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St Johns Rivership Company

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Address: 433 N Palmetto Ave, Lake Monroe Harbour, Sanford, FL 32771-1329
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+1 321-441-3030
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Our ship, the "Barbara-Lee", is an authentic paddle-wheeler,...

Our ship, the "Barbara-Lee", is an authentic paddle-wheeler, hosting lunch, dinner and specialty cruises. She travels across Lake Monroe and up the beautiful St. Johns River. Live entertainment, full table service and an entree selected from a menu are part of every cruise. All meals are prepared fresh in the galley. Included are appetizers, salad, dessert, and your choice of coffee, tea and iced tea. A full cash bar is also provided onboard. With three dining levels and the flexibility of table setting, it is the perfect setting for anniversary and birthday celebrations, reunions, weddings, business meetings and private charters.

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The Barbra Lee

Took a dinner cruise on the Barbra Lee. Was one of the best nights in my life. Had a great time with my husband. Definitely something I want to do again.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a dinner cruise on the Barbra Lee. Was one of the best nights in my life. Had a great time with my husband. Definitely something I want to do again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a very relaxing cruise up the Saint Jihns River. It left out of the Sanford Mariana. The employees were very friendly and courteus.

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Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking ford to another pleasant experience and we were not disappointed. We were very happy to see that Darby was still a member of the crew.She with other .members of the waitstaff were very pleasant and attentive.

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Thank Yolanda F
Hobe Sound, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our boat cruise on the "Barbara Lee" was a fantastic way to spend 4 hours. The well known "Sticky Buns" were just that fantastic. We had an excellent lunch all prepared on the paddle boat so it is "fresh!" Food was plentiful and wait staff very friendly and efficient. As we cruised down the St. John's River we enjoyed seeing... More 

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Thank Becky B
Saint Cloud, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we started our day the ladies in the office checking us in were very friendly and helpful. Our server Darby was outstanding. She was most cheerful and made our trip. Darby answered all our questions and had a wonderful sense of humor. The food choices were a delight a selection of chicken, seafood and beef. It was a lovely... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful three hour dinner. Food is good, staff are helpful & friendly and the views are lovely. It's not a cheap outing but well worth it.

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Thank Susan S
Ocala, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A journey like no other. Can you imagine a Mark Twain style adventure aboard a triple deck cruise boat powered by two giant paddle wheels? My son and his wife, visiting from Wisconsin, accompanied me for reserved luncheon seating at table with a river-view through wide, Victorian drapery-swagged windows, flanked with gas-light style lighting. Boarding was orderly and simple for... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 3hour lunch cruise. We arrived at the dockside and checked in. We had a table for 4 in the upper dining room (the smaller one). Embarkation was orderly and fast and before long we were pulling out onto the river. The waiting staff were attentive from the outset, making sure that we had enough to drink. Soon... More 

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Greenacres,Fl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I decided to try this steamship in Sanford, Fla, called the Barbara Lee...she is a rivership and we did the lunch cruise, which leaves at 11 am and returns at 2 pm. We had our own assigned table for 2 near a window on the top of 2 decks for dining ( the smaller one, lower deck... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the dinner river boat cruise while we were in Sanford. Food was great, Service was excellent, the entertainment was good. Good for romantic evening or with a group.

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