4 Reasons Why You Need to Take a Turtle Mound River Tour

No trip to New Smyrna Beach would be complete without spending ample time on the water. If you’re looking for a great way to do so, take a Turtle Mound river tour the next time you stay with us! These tours offer a fun way to explore the Indian River Lagoon Estuary, learn about local history, and discover the pristine waterways of our area. Whether you book a public or a private tour, you’ll love experiencing the most scenic parts of New Smyrna Beach under the care of a knowledgeable sea captain and tour guide.

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1. You’ll Learn Local History and Ecology

Turtle Mound river tours are some of the most educational boat tours in New Smyrna Beach, FL. This is because tours are led by Captain Bill Rostock, an Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Wildlife and Eco Specialist. Not only does Captain Bill exhibit excellent boating skills and seafaring knowledge, but he also has an extensive knowledge of local history and ecology. When you take a Turtle Mound river tour with Captain Bill, he will tell you about Turtle Mound State Park, the National Canaveral Seashore, and the wildlife and history found within these sites.

2. You’ll See a Variety of Wildlife

Every Turtle Mound river tour promises plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching. As you travel through the Indian River Lagoon Estuary, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, manatees, birds, and more! Manatees are an especially popular and unique sea creature to observe. These amiable marine mammals, often called sea cows, are most easily spotted on the Lagoon from April to November.

3. The Ride is Serene and Peaceful

Unlike some boat tours on the open ocean that can provide bumpy or choppy rides, Turtle Mound river tours offer a relaxing and smooth way to coast on the water. On a river tour, you’ll wind through the Indian River Lagoon Estuary in a comfortable and spacious pontoon boat. Along the way, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the National Canaveral Seashore and other scenic areas nearby.

4. Tours Are Offered Nearly Every Day

Turtle Mound river tours are readily available throughout the year, making it easy to sign up for this adventure whenever you visit. When you make your reservation, you’ll have the option of a public or private tour.

Public Tours

Two-hour public tours are available each day, MondaySaturday at 11 a.m. Tours cost $25 per person, and you can reserve a space on the tour of your choice online.

Private Tours

Private tours are also offered each day, MondaySaturday. They are available at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. These tours are an excellent option for large groups looking for a discounted rate, or for visitors who want to do something special while on a New Smyrna Beach vacation! Typically, private tours are 2 hours long. However, customized options are available at the time of booking.

Return to the Night Swan after a Turtle Mound River Tour!

Experience the charm of historic New Smyrna Beach with a getaway to Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast! Just 8 miles from the Turtle Mound river tour launch point, our New Smyrna Beach, FL, inn is close to a wide variety of fantastic things to do. Also, because of its location on the Intracoastal Waterway, the Night Swan also features breathtaking waterfront views, cool coastal breezes, and a picturesque setting you’ll love.

Every guest who stays with us enjoys a  unique and well-appointed guest room, a delicious breakfast each morning, and plenty of peace and quiet. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or a trip for a group, New Smyrna Beach, and the Night Swan are the perfect destinations for a Florida beach vacation. Browse our guestrooms online today. Then, book your next seaside getaway with us! We can’t wait for you to join us in New Smyrna!

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