Riverboat cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with this Groupon.
$30 for a Riverboat Cruise for One (Up to $56 Value)
All experiences last about three hours, including 30 minutes dockside for boarding, 2.25 hours on the water, and another 15 minutes dockside for disembarking. Boarding begins 30 minutes before the scheduled departure times. This deal is valid for the Date Night Cruise on select Fridays at 7 p.m., and the Family Day Cruise on select Sundays at 2:30 p.m. All boarding passes should be redeemed just prior to disembarking. Find the calendar of cruises here. Groupon customers will also receive a $500 discount than can be applied toward chartered private cruise.
Date Night Cruise boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. and the cruise lasts from 7:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. Cruise-takers can eat a three-course dinner and enjoy live music on the party deck. Choose from cruises on June 28, July 19, September 27, October 18, or November 15.
Family Day Cruise boarding begins at 2:00 p.m. and the cruise runs from 2:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. Guests can listen to traditional Dixieland music while eating traditional southern barbecue fare. Choose from cruise dates on May 26, June 9, July 28, September 29, October 27, or November 24.
Indian River Queen
The Indian River Queen is a 99-foot boat that can comfortably take on up to 230 people. It has played host to every kind of event, from weddings, field trips, cocktail parties, and eco-tours to the filming of the movie Out of Time starring Denzel Washington, as mentioned by PRWeb. After the boat’s film debut, Penny Sheridan Flaherty recognized the Southern-style paddle-wheel boat’s star power and took over ownership. Since then, both owner and boat have celebrated an array of special occasions from the Indian River Queen's decks.
The plush riverboat’s main deck comes equipped with all the amenities, including air conditioning and a full-service bar complete with Beck's Dark beer, Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, and Patrón tequila. Live music and the ship's second full-service bar are tucked onto the second deck. Though both the main and second deck are outfitted with large viewing windows, the top-level deck is where guests can truly soak in idyllic views of the Indian River and the Indian River Lagoon, along with their manatee and dolphin inhabitants.
On Friday nights and Sunday afternoons, public cruises ferry passengers lazily down the river as they dine on catered food from Black Tulip Restaurant. If needed, owner Penny is also the boat's party planner, and she can provide a comprehensive list of party services including videographers, fresh flower arrangements, and live music performed by steel-drum bands or the crew harmonizing on water jugs.
“We had a wonderful time. We brought our 5 year old granddaughter with us and it just made her day. We seen 5 dolphins and a jelly fish during our cruise.”
“It was a very enjoyable experience. The dolphins showed themselves. The staff was fabulous.”