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Cracker Creek offers a variety of boat tours, from one hour and up to a customizable trip at your leisure. In our smaller 23 foot tour boat, the Spruce Creek Maiden, we can carry a minimum of six up to 12 passengers and for a longer range down Spruce Creek. In our larger 40 foot tour boat, the Spruce Creek Key Largo, we can carry a minimum of 12 up to 42 passengers and the one hour tour travels down a two mile section of Spruce Creek. And to top off a busy day, come relax with us for a sunset cruise, customized to meet your desires with some wine and freshly prepared dining extravaganza.

Two Hour Private Tour

For those wanting to see more of Spruce Creek, our two hour Pontoon Tour is just for you. The tour continues 5 miles further east to the area of the Spruce Creek Preserve. Click on the map below to download a copy.

Guests will experience the many and varied eco-systems of Spruce Creek as they meander through the natural, pristine black water cypress swamp, brackish coastal marsh and estuary system, and a glimpse of the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. In these preserves, the Timucua Indians created one of Florida’s largest shell mounds and the waters are inhabited by a snail unique only to Spruce Creek, the melongus sprucecreekensis.

This adventure is aboard our smaller tour boat, the Spruce Creek Maiden, and requires a minimum of six passengers with a maximum safety rating of twelve. One of our captains will chart a course of fun and relaxation for your friends, family, or coworkers. You may opt to have a tour guide providing an eco-history narrative, or prefer just a party cruise, enjoying the scenery while visiting with your group. Cracker Creek can provide refreshments for an additional cost.

Tour Cost: $24 per adult  |  $19 per senior adult (age 65 and older)  | $17 per child (age 12 and under)

One Hour Eco-History

11:00AM and 2:00PM on Friday and Saturday, 2:00PM Only on Sunday – Sit back and relax on a one of a kind Eco-History Pontoon Boat tour. Led by our seasoned professional tour guides, this adventure features an interactive narrative, detailing the history and ecology of Spruce Creek and the surrounding area. Depending on the season, you can view any number of native wildlife

Capping off your eco-tour is a demonstration by Cracker Creek’s Captain Larry Yester, teaching guests the art of whip cracking and how this was an important tool for the early Florida Cracker Cowboys.  The one hour tour travels down a two mile section of Spruce Creek and is regularly scheduled at 2:00PM on Friday and Saturday, and  Sunday. Tour dates and times are subject to change, so we recommend you call ahead for a reservation.

Tour Cost: $12 per adult  |  $10 per senior adult (age 65 and older)  | $8 per child (age 12 and under)

Sunset Cruise

Reservations required – If you’re interested in a delightful and distinctly different way to be entertained, then Cracker Creek’s Sunset Cruise is just what you’re looking for. Drink the finest beer, wine and have delicious hors d’oeuvres (provided by yourself or a preferred vendor at an additional cost) while cruising scenic Spruce Creek with a special group of family and friends. Afterwards, relax around the campfire at our Pavilion as the finale’ to a unique and memorable evening.  Our Sunset Cruise is offered by reservation for groups – minimum of 10 people. Please call ahead to schedule group reservations a minimum of 7 days in advance.

Tour Cost: $24 per adult  |  $19 per senior adult  |  $17 per child (age 12 and under)