We are receiving calls daily from customers wanting to take a tour. Our docks are underwater and our marina is closed. It is going to be several more weeks before the water recedes enough for us to safely take out a tour. No one wants to go back on the river more than Captain Dooley and me. The water is 7.028 feet in flood stage at the St Johns River Bridge as of today October 5th at 1:00 PM. Our docks are at least 3 feet underwater. When will this ever end? My most recent experience with this happening in the river was last year from Hurricane Mathew. The water was high but we added two steps to our dock and we were back in operation during the third week of October.
This year the water is a little higher but remember Mathew didn’t hit us until October 7th. Hopefully, the water will start to recede up in Jacksonville and we will start to drain off some of this excess water. My best guess for this year is we will be back in business sometime during the third week of October.
Check back and as we learn more we will update the site as well. If unsure, you can always call us at (386) 626-9004 for an update or to plan your tour.
St. John's River Eco Tours operate the most eco-friendly sightseeing boat cruise on the St. Johns River. We operate from the Highbanks Marina & Camp Resort in Debary, Florida. We offer several boat tours daily, exploring the river, observing the wildlife, and experiencing a section of the St. Johns that is little changed from the days when early explorers visited these enchanting waters.
Conveniently located approximately 40 minutes from Daytona and Orlando, our boat tours are a refreshing change from the usual tourist paths. So whether you're a birdwatcher, a fan of alligators or manatees, a nature photographer, or are just looking for something a little different, our St. Johns riverboat tours may be just what you are looking for.