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St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC

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488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713-4646
+1 386-626-9004
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Outstanding Tour!

Our group ranged in age from 6 - 72 and everyone enjoyed the cruise on the river. Doug and Captain... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
amandaw201137
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Pleasant and Informative

Well organized and responsive company. I made a mistake in my reservation and one quick phone call... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
joan61801
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Urbana, Illinois
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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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+1 386-626-9004
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 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 24 March 2018

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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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Well organized and responsive company. I made a mistake in my reservation and one quick phone call fixed it. What could be better than a pleasant boat ride while learning about the animals, plants, and people who live along the St. John's River? Our guide...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words we appreciate everyone who comes to share our river and strive to make the experience as enjoyable as possible see you next time you visit

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

After 20 minutes I found myself thinking "if the trip ended now it was already worth it." The guide is knowledgeable and funny, and utterly enthusiastic about the flora and fauna he's been seeing all his life, maybe in part because he's a wildlife photographer...More

Thank Chris L
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Wow your detailed review is very good and these kind words let us know we are doing a good job thank you so much see you again

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Fabulous! We always love this tour. There’s always different wildlife to see. Today we got to see a wide variety including a manatee, several gators, an American bittern, limpkins,herons, an owl, baby sand hill cranes, and a bald eagle!

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words we are glad you enjoyed the tour see you next time

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The Saint Augustine Camera Club made its annual field trip with this organization, and had perhaps our most spectacular day yet as far as the quantity of wildlife spotted. The weather was a bit brisk, but the boat is equipped with blankets if you need...More

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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

We very much enjoyed our day with you. The camera club is our favorite trip of the year.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We experienced the St-John's eco tour with our family and we all loved it!!! We saw various types of birds, gators, turtles and even an owl in their natural habitat. Our guide and his captain knew the river very well and were very knowledgeable about...More

Thank lame3004
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

We enjoyed having you on our tour thanks so much for the kind words. Se you on your next visit.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Very knowledgeable staff, nice boat, great scenery, gots lots of wildlife photographs. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip!

1  Thank Barry B
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

This section of the river is certainly a target rich environment for photographers.Thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Saw lots of wildlife. Learned about the land and animals in the area. The boat is small enough to interact with the guide. You never know what you will see on the river, but there is always something going on. Even some special surprises!

Thank jperreau
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thank you for your nice thoughts we appreciate your review we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is a two hour tour on the river starting at Highbanks Marina. the tour guides are residents, and don't read a script! They know all the wildlife and will tell you about them. Excelent tour!

Thank Charles C
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks for your kind thoughts we are passionate about what we do and enjoy those who are able to share it with us.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

What a wonderful, peaceful experience! We went on this tour about 3 years ago in early February and saw so much wildlife. It was enjoyable then and this year we were on the tour the last week of February and it was actually different. This...More

Thank Lois George W
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Doug L, Owner at St. John's River Eco Tours, LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

We are glad you enjoyed the tour every day is different. We are constantly amazed by the show mother nature puts on for us every day.

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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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