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Address: Blue Spring State Park, 2100 West French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763
Phone Number: +1 407-330-1612
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Simply Sublime

Wow!, in an era when trips and rides in the States are often the same mumbled guide repeating what they have said for the last year this was truly refreshing. Rebecca, our skipper... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Simon C

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow!, in an era when trips and rides in the States are often the same mumbled guide repeating what they have said for the last year this was truly refreshing. Rebecca, our skipper really knows her stuff. A guide ion the river for 17 years she knows a LOT about the area, the Manatees, flora and fauna. Hew bird spotting... More 

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Richmond, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father, stepmother, and I got a Groupon for the St. John River Cruises at Blue Spring State Park. We had an hour and a half or two hours of a great narrated cruise on the St. John River - we saw a HUGE alligator, some smaller ones, and several types of birds. Our cruise narrator/captain was VERY knowledgeable and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

A fantastic river cruise along the St. John's river. Rebecca had some incredible local knowledge and stories about manatees and other wildlife and species of the area. She had an eagle eye for spotting the alligators hiding in the vegetation as well. Thanks to Rebecca and Karen, it was superb!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I took this two hour cruise and it was great. The tour guide was great pointing out the wild life and some of the history of the area. It was a great two hour cruise. If you are in the Orlando area and want to take a day and get away from the crowds of the amusement... More 

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write a review. I know there are a lot of things to do and see in Central Florida. My staff and I want to thank you again for touring with us and look forward to our next tour together. Ron More 

Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This tour is fantastic! Our guide was very friendly and informative. We highly recommend this trip Saw s manatee very close to the boat

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write a review. I know there are a lot of things to do and see in Central Florida. My staff and I want to thank you again for touring with us and look forward to our next tour together. Captain Ron More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

An amazing trip with great people. Definitely will go again!!! The sunset was absolutely beautiful and food is good. The entertainment was great , just be ready to pay a lot for your drinks!!

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a great view, but I wish I could take credit for your great experience. The boat is called "The Barbara Lee" and the company is called " the St. Johns Rivership Company". Please give them your great review, and perhaps you will get a chance to take a wildlife tour with us.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We went on the cruise today and had a great time. We did the 1:00 tour. The captain/tour guide was very informative. She tried her hardest to get us to see manatees and alligators. We had seen them in the spring area earlier so for us it was ok that we didn't see them . Lots of birds were seen... More 

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write a review. I know there are a lot of things to do and see in Central Florida. Captain Rebecca is great at spotting and pointing things out. My staff and I want to thank you again for touring with us and look forward to our next tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I actually came across this on Groupon. Captain Pete was educational and entertaining. Saw lots of native birds, gators, turtles, and manatees. Will definitely do it again.

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our tour. I am very happy that you saw as much wild life as you did. Sometimes when it is really hot, the animals can be hard to find. If you really enjoy birds, the best times for birds tend to be in the cooler winter month November thru... More 

Orange City, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The cruse lasts about 1-2 hours and allows you to see the might St. John river which was one of the main ways people and cargo were transported before cars and roads were made plentiful in this country. The cruse people provide a good bit of information and point out wildlife along the travel. If it is cool or chilly... More 

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank You for your review of our tour. If history is your thing, you might like a book called "The Steam Boats of the St. Johns" by Mr. Mueller of Jacksonville, Fl. He spent most of his life studing the boats that traveled the St. Johns in those days. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

If you go in the heat of the summer don't expect to see alligators or manatees. It is too hot and they are underwater or in the shade. If you enjoy seeing birds and learning about the St. Johns' River, then go for it! Water and snacks available

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Ronald W, Owner at St John River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I agree with you, summer can be really hot and some of the animals tend to be hard to find. The best time to see birds are in the cooler winter months. Hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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