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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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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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