Daytona Beach

Wildlife Tour of Indian River Lagoon with Experienced Captain

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Two Hour Wildlife Tour Public of the Indian River Lagoon
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Observe Wildlife
    • Learn about area History and Conservation
    • Snacks

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 865 Redfish Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169, USA

      Please arrive half an hour early for boarding - all tours will leave the dock promptly at the scheduled time and no refunds will be given for late arrivals. Entrance is at 865 Redfish Avenue. NSB, FL.

    Start time

    10:30 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Turtle Mound National Historic Site (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Marine restroom onboard
    • Please arrive half an hour early for boarding - all tours will leave the dock promptly at the scheduled time and no refunds will be given for late arrivals.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    We saw lots of dolphins on our trip, and the guides were fun, friendly, and knowledgable. Interesting historical and ecological tidbits and funny personal stories.


    194 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Fun morning on the water.
    Kenneth_S, Apr 2024
    Seeing dolphins and manatees. Very knowledgeable captain and assistant. It was a very pleasant morning.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Glad you guys came out and had a good time. Thank you
    Don’t second guess it! GO!!!
    Vanessa_C, Apr 2024
    Wow! What an experience! We had a wonderful time on our tour! The views, we saw so many dolphins, and manatees! Got to learn a lot about Manatee and the history of the Indian River. Would definitely recommend and go again.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    We're glad you enjoyed the trip and appreciate you coming out. Fins up
    Kaye_O, Apr 2024
    A lot of history, animal, facts, and humor on this tour! A great out door activity to enjoy!! Saw dolphins, manatee's, and mangroves
    Charles_A, Apr 2024
    Amazing experience!!! Captain Danny and Kevin were top notch!! We would definitely recommend this trip!!
    Excellent value
    Margaret_L, Mar 2024
    Dan, the boat captain, was amusing and informative. He went out of his way to make sure that we saw the wildlife in the river and he even backed the boat up to let the guests get a better look. Definitely would recommend. Very relaxing boat ride as well!
    Nice trip on the river
    Kay_F, Mar 2024
    We had a beautiful day for our boat ride. Captain shared lots of interesting facts about the estuary. We were lucky enough to get brief sightings of dolphins and also saw quite a few manatees up close to the boat.
    Great time!
    Ron_C, Mar 2024
    It was very cold, however, our guides did a great job getting us to where the manatees and the dolphins were. What a great experience! Guides were friendly and funny, we would definitely do it again.
    Manatees at Indian River
    Tammy_W, Mar 2024
    Saw manatees and dolphins. The captain gave us very interesting history of Indian River Lagoon. The boat ride was smooth.
    Great Cruise-highly recommend!
    Carol_A, Mar 2024
    The relaxing atmosphere and the manatees surrounding the boat and of course Capt Bill and Paul! Enjoyed hearing Bills stories and info about the mangroves
    Picture perfect tour of the Indian River.
    Robert_S, Mar 2024
    Captain very well informed. Great speaker. Nice mix of history, humor & nature. Very nice excursion. Jimmy Buffett music a plus too!!
    Dolphins galore!
    Amy_R, Mar 2024
    We saw lots of dolphins on our trip, and the guides were fun, friendly, and knowledgable. Interesting historical and ecological tidbits and funny personal stories.
    Fun experience! Saw...
    Ruth_M, Mar 2024
    Fun experience! Saw manatees and playful dolphins while also learning about the Canaveral National Seashore.
    One of the best tours we...
    Bridget_F, Feb 2024
    One of the best tours we have been on. Lee and Paul were excellent tour guides and provided wonderful commentary throughout the relaxed, informative tour. Saw an abundance of wildlife, and dolphins rounded out this wonderful experience. The tour guides are expert and obviously conservationists who care deeply about the environmental health of this sensitive ecological area and its inhabitants. Highly recommended for nature lovers.
    The Captain and his 1st...
    Trey_C, Jan 2024
    The Captain and his 1st mate were great guides and Historians.Highly recommend . So nice to see this beautiful land. That’ll never be developed.
    Indian River Lagoon
    Yerba_B, Jan 2024
    What a wonderful experience learning about the rich history lurking in the waters. We must pass on that history so not to repeat the trespass on those that came first.
    Awesome experience
    Susan_M, Jan 2024
    Saw slot of dolphins on this trip. The scenery is amazing and beautiful. The captain and mate were very enjoyable and knowledgeable.
    Amazing tour
    Patricia_M, Nov 2023
    Great Captain and first mate. Fun stories and great commentary about the area and animals. But mostly, we saw many manatees and dolphins! Would highly recommend
    Book this ASAP!
    Jo_O, Aug 2023
    Ok, this was absolutely money well spent. Before we even saw any wildlife, I turned to my daughter and told her I was so glad we had chose this tour. The captain was informative and hilarious! Due to the small size of the passengers, he was able to head out a bit early and take the boat around attempting (and succeeding) to get the dolphins to swim in the wake. It was so fun! The manatees were also very curious of the ship and came right to us! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who lives nature, and has a sense of humor- the crew nailed it on this one. My only complaint is that the 2 hours flew by! Can I give more than 5 stars??
    Our girls got to drive...
    Steven_F, Aug 2023
    Our girls got to drive the boat. Manatees and dolphins were all around. Just a great trip narrated by a laid back captain who had great stories about the area and many funny age appropriate jokes.
    TurtleMound Tours are the best!
    Tracye_Z, Jul 2023
    The entire crew and captain were kind, knowledgeable and attentive throughout- we had a ball! Would do again, and we live here! Thank you for a lovely times

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