St. John's River Paddleboat Tour

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

A century ago, the St. Johns River was Florida's first great inland highway connecting the ocean port of Jacksonville with the still-wild interior. The Rivership Barbara-Lee, an authentic paddleboat, takes you back to a more adventurous, more romantic time.

From its home port on Lake Monroe in charming downtown Sanford, the Barbara-Lee cruises the St. Johns, serving up excellent food, live music and dancing, along with a full bar. You'll also get close-up views of the area's abundant wildlife. You'll see prolific bird life — majestic great herons, "snakebirds," osprey, eagles ­— plus turtles and alligators lazing along the banks. During the cooler months manatees are often spotted as they move in from the ocean to bask in the warmer river water and snack on water hyacinths.


We will have a 3 hour cruise plus a full lunch on board, including your choice of prime rib, tropical chicken, salmon filet or vegetable lasagna – plus two side dishes, salad and dessert. All the food is prepared on board in the ship’s kitchen.


Cost is $44 per person, which includes tax and minimum gratuity. We have reservations for only 80 people, so sign up soon.


Trip leaders are Pete and Kathy Beinetti

719 439-8613


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