Hello all Stations, Barco Sin Vela here to entice boaters to come to the river paradise known as the St Johns river, America's Nile of North America.
Originally from the SF Bay Area, we live in NE Florida because of the river and the availability of safe cruising without having to deal with the harshness of ocean weather. A family could cruise the St Johns for years and never be bored with the same scenery.
By the way, the entire river lends itself to easy anchorages and with little harassment from the Gendarmes concerned with limiting time at anchor. All you need is to have proper equipment, i.e.; Holding Tank, lights and radio and current registration and you are pretty much free to go where you like.
There are a few cruising guides available, the guide published by Thomas Kranz
is a bit dated, but lists the many quality anchorages that the author personally tested out along with convenient charts.
Here are a few photos I took from two trips to Hontoon State Park
, on the St Johns River... A gem of a destination, if you draw four feet or less.