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St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC

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488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713-4646
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We decided to meet our friends for the Ecotour to celebrate their daughter’s birthday. We reserved... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
N1087EVannb
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This gentle boat trip was a great way to spend a couple of hours. The owner/guide Doug really knows... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
torybrown10
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DeLand, Florida
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Discover the beauty of Natural Florida aboard our new 28 passenger pontoon boat. Join us in exploring the back waters of one of the most protected areas of the St. John's River. Whether it is from November through March when the many migratory birds and wintering manatees abound or during the summer months when we see the alligator hatchlings and the year round residents.
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488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713-4646
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

We decided to meet our friends for the Ecotour to celebrate their daughter’s birthday. We reserved spots on the 10am tour. We left the house at 7:45am, as we live quite a distance from DeBary.. it was drizzling when we arrived in DeBary, but our...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We refunded your purchase the day before, sent you an advisory email noting that the trip was cancelled due to weather and left a voice mail. There was also a sign in our window indicating that the trip was cancelled due to weather.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This gentle boat trip was a great way to spend a couple of hours. The owner/guide Doug really knows the river and its inhabitants. We saw an enormous amount of wildlife: from alligators to Barred Owls, all up close and personal. Felt like you were...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

We feel that this part of the river is very special and thank you for sharing it with us and your kind words.

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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The weather was picture perfect and the cruise up the Saint Johns river was great. It was a great way to spend two hours learning about our environment. The guys really knew about the indigenous species and gave us our money’s worth.

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thanks so much for sharing the time with us. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

If a relaxing boat ride through natural Florida on a part of the St. Johns river most will never see has appeal, this is for you. Very informative and entertaining at the same time. Whether you're visiting or a resident, you will find out new...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thank you for your kind words we feel it is a privilege to do what we do and we are glad you enjoyed the tour. See you next time

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

What a amazing two hour cruise! Guide was Very informative!! Great for pictures. Saw so much wildlife. Highly recommend!More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

The river is particularly wonderful at this time of the year some of our snow birds have left but others are here now the the swallow tailed kites, osprey and black bellied whistling ducks are here. Thank you so much for your kind words we...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour. The captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. Took his time to make sure we got to see all the birds and wildlife on the river.

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your trip with us thanks for your nice comments see you next time

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

My husband, 13 year old granddaughter and I spent a very pleasant and interesting 2 hours on the St. Johns River Eco Tour. The weather was perfect, the guide was knowledgeable and engaging, and the Captain Dooley performed his duties well.Though we are Florida natives,...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments we enjoyed having you on the boat see you on your next visit.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I have lived in Florida all my life and feel fairly knowledgable about the wildlife here, but this tour was amazing. Doug had so many facts about the birds, alligators and foliage that he shared. He showed us an owl family which was my favorite....More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

The river is magical and we very much enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you next time

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Shared tour today with 21 friends. Beautiful scenery, sighting of many animals & plants, great information about the river, history, animals and plants. Took time to ensure that we could all see & appreciate the animals. Capt Dooley and crew made us feel welcome and...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We very much enjoyed your entire group of happy engaged people. We look forward to seeing you on your next outing.

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

The trip was delightful. Any wildlife there was there pointed out to us. It was done at a leisurely pace. Any and all questions were answered. Existing birdlife was also shown to us in photos from a calendar. This certainly helped me to find the...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thank you for coming with us and your kind words we look forward to seeing you again

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estuarysuz
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Doug L | Property representative |
Our tours are 2 hours in length. The adult price is $30.00 the senior price is $ 27.00 and kids 12 and under are $ 17.00
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NoraLewis
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Response from Doug L | Property representative |
We offer 2 tours daily one at 10:00 AM and one at 1:30 pm. Reservations are highly recommended for all tours. We book up quickly so if you don't want to be disappointed call or book on line at our website. We require a... More
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