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St John River Cruises

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Address: Blue Spring State Park, 2100 West French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763
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Thoroughly enjoyed the boat, the captain and her mate, the river, the sights! Well done!

I arrived at the park with no particular plans, saw the boat tour, was able to get on as a last-minute add (one of the many benefits of being a solo traveller😀), and off we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Triciaukus
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived at the park with no particular plans, saw the boat tour, was able to get on as a last-minute add (one of the many benefits of being a solo traveller😀), and off we went. The captain was excellent! She has been doing this for years, is very knowledgeable, has great eyes for spotting wildlife, and is very personable... More 

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

I am very happy that you enjoyed your tour with us and that the weather was great. Please come back and see us soon. More 

upstate New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Blue Spring State Park to view the manatees, and on recommendation from TA, took the 2 hour river cruise. It was great. Jordon was our guide. He was very knowledgeable and was on the look constantly for wildlife. You could tell his passion for this area as well as his lifelong knowledge. We even turned around... More 

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South Bend
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance to this is in Blue Springs State Park ~ all the way to the back - don't take any turns until the end into the parking lot. Be sure to call them to make a reservation before coming, as they fill up quickly. The cost when we were there was $25.00 for adults with a $3.00 discount for... More 

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NY
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455 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk around the park is fantastic. Get there early to get in and take time to see the sights The food at the park is basic but real good. The wait for the two hour trip is well worth it.

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kingsport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot even begin to tell how great this was! Rebecca was an amazing guide. What a wonderful value. The 2 hr. trip was jammed FULL of wildlife and information. Rebecca stopped each time anything was spotted and that was a lot! She backed up, allowed everyone to take pictures, gave lots of interesting info about the area and each... More 

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank You so much for the kind words. I will pass your comments on to Rebecca and her crew member for that day. Again, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, looking forward to the next time we can cruise together ! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Wow!, in an era when trips and rides in the States are often the same mumbled guide repeating what they have said for the last year this was truly refreshing. Rebecca, our skipper really knows her stuff. A guide ion the river for 17 years she knows a LOT about the area, the Manatees, flora and fauna. Hew bird spotting... More 

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We do not have a written presentation the guides / captains read. But, rather we encourage them to "speak from the heart" about the things they see in a manner that everyone can understand. Rebecca and I go way back (17+ years) together to almost the beginning of St. Johns... More 

Richmond, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

My father, stepmother, and I got a Groupon for the St. John River Cruises at Blue Spring State Park. We had an hour and a half or two hours of a great narrated cruise on the St. John River - we saw a HUGE alligator, some smaller ones, and several types of birds. Our cruise narrator/captain was VERY knowledgeable and... More 

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

I am very happy that you were pleased with your cruise with our company. We always try to give 105% effort to make the trip memorable!!!! We look forward to the next time we may serve you. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

A fantastic river cruise along the St. John's river. Rebecca had some incredible local knowledge and stories about manatees and other wildlife and species of the area. She had an eagle eye for spotting the alligators hiding in the vegetation as well. Thanks to Rebecca and Karen, it was superb!

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words ! Rebecca and Karen are both trainers working with our other crew members in proving guest services. I will pass your comments along to them More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My wife and I took this two hour cruise and it was great. The tour guide was great pointing out the wild life and some of the history of the area. It was a great two hour cruise. If you are in the Orlando area and want to take a day and get away from the crowds of the amusement... More 

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write a review. I know there are a lot of things to do and see in Central Florida. My staff and I want to thank you again for touring with us and look forward to our next tour together. Ron More 

Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This tour is fantastic! Our guide was very friendly and informative. We highly recommend this trip Saw s manatee very close to the boat

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write a review. I know there are a lot of things to do and see in Central Florida. My staff and I want to thank you again for touring with us and look forward to our next tour together. Captain Ron More 

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