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St. Johns River Cruises and Blue Springs State Park

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

River View of Blue Spring State Park-1Looking to get in touch with nature and relaxing?   The St. Johns River Cruises are considered the most popular nature oriented tour in Florida. The vessels navigate through the shallow backwaters of the historic St. Johns River that allows you to hear the sounds of nature as they surround the boat.   During the informative narrated cruise, you will learn about the history and Blue Spring State Park-1nature of this area, the many species of birds, plants, and trees. While navigating through these waters you will see manatees, turtles and perhaps an alligator or two.  Frequent stops are made for photographs, intimate encounters, and a thorough look at this most fragile ecosystem.  In addition to the Boat Tours, also offered are guided Backwater Tours of Blue Spring State Park and canoe and kayak rentals





The Alling House-1To continue the on with the relaxation, and only three miles from the St. John’s River and Blue Spring State Park, The Alling House Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place to stay with your friends and family.  Also a great place for a family reunions with plenty of room for all members of the family including your pet.

Your invited to sit for a spell in the swing on our large front porch and relax while listening to the many beautiful birds. Take a peek at the goldfish in our pond and spy on the two large bullfrogs that guard the edge. The Alling House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located near Main Street, Deland where many people enjoy strolling down Main Street with its historic atmosphere, antique shops, restaurants and so much more.  Also located in the Orlando area and just a short trip from all of the well-known tourist parks. There is always something going on in the area. Whether it be a festival, fair, NASCAR race, Bike Week, or antique auction.The Alling House -Wedding 1



Silver Springs Nature Park

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Silver Springs is the largest artesian spring in the world. Each day, 550 million gallons of sparkling clear water pumps forth from the spring – enough to supply New York City. It is an astonishing display of nature’s power. See for yourself. Travel to Central East Florida and stay in a nearby Ocala FL Bed and Breakfast.

White alligator, not albino

See the rare white alligator at Silver Springs Nature Park.

One of the best ways to experience Silver Springs is to take a cruise in a glass bottom boat. The water is so clear you can see deep below you – views normally reserved for scuba divers. The U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains steer the boats to all seven of the major spring formations at the headwaters, and offer several tours.

Look for alligators and six different types of turtles at Fish Reception Hall spring, and notice the fossilized shells that date back 70 million years. Go back in time with the Fort King River Cruise, which leads passengers past a working archaeological dig, a Seminole Indian village, and a “Cracker” homestead from pioneer times. The Lost River Voyage brings you even farther back in history, along untamed riverbanks lined with ancient bald cypress trees and populated with alligators, turtles, and a variety of birds.

In addition to the phenomenal natural springs, visitors of Silver Springs can view a number of wildlife exhibits, walk through lush botanical gardens, and get the adrenaline pumping on thrilling rides. Concerts and special events also take place at Silver Springs: see Cirque Shanghai and Sea Hunt over Memorial Day Weekend, 2011.

Silver Springs Nature Park is a fun addition to a stay at Ocala Florida Bed and Breakfasts. For more information, please see Silver Springs.

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