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St. Johns River Cruises

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Established many years ago by Central Florida Natives, the St. Johns River Cruise is considered the most popular nature-oriented tour in Florida. We offer daily fully narrated wild life nature tours aboard the MV Native II and Eagle vessels, which...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2100 W French Ave, Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL 32763
+1 386-917-0724
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This river trip is well worth doing, you can see Florida as it used to be a century ago with a little imagination, just wild nature there right in front of you. Talking of wild nature there are the birds various and of course what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andy w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 2 hour trip on the St Johns river is a bargain. The boat is comfortable, the guides were knowledgeable and entertaining, and we saw more wildlife than I expected. There were manatees, gators, turtles, an owl, hawks, and tons of water fowl. This trip...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LV-from-Cincy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love river cruises, and this cruise delivers! The weather threatened rain, but we were lucky and only had clouds. The guide and his helper were very knowledgeable about all of the animals that we saw from the boat - birds, alligators, turtles, fishermen, etc!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very rude and upsetting experience with Shane who works at the canoe rental. We had to repeat several times what we were trying to book. 1 canoe and 2 kayaks. He was very confused and hostile. He yelled at me in front...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flayvaflave
Reviewed January 12, 2019

What a terrific way to spend a couple of hours learning about the ecosystems of the St. Johns river while enjoying birding and gator siting!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MyPrairieGirl
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed this river cruise. When you go to Blue Spring State Park, make sure you do this. They offer tours at 10am And 1 pm. The tour lasts 2 hours. It costs $25 per adult and seniors get a $2 discount. We saw...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank angelacC3560DK
Reviewed December 18, 2018

this is a great tour to see the natural florida. the tour runs for about 2 hours in the st johns river where you will see manatees, alligators, wild turkeys, pigs, turtles and many species of birds, many of which you wouldn't see elsewhere. the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joe32926
Reviewed November 1, 2018

What a great adventure! We saw 12 alligators, some of them really huge, manatees, turtles, many different birds. The captain pointed our every little creature, explained everything and it was great way of spending two hours. Blue Springs State Park is nice anyway, but you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dani P
Ronald W, Owner at St. Johns River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thank you for leaving a review! We're so glad you enjoyed the cruise.

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Great tour! The Captain was hilarious and very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time and saw a lot of wildlife (gators, a manatee, birds and turtles). It was the perfect way to spend two hours relaxing and enjoying nature.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ronald W, Owner at St. Johns River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thank you for joining us on the river! We're glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Found this gem on Groupon who had a special deal nearly half off the regular price. Great deal even better experience. Captain Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable about the local history and various species of birds, plants and trees in the area as well as the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ronald W, Owner at St. Johns River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thank you for your comprehensive review! We're glad that had a good time on your cruise.

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September 18, 2018|
Response from loriw149 | Reviewed this property |
I think the boats can carry 30 to 50 each cruise. Our tour had less than 10 people on it. I would suggest booking before you get there.
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Sandra S | Reviewed this property |
They do not pick you up, you navigate both ways.
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Ronald W | Property representative |
Hi There, We operate 7 days at 10:00am and 1:00pm weather permitting. These two tours are not capacity contolled and will operate even if only one person goes on the tour. We do highly recommend reservations,you are... More