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St John River Cruises

Address: Blue Spring State Park, 2100 West French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763
Phone Number: (407) 330-1612
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Orange City
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Orlando, FL
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We saw alligators and a wide variety of birds, all pointed out by the knowledgeable guide. The boat is very smooth, so even our daughter who is prone to motion sickness didn't have any problems. The web site mentions a $6.00 parking fee, that is actually the entrance fee to Blue Springs state park. Since you're paying to get in... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

we were looking forward to this tour while staying nearby. almost missed the tour because google directions were wrong, we had to call the office to get better directions. was told that " oh, yeh, I need to call google and get those directions changed..i don't know why they have them that way" told to us by lady in the... More 

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Metamora, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We took this pontoon boat cruise and found it very informative and relaxing. Would have been nice to see some Manatee's, but they weren't in yet. Saw lots of alligators and other animals. We would recommend for a nice break with the kids.

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Birmingham, Alabama
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I took my kids while my husband was working. My 1 & 3 year old lasted about 1 hour 15 minutes. The boat ride lasted 2 hours. I wish I would have had a coloring book or some backup toy to keep them busy after the novelty wore off. We only brought snacks. By the end of the tour though,... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

To be fair, if it was warm and just my wife and I and 70+ degrees this would have been a 4 star trip... so maybe I am reviewing my kids and the weather but i think you all should be warned to be fair to you. My 7 and 10 year olds were bored stiff and so were a... More 

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This trip is well worth the price. The boat was clean and in good condition bench seating was ok. We left on time and had no problems during the trip. The captain made sure we had as many photo opportunities as was possible. We were dealing with wildlife so it depends on them. We saw a few gators and an... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
82 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This boat tour surpassed our expectations!!! We loved everything about it. The tour guide was fantastic and we left feeling that we learned so much! She was able to show us alligator nests, alligators and so many birds. We did the 10am tour in July and were very happy with what we saw. She did say that the 1 pm... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We took the ten o'clock tour and it was OUTSTANDING! We enjoyed the river, the ride, the captain and crew...all of it was wonderful. Great information and great viewing of the St Johns river. We saw alligators and birds. The captain had a gray eye for seeing the wildlife. Kept the 9 year old boy totally enthralled the whole trip.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My husband and my parents did this cruise on 4/16/14 and really enjoyed it. Captain Peter was very informative. We seen many alligators, different type of birds, and turtles. This 2 hour cruise ride was so worth the $22.00. Will definitely do it again next year. When you are done with the cruise make sure to take the walk to... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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994 reviews 994 reviews
361 attraction reviews
2,090 helpful votes 2,090 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I heard some couples debating whether to take the boat tour or just walk the boardwalk. One decided to make the last tour of the day, and the other decided against it. $22 adult. Worth every penny. You will see quite a bit of wildlife. Gators, birds of all kinds, fish, turtles and deer. There is also bear in the... More 

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