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Manatee Queen Boat Tour, Jupiter

Palm Beach, FL
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Manatee Queen Boat Tour, Jupiter, Palm Beach FL

Description

The Manatee Queen is a pontoon boat that takes you from the gorgeous clear waters of the Jupiter Inlet up the intracoastal past the mansions of Jupiter Island. The captain is a humorous man who keeps you entertained the whole way. Jupiter Island is one of the wealthiest places in the U.S. so there are plenty of beautiful houses to see and interesting stories to hear about. Most of the residents of Jupiter Island have plots with the beach/ocean on one side and the intracoastal on the other- not a bad life! Tiger Woods, Celine Dion, Memphis Grizzlies billionaire owner Michael Heisley, and the Johnson & Johnson family all have homes on Jupiter Island.
The boat tour is a perfect activity for a hot day because there is shade on the boat plus cool breezes off the water.
There are these little beaches with white cliffs at the bottom on the coast guard land near the lighthouse that can only be accessed by boat. They look incredible to swim at! Other cute beaches you see from the boat are the Coral Cove intracoastal beaches.
Afterwards, have a meal at Jetty's, which is directly where the boat is docked, or a drink at Square Grouper. Both have an incredible view of the lighthouse and inlet. 
The best time to come on this tour is right before or at high tide when the waters of the inlet are crystal clear. Check the tide here.

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The pontoon boat.
The pontoon boat.
Pelicans at the dock!
Pelicans at the dock!
House on the inlet- clear wonderful water!
House on the inlet- clear wonderful water!
The Jupiter lighthouse on its little hill.
The Jupiter lighthouse on its little hill.
Incredible clear water!
Incredible clear water!
Apartment buildings on Jupiter Island. I could handle this life!
Apartment buildings on Jupiter Island. I could handle this life!
The boat zooms along in the glorious water which is like liquid vibrant paint!
The boat zooms along in the glorious water which is like liquid vibrant paint!
Paddle boarders abound!
Paddle boarders abound!
White cliffs on the coast guard property- accessible to the public only by boat.
White cliffs on the coast guard property- accessible to the public only by boat.
House with dock on the southern end of Jupiter Island.
House with dock on the southern end of Jupiter Island.
Beachgoers enjoy the white sand and perfect waters at Coral Cove intracoastal beach.
Beachgoers enjoy the white sand and perfect waters at Coral Cove intracoastal beach.
Beautiful mansion on Jupiter Island with coconut trees and flowers!
Beautiful mansion on Jupiter Island with coconut trees and flowers!
Another mansion with a dreamy view...
Another mansion with a dreamy view...
Tiger Wood's property.
Tiger Wood's property.
Property with its own beach.
Property with its own beach.
Greg Norman's house, hence the Australian flag blowing in the breeze!
Greg Norman's house, hence the Australian flag blowing in the breeze!
Greg Norman's house!
Greg Norman's house!
Greg Norman's yacht!
Greg Norman's yacht!
The Johnson & Johnson estate, which is huge!
The Johnson & Johnson estate, which is huge!
The gingerbread house on Jupiter Island.
The gingerbread house on Jupiter Island.
Mansion with regal grass-covered stairs.
Mansion with regal grass-covered stairs.
The color of the sparkling water!
The color of the sparkling water!
So beautiful!
So beautiful!
The colors of the water and sand fill you up!
The colors of the water and sand fill you up!
Man with straw hat swimming by his boat at the coast guard land.
Man with straw hat swimming by his boat at the coast guard land.
   

Directions

Depending on the season, the Manatee Queen offers tours two times a day or more. Tours are at noon Mon-Fri, and 10am Sat and Sun. There are sunset tours at around 5pm on Wed, Fri, and Sat. Extra tours may be added during Jan-Apr (peak season). Tours last for 1 1/2-2 hours.
Cost is $30 for adults, $15 for children aged 4-11, and free for children 3 and under. 
Tours leave from the dock in front of Rustic Inn Crabhouse Restaurant and Jetty's Restaurant, at 1065 N. Ocean Blvd, Jupiter FL 33477, call (561) 744-2191.

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The Vagabonds
05/24/2015 15:07
Wonderful cruise.....

Last Updated Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:34:55 GMT