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PONTOON BOAT TOURS

Cruise the Indian River Lagoon

Sit back and relax as our seasoned ELC Captain navigates the beautiful Indian River Lagoon and our trained Nature Guide searches for wildlife providing interesting educational commentary about this unique environment.

All ELC Pontoon Boat Eco-Tours, except for St. Sebastian River Tour, will be leaving out of Jones Pier as our boat dock is currently under construction. Please go directly to Jones Pier 20 minutes prior to your boarding time to check in. The Captain and Guide will be at the dock to greet the guests. All guests must be able to safely descend 3 dock stairs to the boat. Jones Pier is located at 7770 Jungle Trail (South side of CR510 Wabasso Causeway), Vero Beach FL 32963 - 3.5 miles from the ELC.

Advance reservations required to guarantee a seat on board. 

No refunds if canceled within 48 hours 

Before the 48 hour window:

$10 processing fee per person to cancel, $5 to change to different day/time.

(Call 772-589-5050 for changes)

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Tour Descriptions

Pelican Island Tour

Feathers and Fins Inlet Tour

This tour takes you over to the Sebastian Inlet, an area with rich history and important habitat, especially to marine wildlife. Over 370 species of birds are seen in this area – some residents and some we only see in the winter. The Indian River Lagoon is also habitat for roughly 700 species of fish, including sharks and rays. Be on the look out for playful dolphin! 

Sunset Pelican Island Tour

A perfect way to end the day! As the sun sets, sit back, relax and take in the beauty around you. Cruise the Indian River Lagoon to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and enjoy the incredible Florida twilight sky while watching the evening wildlife.

St. Sebastian River Tour

Take a cruise up the St. Sebastian River for a glimpse of what old Florida looked like.  The jungle-like atmosphere is home to a great diversity of wildlife. Spot alligators, birds, and maybe even a manatee.

**This trip departs from Dale Wimbrow Park Boat Ramp in Sebastian, Fl.  11805 Roseland Road, Sebastian, FL 32958. This is the ONLY trip to depart from Dale Wimbrow Park.

Spoil Island Splash Tours

APRIL - OCTOBER

Explore a spoil island in the middle of the Indian River Lagoon!  This trip takes you on a scenic ride out to an island where we stop for exploration and time for swimming.

Important Info:

  • These are group tours and need a minimum of 6 guests for the tour to launch.

  • Tours are subject to cancellation for weather or demand.

  • Children must be 6 years of age or older.

  • All children under the age of 13 are required to wear a Type I life jacket for the duration of the water tour.

  • The ELC will supply life jackets, or if you prefer you are welcome to bring your own.

  • Binoculars are suggested.

  • Advance reservations required.

  • All guests MUST check-in with ELC staff at our Guest Services Building at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure.

  • All guests must be able to safely descend dock ladder to pontoon (3 steps).

  • If you are interested in a different day, we might be able to accommodate. Please call Guest Services at (772) 589-5050.

  • The boat accommodates a maximum of 16 guests, with a minimum of 6 passengers required. 

  • Tours are subject to cancellation for weather or demand.

  • You may bring your own food or beverage. We strongly encourage sustainable packaging.

  • Children must be 6 years of age or older.

  • All children under the age of 13 are required to wear a Type I life jacket for the duration of the water tour. The ELC will supply life jackets, or if you prefer you are welcome to bring your own.

  • The minimum recommended age is six, as this is a two-hour boat trip with no restroom. ELC has just one infant (up to 30 lbs) life vest. Infant life vests must be USCG-approved commercial type 1 life vest.

To make your trip more comfortable: Bring a hat, sunscreen, and bug spray.  Bring your own binoculars if you wish. Windbreakers and long pants are suggested for cool or windy days. 

A minimum of 48 hours cancellation notice is required to receive a refund. If less than 48 hours notice is given, we will try to reschedule for another trip, though this cannot be guaranteed. A failure to meet the minimum of 6 passengers on the pontoon boat may lead to cancellation.

Spaces fill quickly so book today! For tour reservations via phone or for more information,

call 772-589-5050.

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Private Pontoon Tours

Our pontoon boat is available for private reservations for gatherings, birthday or wedding parties, and business or club outings.

 

Contact: 

772-589-5050 ext. 101

guestservices@DiscoverELC.org

 

Catering, tour guide and other options available.

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