St. Johns River Nature Cruise at Blue Spring State Park

2100 W French Ave , Blue Spring State Park Orange City, FL 32763 1-800-987-9852    Chat Now  
St. Johns River Nature Cruise at Blue Spring State Park
Detail Duration: 2 hours
Detail It lasts approximately 2 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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St. Johns River Nature Cruise at Blue Spring State Park
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Experience Florida's natural beauty and wildlife up close with a St. John's River Nature Cruise at the pristine Blue Spring State Park. This water excursion immerses you in the heart of the area's untouched wilderness, offering unique opportunities for wildlife spotting, bird-watching, and simply enjoying the lush, unhurried vibe of this idyllic region. This activity is perfect for nature enthusiasts and those seeking an escape from the usual city highlights, providing a journey into the vibrant ecosystem of Daytona Beach's backyard.

About the Tour

Prepare yourself for 2 hours of tranquility as your expert guide navigates the calm waters of St. John’s River, a winding nature's paradise known for its natural Florida beauty. While onboard a large, comfortable boat, you'll get an unrivaled view of the awe-inspiring surrounds. The designated Manatee Refuge is the main highlight of the tour, revealing the daily life of the lovable sea creatures in their natural habitat. Fish, alligators, and various bird species also make their home along the river, so keep your camera ready for rare sightings. Visitors are encouraged to bring comfortable clothing, sun protection items, and their sense of adventure.

Expect a smooth journey filled with informative commentary about the area's history, ecology, and the diverse habitat of the local wildlife. Your guide will share fascinating tidbits about Florida’s infamous alligators, manatees, and the great variety of bird species living along the river. As the tour unfolds, you'll cruise under a canopy of towering trees dripping with Spanish moss, an ethereal sight that transports you back in time.

About Blue Spring State Park

Founded in 1972, Blue Spring State Park, located in Orange City, not far from Daytona Beach, is steeped in history and natural beauty. Initially inhabited by Timucuan Indians, it was also a plantation site and acts as a prominent winter home to critically endangered manatees. Hundreds of manatees call this spring home every year, providing an interesting glimpse into Florida's ecosystem. The park's sole preserve now serves as a loved retreat to visitors and locals alike. The state park is also popular for paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling, diving, tubing, kayaking, and more. Branching off the St. John's River, Blue Spring State Park is a magnificent place to visit during your Daytona Beach area travels.

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 Stop at  Saint Johns River
Experience the serene beauty of Florida at the Saint John's River near Daytona Beach. This natural treasure offers enchanting views, diverse wildlife, and ample opportunities for boating, fishing, and nature walks. Whether you're a nature enthusiast or simply seeking a peaceful getaway, Saint John's River promises an unforgettable tour into the heart of Florida's stunning landscapes.
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 Stop at  Blue Spring State Park
Experience the serene beauty of nature at Blue Spring State Park in Daytona Beach. This expansive natural oasis, stretching over 2,600 acres, is overflowing with wildlife and breathtaking views. Hike nature trails, explore the St. Johns River with a guided boat tour, and witness manatees basking in winter refuge. Perfect for family outings, it's an authentic Florida paradise waiting to be discovered.

Revisit the inviting image of cruising the tranquil waters of the St. Johns River, surrounded by nature's orchestra of chattering birds and rustling trees. The sheer serenity of the Blue Spring State Park. The opportunity to live a day in the life of Florida's magnificent manatees. Whether a nature enthusiast, a first-time visitor, or a habitual adventurer, the St. John's River Nature Cruise is a not-to-be-missed experience, offering the perfect blend of scenic beauty, cultural history, and wildlife spotting. This environmentally friendly cruise promises a true, authentic Florida experience that leaves visitors not only gratified but moved by nature's wonders and the urgent call for their preservation.

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St. Johns River Nature Cruise at Blue Spring State Park
Available 4/26/2024 until 12/7/2024 View Detailed Schedule
Head out on one of the most incredible adventures offered in the Daytona Beach area with tickets on this St. Johns River Nature Cruise. Taking place at Blue Spring State Park, this cruise highlights the biodiverse ecosystem of the area, allowing guests to sail along the waters while spotting manatees, fish, birds, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions for St. Johns River Nature Cruise at Blue Spring State Park:
  • What methods of transportation does the St. Johns River Nature Cruise at Blue Spring State Park use?
    Boat.
  • Approximately how long does the St. Johns River Nature Cruise at Blue Spring State Park last?
    It lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the St. Johns River Nature Cruise at Blue Spring State Park?
    Yes.
  • Is the St. Johns River Nature Cruise at Blue Spring State Park handicap accessible?
    Yes.
  • What type of parking do you have?
    Blue Spring State Park Entrance fee : $6 per vehicle (limit 2-8 people per vehicle).
  • What lake or river does the St. Johns River Nature Cruise at Blue Spring State Park cruise on?
    St. Johns River.

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