Unbelievable week on the St. Johns River and Silver Glen Springs in a 55' houseboat! The staff at Holly Bluff are amazing from reservation to our checkin........and all the questions in between. We spent 3 days in the springs and another 2 days anchored along the river......with our last night at the marina. The boat was perfect and our group of 12 could not have had a better time.
Thank you Holly Bluff!
I just got back from my second trip on the St. John's renting a houseboat from Holly Bluff and it was a fantastic time. As before, they could not be easier to deal with. The reservation was easy and they had answers for all of my questions. The boat was in good shape and served our group well. There is so much to explore on the river and the boat gets the job done and is more spacious than expected.
Our group will be back!
We rented the 44-foot houseboat for a 4-day trip and loved everything about it! Prices are affordable; support and communication were top notch (before, during & after trip); and customer service was exemplary. The boat was clean and in good mechanical order. Cruising grounds are beautiful with a range of options for all abilities, and many that are kid friendly! Our family had an amazing time! Already planning our next trip with a Holly Bluff boat!
We are coming up on our 19th straight year renting at Holly Bluff, and some years (like this one) have been more than one visit. One week led to two weeks led to three weeks at a time. We are addicted! The boats, the staff (who know ALL the ins and outs of the river), the scenery, the cruising....just bliss with the animals and all the nature all around.
Diane & Gary W.
Fill your days relaxing as you cruise the river from the comfort of your houseboat, or entertain yourself with a variety of activities such as swimming, kayaking and snorkeling. Take time out to explore Hontoon Island State Park's nature trails, and Indian artifacts display.
Anglers, professional and amateur alike, brag about the fishing on the St. Johns River. Catch bluegill, largemouth bass, bream, shellcracker, speckled perch, gar, and catfish.
Reserve your houseboat today and get ready to experience a unique “Real Florida” vacation. Call us at 1-800-237-5105 with any questions you might have. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to help you every day from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Houseboats are equipped with generators to provide power for the air conditioner and other electric appliances. Our factory trained mechanics expertly check each boat prior to departure. You will find our houseboats easy to drive. No special license is required. A trained instructor will teach you how to operate the boat when you arrive at Holly Bluff.
Holly Bluff Marina is a full service marina offering houseboat and pontoon boat rentals on the beautiful St. Johns River in Central Florida.
The St. Johns River offers mile after mile of breathtaking view and pristine beauty. The natural lush landscape is home to a great variety of exotic birds such as the blue heron, limpkin, osprey, eagles, hawks and owls. Relax and see the wonders of Florida's back country from the deck of one of our luxurious houseboats. See live alligators basking in the sun in their natural habitat. Explore our warm water springs where the endangered manatee spend winters in the crystal clear 72 degree water.
Holly Bluff Marina is located just North of Hontoon Island State Park, 3 miles from Blue Springs State Park, home of the endangered Manatee.