River Lilly Cruises
River Lilly Cruises
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The River Lilly is a 34-passenger pontoon boat, licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and owned by Eddie and Stephanie Hamrick. Eddie is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain. The cruise, on parts of the river so wild they were used in the James Bond film Moonraker to represent a tributary of the Amazon, is on the same waters used by early settlers and Native Americans. Each trip is different, but you're sure to see alligators, turtles and lots of native birds, maybe even playful otters or gentle manatees.
Port Saint Lucie, United States
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Patricia O
2 contributions
Mar 2020
I went on the Lily River Cruise twice in a month. Both times they had a full boat and made sure each person saw any animals along the way. They provide history or the area and interesting tidbits of information about the animals and birds we saw. If you are in the area I would recommend a river trip on the Lily River Cruise.
Written 8 March 2020
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Judy G
2 contributions
Feb 2020
A very relaxing cruise, and saw many alligators, birds, turtles, and a couple raccoons. They were very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Very professional. Will definitely do this again when we get visitors to the area.
Written 25 February 2020
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Becky S
Delray Beach, FL8 contributions
Feb 2020
I have a hearing disabiliyy. The hostess moved another couple so our party of three coud not sit together on same side of boat. I would not have been able to hear or converse wth my son or husband across the aisle. I lip read and wear very special hearing devices, yet hear very little. I am uneasy when my husband is not with me . They were harrassing me while husband was in the restroom. A very scary place for a disabled person-I felt very uncomfortale and unsafe and left!
Written 25 February 2020
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Erik T
Scottsdale36 contributions
Jan 2020
Steph and Eddie were super accommodating! We had a large party of 14 and they were able to fit us in the next day on a tour. The tour lasted approximately 1.5 hrs and was narrated by both Steph and Eddie. They are a great couple and have the tour down to a science. The group had a great seat no matter where we sat. We saw at least 8 alligators, a dozen or more birds, quite a few turtles, and a swimming iguana!

This tour is great for anyone as it does not go fast and you do not get wet. A lot of history of the area and information about the wildlife is provided throughout the tour. Steph and Eddie do a phenomenal job and this is well worth the $25!
One note, as of this review, they only take cash or check and the $25 includes tax, just FYI.
Written 18 February 2020
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trish m
Cambridge, Canada21 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a great little Eco-Cruise on the St Lucie River. We saw alligators Turles and lots of Birds.
The owners were really nice.
We had 8 people in the group and everyone enjoyed it.
I would encourage you to try it.
Written 17 February 2020
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John B
8 contributions
Jan 2020
Steph and Ed run an excellent, educational trip. There's plenty to see including trees, birds, fish, turtles, and alligators. The trip is peaceful with enough shade.
Written 13 February 2020
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lehtorita
Port Saint Lucie, FL132 contributions
Feb 2020
If you’re into looking at wildlife, I can’t recommend this tour enough. It’s on a pontoon boat and the trip lasts about an hour and a half. We saw so many different species of birds and so many alligators. The captain and the first mate are very competent, and knowledgeable about all the animals we saw. It was an absolute pleasure to go on this trip!
Written 11 February 2020
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Sultan211
Alexandria, VA12 contributions
Jan 2020
The hosts are very nice and informative. Saw maybe half a dozen alligators, along with blue herons and turtles. Affordable trip. They offered to take pictures of each group/everyone on board, using your own camera, not to sell you back a picture at an exorbitant price like some adventures. If you are interested in a laid back but interesting cruise, this is for you.
Written 2 February 2020
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A Nethery
Noblesville, IN49 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Stephanie and Eddie gave us a delightful and informative cruise. Gliding along easily on the St Lucie River, pointed out turtles, alligators, herons, vultures and others and the flora. Also gave us some history about the area.
Great for all ages.
Written 29 January 2020
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Eddrknow
Florida13 contributions
Jan 2020
Who knew that such an amazing cruise was available - right in the center of Port Saint Lucie! The day was beautiful, the commentary and information provided by the hosts was fascinating. They were both able to spot and point out all types of wildlife along the way. We actually saw 9 alligators! Thank you to Steph and Ed for the delightful afternoon - highly recommended!
Written 26 January 2020
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