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St. Johns River Cruises

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2100 W French Ave, Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL 32763
+1 386-917-0724
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Great Adventure!

We had a great time on this river cruise! There is so much to see and the captain gives you alot of... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Ortiz8384
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Joppa, Maryland
Great Experience for the Entire Family

The State Park that St. Johns River Cruises is in, has natural springs, with manatees, fish, and... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
R0bertMac
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Seminole, Florida
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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 are ADA compliant and AED equipped. Our captains are licensed by the US Coast Guard and are well versed in animal, plant life encountered on the tour. Come join us to see the wild side of Florida, letting the the breeze blow through your hair, and escaping daily stress on this 2 hour tour. We also offer: - Guided Segway Tours - Guided Kayak Tours - Canoe Rentals - Kayak Rentals - Manatee Viewing
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2100 W French Ave, Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL 32763
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"morning cruise"
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"real florida"
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"flora and fauna"
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"hour trip"
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"information given"
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"sandhill cranes"
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"eco tour"
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"great blue heron"
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"amazing wildlife"
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"florida wildlife"
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"great cruise"
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"great sense of humor"
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We had a great time on this river cruise! There is so much to see and the captain gives you alot of information about birds, gators and wildlife! We actually got a chance to see a group of wild boar along the water's edge. I...More

Thank Ortiz8384
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

The State Park that St. Johns River Cruises is in, has natural springs, with manatees, fish, and alligators usually visible. People can swim in the designated area. A great cooling experience on a hot day. The River Cruise is narrated professionally, by very knowledgable guides....More

Thank R0bertMac
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

The nature cruise was time well spent. They have 2 departure times, 10 am and 1 pm. We opted for the 1pm. It was pretty muggy out so it was a bit warm on the pontoon boat but we did catch some slight breezes along...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful 2 hour boat ride at a slow leisurely pace with a lots of native animals in their natural habitats. Awesome day overall

1  Thank Fred R
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

We absolutely LOVED this boat ride! Our guide gave one of the best tours I have ever been on. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the plants and wildlife, and the river itself. Her great sense of humor made the tour...More

Thank Sanantexas
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Love to see the manatees. I was lucky to see a manatee birth one year in the Blue Spring. I was honored to see this miracle. The eco-tour is an annual event for me and I time my trips to include Rebecca as the captain....More

Thank striperon
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

This 2 hr trip was not only educational but lots of fun. Captain Bob has a wealth of knowledge. Never boring. He was excellent at pointing out birds, animals, and foliage. He would stop the boat to make sure everyone could see. His sense of...More

3  Thank Sherry K
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Within Blue Spring State Park, a concessionaire, St John River Cruises, operates an excursion along the river as it abuts the park. A staffer acts as captain and guide, doing a very good of both, capably assisted by a lady who also hosts a modest...More

2  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Most beautiful morning. Very knowledgeable staff. Lots to take in, wildlife at every turn. Love the history of the area. Will definitely do it again.

2  Thank IvoryHunter
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We recently look the St. John River Cruise, it was really great!! Amazing seeing wildlife in their natural habitat. Also, our guide was friendly, fun and lots of knowledge. This is a great trip for adults as well as children. It took about 3 hours,...More

2  Thank Sandra S
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redlolly20
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Sandra S | Reviewed this property |
They do not pick you up, you navigate both ways.
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Michel M
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
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Tara S
April 4, 2017|
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Response from E B | Reviewed this property |
$25.00 for standard fare,$23.00 for Seniors over 60 and $18.00 for those between 3 and 18. Cruise is 2-3 hours in length
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