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St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC

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Address: 488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713-4646
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+1 386-626-9004
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Discover the beauty of Natural Florida aboard our new 28 passenger pontoon...

Discover the beauty of Natural Florida aboard our new 28 passenger pontoon boat. Join us in exploring the back waters of one of the most protected areas of the St. John's River. Whether it is from November through March when the many migratory birds and wintering manatees abound or during the summer months when we see the alligator hatchlings and the year round residents.

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St John's River at it's best!

Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about birds, Florida wildlife and flora and fauna. Beat our expectations. Beautiful area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Pat D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about birds, Florida wildlife and flora and fauna. Beat our expectations. Beautiful area.

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This tour is well run and our guide had first-class knowledge of the wildlife he was describing: bird gender (feather colors, etc.); breeding habits; migratory patterns, etc. He was knowledgeable about the trees and vegetation also and made the information fun as well as interesting. "the most dangerous animal on the river - the houseboat rental!" Funny We had a... More 

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Berryville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were very fortunate to have Roger as our guide and he was remarkably knowledgeable about the history of the river and the plants, birds, reptiles and river lore. We saw so many different birds and turtles and alligators - it was a very exciting 2+ hour tour.

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

St. Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The St Augustine Camera Club arranged a tour with this super Tour. They actually scouted the "photo op" places for us to see the most birds, wildlife. It was a wonderful tour. We saw a great variety of birds, gators, etc. And, a VERY rare plant. I have been on other trips like this one, but this trip had a... More 

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

We did have a great day we look forward to your group every year More 

DeBary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rented a kayak. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Devan was especially knowledgeable. He knew something about ever animal we saw.

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review but you were at St Johns River Cruises at Blue Springs State Park. We don't rent kayaks they are our friendly competitor that does a good job. We are glad you had a good time on the river. More 

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our camera club made its annual trip with St Johns River Eco Tours and as usual, the tour was a great hit with the members. It was a spectacular day, and wildlife was plentiful. We had plenty of sharp eyes to spot the animals, and the owner Doug and Captain Dooley could provide the information about them. This business goes... More 

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Your group is our favorite trip of the year. We learn and enjoy all of the machine gun like cameras capturing all of those wonderful photographs More 

Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have rented pontoon boats frequently, but never took an organized tour. This year, we decided on St. John's River Eco Tours, and we are so glad that we did. The guide and captain were extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and respectful of the environment and animals in it. I would most definitely take this tour again.

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

The river is a very special place. What we try to do is to help you see and better understand the wildlife that is all around us. I am so happy that you enjoyed and look forward to coming and seeing us soon. More 

Pittsfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had some time before my flight from MCO so thought I would try this. An excellent experience. We saw 5 alligators, 1 manatee, white ibis, american bittern (rare sighting), great blue herons, tri-colored herons, anhingas, pied grebes, red shouldered hawk, ospreys, many other birds, and turtles. The captain was great and so was the very knowledgeable guide. As I... More 

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming on our tour. I hope the tour was one of the highlights of your trip to Florida More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim we decided to visit DeBary and we are so pleased that we checked TA for suggestions on attractions. Our trip was relaxing with beautiful surroundings and great wildlife sightings. Doug, the owner and guide, is so well informed about the area and the river's history, and knows the wildlife intimately. His love and dedication to this preserve... More 

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words we enjoyed sharing this wonderful river with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Ashley Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable 2 hour river trip with knowledgeable guides. Nice location without all the crowds. Followed trip with tropical gator tacos overlooking river. Definitely recommend.

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Doug L, General Manager at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the tour and the food come back and see us again More 

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