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St John River Cruises

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Blue Spring State Park, 2100 West French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763
+1 407-330-1612
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A great adventure to see and learn about the Florida wildlife and nature!

I went by myself, while husband was at a conference in Orlando. An easy drive up, but take exit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pamela G
Ankeny, Iowa
via mobile
Real Florida

This was just awesome! I am a native to this area and our guide Jordan was dead on accurate with... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Mark L
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Blue Spring State Park, 2100 West French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763
+1 407-330-1612
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went by myself, while husband was at a conference in Orlando. An easy drive up, but take exit 114, not 104. Call and ask about the directions. Helpful and Courteous.employees. It was a perfect 1.5 hour trip. Great boat Master 😊 he was full...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was just awesome! I am a native to this area and our guide Jordan was dead on accurate with his wealth of information. An old Floridian like myself even learned some things. He and deck hand Cody were awesome at spotting birds and animals...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This made for a fun afternoon lunch cruise. The food was excellent! You choose from prime rib, chicken or seafood options for lunch. The director was entertaining, the live music was fun and we met some great people on our cruise. All the while you...More

Thank GaryVB
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This was the best money/2 hours spent! It's worth every penny! The gentleman that captained our boat (Jordan I think) was so knowledgeable. He helped to make sure everyone in our group could see all the different animals. He was funny and you could tell...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Jason and Wayne really made this trip extra special by taking the time to spot and get close to many animal sightings along the tour. This allowed for great pictures! Jason shared his infinite knowledge of not only the area, but also the plentiful wildlife,...More

Thank Lore-O55
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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....More

Thank Connie R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Diana O
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank global-traveller48
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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...More

3  Thank Cindy D
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Michel M
1 May 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
Tara S
5 April 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
Tara S
5 April 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