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St. Johns River Tours, Inc. - Day Tours
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“captain bob”(22 reviews)
“blackwater inn”(27 reviews)
“great trip”(14 reviews)
Depart from historic Astor, Florida at the Blackwater Inn for a leisure boat tour to the many tributaries of the St. Johns River. Where you will experience exotic plant and wildlife steeped in history dating back to ancient Indian and Spanish...more
55716 Front St, Astor, FL 32102-3242
+1 866-349-0674
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 31, 2015

Awesome river tour. Our Captain, Ernie Brundage offered a very informative and relaxing tour of the back waters. The trip included some time on the St. Johns River, a ride through some of the Ocala National Forest and a trip to Lake George. We saw...More

3  Thank senecadream
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was our second trip with your operation. The first was with the owner and was a very enjoyable afternoon; there was a lot of information about the river the area and the animals. So when we had quests, we thought why not take them...More

6  Thank Lynn B
Capt-ernie-b, Owner at St. Johns River Tours, Inc. - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2015

Please be assured that I have addressed to all Captains that their opinions will be left out of all narrations. It is unfortunate that this happened to you and your guests for that I apologize. We value return customers and saddens me that you will...More

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All reviews captain bob blackwater inn great trip hour tour enjoyable trip boat ride flora and fauna highly recommend this cruise bird life different species take pictures florida wildlife great afternoon old florida day trip two hours all ages
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Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed our ride on the river. The "captain" was very knowledgeable about all things river related and his commentary was also entertaining! In addition we had an excellent dinner at the Blackwater Inn after our ride. Thanks for a great afternoon and evening!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Captain was great, it was only a trip for 3, so very conversational and educational. Just what i was looking for.

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Thank Lori P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a relaxing & informative afternoon on the river. Learned a lot about the birds, reptiles & plant life along the river. Saw many birds, a few alligators, & lots of turtles. The capt was knowledgeable, & funny. He made sure to keep you entertained...More

Thank Troy_and_Julie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great Saturday tour. Saw 8 bald eagles. We will be back to do this one again. The captain was so informed about the area. He really gave us a wonderful day on the river

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Thank Judy Wilson P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were going to visit this general area for pottery shopping and wanted something special to do in addition. St. John's River Tours near Astor, FL did not disappoint. A very enjoyable 2 hour tour of nearby parts of the river and creeks during which...More

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Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a slow afternoon and there was only four of us on board the smaller boat. Captain Bob gave a great trip down the river. Never saw so many eagles in one trip! Very relaxing cruise looking at the wildlife along the river and...More

Thank MLeeJa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The management made our trip most enjoyable. We had a handicapped person with us (in a wheel chair) & they bent over backwards to make sure that a good time was had by all of us. After the tour they even made special accommodations so...More

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Thank jantom1517
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain had some good stories, knew his plants - botanical names - and was very cautious. Overall a enjoyable two hours.

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Thank jeffnwhelan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got a group of 21 friends to take this tour yesterday, and a good time was had by all. The commentary was information, and our captain was also funny. The boat is clean, the river is beautiful, and the tour company is good to...More

Thank Char G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Captain was excellent. The trip was very enjoyable and informative. We all had a good time. I would recommend this trip on the St. John’s River.

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November 9, 2017|
Response from rayhP3182GU | Reviewed this property |
There is definitely fishing on the St. Johns river. Not on the tour. I'm pretty sure people were fishing in the area but I didn't pay very close attention.
Lucia J
May 29, 2017|
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Response from ladydi81249 | Reviewed this property |
if you buy your ticket on line be sure to print off the receipt and take it with you. I thought I had a reservation, didn't take confirmation with us and we were not on the list. Fortunately there was room.
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Glen M | Reviewed this property |
Their online literature states that one of their pontoon boats has a wheel chair accessable head on board. Pontoon boats are easy on and off.