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River Lilly Cruises

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Address: River Park Marina, 500 E. Prima Vista Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983
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+1 772-489-8344
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The River Lilly is a 34-passenger pontoon boat, licensed by the U.S. Coast...

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.

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Tour a lovely river hidden in a city

I really enjoyed the cruise down this wonderful river in the middle of St. Lucie. The captain and his tour guide (wife !) were excellent and shared much interesting information... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lake Worth, Florida
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Lake Worth, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the cruise down this wonderful river in the middle of St. Lucie. The captain and his tour guide (wife !) were excellent and shared much interesting information. I found the trees and vegetation more interesting and beautiful than the wildlife.

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate you pointing out the beauty of the river as well as the diverse flora and fauna as its sometimes overshadowed by the wildlife we see. Hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph More 

Long Island, New York
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for things to do with an elderly aunt visiting Florida and came upon this river cruise close to us. Eddie and Stephanie Hamrick own and operate the boat and give a nice educational nature tour on the St. Lucie Aquatic Preserve. They answer questions, point out all the birds, animals, flora and fauna along the way, and tell you... More 

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you very much for writing such an informative and thorough review of our tour. We really appreciate you going the extra mile to provide all the details. We hope to see you all again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph. More 

Port Saint Lucie
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We had friends in town for a quick visit who wanted to see some wildlife without having to go too far away. Wow! This is the boat to go on that filled those requirements. Right in Port St Lucie there is this excellent little eco-tour tucked away on the St. Lucie River. We saw about 10 alligators from 3' to... More 

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

We are so happy to know that you enjoyed the tour and that it met your expectations. Captain Eddie appreciates the nickname you gave him as well. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and hope to see you all in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph More 

London, England
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We took this early afternoon cruise as we wanted to see some wildlife but didn't know where to look. I have to confess that, because River Lilly Cruises is a small, husband-and-wife set-up, we were not expecting it to be anything special. How wrong we were! I spoke to Eddie on the phone to book the cruise and he couldn't... More 

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thorough review. We often have folks who are pleasantly surprised with how beautiful and how much to see there is on the North Fork of the St Lucie River. We hope to see you all again in the future. All the best, Ed and Steph More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had company down from RI, wanted to see some of PSL nature. This was a very nice ride, saw birds and other wildlife.

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RiverLillyCruises, Owner at River Lilly Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are glad you and your company from RI enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you again sometime soon. All the best, Ed and Steph More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The Captain and crew (his beautiful wife) were a wealth of information. They obviously love the river and brought us to the most serene areas. A great time!

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Ludlow, vt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely couple that narrate, navigate, and identify multiple species of wild life in the St.Lucie river. Very enjoyable trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

For what I paid, it was more than worth it. Whenever I have company, I will be booking another trip. The captain was very knowledgeable and showed us all the animals n reptiles. I was very pleased with the tour. We saw many alligators n turtles and lots of birds

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

our trip was fab the captain and his wife where a field of information. I would highly recommend this boat tour for anyone visiting the area. Great value for money.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This was an awesome time. We packed a lunch and we arrived not a moment too soon due to the traffic lights this area is flooded with. It was a guided tour that was very informative and a lot of fun! I wanted to see manatees but no luck that day. Maybe by the time you get to go the... More 

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