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St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC

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Address: 488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713-4646
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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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Educational and Charming Look at the St. John's River

Doug Little and Captain Bill Dooley gave a real education on the flora and wildlife of the St. John's River. My husband and I had been on the St. John's many times, but never on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alfred C
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Troutman, North Carolina
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Troutman, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doug Little and Captain Bill Dooley gave a real education on the flora and wildlife of the St. John's River. My husband and I had been on the St. John's many times, but never on the side streams that hold an abundance of wild birds, gators, and plant life. Doug gave us an entertaining and educational look at the St.... More 

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

We enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your next tour More 

Titusville, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife on the St. John's river. Great information on the birds, history and early steamboat travels on the river. I will definitely do this trip again!

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

Thank you for your kind words we enjoyed having you on the boat and look forward to your next tour More 

Reno, Nevada
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was about the most relaxing tour you could ever take. Drifting along the St. John's River, watching the wildlife, and listening to our guide tell stories about what we're seeing and the history of the river was fantastic. I had no idea what an important, unusual river it is. It was very uncrowded on the day we went, so... More 

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

We had a beautiful day on the water and you added to the enjoyment. We look forward to your next visit with us. More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about birds, Florida wildlife and flora and fauna. Beat our expectations. Beautiful area.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This tour is well run and our guide had first-class knowledge of the wildlife he was describing: bird gender (feather colors, etc.); breeding habits; migratory patterns, etc. He was knowledgeable about the trees and vegetation also and made the information fun as well as interesting. "the most dangerous animal on the river - the houseboat rental!" Funny We had a... 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 believe we have the privilege of sharing this wonderful river with our customers and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Berryville, Virginia
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76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We were very fortunate to have Roger as our guide and he was remarkably knowledgeable about the history of the river and the plants, birds, reptiles and river lore. We saw so many different birds and turtles and alligators - it was a very exciting 2+ hour tour.

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

We are glad that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

St. Augustine, Florida
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The St Augustine Camera Club arranged a tour with this super Tour. They actually scouted the "photo op" places for us to see the most birds, wildlife. It was a wonderful tour. We saw a great variety of birds, gators, etc. And, a VERY rare plant. I have been on other trips like this one, but this trip had a... More 

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

We did have a great day we look forward to your group every year More 

DeBary, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Rented a kayak. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Devan was especially knowledgeable. He knew something about ever animal we saw.

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Thank earnest7335
Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review but you were at St Johns River Cruises at Blue Springs State Park. We don't rent kayaks they are our friendly competitor that does a good job. We are glad you had a good time on the river. More 

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our camera club made its annual trip with St Johns River Eco Tours and as usual, the tour was a great hit with the members. It was a spectacular day, and wildlife was plentiful. We had plenty of sharp eyes to spot the animals, and the owner Doug and Captain Dooley could provide the information about them. This business goes... More 

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

Your group is our favorite trip of the year. We learn and enjoy all of the machine gun like cameras capturing all of those wonderful photographs More 

Sanford, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I have rented pontoon boats frequently, but never took an organized tour. This year, we decided on St. John's River Eco Tours, and we are so glad that we did. The guide and captain were extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and respectful of the environment and animals in it. I would most definitely take this tour again.

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

The river is a very special place. What we try to do is to help you see and better understand the wildlife that is all around us. I am so happy that you enjoyed and look forward to coming and seeing us soon. More 

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