Sunnyland St. Johns River Cruises 2020
I bet some of you are ready to get out of that cold weather. Well, come on down to the St. Johns River Cruise and the Sunnyland Boat Festival!! While permanent docks are not yet installed in Tavares for the Festival, we will again enjoy temporary docks with finger slips. They worked well last year. Two Cruises will be organized again this year. The opening banquet for the South Bound Cruise will be Sunday, (Mar.15) in Palatka. Yep, the Florida Yacht Club docks are not yet repaired so we will have to run out of the Quality Inn, Palatka, again this year. The opening banquet for the North Bound Cruise is also at the Quality Inn, Palatka, on Sunday, (Mar. 22) after the Festival.
So come on down. Wonderful sights, great company and always a grand experience! !
Southbound Cruise Sunday 3-15 to Thursday 3-19
Northbound Cruise Sunday 3-22 to Friday 3-27
Captain Guy will lead us South. We launch Saturday or Sunday, (Mar 14 or 15) at the ramp in Palatka just south of the US 17 bridge and dock at the Quality Inn just under the bridge to the north. Trailer parking is in the lot across the street from the motel office. Space is limited so be sure to tighten it up. On Monday (Mar 16) we will cruise north to Green Cove Springs for a feast at the Elks Lodge before returning to Palatka. Dinner on your own. Tuesday (Mar 17) we cruise up Dunn’s Creek to Crescent City where Amy and Jeff Haston will host a great lunch at their magnificent home on Crescent Lake. Then back to Palatka & dinner, again, on your own. Wednesday (Mar 18) we will stop for lunch in Welatka at Shrimp R Us with Zarka and Jim Wynn. It’s spectacular!! Then on to Silver Glen where you can take a dip in the beautiful clear 72 degree spring water if you like. That evening we will be in Astor at the Astor Bridge Motel or Castaways. Dinner on your own at the Blackwater Inn. Thursday (Mar 19) grab breakfast and we will head back north taking Blue Creek from Astor to Lake George. Once we cross Lake George we will stop at Renegades, for another great lunch before pulling out back in Palatka and heading to Tavares and the Sunnyland Festival!! The Festival is a must!
Captain Gerald will lead us North. Sunday afternoon (Mar 22) after the Festival we will launch in Palatka (see directions to ramp above) and enjoy our opening banquet at the Quality Inn. Monday (Mar 23) we will run to Astor stopping for an incredible lunch at Shrimp R Us! Then it is on to the Astor Bridge Motel or Castaways in Astor. Tuesday (Mar 24) we head south to a fun destination, De Leon Springs, stopping at Lake Beresford Yacht Club for lunch and back to Astor. Wednesday (Mar 25) we will head for Palatka with lunch at Silver Glen Springs where you can take a dip in the 72 degree water… if you like cold water. Thursday (Mar 26) we will run up Dunns Creek for lunch with our hosts, Amy and Jeff Haston at their home on Crescent Lake. Then back to Palatka. Friday (Mar 27) we will cruise to Renegades for lunch just north of Lake George. Then back to Palatka to pull our boats and share memories of a great Cruise!
If you select on the registration form, luggage will be taken by trailer so you don’t have to take it in your boat!
Please note on your registration form there is a place to order 2020 St Johns River Cruise shirts and hats. These are collared golf shirts with your boat’s name on the sleeve. A fellow woody boater supplies them and they are very nice. If you want these items, please place your order now!
Also please note motel rooms have been blocked for our stay. When we confirm your registration, we will include information on making reservations. Please identify yourself as a St. John River Cruise participant when registering. REFUND POLICY – After Feb 1st, less 25%; Mar. 1st, less 50%!
Please come on down and enjoy the fun! !
Laurie & Guy Marvin, III, Cruise Captains, South (Guy Marvin, III, Phone – 904-334-3885, email – firstname.lastname@example.org )
Katy & Gerald Dake, Cruise Captains, Northbound (Gerald Dake, Phone – 904-221-6698, email email@example.com )
To Print The Southbound Registration Form – CLICK HERE
To Print The Northbound Registration Form – CLICK HERE
To Print This Cruise Itinerary – CLICK HERE