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Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts Onboard a Paddlewheel Boat - Sanford

  • June 05, 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • St Johns Rivership Co | 433 N. Palmetto Ave. Sanford, Florida 32771


  • You are registering for a paddleboat river cruise and lunch. After you register you will receive an automated message providing the booking instructions.

Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts for The St. Johns River Cruise with Lunch Onboard the Paddlewheel Boat “The Barbara Lee.”

We have reserved special seating for The St. Johns River Cruise with Lunch for Florida Tesla Enthusiasts. 

These cruises fill up fast. 

The deadline to book is May 25, 2021.

The cruise includes appetizers, menu selection, dessert, and free entertainment while cruising.  The cost is $53.28 per adult, and Children 3-12 years are $10.00 off the adult price. The price includes all taxes, food, and beverages. There is a cash bar with reasonable prices for beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

This is not a buffet. You sit in designated seats and order from the pre-arranged menu.

How to Book:

After you register here on our website, you will receive an automated message with the booking instructions.

We have guaranteed reserved seating until May 25, 2021. Please book before that date.

This is a Members-Only event. If you are not a member, please click on the Join Us menu item at the top of the page. 


You may cancel up to 4 days before the cruise for a full refund.  If you cancel between the cruise date and 4 days before, you will receive a credit towards a future cruise to be used within 1 year.


The River Boat is docked on Lake Monroe in Beautiful Downtown Sanford, Florida.  Lake Monroe is part of the St. John’s River

Trip Facts: 

The trip is 3 hours long and has indoor and outdoor areas to walk around.  Rest Rooms onboard. Children can visit the captain in the wheelhouse.  25 miles round trip on the beautiful St. John’s River.  Live entertainment is provided during the cruise.

About the Barbara-Lee:

The Barbara-Lee is the only authentic sternwheeler sailing the St. Johns River. Built in 1986, she measures 105 feet from stem to stern. It was extensively refurbished before its inaugural St. Johns cruise in 2012. 

It features ornate wrought iron railings and massive wooden paddle wheels. The five-story river ship accommodates up to 194 guests, making it ideal for hosting events of varying sizes. All the enclosed decks are climate-controlled with air conditioning and heating.

For a short 1-minute video, click the link below:

Florida on a Tankful: Taking a Riverboat Cruise on the St. Johns River 

In our case, we can ignore the reference to a Tankful.  ;-) 

COVID-19 Requirements

On May 3, 2021, the Governor signed an executive order that immediately suspends all outstanding local COVID-19 emergency orders and related public health restrictions. Private businesses can still require masks and enforce social distancing and other protective measures, but they are not compelled to do so any longer.

The ship is operating under Florida COVID-19 Restrictions. It currently  operates at 70% capacity. This is subject to change by cruise time.

Most of the time, guests will be walking around outside. Dining occurs indoors with air conditioning. The doors are opened, and the boat is aired out after every cruise and in the morning. The whole ship is disinfected inside after every cruise.

Seat assignments will be made before boarding the ship.

Face masks are required to board.


Please contact Event Coordinator Tom Siceloff at 804-928-1774 or email at tsiceloff@gmail.com.

Florida Tesla Enthusiasts, Inc. is an enthusiast club and 501(c) 7 non-profit organization. It is registered with the Florida Department of State and is also registered to do business in Florida as Tesla Owners Florida.

The use of the trademarked name "Tesla" in our club names is strictly for the nominative purposes of description and identification as granted by the Lanham Act for fair use of trademarks. Its use is in no way intended to imply any business affiliation with Tesla or its subsidiaries.

Our club is an official partner of the Tesla Owners Club Program. While it is recognized and sanctioned by Tesla through the program, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts, a/k/a Tesla Owners Club of Florida, is an independent enthusiast organization and is not affiliated with Tesla or its subsidiaries. TESLA, MODEL S, MODEL X, MODEL 3, POWERWALL and the “TESLA,” “T” and “TESLA and T Flag” designs, and certain other marks, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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