St. Johns River Cruises Awarded Highest Ecotourism Honor

Thursday, September 6, 2018

 

Cruise and Attraction Company Becomes Platinum Certified
 

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (August 14, 2018) – St. Johns River Cruises, provider of nature cruises and tours, is now recertified as a Platinum Certified Ecotour Provider by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism – the highest honor an eco business can earn from the state.

St. Johns River Cruises Awarded Highest Ecotourism Honor Andrew Batten, Director of Risk Management at Brevard County Zoo, awarded Ron and Winkie Woxberg, founders and owners of St. Johns River Cruises, the Platinum Certified Ecotour Provider designation in July.

St. Johns River Cruises, a partner of Blue Spring State Park, provides nature cruises as well as guided kayak and Segway tours to tourists and locals alike. The company’s main attraction is its two-hour nature cruise, which takes visitors through the awe-inspiring sights and sounds of native wildlife in the rich ecosystem of the St. Johns River basin area. Along with tours, the company also offers canoe and kayak rentals available within the park.

The Platinum Certified Ecotour Provider classification is awarded only to companies that practice genuine ecotourism and sustainable tourism.

To qualify as platinum certified, St. Johns River Cruises met all of the core criteria and over 90 percent of bonus criteria on the certification checklist provided by Florida SEE. The company did this through its partnership with Blue Spring State Park, providing education to students, offering research data and more.

“Our mission is to show our guests the real Florida in all of its natural splendor. We are proud of our partnership with Blue Springs Park. We work hard to contribute to the park and its conservation efforts,” said Ron Woxberg, founder of St. Johns River Cruises.

The Woxberg family has run the business since 2001. After discovering the beauty of the river basin area through boating, fishing and camping, Ron and his family decided to share it with visitors. As a popular boat captain, Ron has received great reviews by sharing his passion for the manatees, native Florida birds, gators and plant life seen throughout the tours.

St. Johns River Cruises is considered by many to be the best nature-oriented tours in the Sunshine State. Throughout the years, the family has aimed to share its love for the St. Johns River basin area with visitors. Along with its large selection of tours to choose from, the company offers special rates for groups, birthdays and more. The popular tour highlighting the Manatees is already filling up. To reserve your spot, visit https://www.sjrivercruises.com/reservations.

St. Johns River Cruises is a pioneer in ecotourism. It first received a certification from the Florida SEE in 2012, making the company the fourth ecotour operator to be platinum certified through the program. This certification has set St. Johns River Cruises apart from other ecotour options available because it shows the company is not only knowledgeable about the environment and wildlife it interacts with, but that it believes in preserving it.

About St. Johns River Cruises

Owned by the Woxberg family since 2001, St. Johns River Cruises provides the most popular ecotours in Florida. Operating within Blue Spring State Park, the company offers nature cruises and guided kayak and Segway tours of the wildlife in St. Johns River basin area. In addition, it offers canoe and kayak rentals to visitors within the park. In 2008, USA Today’s 10Best named the company “One of the Best Bets for Slice of Life.” In addition, the company has been a member of the Florida Society for Ethical Tourism since 2014, and is ranked in TripAdvisor’s Circle of Excellence. For more information on St. Johns River Cruises or to book your tour online or call 386-917-0724. Find us on social media at @sjrivercruises or search #stjohnsrivercruises.

9/6/2018

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