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St. Johns River Cruises

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2100 W French Ave, Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL 32763
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One of the BEST tours...EVER!!!!

We absolutely LOVED this boat ride! Our guide gave one of the best tours I have ever been on. She... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Sanantexas
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Spring Branch, Texas
Visitor for 20+ years

Love to see the manatees. I was lucky to see a manatee birth one year in the Blue Spring. I was... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
striperon
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DeBary, Florida
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Established many years ago by Central Florida Natives, the St. Johns River Cruise is considered the most popular nature-oriented tour in Florida. We offer daily fully narrated wild life nature tours aboard the MV Native II and Eagle vessels, which...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2100 W French Ave, Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL 32763
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

We absolutely LOVED this boat ride! Our guide gave one of the best tours I have ever been on. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the plants and wildlife, and the river itself. Her great sense of humor made the tour...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Love to see the manatees. I was lucky to see a manatee birth one year in the Blue Spring. I was honored to see this miracle. The eco-tour is an annual event for me and I time my trips to include Rebecca as the captain....More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

This 2 hr trip was not only educational but lots of fun. Captain Bob has a wealth of knowledge. Never boring. He was excellent at pointing out birds, animals, and foliage. He would stop the boat to make sure everyone could see. His sense of...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Within Blue Spring State Park, a concessionaire, St John River Cruises, operates an excursion along the river as it abuts the park. A staffer acts as captain and guide, doing a very good of both, capably assisted by a lady who also hosts a modest...More

2  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Most beautiful morning. Very knowledgeable staff. Lots to take in, wildlife at every turn. Love the history of the area. Will definitely do it again.

2  Thank IvoryHunter
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We recently look the St. John River Cruise, it was really great!! Amazing seeing wildlife in their natural habitat. Also, our guide was friendly, fun and lots of knowledge. This is a great trip for adults as well as children. It took about 3 hours,...More

2  Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This cruise was a great 2 hours of learning about the local wildlife. We learned to recognise many different types of birds, and saw alligators. The Captain, Rebecca, was very good at getting us as close to the wildlife as possible. She was also very...More

2  Thank Dlipman12
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

It's best to get reservations online as this cruise usually full. It's a 2 hour guided tour by boat and you will see wildlife as you slowly cruise the Saint Johns River. It is somewhat expensive 43.00 but worth it. Bring your camera. The boat...More

2  Thank William F
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Spent a few hours on the cruise and enjoyed the captains who took care of us. The boats were clean and the ride really good. We saw a ton of wildlife including huge gators!

1  Thank Steve R
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We saw a ton of birds, turtles, and alligators. The river was beautiful, the guide was good and the ride was relaxing. My kids got a little bored since the tour was 2 hours, but it’s good overall. The guide mentioned how bad the mosquitos...More

2  Thank heather a
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Michel M
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Ronald W | Property representative |
Hi There, We operate 7 days at 10:00am and 1:00pm weather permitting. These two tours are not capacity contolled and will operate even if only one person goes on the tour. We do highly recommend reservations,you are... More
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Tara S
April 4, 2017|
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Response from E B | Reviewed this property |
$25.00 for standard fare,$23.00 for Seniors over 60 and $18.00 for those between 3 and 18. Cruise is 2-3 hours in length
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Tara S
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Marjorie B | Reviewed this property |
As a senior, I paid around $22; regular price is a little higher and children may be lower. If you make the reservation online, the price is lower than if you purchase the ticket at the dock, and you are guaranteed a... More
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