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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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Relaxing afternoon

R had a very relaxing afternoon on the river cruise. Excellent commentary throughout which was very educational whilst also entertaining. No boring bits. Plenty of birds and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

R had a very relaxing afternoon on the river cruise. Excellent commentary throughout which was very educational whilst also entertaining. No boring bits. Plenty of birds and gators to see, though too late for the manatees. Boat was quite full and it is unreasonable to expect 3 people per bench - after all it is in the US. We both... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Blue Spring State Park to see manatee, and opted to take the river boat tour to extend our time. Our Guide, Wayne, was enthusiastic and entertaining. "Hey guys, look over here! Do you see that (bird, shape, thing) right there? Do you know what that is? Guys, that's a (Limpkin, Gator, whatever)!" He maneuvered The boat so... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been on many river tours whilst visiting the US over the years and this has been the best. Sounds like we had perfect weather conditions - overcast and sprinkles of rain. Jason, the tour guide, was both enthusiastic and informative. Constantly stopped the boat to point out another bird, some rare, another turtle and of course another gator. As such... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this tour! Saw all kinds of wildlife, including a manatee at the side of the boat and we learnt a lot from our wonderful tour guide. Would definitely recommend 😊

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Youngstown, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just happened to be in Blue Springs to see the manatees when we came across the boat tour. Nice day so we got a couple of tickets and were on our way. The pilot/guide was most enthused and knowledgeable. Lots of birds, gators, and turtles. The trip took the better part of three hours due to the guide stopping for... More 

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The river cruise was so relaxing and worthwhile. Our tour guide, Rebecca, was so knowledgeable about the wildlife along the river's edge, and was always there to point out the reptiles, manatees, and the species of birds we found along our 2-hour journey. The river cruise was both informative and delightful. Highly recommended. Don't forget to make a reservation!

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Rescue, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The River tour was the highlight of our 7 day trip to the Orlando area. Our guide, Rebecca, was very knowledgeable with the local wildlife and plants. She made many stops for us (and even backed up a few times) so we could observe the birds and gators! The 2-hour trip went by entirely too quickly. I can't recommend the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Wow! We knew when we heard a "2 hr narrated nature and eco tour" that we would enjoy this attraction but had NO idea just what a delight it would be. Our driver/guide Wayne, and his assistant Jason, went all out to make this a delight! Since this is an all natural environment, the kind and number of birds and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went to blue spring park and took the cruise. Really not a whole lot to see. A.few alligators and the same birds over and over. It was OK .

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Selbyville, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We heard that the Manatees were staying at Blue Springs State Park. We were only 15 miles away in Daytona and decided to do a day trip. That day they had counted almost 500 swimming in the warm water. The park was well maintained and well staffed. After we watch the Manatees for awhile we heard they had a boat... More 

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