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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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Extremely Informative Tour

Took our six year old daughter and we learned so much about the plants, animals, and history of the... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
honst2n
,
Asheville, North Carolina
via mobile
Our favorite tour here so far

Almost don't want folks to know how lovely this tour is...we've been a few times and the captains... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Rose W
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DeLand, 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.
  • Excellent95%
  • 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 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!

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 reviewResponded 30 March 2017

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 reviewResponded 14 March 2017

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 reviewResponded 9 March 2017

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 reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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 reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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

Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have done this tour twice now and cone back completely thrilled. Captain Josh has an amazing ability to spot alligators, manatee and all the various types of birds. He also has a great understanding of the ecosystem and can answer all questions put to...More

Thank Carol N
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed your time! We hope to see you on the river again soon!

Reviewed 5 February 2017

I'm a Florida native and grew up swimming in Lake Monroe and the St.John's River. This is the first time I actually took an educational and ENTERTAINING tour of the river. WOW, am I lucky that a hungry gator never came upon me in my...More

Thank Mike D
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the river with Josh! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 31 January 2017

...and boy did they set the bar high for what was to come. We no kidding stumbled our way into a great experience in the heart of the real Florida. We flew into Sanford with only a rental car reservation and the notion we wanted...More

Thank Brian G
sailor1978, Owner at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thank you so much! We really love what we do and are happy to share it with you. Come and see us 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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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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I believe it was $22 per adult and $20 for seniors.
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