St. Johns Rivership Co.

PICT0501St. Johns Rivership Co. located at 433 N. Palmetto Avenue at the Marina Isle in Sanford. The Marina Isle a man-made island that the locals call an island. The Rivership Company a family owned business that named the boat Barbara-Lee after their Mother. Family photos throughout the dining room.

PICT0508The Riverboat an authentic paddle wheel propulsion only split design. Built in Pensacola in 1985 and piloted on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The boat in poor condition when it was bought and brought back to Sanford and restored. The total occupancy of the boat is 350 people. All the food is prepared on the boat except for the desert carried onboard.

st-johnsThe staff at the ticket office recommends making reservations but call ahead if you decide to go at the last minute. Be at the dock 30 minutes before departure so you can pick up your boarding passes. T-shirts and other items are for sale at the ticket office.

From the staff at the ticket office to the crew onboard everyone made it a day to remember. John our cruise director was funny; he kept us laughing the entire cruise. Go on the top deck to enjoy the beautiful view. While cruising, the guide narrated a history of the river and told us of the many plant and animal species.


2 thoughts on “St. Johns Rivership Co.

  1. I went on this cruise-your narrative captures the best parts of the trip. I enjoyed the family stories and seeing such a successful business continue through the generations. Lots of fun!


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