Bus Trips from The Villages

Welcome to the Rivership Barbara-Lee. The only authentic sternwheeler sailing the St. Johns River. Measuring 105 feet from stem to stern, the ship was built in 1986 and was extensively refurbished prior to its inaugural St. Johns cruise in 2012.

Featuring ornate wrought iron railings and massive wooden paddle wheels making it ideally suited to host events of varying sizes. Plus, all enclosed decks are climate controlled with air conditioning and heating.Departing from Historic-Downtown Sanford, the Barbara Lee is an unforgettable way to experience Florida’s warmth and wildlife. All narrated cruises include your choice of chef-prepared entrée, live entertainment and endless hospitality, as well as a well-stocked bar.


The Barbara-Lee departs from Historic Downtown Sanford almost daily. 

Call us to book your trip!

(352) 753-0736

Barbara Lee Paddleboat 

Trip Details

Pick Up Location: Hope Lutheran Church
​On the corner of 466 & Morse Blvd.
250 Avenida Los Angelos 
The Villages, FL 32162
(Please Park On the Side Closest to Morse)

Price: $80 Per Person

Bus driver tip not included

Details -
- 8:30am - 5:00pm

- Transportation

- 3 hour boat tour including lunch

- tax and gratuities aboard the boat.

Barbara Lee Paddle Boat

Luncheon Cruise