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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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Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
80 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Vero Beach, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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351 attraction reviews
2,071 helpful votes 2,071 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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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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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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