Private Charters

Booking a private charter with St. Johns River Cruises is a great way to gather together, no matter the occasion. Whether you’re looking for a unique corporate outing, a special way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or you’re just planning a fun outdoor activity for a large group, a private charter allows you to enjoy a two-hour leisurely cruise on the St. Johns River without outside guests on board.
 
Our cruises typically include educational and fun narration as we float along the river and run into different types of Florida wildlife. Your captain will give facts about the history of the river and the surrounding areas, as well as the different species of birds, reptiles, animals, and plants that inhabit it.
 
However, if you’re interested in a particular topic, we can customize your presentation to you, or you don’t have to have a presentation at all if you’d rather just socialize with your friends, family, or coworkers.

Customizing Your Private Chartered Cruise

We offer many different ways to make your cruise as simple or extravagant as you’d like. If you’d like to provide your own food, you’re more than welcome to bring it aboard. Or if you’d like, we have connections with caterers who would love to help serve you and your guests.
 
If you have an idea in mind of how you would like to customize your private charter experience, please let us know and we will do our best to make it happen!
 

River Cruise Vessels

 
Depending on the size and need for your private charter, we have two vessels available; Native II and Eagle.
 
St. Johns River private charter tours by St. Johns River Cruises
St. Johns River private charter tours by St. Johns River Cruises
All Captains are licensed by the United States Coast Guard. The Native II and Eagle are United States Coast Guard inspected.
 
MV Native II is our open-air covered vessel, perfect for enjoying the breeze out on the river. The boat is licensed to carry a maximum of 60 people in airline style bench seating, ten rows on each side access way down the center, seating three to a bench.
 
For passenger comfort and convenience there is an enclosed flushing marine toilet that is also wheel chair accessible, located directly behind the captains’ station. In the center of the boat is a wheel chair area for those that cannot transfer and seating for their guests. There is a lifting device to accommodate both wheel chairs and mobility type scooters to lift guests to deck level.
 
There is also a wireless sound system that is available for groups and charters' general announcements or music.
 
MV Eagle is licensed to carry a maximum of 37 adults only, can carry more if some are children.
 
This vessel has windows around the sides that can be opened or closed depending on the temperature and comfort of the passengers. Heat is available if needed in the colder months.
 
Guests are seated along each side and back-to-back in the center. There is a 10-foot snack bar in the rear of the passenger compartment along with a small built in sink. This configuration of the boat provides serving space for either food or drink and a general stand up congregating area in the rear near the snack bar. There is also a wireless sound system that is available for groups and charters' general announcements or music.
 
This boat is wheel chair accessible and offers an enclosed flushing marine toilet for guests’ comfort and convenience.
 
St. Johns River private charter tours by St. Johns River Cruises
St. Johns River private charter tours by St. Johns River Cruises
 

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