2 hrs
All Ages
Minimum Age
Orange City

St. Johns River Nature Cruise

NEW AT BLUE SPRING: Join us on one of our beautiful 1-hour sunset tours offered the third Thursday of each month!

Enjoy the Natural Wonders of Florida’s Longest River System!


2 Hours
(Select date sunset cruises are 1 hour)


Come along as we welcome you aboard for a narrated adventure down the St. Johns River! Departing daily from our docks at Blue Spring State Park, this cruise is a long-standing tradition among travelers to Central Florida. The St. Johns River is rich in history and wildlife, and our friendly crew is excited to share its wonders with you. Keeping in mind that we will be traveling in the wild and sightings change greatly from day to day, common things to see on the river include wading birds, manatees, aquatic plant life, cypress forests, and alligators. Only 45 minutes north of Orlando, this trip provides a great change of pace for both vacationers and locals.

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Binoculars (Birders)

Additional Info

Check in at our ticket booth at least 30 minutes prior to departure. We are located at the docks at the end of the main park road (lower parking lot). It is important to arrive early to the Park, as it regularly reaches capacity. We recommend at least 2 hours prior to boat departure. If the park has stopped admitting vehicles, present your tour confirmation info to an available ranger for entry.

St. Johns River Nature Cruise

Ages 13-64
Ages 65+
Ages 3-12

This adventure is operated by Blue Spring Adventures

Guest Tour Cancellations

River tours must be cancelled no less than 24 hours before your scheduled tour start time to be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations within a 24 hour window will be re-booked to a later trip. No call no shows will not be eligible for a refund or re-book once the scheduled tour time has past.

Weather Cancellations

Tours depart rain or shine, so please arrive prepared with a poncho or raincoat. If lightning is reported within 5 miles of the launch area, your tour guide will postpone or cancel the trip, depending on weather reports. If the trip is cancelled by Blue Spring Adventures for any reason (including weather), a full refund will be issued. If lighting is not detected, but the guest decides to postpone, the trip will be re-booked to a later time.

Re-booking a Trip

Trips eligible to be re-booked may be scheduled up to one year out from the original departure date.