter, “camping” by renting a cabin for four nights in each of two Florida State Parks. Our days of RVing and tent camping are now only happy memories. We ran across this river tour during our stay at Jonathan Dickinson. The Loxahatchee is a Federal and Florida designated “Wild and... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This trip was wonderfully enlightening and educational. We were bringing northern friends to see Florida habitat and we learned a lot also.

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Hobe Sound Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Old Florida is hard to find these days as populations and businesses increase . The Loxahatchee Queen II is an exception to this as you cruise down the river viewing gators, birds, turtles and wildlife like it was before Florida was really settled. The narration of the guide, driver is exceptionally knowledgable on that which you see. You arrive at... More 

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Bristow, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

The 25-passenger Loxahatchee Queen II takes visitors on a two-hour tour of the river, with a stop at the restored camp of Trapper Nelson, the "Wildman of the Loxahatchee." Explore one of Florida's Federally and State designated "Wild and Scenic Rivers," aboard the Loxahatchee Queen II or the River Queen; both are a 25-passenger, Coast Guard-certified, stable and covered vessel.... More 

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