Bus Trips from The Villages

St. John's Eco River Tour
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: $92 Per Person

Bus Driver tip not included.

Details -
- 8:45AM-5:15PM
- Transportation, lunch and boat tour

- Taxes and gratuities at all three sites, are included

Call us to book your tour!

(352) 753-0736

Start your day at 10AM for a full day excursion at DeBary Hall. History is alive at DeBary Hall Historic Site, a magnificent 19th century hunting estate overlooking the St. Johns River in DeBary, Florida. The site is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and includes DeBary Hall, the oldest intact building in southwest Volusia County. 

Built in 1871, DeBary Hall was the winter retreat of a European-born wine merchant who chose the St. Johns River country for his hunting estate. Frederick deBary tried his hand at orange growing and commercial steamboating, but his Florida estate became a center of sport hunting and hospitality. 

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, some of the country’s wealthiest people visited DeBary Hall to spend winters hunting, fishing and swimming in the cool springs nearby, then relaxing in the shade of the veranda enjoying a cool drink and the news of the day. DeBary reportedly entertained Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland; the Astors, Goulds and Vanderbilts; and the Prince of Wales, who went on to become King Edward VII.

Then onto lunch at Antonino’s Wood Fire Pizza Restaurant.  Afterwards  a 2 hour narrated  boat tour exploring the river, observing wildlife and the scenic and beautiful tours are always memorable, whether it is in winter, when numerous migratory birds visit these protected waters, or during other seasons of the year, when many indigenous animals can be seen. 

St. John's Eco River Tour