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St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC

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488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713-4646
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Beautiful, informative tour

Shared tour today with 21 friends. Beautiful scenery, sighting of many animals & plants, great... read more

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St. Johns, Florida
The Fascinating Owls

The trip was delightful. Any wildlife there was there pointed out to us. It was done at a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713-4646
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Reviewed yesterday

Shared tour today with 21 friends. Beautiful scenery, sighting of many animals & plants, great information about the river, history, animals and plants. Took time to ensure that we could all see & appreciate the animals. Capt Dooley and crew made us feel welcome and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The trip was delightful. Any wildlife there was there pointed out to us. It was done at a leisurely pace. Any and all questions were answered. Existing birdlife was also shown to us in photos from a calendar. This certainly helped me to find the...More

Thank Anne D
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for coming with us and your kind words we look forward to seeing you again

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing 2 hour cruise on the St. John's River with pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Both nature and history meet and enjoyment expressed by all aboard. Next time...

Thank Laurel W
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words we enjoy what we do and feel privileged to share this magnificent river with our customers and friends we hope to see you on your next visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We signed up for the St, John's River Eco Tour last week as we had not previously visited this area. What we received was far beyond our expectations . Our Tour Director, Doug, was without a question the most knowledgeable Guide we have ever had...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We consider what we do a privilege and I feel what I do on tour is to teach people to see. There is a world of wonderful things to see we just need to see them for the first time and learn a little about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on this tour at least 4 times and have always enjoyed it. Although the weather was cooler yesterday we were still able to see many birds, alligators, owls, etc. Doug is great!!! He is so informative, funny, and clearly enjoys what he...More

Thank Trish C
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We consider our passenger safety to be our highest and most important responsibility to our customers. Young children that are in danger of potentially injuring themselves or falling overboard are of our highest concern. Some times when the situation requires it thee Captain acts to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining without being “jokey” or feeling the need to talk constantly. Very comfortable boat for a 2 hour tour and a terrific way to see the birds, alligators, and other wildlife. Learned much I did not know. Taken many...More

Thank Kim S
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments we attempt to make each tour the best it can be. Hopefully we will see you in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Dooly and Doug Little provided an informative and relaxing nature tour for us. Not like your typical high energy young Disney actor delivering a scripted presentation; Doug lives this tour. It's like taking an easy boat ride with a friend who knows every inch...More

Thank Alan L
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and coming along on our tour we are passionate about what we do and enjoy sharing it with our customers. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous trip. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly-their love for the river and it's inhabitants was clear. I learned a lot while enjoying the beautiful scenery. I've done air boats in the past and while I enjoyed them, this is much more...More

Thank Txowlmom3
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is a very special river and this section of the river is especially diverse in both nature and history. We enjoy sharing it with our customers. Thank you for your kind words.See you next time

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise when a group of us decided to take a river boat tour. Very friendly crew. As soon as you boarded they offered blankets and/or water. Doug and Captain Dooley were very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out the wildlife. They...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming on our tour we try to make each tour as good as it can be. We love this river and hope we share it with our customers. See you next time

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group ranged in age from 6 - 72 and everyone enjoyed the cruise on the river. Doug and Captain Dooley were super knowledgeable of the birds, wildlife and history of the river. We saw lots of birds and animals making for great photos and...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed our tour. We are passionate about the river and this wonderful natural place. We look forward to your next next visit.

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estuarysuz
16 February 2017|
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Response from Doug L | Property representative |
Our tours are 2 hours in length. The adult price is $30.00 the senior price is $ 27.00 and kids 12 and under are $ 17.00
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NoraLewis
24 August 2015|
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Response from Doug L | Property representative |
We offer 2 tours daily one at 10:00 AM and one at 1:30 pm. Reservations are highly recommended for all tours. We book up quickly so if you don't want to be disappointed call or book on line at our website. We require a... More
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