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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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Unexpected Delight!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Youngstown, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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orlando
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like birds, as well as other water wildlife, then this is the cruise for you. My advice would be: **Bring your binoculars, as the ones they furnish are pretty bad. **Bring a camera, as most phone cameras don't have the zoom you need, to get really good pictures. **Bring a bottle of water, and a light jacket if... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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357 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought a visitor from the UK to do the river cruise and we were mortified at how bad it was. Make sure that you don't get the back up boat "Eagle". It is closed-in and ill-designed for sightseeing. The seats face inward and make photography difficult. The tour guide did not use a microphone so it was very difficult... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this river cruise while we were camping in Blue Spring State Park. It departs right from the day use area. We went on a 1:30 tour (the 1:00 tour was full so the company offered a second tour a half hour later). The boat was very comfortable, easy on and off, and stable. They offer cold water, soda... More 

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Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I booked this tour on an impulse, to combine with a visit to Blue Spring State Park to see the manatees. We were so glad that we did. The 2 1/2 hour tour on the comfortable boat was the highlight of our Florida trip. The guide was excellent : he was very knowledgeable, funny, never boring, and... More 

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