Riverboat down the St. Johns

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If you’re looking to do some sightseeing during your stay at The Sandpiper in New Smyrna Beach, consider exploring the scenic St. Johns River via paddleboat! There’s no better way to explore Florida than a historic riverboat ride; and St. Johns Rivership Co., sailing for centuries, continues to do its family legacy and sternwheeler heritage proud. 

The luxurious Barbara Lee boasts five decks and disembarks from nearby Historic Downtown Sanford. Upon boarding, passengers are welcome to enjoy appetizers and luncheon cruisers are the lucky recipients of mouthwatering, homemade sticky buns. 

Then, take in the scenic tranquility and interesting wildlife along the majestic St. Johns River on the outer deck or cruise in air conditioned comfort inside. You can even hang out with Captain Steve on the bridge. These pleasurable paddleboat cruises are also narrated by an experienced guide and provide onboard entertainment. 

Choose from a luncheon cruise or a Saturday night dinner dance cruise, where you can indulge yourself with a three-course, chef prepared meal. Delicious entrée choices include everything from prime rib to salmon. Plus you may want to try a refreshing signature cocktail – maybe a Mana Tea, a Blue Mermaid or a Gator Bite – from the well-stocked bar; or beer, wine or champagne if you prefer. It IS a celebration after all!

Exploring by boat is just one of the many things to do in and around New Smyrna Beach; and the longer you stay at The Sandpiper, the more wonderful adventures you are sure to discover!