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Jupiter Cruises

Kayaking, bicycling, sight-seeing, diving, history and visiting manatees and sea turtles — here’s a fun bucket list of eco-tourism Jupiter cruises adventures.


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Wildness, beauty, history and adventure await visitors at Riverbend Park. Walk along the miles of hiking trails along the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River, visit the Farmstead, and picnic in the shade under a Seminole chickee.

Sign up here for a Pedal & Paddle Jupiter cruises tour.

It’s a wetland wonderland at the Pine Glades Natural Area. Colorful wading birds including roseate spoonbill, great blue heron and white ibis are common visitors. The 6,600-acre park is a favorite for nature photographers.

Look for gopher tortoise, West-Indian manatee, American redstart, little blue heron, yellow-crowned night-heron, osprey, and bald eagle at the Limestone Creek Natural Area. Enjoy the 150-foot fishing pier, an observation platform, a hiking trail from the fishing pier.



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In the shadow of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is Cato’s Bridge, a small drawbridge that links Jupiter and Jupiter Inlet Colony.

JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER will meet you and your Jupiter cruises group at nearby Sawfish Bay with kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddle boards. You can hire one of JOC’s expert Jupiter cruises guides to lead you on a Jupiter cruises tour or paddle out on your own to Cato’s Bridge, about a half-hour lovely paddle away.

For experienced snorkelers and divers only, Cato’s Bridge is a steep-dropping, fast-moving waterway with lobsters, stone crab, angel fish, tropicals, groupers, hog snapper, shrimp, crabs, rays, turtles, octopus and squid. Listen closely for parrotfish munching on the coral. Keep your eye out for the invasive lion fish, fluttering like butterflies.

At Carlin Park, divers don’t have to go far offshore to find a reef full of blue angels, butterfly fish, rays and grunts. Don’t be surprised if you see a pod of dolphin.

Children will enjoy snorkeling at the kiddie swimming area at DuBois Park. The small lagoon overlooking Jupiter Inlet is only a couple feet deep, great for kids to grab a net and hunt for fish. There are grills and picnic tables, if you want to spend the day.

Calm waters and lots of tropical fish make Coral Cove Park a local favorite. The 15-acre beach, just south of Jupiter Island, is lifeguard protected and has a large picnic area with grills and tables.



Mangroves, with their spindly, thick fingers making a root system that anchors them to the bottom, make a safe nursery for snook, bass, jack and other tropical fish.

JOC expert Jupiter cruises guides can take you out to find the local nooks and crannies in a Mangrove Mystery Tour.

Check out our day or night tours. Just ask and JOC will make a Jupiter cruises tour to fit your needs.

JOC also offers moonlight and astronomy Jupiter cruises tours.



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Take a boat tour on the on the vibrant  Jupiter Inlet waters aboard the Pon-Tiki when you visit Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street. While you wait for your table or after your meal, bring a beverage or snack.
LOVE STREET OUTDOOR CENTER will take you on a floating 30 or 60 minute Jupiter cruises tour past the Jupiter Lighthouse, lush mangroves and beautiful waterfront homes. Prepare to see manatees, sea turtles, tropical birds and more.
Want a private tour? Ask your experienced boat captain. She or he will do their best to make your Jupiter cruises tour happen.


Accessible only by boat, St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park is a dream come true for those seeking out the natural Florida.

LOVE STREET OUTDOOR CENTER guides will take you on an hourlong Jupiter cruises boat ride from Jupiter Inlet waterways on the pristine Intracoastal Waterway to the Preserve on the northern tip of Jupiter Island, where the St. Lucie River enters the Atlantic Ocean.

After docking at the Preserve, you’ll walk a tree-lined, shady boardwalk through lush mangrove forests and hammocks of live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees and wild limes to a neatly preserved Atlantic Ocean beach, a first stop on your Jupiter cruises paddling paradise tour.

Beach visitors are few Access is limited to boaters.


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The DuBois House, once the home of a pioneer family that farmed, collected honey from bee hives and sent their kids to school via school BOAT, will be one of your stops on a historic bicycle tour with LOVE STREET OUTDOOR CENTER.

The Celestial Railroad, artifacts from wrecks of Spanish galleons and peddling alo0ng the glorious turquoise Jupiter Inlet rounds out your 90-minute tour.

To sign up for a tour, click here.

Afterwards, try a tour of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

The beam from the Lighthouse began to sweep the horizon in 1860. Climb the 105 steps and your reward is a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Loxahatchee River.

Walk the trails and enjoy the historical buildings, such as the Tindall Pioneer House, the oldest house in Jupiter.

Check out the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Keeper’s Museum and learn what is was like to be a family living in the wilderness with no direct communication to the outside world — except from passing ships.


For more THINGS TO DO IN JUPITER, check out our blog here.

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