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Blue Heron River Tours

#1 of 11 Tours in DeLand Features Animals
DeLand, FL 32720
+1 386-873-4843
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Great Experience

We booked the 1 pm tour and other than the heat the trip was well worth a little sweat. Captain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
flairish
Found peace!

Echo others sentiments, exceeded our expectations and found a Florida not seen before. Expertly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heacham
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Central Florida, Florida
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We operate a 45 foot, 49 passenger Coast Guard licensed tour boat out of Hontoon Landing Resort and Marina in Deland, Florida.
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  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“captain josh” (29 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (27 reviews)
“real florida” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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DeLand, FL 32720
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the 1 pm tour and other than the heat the trip was well worth a little sweat. Captain Josh was extremely knowledgeable of all of the plants and wildlife that were seen along with the history of the river. The tour went by...More

Thank flairish
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip, even in the brutal Florida heat. We hope to get you out on the river again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Echo others sentiments, exceeded our expectations and found a Florida not seen before. Expertly narrated by Captain Josh who despite the time of year found us wildlife, plants, flowering shrubs etc and a lovely history of life past and present along the river. Will return...More

Thank Heacham
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are glad that you enjoyed your trip with us out on the St. John's River! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful morning tour with Captain Josh. He was very knowledgeable about the river and all it entailed. Was weary of going in the heat of July, but the 10 a.m. Tour was very comfortable despite the 90 degrees. Always felt a breeze.

Thank Monicajax
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time aboard with Captain Josh. We hope to get you out again on the river.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great experience on the river. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw so much wildlife.

Thank Dolly C
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip out on the river with us!

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We enjoyed the Blue Heron River Tour. It's a great way to see wildlife along the St. John's River. It's a 2 hour narrated tour by a really knowledgeable guide. It was a perfect way to spend time with our moms and learn about Florida...More

Thank Rod H
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad that you enjoyed you're tour! We definitely hope you come back in other seasons to see the changes on the river!

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had some time to kill and saw the Groupon deal for this river cruise and thought it would be the perfect way to get outdoors and appreciate Florida. It was so worth it. Our captain whose name I have forgotten ( I want to...More

Thank 2flyby
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself on the tour with Captain Josh! We love to hear when our guests have such a good time! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 18 June 2017

didn't see too much but that is because of the time of the year. I will definitely do this again in January. Was still a pleasant day on the river and saw beautiful birds and scenery.

Thank dmc42467
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

As a native Floridian, I must say that this river tour was at the top of my list ! Relaxing, informative trip with a very knowledgeable boat captain , who made the trip even more enjoyable. She knew where to look for the gators, turtles...More

Thank Marian P
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

We are beyond pleased to hear you had such a good time out on the river!

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This was our second time on the tour; first time from their new location. What can I say other than the tour is wonderful! We took my parents with us (they were visiting from Canada). We saw lots of Florida wildlife -- gators, manatees, herons,...More

Thank Laura G
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour..saw lots of unusual birds turtles and alligators..Josh our captain was very knowledgeable about the Florida plants and animals we viewed on our trip..

Thank ellen s
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your time on 'Great Blue' with Captain Josh.

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Robert T
30 January 2017|
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Response from sailor1978 | Property representative |
Taking 95 South to I4 West to the exit for 44 West all the way through DeLand, Old NX Ave right before the bridge goes over the St. John's River follow that back to the marina and parking lot.
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PeggyA550
6 March 2016|
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Response from NewYorkerInMaine | Reviewed this property |
By far the best restaurant is the area is Blackwater Inn Restaurant in Astor. We live in Titusville, Florida and have been there on numerous occasion and have even brought two groups of senior adults. Highly recommended... More
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SHERRYLEE49
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Response from pattyfen | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $22 per adult and $20 for seniors.
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