A Blue Heron River Tour is a front row ticket to the world of nature. The custom built vessel, "Great Blue," was specifically designed to cruise the quiet and shallow backwater areas where wildlife viewing is best. The interactive narrative supplied by Coast Guard-licensed captains offers a comprehensive insight into the fragile beauty of the St Johns River and upon arrival at Blue Heron River Tours check in at the ships store. Feel free to go to St. Johns River Grill for a drink or meal. After departure the tours travels into the Ocala National Forest and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge Watershed. It is not unusual to view adult and baby alligators, turtles and a large variety of wading birds. And although the winter months are best for seeing manatees, they are occasionally seen feeding on the river all year long. Along the way the captain will provide frequent stops for wildlife viewing and photography, discussions of river history and human environmental impact and a full two-hour immersion in the magnificent splendor of the St. Johns River watershed. Check out Blue Heron Tours out on TripAdvisor.