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The Manatee, Scenic Boat Tours

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Address: 133 Inlet Harbor Rd, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7238
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+1 386-761-2027

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Beautiful Dolphins!

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... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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8 reviews
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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 found out from the captain that some animals leave such as the manatee when the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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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-Sfhl
Northbridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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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 called after waiting for about 10 minutes, unsure whether we needed to meet at the... More 

Thank Shannon R
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33 reviews
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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.

Thank Lisa W
1 review
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 one dolphin depending where you're sitting, a bunch of birds that you normally see in... More 

Thank Kaleigh R
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45 reviews
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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 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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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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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 side of the window of the persons behind them inhibiting the view. It was like... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
1 review
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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82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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

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