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Address: Blue Spring State Park, 2100 West French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763
Phone Number: (407) 330-1612
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This is a two hour cruise - along the St. Johns River departing from Blue Springs State Park. There were only around a dozen people aboard when we did the trip so not at all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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English first
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85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a two hour cruise - along the St. Johns River departing from Blue Springs State Park. There were only around a dozen people aboard when we did the trip so not at all crowded. We saw numerous birds too many to mention all in their natural habitat, we also saw a couple of basking alligators, one with a... More 

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant couple of hours. Very knowledgable guide. Saw alligators, turtles and many different kinds of birds. Unfortunately no manatee as it had been exceptionally warm November and they had not migrated up.

Thank retiredfoxy
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Captain Josh did an excellent job narrating our tour. He had the perfect mix of knowledge and humor. Jim and I learned a lot, but not in a dry way, but an interesting engaging way. The boat was super clean and comfortable. We saw alligators, bald eagle, osprey, snake birds, manatees, herons. Joshua answered questions and told us about the... More 

Thank Becky L
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Cruise was nice. Cool breeze, saw many local birds. I even got a picture of a bald eagle. Manatees weren't out because it wasn't cool enough. Thanks to Captain Pete. He was very knowledgeable about the plant and wildlife and history of the river. Had fun and we would do it again.

Thank Dana G
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Leisurely guided tour along the quiet and peaceful St. Johns River offers incredible views of nature with frequent sightings of turtles, alligators, water birds, sable palms, cypress trees, water lilies.

Thank RobertBurr
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Once you you see the Blue Springs and all the animals, catch a ride on the River Cruise. Have the wind in your face and enjoy the ride on the St. Johns River and really get up close to Mother Nature.

Thank Robert N
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We booked a 2 hour river cruise at 10am on 9th Aug. Boat wasn't crowded so we could move around (had about 10 other people with us). Capt Pete told us lots about the river and the wildlife. Saw a bald eagle and lots of other birds plus alligators. Very relaxing and a world away from the theme parks of... More 

Thank Anthony L
Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I took my grandkids 5 and 13 along with my mother 75 on this river cruise. We had a great time. Even though we were the only ones on it, they tour boat staff made it a great time for us. My 5 year old grandson said next year when I come back to Florida he wants to go back.... More 

Thank IveyMarie
Rolesville, North Carolina
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We picked a very hot day, and didn't expect much, but were very pleasantly surprised. We encountered several manatees, an alligator, and countless birds. Staff were very knowledgeable and informative, and went out of their way to be sure we enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend.

Thank Marie B
Charlemont, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

That's a complement. The captain knows his Florida birds which are among the most beautiful in the world. On a cold and rainy day we thoroughly enjoyed our time on the St. John's River. We learned alot about the ecology and environment of the river. We took close to 100 photos and even more memories.

Thank ijg1018

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