DeLeon Springs Journals

Central Florida Fun - DeLeon Springs

A travel journal to DeLeon Springs by Kaye

Spring Garden Creek River Safari Photo, DeLeon Springs, Florida More Photos
Quote: The river safaris offered by Safari River Tours, Inc. are a relaxing, fun and educational alternative to the frenetic pace of the packed amusement park attractions in Central Florida.

Central Florida Fun - DeLeon Springs


Spring Garden Creek River Safari Photo, DeLeon Springs, Florida
Lots of wildlife! We saw alligators, turtles, an owl named 'Osceola' and much, much more.

Quick Tips:

Take water to drink. It gets very hot on the river especially during the Florida summers. Also take sunscreen. Even though the boats are covered the sun is intense.

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Safari River Tours, Inc.

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This tour company offers departures from two locations. One departure point is from Hontoon Island near Deland where the safari cruises on the St. Johns River. The other departure is from DeLeon Springs State Park. The cruise here proceeds along Spring Garden Creek and Spring Garden Lake. I have taken the river safari from both locations and found them both to be excellent. On both safaris the boats were comfortable, new pontoon boats and the narrated rides were informative as well as fun. I was impressed with the knowledge of the captains as they pointed out not only wildlife but also the vegetation that grows along the river. On the safari from Deleon Springs we were lucky as there were only 8 p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2000

Safari River Tours, Inc.
1905 Hontoon Road
DeLeon Springs, Florida 32720
(386) 740-0333

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