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St John River Cruises

Blue Spring State Park, 2100 West French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763
(407) 330-1612
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Orange City
Type: Tours
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great ride very relaxing and informative. Our guide was very relaxed with us and made us all feel relaxed stopped and enjoy the birds the gators it was a afternoon which was very enjoyable and time to cuddle and hug my wife.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have taken this cruise 2 years in a row and enjoyed it both times. It is a great opportunity to see Florida wildlife in their natural habitat. The cruise is 2 hours long. The morning cruise is less crowded. The afternoon cruise is busy and I would recommend advanced reservations for this one. The warmer the temperature with sunshine... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

my family and I recently took the two hour tour on the st. johns river. the captain was very knowledgable and took us up close to the shore so we could see all the wildlife and get great photos. we saw all types of birds, alligators, and manatees. cost was $22.00 with a discount for seniors. they sell water, soda,... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Each time we have camped at Blue Spring State Park we have taken this boat cruise. There is always so much to see and the captain goes out of his way to get up "close and personal" with the bird life and alligators. Because this trip was on a cloudy cold day, we did not see many alligators but were... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Amazing cruise on the river. The guide was very knowledgable, funny, and went above and beyond to make sure everyone on the boat got great glimpses of the critters! Saw many birds, gators, and manatees and also got a great lesson on the plants and history of the river. I highly recommend this trip! Absolutely worth the money!!

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Lady Lake
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A full two hour tour down the St. John's River,. The captain was interesting and informative. Very knowledgeable about the river, flora and fauna. Had a great sense of humor and interacted with the passengers. Went out of her way to make sure we saw all there was to see. Backed up the boat and made frequent stops for viewing.... More

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Casselberry, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

If you check the Florida boat ride reviews you'll see that this is clearly the best, this will just add reinforcement to that information. Captain Rebecca and Deckhand/'Commissary Steward' Matthew really did us proud. The other review comments are accurate. We didn't see any manatees this time, or baby alligators -- but the vivid and instructional descriptions from Rebecca seemed... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This two hour boat trip on the river was the highlight of my trip to blue springs. You can book online, but you can also buy tickets when you are there. The captain was excellent and very informative, finding wildlife that no one else could spot. The variety of wildlife and information given about each one was outstanding, with numerous... More

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