several manatees visible in clear green water near a dock at st johns river cruises at blue spring state park florida
woman kayaking looks at manatees underwater at st johns river cruises at blue spring state park florida
stack of kayaks and canoes on the bank of a river with trees at st johns river cruises at blue spring state park florida
historic white house with oak trees and spanish moss at blue spring state park orange city florida
view from below of snorkeler in green water with trees above at blue spring state park orange city florida

Overview

Experience Florida’s Natural Destination for Adventure with Nature cruises, Guided Segway Tours, Guided Kayak Tours, Canoe Rentals, Kayak Rentals, Tubing, as well as Manatee Viewings. See numerous bird species, alligators, otters, scrub Jay birds, and other wild critters that call this area home. During spring, the Blue Springs provide a vital shelter for one of Florida’s beloved residents – the Manatee. From November through March, manatees leave the cooler waters of the St. John’s River and gather in the warm 72 degree water of the Blue Springs. Observation platforms provide a view of the endangered mammals that gather during cooler months. Hike through miles of scrub brush or along the spring run. Tour the Thursby House, a three story home from the frontier days filled with artifacts from the turn of the 20th century.  Cabins and camping are available on site. Take a historic St. Johns River Cruise for a two hour narrated nature and ecological cruise on the St. John’s River. Fishing is available on the St. John’s river from the accessible fishing dock. Scuba dive the crystal clear blue waters and the caverns and caves of the blue springs with proper certification.