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Address: Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina, 2317 River Ridge Rd., DeLand, FL 32720
Phone Number: +1 386-873-4843
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Description: 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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On a spur of a moment my husband and I decided to take the Blue Heron River Boat tour that we found through trip advisor. What a wise decision! We had a fantastic time. This 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Deltona, Florida
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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

On a spur of a moment my husband and I decided to take the Blue Heron River Boat tour that we found through trip advisor. What a wise decision! We had a fantastic time. This 2+ hour tour was beautifully narrated by a very knowledgable Captain. He shared his knowledge of the local wildlife and flora as well as the... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A group of 17 of us spent Wednesday morning on a large pontoon boat on the St. John;s river. Captain Bob was very knowledgeable of the alligators, birds and plant life. He was full of funny stories to keep up entertained for 2 -1?2 hours. I loved hearing the history of the river and could just picture "old Florida" when... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very comfortable pontoon boat tour with a very knowledgeable captain (Josh) who entertained us all and did everything he could to ensure that we saw and learned about the wild life and the history of the area. We saw herons, ibis, anhingas, egrets, cranes, osprey, turtles, alligators and beautiful foliage. I know that everyone on board had a wonderful time.... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There were 11 of us on this tour and we had a marvelous time/ Captain Bob explained the Bird Life for you Audubon Society members. he is so knowledgeable! He explained the history of the area. there are snacks and beverages and also a sanitary restroom on board. Bob was also very funny. the weather was absolutely gorgeous and would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I joined some friends on Sunday morning for a WONDERFUL Mother's Day outing! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful way to spend Mother's Day! We were a group of five adults ranging in various ages and abilities. On board the boat were guests of all ages too--from children to seniors and people in between. Captain Josh did a... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fantastic and informative tour. Went first with my cousin and 2 weeks later I went again with friends. Both Captain Bob and Captain Josh really know whAt they are talking about. We saw many alligators, a manatee a.d her calf, as well as turtles and many different species of birds. A great trip! I will again next year!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Captain Bob was our guide and not only was he knowledgeable but he was hilarious. For our tour he went above and beyond to ensure that we all had an amazing time. We will come back as soon as possible to see the animals and Captain Bob.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wow. My wife and I literally just got off the boat and we're ready to go back on another Blue Heron boat tour. First I would like to thank the Captain, Josh. He was extremely knowledgeable and funny and is an expert at his job for sure. I am a native Floridian and have never seen a Manatee. That changed... More 

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South Deerfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I cannot recommend this tour enough. You seriously do not want to miss it if you're in Florida. My boyfriend and I went for a tour during our vacation there. I am from New England and I always thought of Florida as tourist-y and crowded and my mind always jumped to Disney World. This tour will open up a whole... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Spent a great two hours with my wife enjoying the inner beauty of Florida's wildlife along the St. John's river. Captain Gary was very informative and educational. I recommend spending a few hours to become educated while unwinding, relaxing, and leaving civilization behind.

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