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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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Relaxing in the real Florida!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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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 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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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 

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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.

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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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.

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This might be better at some times, unbearable at others. The cruise is in an open-air boat with cover, although there was also an enclosed boat at the dock, but that was not offered as an alternative. My husband and I took the one o'clock cruise on a Wednesday in January and it was full. Unfortunately it was also around... More 

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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Hi all, just this took this boat tour last month a few days before Christmas. I spend a great few hours at the Blue Spring State Park and on this tour. I recommend this to anyone who just wants to get away and see the real Florida. You will enjoy watching manatees, gar and different fishes when walking along Blue... More 

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Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I've taken my fair share of boat tours on various vacations, but this may have been the best. The tour guide (I wish I remembered her name) was very knowledgeable and funny. I liked how she had the driver slow down and back up so we could all get a look whenever we passed an alligator or a particularly interesting... More 

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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clayton,oh
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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