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“Fun Time, Especially With A Group” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St Johns Rivership Company

St Johns Rivership Company
433 N Palmetto Ave, Lake Monroe Harbour, Sanford, FL 32771
321 441-3030
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Ranked #3 of 12 Activities in Sanford
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Owner description: Our ship, the "Barbara-Lee", is an authentic paddle-wheeler, hosting lunch, dinner and specialty cruises. She travels across Lake Monroe and up the beautiful St. Johns River. Live entertainment, full table service and an entree selected from a menu are part of every cruise. All meals are prepared fresh in the galley. Included are appetizers, salad, dessert, and your choice of coffee, tea and iced tea. A full cash bar is also provided onboard. With three dining levels and the flexibility of table setting, it is the perfect setting for anniversary and birthday celebrations, reunions, weddings, business meetings and private charters.
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“Fun Time, Especially With A Group”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Went on the Barbara Lee Rivership Saturday evening cruise. It has hors d'oeuvres (including all you can eat shrimp which was absolutely delicious), full dinner, coffee, dessert (wonderful light cheesecake) PLUS a nice cruise along the St. Johns River (you can see shore for a little while until it gets dark ....). The staff is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL and very accommodating.

There was a very nice live band for some good dance music. Ours was a dance group (16 people) and we had a terrific time. Fresh food and fantastic dinner rolls. This is not a gourmet food experience but the food was good overall and the service was top of the line. The ship is CLEAN and we all had a great time.

The Saturday night dinner cruise is definitely not for children. It is a couples dinner/dance environment (plus you cannot see the wildlife at night anyway). Would recommend for couples and groups.

Visited August 2013
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“Nice little cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It was enjoyable.Kinda cramped though. Go on a full moon,cloudless night trip. VERY PRETTY!
Food is okay. I would go for just the night cruise with someone special.

Visited August 2012
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“Great food and relaxing!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We have been on the cruise several times including the 4th of July. The crew and staff are wonderful. The food is great the entertainment is fabulous!!!!!! Very nice atmosphere!!! Highly recommend.....can't wait to go back!!!!!

Visited July 2013
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“Not worth the money.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

I went yesterday night for the dinner cruise, my food was cold and griddy and it was overall boring.

Visited July 2013
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Bill M, Owner at St Johns Rivership Company, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
I am very disappointed that you didn't enjoy the cruise. I was the Cruise Director on this cruise and personally talked to every table after dinner was served to ask them how their meal was. I wish you would have told me if something wasn't right and given me an opportunity to correct it at that point. I also understand that not everyone is looking for the same thing on a cruise. Several couples were dancing, there was a nice sunset that evening, and one couple actually got engaged on the dancefloor, but that doesn't mean you received the experience you were looking for. For that I must apologize.
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“Wonderful way to spend a few hours on the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had a large party on the dinner cruise. The staff/crew could not have been any nicer! They were all wonderful and the service was excellent. Menu options were good, the food was nicely done. Not gourmet, but still very nice. The entertainment gets two stars, friendly and fun but not by any means great talent. The ship itself is beautiful and well maintained. It's a wonderful way to spend a special occasion or just to do something different on a Saturday night; very affordable. We will definitely try the day time cruise in order to see all the sights in daylight. Worth going back to!

Visited July 2013
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