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Blue Heron River Tours

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Address: 2317 River Ridge Rd, Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina, DeLand, FL 32720
Phone Number: +1 386-873-4843
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We operate a 45 foot, 49 passenger Coast Guard licensed tour boat out of...

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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What a wonderful time with our "Cap Jessie" today exploring St John River! Comfortable, great weather & lots of info plus giant gators, different kinds of birds & fauna but the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful time with our "Cap Jessie" today exploring St John River! Comfortable, great weather & lots of info plus giant gators, different kinds of birds & fauna but the best was all the manatees we saw "close up"! Highly recommended by us.

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Thank Misty417
Arundel, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our tour guide was Jess and she had a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with us all, she managed to find us lots of wild life and was happy to stop the boat and allow the passengers to take as many photos as we wanted to. Great value for money and such a restful and peaceful experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was fantastic! We saw a bald eagle, alligators, turtles, manatees and tons of birds. Our tour guide Josh shared endless facts about the wildlife and history of the area with a light sense of humor that was family friendly. Well worth the time and money!

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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We're beyond glad that you and your family enjoyed the tour! More 

Leesburg, Florida
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our sightseeing tour on the Blue Heron River Tours. They are currently based in Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina in Deland, Florida. In December, they will be moving to the St. Johns River Grill, still in Deland. Our captain was Joshua Winland, a thoroughly knowledgeable river guide. He pointed out the various species of birds that we... More 

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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and plan to come and see us again! More 

Athol, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this tour. Beautiful river, wildlife! The wildlife is beautiful, the vegetation is gorgeous. The boat captain is funny, entertaining, and informative. BUT, as funny as he is, he cracks jokes that puts women in a negative light. More than half the people on the tour were women. He did so last year when on the tour. If he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice cruise on the St Johns River and learned new things about it. Jessie was a great guide and was a very good captain.

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Thank Terri W
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had a good time out on the river with Jessi, we hope to get you on the river again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful morning on the St. John's River with our knowledgeable captain/guide, Josh. There were many great photo opportunities and lots of free flowing conversation regarding the history and future of Florida's natural resources. This trip would be perfect in the winter months when the manatees start swimming toward the springs.

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Thank Barbara L
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable time on the river with Captain Josh! We hope to get you on the river again during the winter time and show you some manatee. More 

Melbourne, Florida
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54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We recently did a boat tour in Brevard County and I was looking for another boat tour. Since we have never been up the St. John's River I thought this would be a nice trip. It was challenging to find the place...cell towers are few and far between. We stopped a few times to check with locals to find the... More 

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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are very glad to hear that you made it and had a good time! We hope to see you again soon and get you out on the river! More 

Apopka, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I went with a group of ladies. We had a blast. We didn't see a lot of wildlife. But the guide did point out all the different birds we saw. He said Jan or Feb would be better to see more. We plan on going back.

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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Polk City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Our Captain, Josh, shared a lot of information about every animal we encountered. He easily navigates the rivers (St Johns & Dead) and shares their history. This was the first time my husband and I went but it won't be the last. We are already planning a Feb 2017 trip to see the manatees and we'll stay right there at... More 

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1 Thank purpledeuce
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you had such a good time on the river with Josh. We look forward to getting you back out on the water in the future! More 

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