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St John River Cruises

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Address: Blue Spring State Park, 2100 West French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763
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+1 407-330-1612

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Wonderful trip to see natural Florida and wildlife

Our trip down the St. John's river did not disappoint. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really looked for interesting features of the river and the wildlife. Even though it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Connie R
Lady Lake, Florida

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Lady Lake, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip down the St. John's river did not disappoint. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really looked for interesting features of the river and the wildlife. Even though it was April, we saw a few manatees and a great number of alligators and birds. Well worth the time to visit this Florida gem.

Thank Connie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't write a lot of reviews, but when I do, it's because the experience is beyond noteworthy. First off, I am somewhat of a native to Florida. My ancestry goes back to Key West in the late 1800's. My Dad was born in Tampa and I've been here over 50 years. As a former educator and school administrator, I've... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice lunch overlooking river at Blackwater Inn. Then off on the river cruise with a guide. Guide was very knowledgeable about history of area, homes in area, plants growing along the river and all the wildlife. He would stop the boat and maneuver close to shore so we could take photos. Learned about and saw egrets, herons, ospreys,... More 

Thank Eileen B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

R had a very relaxing afternoon on the river cruise. Excellent commentary throughout which was very educational whilst also entertaining. No boring bits. Plenty of birds and gators to see, though too late for the manatees. Boat was quite full and it is unreasonable to expect 3 people per bench - after all it is in the US. We both... More 

Thank global-traveller48
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Blue Spring State Park to see manatee, and opted to take the river boat tour to extend our time. Our Guide, Wayne, was enthusiastic and entertaining. "Hey guys, look over here! Do you see that (bird, shape, thing) right there? Do you know what that is? Guys, that's a (Limpkin, Gator, whatever)!" He maneuvered The boat so... More 

2 Thank Cindy D
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Been on many river tours whilst visiting the US over the years and this has been the best. Sounds like we had perfect weather conditions - overcast and sprinkles of rain. Jason, the tour guide, was both enthusiastic and informative. Constantly stopped the boat to point out another bird, some rare, another turtle and of course another gator. As such... More 

Thank AndyP1998
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this tour! Saw all kinds of wildlife, including a manatee at the side of the boat and we learnt a lot from our wonderful tour guide. Would definitely recommend 😊

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Youngstown, OH
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173 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Just happened to be in Blue Springs to see the manatees when we came across the boat tour. Nice day so we got a couple of tickets and were on our way. The pilot/guide was most enthused and knowledgeable. Lots of birds, gators, and turtles. The trip took the better part of three hours due to the guide stopping for... More 

Thank DWathenYoungstown_OH
Croton on Hudson, New York
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

The river cruise was so relaxing and worthwhile. Our tour guide, Rebecca, was so knowledgeable about the wildlife along the river's edge, and was always there to point out the reptiles, manatees, and the species of birds we found along our 2-hour journey. The river cruise was both informative and delightful. Highly recommended. Don't forget to make a reservation!

Thank Marjorie B
Rescue, United States
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

The River tour was the highlight of our 7 day trip to the Orlando area. Our guide, Rebecca, was very knowledgeable with the local wildlife and plants. She made many stops for us (and even backed up a few times) so we could observe the birds and gators! The 2-hour trip went by entirely too quickly. I can't recommend the... More 

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