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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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" Natural Florida At its Best "

As a native Floridian, I must say that this river tour was at the top of my list ! Relaxing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marian P
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Ormond Beach, Florida
Excellent Tour

This was our second time on the tour; first time from their new location. What can I say other... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura G
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Ocala, Florida
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“captain josh” (27 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (27 reviews)
“real florida” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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DeLand, FL 32720
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 review

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 review

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 review

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 review

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 review

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!

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great, great day. We saw herons, cranes, ospreys, a bald eagle, egret Comorans, limpkins, lots of alligators, manatees, and more. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and patient. Perfect weather, smooth ride.

Thank dmarie208
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your trip! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is our second trip on the this cruise. It was wonderful both times. Saw many nesting birds this trip. The Captain was very knowledgeable and did a great job maneuvering the boat for everyone to see the birds, gators and other wildlife. The boat...More

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

We are happy to hear that you, again, enjoyed your time aboard. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 7 March 2017

While in Florida for a couple of weeks, I ran across info on the Blue Heron River Tour in Deland FL. I took the 2pm tour and it was a very nice day. Jesse was the captain and she was great. She provided great information...More

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the river with Jessie! We look forward to getting you out on the river again in the future!

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this tour and I highly recommend it. The captain was great. He was knowledgeable, entertaining, and had a great eye for wildlife. There were definitely many different birds to see, and we saw several alligators. The boat was clean and comfortable. And...More

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

We are glad to hear that your tour was enjoyable! We hope to get you out on the river again!

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Took an afternoon cruise on the St John river. The boat is a large pontoon and this time of year, it was pleasant. However, the boat captain said summer afternoon cruises can be brutally hot! Saw many varieties of birds and gators as well. Manatees...More

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

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your ride! We look forward to seeing you again on the river.

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Robert T
Directions from St. Augustine, please.
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
Want to book a neighborhood pontoon tour on Wed., March 23rd at 10 a.m. Do you have an opening for large group? Also, wanting info on a restaurant to eat lunch after our tour, before we head back to The Villages. Thank You
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
What is the cost of the tour?
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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