I enjoyed a 2-hour late-fall tour (November) with my AAA Day Trip group from The Villages. Capt. Ernie clearly possesses a deep passion and love for the river and its surroundings, which is reflected in his commentary as he glides his tour boat along the lovely and silent St. Johns.
I was impressed with his knowledge about the flora and fauna of the area, its history and culture, as well as his involvement in ecological preservation. This was not a canned spiel, rather articulate commentary geared toward my group's questions and interests.
Highly recommended if you want a sense of Old Florida, and the state's unspoiled natural beauty from the perspective of a true native, and a well-educated and personable speaker. I will be back for a Spring version of this tour.