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Address: 4399 N US Hwy 1, Melbourne, FL
Phone Number: 321-693-0898
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Dolphin Manatee Sightseeing River Tours
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Okay, but not worth 1 drive from Orlando

We were vacationing in Orlando and saw this activity on Groupon. We were a bit hesitant because of the 1 hour drive, but figured it would be a nice for our kids (ages 3 & 6... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We left from the Eau Gallie location, which was a bit confusing because you have to meet at a public boat ramp, but easy enough to figure out . The boat is impressive, new and comfortable. Bring a little cooler, and snacks if you havn't eaten. There is none for sale on the boat. Watch out though, the web site... More 

Thank Lynne R
Toledo Ohio, USA
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took 8 of us on a tour! We seen several dolphins and a host of birds and aquatic life! Definitely a nice time! I do feel that beverages should be offered to the guests.....

Thank Koberbutt
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked onto this trip the day before. We were told to arrive at the launch 15 to 20 mins before launch time. Which the majority of the passengers did. Cptn Bob did have to go back for late arrivals. There is plenty of wild life to observe. There were dolphins to see, as well as pelicans, cormorants and a... More 

Thank Martin S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were vacationing in Orlando and saw this activity on Groupon. We were a bit hesitant because of the 1 hour drive, but figured it would be a nice for our kids (ages 3 & 6). The website did not give goof directions so we made it not he boat with 2 minutes to spare. The captain had a lot... More 

Thank tlap2015
Melbourne, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very disappointed in this tour. Am a local and had friends here from California. The "guide" never even said hello or goodbye, acted very put out to have us there. Could hardly hear what he was saying and everyone commented on it. We did see lots of dolphins, no manatees though. Just kind of boring. Price with groupon was... More 

Thank susan w
Florida, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We took this tour to see dolphins and that is what we got! The Captain was great, his corny jokes kept us entertained. He had a lot of knowledge about the area we were in and seemed to know a lot about the dolphins. It was a great experience!

Thank scrappingmama
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

My family and I had a blast on the tour. Captain Ron was funny and informative. He knew a lot about the area. We saw a ton of dolphins and one little manatee nose!! I recommend this for all ages!!

Thank Mandie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The "master captain" is extremely rude and unprofessional. This was the worse service I have ever had. The captain was vulgar and demeaning. It was unacceptable behavior and I would stay far away from him and his tours.

1 Thank Brad G
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Started with the bad directions on the web page....creating us to arrive about 5 minutes prior to the boat leaving....we were chastised by the tour guide in front of 20 people for not following the instructions to be there 30 minutes early for boarding after I told him his directions needed an overhauling....others complained about the same thing. The tour... More 

2 Thank Lois M
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The tour starts from the boat ramp on the south side of the causeway just before finishing the crossing of the Indian river. There are no signs to indicate where it is because you are picked up at a county park dock that is public, so no private signs or advertising are allowed. This was confusing to the people navigating... More 

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