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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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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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 yesterday via mobile

We recently went on St. John’s River Cruise and it was a delight!! Cruise lasts about two hours. The captain is very informative about the natural wildlife. Highly recommend.

Thank JMCS817
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chance adventure courtesy of Groupon. Capt. Tim narrated our tour and wove a tale that was both Historical and entertaining. We only saw one manatee that was a bit camera shy. But the ride was full of alligators, owls, fish and lots of birds. The...More

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 3 July 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
Reviewed 20 June 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

1  Thank R0bertMac
Reviewed 17 June 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

Thank LYNNIE72
Reviewed 5 June 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
Reviewed 17 April 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
Reviewed 8 April 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
Reviewed 14 March 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
Reviewed 12 March 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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8 July 2018|
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Response from Sandra S | Reviewed this property |
They do not pick you up, you navigate both ways.
1 May 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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5 April 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