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Blue Heron River Tours

Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina, 2317 River Ridge Rd., DeLand, FL 32720
+1 386-873-4843
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Ranked #1 of 9 activities in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Description: 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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Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We booked this tour through Groupon and were very glad that we did! Captain Gary greeted us, and the rest of the guests, with a smile, and had a warm-hearted and humorous attitude the entire trip. He was very comfortable as both a captain and a tour guide, as he guided our small group along the St. Johns' and Dead... More

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Orlando, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very pleasant day on the river. This tour is entertaining and educational. The tour guide made sure that everyone got the pictures and views they were interested in. He would turn, back up etc to give everyone look at a myriad of birds and gators and the native plant life along the river. The day was so laid back it... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took my two daughters, 19 and 21, on this tour. It was VERY WELL DONE. The facility is clean and professional. The captain was VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. I had an excellent time, as well as my daughters. The education about the river, the plants, the animals, all made it WELL WORTH THE PRICE.

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Vero Beach
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our day with Blue Heron River tours. The people are very friendly, the ride on the river is beautiful and our captain/guide was extremely informative and gave us a great lecture on the river, the animals we saw and the flora/fauna. We highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in enjoying and preserving the... More

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Saint John, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This tour was not on our original Orlando vacation plan...I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy upon landing in Florida and was in hospital for a couple days. Once released, most of our Orlando plans got squashed (since my right eye wouldn't close properly I had to cancel things like water parks and day trips to the beach since it would... More

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Heathrow, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took our grandchildren on this tour - they LOVED it! Captain Jordan was entertaining, enthusiastic, and exceptionally knowledgeable about the river and environment. The boat was very clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend this tour.

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York, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This is my first review for a tour not taken but it's worth writing. My wife and I took the tour earlier this year and it was the best we had ever experienced. The entire operation is well run, friendly, informative and professional. We enjoyed it so much we wanted to take family when they visited. As it was now... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This tour leaves from a dock situated in a small resort across from Hontoon Island. It was a scenic and peaceful trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining and we encountered a lot of the local wildlife. In fact some Manatees swam past our boat which was unusual since it was June and they generally only come up in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My daughter and I went on this wonderful 2 1/2 hr. educational river trip on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Captain Jordan Ray was our tour guide and we were totally impressed!! I have told many people about this trip already and posted just some of my many pictures on Facebook so my friends can see where we went! The weather... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Absolutely no doubt about it... this is the #1 boat tour on the St. John's River!! The vessel is clean & very comfortable (with it's own head), and they sell cold soft drinks and snacks aboard at fair prices. We've gone back and had both Capt's Gary and Jordan as our tour guides. Both well-studied & witty AND clearly know... More

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