Manatees Along The St. Johns River

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Manatees Along The St. Johns River!  Nestled along the serene waters of the St. Johns River, one of Florida’s most enchanting residents glides gracefully beneath the surface – the beloved manatee! Known for their gentle nature and distinctive appearance, these marine mammals have found a home in the St. Johns River. This creates a unique […]

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Silver Glen Springs – All Exclusive Insights!

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Exclusive Insights to a Day at Silver Glen Springs! If you’re looking for the perfect spot to cool off and make a splash, Silver Glen Springs located in Astor, FL is an absolute gem waiting for you. And guess what? Castaways on the River is here to guide you through this popular destination! What’s the […]

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6 Tips to Stay Safe Around Wild Alligators

There isn’t a more beautiful place to enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of north central Florida than on the St. Johns River. When you’re boating, fishing or hiking trails near the river, you’re likely to run into longtime residents of the river – alligators. If you do, we offer these tips to stay safe […]

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How to Navigate the St. Johns River

The St. Johns River isn’t your typical Florida getaway, having many unique characteristics that make it a one-of-a-kind destination! Because of this diversity, it could be difficult to navigate the St. Johns River. Before you visit, learning how to navigate the St. Johns River will allow for a relaxing day on the water. Castaways on […]

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St. Johns River Fun Facts

It’s BIG The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida at a whopping 310 miles long.  It flows through 12 counties, moving from northeast Florida to the Atlantic Ocean.  At its largest point, the St. John’s River is almost 3 miles wide. It is also separated into three river basins and two watersheds.  The Upper Basin […]

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Your Ultimate Florida Boating Regulations Checklist

“The best boat to enjoy in Florida is someone else’s boat.” The cost of ownership and upkeep for a boat is pricey, which is why Floridians and visitors alike enjoy the peace of mind that comes with renting a boat. The experience allows you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the St. Johns River without […]

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The Top 8 Places to Visit Along the St. Johns River

Local fishing captains will be the first to tell you of their preference for North Central Florida. “There’s no place in the country that’s better for boating and fishing than along the St. Johns River in Florida,” says Capt. Steve Niemoeller of Central Florida Fishing. Follow our guide to the top eight best places to […]

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How to Plan the Perfect Romantic Fishing Trip

The weather is warming up in North Central Florida and the fish are biting amidst a beautiful backdrop on the St. Johns River. Plan the perfect romantic fishing trip with your loved one this Valentine’s Day by following our lead. Set the Right Mood Whether you want to take a partner who is not an […]

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How to Plan a Company Fishing Trip

Are you planning a company fishing trip with your team to celebrate the past year or prepare for the new one? As the New Year approaches, there is no better time to get out on a boat in the St. Johns River and forge lasting bonds with your co-workers to make the upcoming year a […]

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The 7 Best Live Freshwater Fishing Bait

Live bait will typically grab the attention of more fish than artificial bait. If you’re seeking to up your fishing game on the beautiful St. Johns River in North Central Florida, bring some of the best live fishing bait available to take home more than your fair share of fish. Minnows It’s the circle of […]

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