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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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Very enjoyable

Had a wonderful morning tour with Captain Josh. He was very knowledgeable about the river and all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monicajax
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Jacksonville, Fl
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Great experience on the river. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw so much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dolly C
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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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DeLand, FL 32720
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Dolly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Took our six year old daughter and we learned so much about the plants, animals, and history of the area. Snacks and drinks available for a small fee, and having a restroom on board was really key. Saw numerous species of birds, turtles, and our...More

Thank honst2n
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

We are happy to hear that you had a great time! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Almost don't want folks to know how lovely this tour is...we've been a few times and the captains we had on 2 occasions (Jessie & Josh) were wonderful. They really know the area with all the flora and fauna, and as a birding enthusiast, I...More

1  Thank Rose W
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time aboard 'Great Blue'. We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family again!

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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
6 December 2015|
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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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