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Blue Heron River Tours

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DeLand, FL 32720
+1 386-873-4843
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Nice tour

We recently enjoyed the river tour. Beautiful area and a lot of wild life to be seen. The captain... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Holly C
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Holland, Michigan
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An Ecological gold mine.

The Blue Heron River Tour was the tops. We boarded at Deland, Fl for a 2 hour leisurely and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eugene F
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Dunnellon, 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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  • Average1%
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“captain josh” (30 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (27 reviews)
“real florida” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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DeLand, FL 32720
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We recently enjoyed the river tour. Beautiful area and a lot of wild life to be seen. The captain was very knowledgeable and could spot the wildlife. Highly recommend.

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Heron River Tour was the tops. We boarded at Deland, Fl for a 2 hour leisurely and peaceful cruise on a pontoon party boat up the St John's River. Our Captain and tour guide was very knowledgeable and point out many points of...More

Thank Eugene F
sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your tour with us and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The water may have still been high but the tour was a great delight. The abundance of birds , alligators and turtles, combined with the knowledge of our captain made it a most enjoyable afternoon . Mark your calendar to enjoy a tour when the...More

Thank 79claytonj
sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear that you were pleased with the tour! We hope to take you out again on the river!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very knowledgable captain/ owner. Smooth sailing with plenty of wildlife sightings even in this off season for sightings. Came back to hotel and booked another trip for February. Great value and each trip will be different.

Thank Susan P
sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you enjoyed your trip with us on the river, and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This week, we ventured out a little further and did the two hour river cruise on the St. John's river at Deland, FL. What a delight! Our weather was perfect and the cruise was great! The water was still a little high following Hurricane Irma,...More

Thank Lois S
sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your time out on the river with captain Josh!

Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a really good way to spend a couple of hours, we saw lots of birds and a couple of alligators, Josh was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We will be back in winter in the hope of seeing some Manatee. I...More

Thank Nikkiscott63
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

So glad that you enjoyed your river tour! We look forward to getting you out on the river again in hopes to see some manatee!

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Just took the boat tour today. The owner was the Captain for the day. He had the easiest voice to listen to and made the trip memorable. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of what you see and might not see. The river is till over...More

Thank Frank W
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with Captain Josh! We hope we can get you out on the river again soon!

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. Josh was very knowledgeable with lots of great information. Saw lots of birds and even some manatee.

Thank LMGaPeach
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We are glad that you enjoyed your time out on the river!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 20 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 20 August 2017

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

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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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