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St Johns Rivership Company


St Johns Rivership Company
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“salmon”(39 reviews)
“prime rib”(60 reviews)
“sticky buns”(72 reviews)
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...more
433 N Palmetto Ave, Lake Monroe Harbour, Sanford, FL 32771-1329
+1 321-441-3030
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 February 2013

NOTE: this ship and owner have only been running since late Nov 2012. TripAdvisor has a lot of old postings for other, out of business, cruises from Sanford. On Feb 1 2012, I did lunch cruise on the Barbara Lee and had a delightful 3...More

21  Thank 16frequenttraveler
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I was on the cruise for the 4th forthwith a group. Overall the boat was fine, clean and comfortable, the staff was excellent but I have no idea why they would serve such horrible food. We were told we would have dinner. We received a...More

4  Thank Mary Jane S
Bill M, Manager at St Johns Rivership Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2013

I am extremely sorry you didn't get what you expected, but you weren't on a dinner cruise. The Fireworks Cruise was sold as a Party Cruise and not a dinner cruise. Your ticket was purchased through a travel agent and I honestly have no idea...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great boat ride & food & service. Very enjoyable ride on the river, lots of great food with excellent servers. We have been there lots of times & always take out of state visitors. Well worth the money

Thank Dorothy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 hr lunch tour. Guitar singer for entertainment. Food very good. 6 meals to choice from. Served freshly made. Plus appetizers, salad, rolls, tea or coffee and dessert. Plus shrimp peel. Pretty scenery. Very relaxing. Tour guide explained river flow and wildlife. Saw the biggest...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rivership Barbara-Lee docks at the Sanford Marina and this fully refurbished paddleboat departs daily for some type of trip down Lake Monroe into the Saint John's River. They have daily trips that take about three hours and they also have a trip that is...More

Thank _carolynshaffer9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Experience, Great staff. Really relaxing Cruise that takes you over Lake Monroe into the St.John's River. See the Natural View that surrounds the lake with all that it has to offer... We will be going back very soon!

Thank nolesOrlando
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About two dozen of us friends took a bus trip to Sanford to board the the Rivership the Barbara Lee. We had a sunny day to go and boarded the ship at 11:30am. Once seated in air conditioned comfort in the dining room we made...More

Thank facj611
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this dinner river cruise! Went on October 21st when the fall temperatures had just arrived....for Floridians that means mid 70’s. Very well done. Family operated. Very customer focused. Food was great. You can walk around outside the shop and enjoy the view!...More

Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gilligan should have gone on this cruise. Great dinner, and those sticky buns are to die for. Staff couldn't be better. Great scenery and good heart felt entertainment. Our second cruise, wouldn't be our last!!!

Thank Explorer22111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is good, staff is friendly, quiet and fun. The overall cruise is basically in a large lake / part of St. George River.

Thank MisplacedConch
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent and they offered several different options. There was a felliw playing guitar and singing. The owner gave a great overview of the river. The price was very good.

Thank Diane8921
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Had a awesome time went there for my 10 year anniversary . Staff very nice food was GOOD!! Went to the top floor of the boat.. And it was just perfect for me and my wife to talk and celebrate our anniversary..

Thank Victor C
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11 September 2018|
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Response from Luvsviolet | Reviewed this property |
Fees and schedules are online. However, they're about to close for the season, so I'd say hurry up.
Eileen A
5 July 2018|
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Response from charliePalmCoast | Reviewed this property |
Call them directly , or look them up on the WEB. ,,,I'd suggest the 4 hours elongated tour..out of Sanford. It goes further North on the John's river... You order your choice of meal, when you leave and it is served... More
Douglas P
9 May 2018|
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Response from Jason C | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure.