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4884 Front St, Down The Hatch Seafood Restaurant, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
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Should be called the Real Estate tour

This is an ok way to spend a couple of hours on the water and to see a section of the intracoastal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CarpeDiem0626
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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A view of the Indian River habitat

We went on this boat tour on Labor Day so we had extra things to see such as lots of boats and... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
CyndyandByron
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Scenic Boat Tour See Wildlife Such As Manatee, Dolphin. Turtles, Birds & More Learn About The Local History Off The Area
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  • Average20%
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  • Terrible15%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4884 Front St, Down The Hatch Seafood Restaurant, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an ok way to spend a couple of hours on the water and to see a section of the intracoastal waterway. But I felt bad for the kids on the trip because they were so bored. The captain is lovely but the first...More

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Thank you for bringing this to our attention I will look into this matter

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We went on this boat tour on Labor Day so we had extra things to see such as lots of boats and tourists. The operators apologized for this affecting the amount of wildlife observed, but it was a good show to watch everyone enjoying their...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was a nice cruise in which me and my husband got to witness beautiful dolphins, unique birds, and the history of the intracoastal area.The boat was clean.The captain and host were kind and funny!We wished we could have seen more ocean animals but we...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Although it states Manatee tours , don't be upset if you don't see any. You will be compensated with stunning scenery and if you're lucky, some dolphins. It was very cold on our trip, so there wildlife was keeping a low profile.

Thank Jo L
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

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...More

Thank Shannon R
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Reviewed 21 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.

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Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Kaleigh R
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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...More

Thank SeanInJax
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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...More

Thank acruetsr
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Reviewed 25 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...More

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