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“Beautiful river tour”

St. Johns River Tours, Inc. - Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Astor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Depart from historic Astor, Florida at the Blackwater Inn for a leisure boat tour to the many tributaries of the St. Johns River. Where you will experience exotic plant and wildlife steeped in history dating back to ancient Indian and Spanish civilizations. On your St. Johns River eco tour you will experience a variety of wildlife, alligators, bald eagles, manatees, and plant life, air plants, ferns and large cypress trees.
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We went out on a picture perfect day. The boat was not crowded so you could move from side to side to observe. The captain was knowledgeable and accommodating. The tour of the river and the spring were both fascinating for thw wildlife and history. It is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Val C
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"enjoyable trip"
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"flora and fauna"
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"highly recommend this cruise"
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"great hour"
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We went on 4 boat tours while we were on a week's vacation in Florida recently. Each one was different, but The St. John's River Tours was by far the best. Captain Josh did a great job of explaining what we were seeing, and the history of the area. He did not give a canned speech like a lot of guides do, and was very knowledgeable and informative. I would highly recommend this boat ride and nature tour.

Thank Lynaegd
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

This was the fourth time we have taken this tour with various family members. We have enjoyed it each time. It is a pleasant, informal and informative boat ride on the river and through the Ocala National Forest. Captain Ernie passes out a lot of information about the river and its environment - birds, flowers, turtles,gators, etc. The pace is slow and relaxed enough to allow you time to observe and photograph everything. Whenever we have guests visiting us in Florida, we try to include this trip along with dinner at the Blackwater Inn.

Thank Walter T
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We went with several of our friends, and I really did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this tour. We had Captain Josh, who was amusing and very knowledgeable about the area's history and the wildlife. We saw an abundance of birds, turtles, gators, and osprey. The tour lasted a full 2 hours and was worth every cent. This is a wonderful way to see the "Old Florida", and a great place to bring visitors. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

A great excursion for those who enjoy seeing wildlife. We were hoping to see some manatees today, but no luck. However we did see many alligators, turtles, and many different types of birds. Captain Josh was very informative about the wildlife as well as the history of the area, which my group found very interesting. Our son, who is 7 years old, really enjoyed the boat trip as well. It's great for him to see the wildlife in their natural habitat, rather than at a zoo. We found this excursion to be well worth the price.

Thank FlamJambie
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