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Address: 133 Inlet Harbor Road, Ponce Inlet, FL
Phone Number: +1 386-761-2027

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Did this on the spur of the moment and it was totally worthwhile. Small boat but we boarded early and got seats in the bow to see it all. Captain Jenny was clearly knowledgeable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2016
Annapolis, Maryland
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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We reserved our tour 2 days prior to our trip. I am visiting from Massachusetts, and we were very excited to see dolphins and the other wildlife in the area. As we were told, we showed up 1/2 hour prior to our scheduled tour. We called after waiting for about 10 minutes, unsure whether we needed to meet at the... More 

Thank Shannon R
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fun cruise. Small boat you have to step down into, call ahead for reservations. We saw dolphins and some great view. Will definitely try to do this again next time. Boat goes down to New Smyrna Beach bridge and then returns.

Thank Lisa W
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The only good seat is in the front where you can actually breathe air that isn't cigarette smoke, diesel fuel, or one of the twenty five other passengers' body odor. Packed in the boat like sardines, on this tour you will get to see maybe one dolphin depending where you're sitting, a bunch of birds that you normally see in... More 

Thank Kaleigh R
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the name of this tour company, the only Manatee you are going to see is the actual boat itself which is named the manatee. It is an okay Inlet Harbor tour you will see lots of nice homes and if you were lucky like us maybe a few dolphins and a whole lot of birds but... More 

Thank SeanInJax
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

This unbelievable tour takes place in beautiful scenic Intracoastal Waterway, including the Indian River. Yes, is called 'the Manatee' but the stars this time of the year were the dolphins. Never been in a wildlife tour where you really get to see, like in this one, lots of dolphins, as advertised. The crew of the Manatee sure knows its ways... More 

Thank acruetsr
Toledo, Ohio
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We took the 4pm boat tour. Was very disappointed! The boat had very poor viewing. Only a few passengers could sit on the bow outside. Inside windows were made of tinted plexiglass that was scratched up. When someone opened their window, it slid back along side of the window of the persons behind them inhibiting the view. It was like... More 

2 Thank OhTravelinround
Bay City, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Saw this in a brochure at our hotel. Checked their website and drove over for the 10:00 tour. They are currently doing 1:00 and 4:00 trips only. And they are booked up for today. Disappointing. Pet peeve of mine when websites are not updated.

Thank bacorey
Westfield, Indiana
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71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Great family outing. Kids really liked tour guide because they said "he tells a great story about the area." There were plenty of dolphins to see-too cool for manatees this December, but we were not disappointed on this ride. It was a nice, relaxing two hour tour of inter coastal waterway. Price was $22/person-with small discount.

Thank zoretta h
Annapolis, Maryland
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107 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Did this on the spur of the moment and it was totally worthwhile. Small boat but we boarded early and got seats in the bow to see it all. Captain Jenny was clearly knowledgeable of the area and took great care to provide just the right amount of narration and history. First Mate Brian was also quick to add color... More 

1 Thank WorldScout
Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

The tour wasn't bad, on board they have water and soft drinks, $1 each. Boat has a small restroom that I didn't venture into. Felt claustrophobic inside the boat. Seating is very tight, perhaps some fans would've been better to at least move the air around.. The open bow part only holds a few guests. The captain did have a... More 

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