River Cruises & Scenic Charters

River Cruises and Scenic Charters are a great way to discover Real Florida along the St. Johns River.  Whether you like the slow moving and relaxing pontoon boats, or you prefer the speed of an airboat ride, there is something for everyone.  Either way, getting out on the water and seeing the local wildlife and natural beauty of the area is a gift you should give yourself and your family.



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Airboat & Gator Charters
Come see the American Alligator in it’s natural habitat. Let Captain Joshua take you on a real Florida adventure! You can expect to see plenty of wildlife such as wild hogs, deer and many species of birds. Florida’s beautiful landscape includes cypress swamps, Spanish moss covered oaks, lily marshes and the dark waters of the St. Johns River. Launching from De Leon Springs. Reservations are required.

Blue Heron River Tours
Blue Heron River Tours are a front row ticket to the world of nature. This custom-built vessel, “Great Blue,” was designed to cruise the quiet and shallow backwater areas where wildlife viewing is best.

Captain Jed’s Airboat Rides
Airboat rides leaving from Shady Oak. Explore the St. Johns River and experience a beautiful untouched part of Florida. Sunset cruises available.

Fountain of Youth Eco History Tours
Fountain of Youth Eco Tours located at De Leon Springs State Park takes you on a narrated history cruise through the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge.

St. Johns River Cruises
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.

St. Johns River Eco Tours
You will experience Central Florida wildlife in a completely natural environment. The majority of the journey will be exploring the back waters of the St. Johns River on board the Naiad, a 35-foot electric hybrid cruising catamaran. Come explore one of Florida’s great natural treasures with us!

St. Johns River Heritage Tours at Hontoon Landing
St. Johns River Heritage Boat Tours are operated by Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina. After observing Hontoon Island State Park , the tour continues south and then passes by Lake Beresford, Blue Spring State Park and through an historic cypress logging canal. The tour exits the canal into a tributary—Hontoon Dead River for the return trip to Hontoon.

St. Johns River Scenic Boat Tours
Departing from Astor, learn about the history and wildlife of this region that is steeped in history dating back to ancient Indian and Spanish civilizations, to European and American settlers. You will have opportunities to see alligators, bald eagles, manatees, air plants, ferns, large cypress trees and much more.