Turtle Mound River Tours
Turtle Mound River Tours
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Boat Tours • Eco Tours • Fishing Charters & Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Daily public Indian River Tours for up to 24 people. Eco-tours of the river with sightings of dolphins, manatees and lots of birds in season! We also offer affordable 2 hour private tours for both large and small groups, and 3 hour fun family adventure trips for novice and first time anglers - kids are always welcome!
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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2022

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KD B
Boston, MA25 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
My friends and I did the two hour day tour. Captain Brandon is incredibly informative and Kevin, First Mate, was excellent supporting the Captain and making sure we were comfortable. We saw pods of dolphins, lots of birds, and heard about the history and ecology of the area. We had a perfect, sunny breezy day in January which meant it was a comfortable trip. There is a shaded area if you prefer not to be in direct sunlight. The two hour time frame was just right for us. They provide water, and there is a restroom onboard (which we didn’t need so can’t comment on). The conditions can vary which means they can’t guarantee what wildlife you’ll see on any given day. That said it is almost a “must do” if you are in the area.
Written January 22, 2023
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dlbassett46
1 contribution
Jan 2023
It was a beautiful January day to explore the river, and the birds and dolphins did not disappoint. Captain Brandon was terrific - friendly and knowledgeable about both history and ecology. A great trip. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Written January 11, 2023
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jjeep60
Oklahoma City, OK9 contributions
Jan 2023
Everyone was so nice and helpful and answered all our questions. Some answers were with good humor. The Captain new his stuff AND VERY ENJOYABLE. The local history was excellent and we plan to come back and hike the mound soon. Thanks AGAIN !!!
Written January 10, 2023
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Curiosity23980050110
Port Orange, FL1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Family
My 6th trip with Turtle Mound River Tours and as great as the first trip. I really enjoy the scenic ride, the history and of course seeing the wildlife. I highly recommend
Written January 4, 2023
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dickinsjm
1 contribution
Dec 2022
We had a great time on the pontoon tour of Indian River. We really enjoyed the tour given by Captain Brandon and Kevin. We learned a lot about history and saw some amazing animals. The dolphins were a great bonus too! Some landmarks that were pointed out on our tour were in Canaveral National Seashore, and we added those to our travels as well. We will definitely be back next time family comes down to visit!!
Written January 3, 2023
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rogerpancost
Midland, MI1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
This was our third year booking a private tour. We could not be more pleased with this year’s trip. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. We saw several dolphins before making our way back during sunset. We highly recommend this tour!
Written January 1, 2023
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riosmenf
Longmont, CO4 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We had a wonderful trip and it was well worth the $30 per person. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the region and the wildlife. There was a lot of space in the boat so everyone could see when something was spotted. Bathroom on board as well. We saw a manatee, multiple dolphins (including a baby), sting rays, and all types of birds. The tour guide gave us tips about places to visit in the area. He was also very respectful of the wildlife, not chasing them with the boat and leaving a safe distance so we could observe without harassing them. And he let the dolphins come to us (which they did). He also discussed the restoration projects in the area which was very interesting. We will definitely do this again!!
Written December 30, 2022
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J T
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Such a fun morning! Saw dolphins, manatee, and many cool birds. Both captains were amazing! Book a trip…. You won’t be disappointed!!
Written December 13, 2022
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allisonmerhaut
1 contribution
Nov 2022
We had a great time on our tour! We learned a lot about the area and saw a ton of wildlife. Whenever someone spotted a dolphin, our captain would put us into a position where we could see it better and allowed us the time to really enjoy it. Everyone was so nice and informative - we loved it!
Written November 28, 2022
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K_Midden
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
Beautiful tour with fun and knowledgeable guides, and a truly wonderful experience for all family members aged 8 to 66. Saw lots of dolphins, beautiful scenery, a lovely sunset, and shared a lot of laughs. Highly recommend to all!
Written November 27, 2022
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