PONTOON TOURS

Cruise The Lagoon

Sit back and relax as you glide over sea grass beds and search for wildlife on the Indian River Lagoon.  Our naturalist guide provides the perfect amount of educational commentary for you to learn more about this unique environment.

 

During this time we ask you to bring your own binoculars

as we will not be providing them on the trip.

Pontoon Boat Tours

The Creature of Preacher's Island

October Special:

Join our pirate captain for a 2-hour cruise along Preacher's Island, past three other spoil islands and onto Pelican Island.  A Nature guide will share the history of Preacher's Island and more.  Costumes are welcome and encouraged!

Running 3 days only from 4 pm to 6 pm!

NEW Pontoon Tour!

Feathers and Fins

Experience the beauty of the Indian River Lagoon and the Sebastian Inlet as we explore the lagoon’s rich biodiversity, from sky to sea! This relaxing two and half hour tour will delight all, and is a great option for both bird and dolphin lovers.

PRICES:

Adult Member $35              Adult $40                     

Child Member $17               Child $20 

                                                  Infant (under 2 years old) $17
 

Tour Details:

  • Advance reservations required.

  • These are group tours.

  • Due to social distancing we will be limiting the number of guests to 8 people per tour.

  • Tours are subject to cancellation for weather or demand.

  • All children under the age of thirteen 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.

 

Click the button below for dates and times. Advance reservations required to guarantee a seat on board

NEW Pontoon Tour!

Survivor Spoil Island Splash

Ready for a challenge? Put your skills to the test as we explore how to survive on a deserted island! Hands-on activities and challenges, including how to: find food, build a shelter, desalinate water, build a fire, and find your way around! Great option for families or even a group of friends.

PRICES:

Adult Member $30              Adult $35                      

Child Member $12               Child $15 

                                                  Infant (under 2 years old) $12
 

Tour Details:

  • ALL GUESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR CLOSED TOE WATER SHOES AND PROVIDE THEIR OWN TOWELS.

  • Advance reservations required.

  • These are group tours.

  • Due to social distancing we will be limiting the number of guests to 8 people per tour.

  • Tours are subject to cancellation for weather or demand.

  • All children under the age of thirteen 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.

 

Click the button below for dates and times. Advance reservations required to guarantee a seat on board

Pelican Island Tours

Our classic pontoon tour takes you by Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and mangrove islands where birds, manatees, and dolphins gather.  
 

PRICES:

Adult Member $30                          Child Member $12

Adult $35                                            Child $15 

Infant (under 2 years old) $12

 

Click the button below for dates and times. Advance reservations required to guarantee a seat on board.
 

Sunset Pontoon Tours

A perfect way to end the day! Sit back, relax and take in the beauty around you on our Sunset Pontoon Tours. Cruise on the lagoon and enjoy the incredible Florida sunsets while watching the wildlife.

Advance reservations required to guarantee a seat on board.

Spoil Island Splash Tours

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.

Private Pontoon Tours

Our pontoon boat is available for private reservations for a family or friends gathering, birthday or wedding party, business or club outing,

 

Contact: 

772-589-5050 ext. 101

guestservices@DiscoverELC.org ​

 

Catering, tour guide and other options available.

What you need to know:

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY

To arrange the handicap access ramp call Guest Services at 772-589-5050 ext 101.

 

Please arrange 48 hours in advance of your departure date.  Plan to arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for boarding the passenger via the ramp.

  • Advance reservations required.

  • If you are interested in a different day, we might be able to accommodate. Please call Guest Services at (772) 589-5050 ext. 101

  • Boat accommodates a maximum of 16 guests. Minimum of 8 passengers required.

  • Tours are subject to cancellation for weather or demand.

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

  • All children under the age of thirteen 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. Blankets are provided on cooler days as well.

A minimum of 24 hours cancellation notice is required to receive a refund. If less than 24 hours notice is given, we will try to reschedule for another trip, though this cannot be guaranteed. A failure to meet the minimum of 8 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 ext.114. 

ABOUT

ELC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Admission, memberships & donations are critical to continuing our mission. 

 

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ADDRESS

255 Live Oak Drive

Vero Beach, FL 32963

 

Located on the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway.

ELC is a Smoke-Free campus.  Service Dogs only, please.

CONTACT

Phone: (772) 589-5050
email: info@discoverELC.org
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