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St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC

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Address: 488 W. Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Discover the beauty of Natural Florida aboard our new 28 passenger pontoon...

Discover the beauty of Natural Florida aboard our new 28 passenger pontoon boat. Join us in exploring the back waters of one of the most protected areas of the St. John's River. Whether it is from November through March when the many migratory birds and wintering manatees abound or during the summer months when we see the alligator hatchlings and the year round residents.

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Great trip on the river

Very relaxing and informative boat ride on the river with lots of wildlife birds and local information Doug was most helpful and knowledgeable Special treat to see the owl up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
birds2c
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Mentor, Ohio
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Mentor, Ohio
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very relaxing and informative boat ride on the river with lots of wildlife birds and local information Doug was most helpful and knowledgeable Special treat to see the owl up close Recommended this tour Boat just the right size for everyone to see.

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

The river is quite beautiful right now and all our migratory birds are here. Thank you for your kind words we look forward to seeing you next time. More 

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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, Captain Doug is a true historian of the St. John's River, extremely versed of all of the wildlife on the river. Highly recommend a great two hour cruise.

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Thank Jason C
Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words we consider what we do is a privilege and we are so glad you enjoyed it. See you next time More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful day and fantastic cruise on the St. Johns River with a great crew ... our tour guide Doug did a wonderful job at explaining the history and wildlife on our trip while the captain of the boat sailed down the river. We were able to stop several times and take photos and watch the wildlife in their... More 

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words we are seeing a lot of wildlife now and the river is showing us its beauty. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Healdsburg, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two relaxing hours slowly moving along the water ways of the St. John's River on a beautiful day. Doug, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the wildlife, plants & history of the area. Well worth the time & money. Highly recommend the tour if you are in the area. The only thing we missed see was any manatees, but they... More 

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1 Thank J-SPDX416
Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

The days are warm and packed with wildlife thanks so much for coming on our tour we look forward to seeing you again More 

Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We booked the river tour unfortunately at a cold day (10 C/ 50F), we had pullovers and jackets but without the blankets they provided it just would have been uncomfortably cold. We were the only 5 guests that day and they accommodated the schedule for us, which was very nice. The tour guide Doug was very knowledgeable not just about... More 

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

It certainly was a cold day but we were able to see a lot of wonderful things. I hope you enjoy our new website it is full of information to discover. I look forward to your next trip on the river. More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was our 4th time on the tour and it is wonderful as always! The scenery, the wildlife and the informative tour guide are amazing! Definitely a must do if you are in the Daytona Beach/Orlando area

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1 Thank alurkins
Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

It was a wonderful trip for us too we enjoyed having you on the boat see you next time. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The setting was superb, the wildlife abundant, the guides knowledgeable, interesting and friendly, St. Johns River blissfully tranquil and the price very acceptable (being a Scot that's a consideration). There were very few on our trip, so plenty of seating available, but we spent most of the time on our feet as the crew pointed out so much to see.... More 

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1 Thank bsb7210
Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we love sharing this beautiful special river and its ecosystem with our customers. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip. More 

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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful and peaceful ride down the St John's River during the Fall! 67 degrees and learned so many things about nature! The blue herons, egrets, alligators, plants, trees, ans so much more! Ready to go again to show friends and family! Captain Pete and Doug were very friendly and knowledgeable!

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Thank she573
Doug L, General Manager at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thanks so much for going with us on tour. We had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Weeki Wachee, Florida
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The tour was peacful, exciting, and great way to spend the afternoon on the st john river. They allowed our small dog to go also. We saw many different animals and their habitat, including a family of owls, a mamma gator protecting her nest, turtles basking in the sun, and 2 different manatee families.

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Thank Lyzze
Doug L, General Manager at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

We have been having some wonderful tours especially for the summer season. I am amazed by the diversity of wildlife as well as the number of individuals we are seeing. We look forward to your next tour More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We went on the tour yesterday and had a great time. The tour operators were very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a great tour and I am already planing on going on taking the tour again.

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