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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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04/19/2015 10-12pm

Captain Gary is Awesome! Highly professional! It was a full 2 hour boat ride. Captain Gary was extremely knowledgeable of Florida history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Captain Gary is Awesome! Highly professional! It was a full 2 hour boat ride. Captain Gary was extremely knowledgeable of Florida history.

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Washington State
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our trip on the river was relaxing and educational. Captain Gary is truly a dedicated naturalist who relates to people as well as he understands the vibrant beauty around him. His love and respect for this unique American ecosystem makes for a wonderful time on the water. Plus he's a skillful Captain on a very clean boat! A lovely way... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went on the the morning tour & it was not full so we could move around the boat to see things & take pictures. The boat is clean, comfortable & safe. Captin Josh was entertaining, knowledgeable of nature & wildlife & even history of the river. The tour is about 2 1/2 hrs & so worth doing.

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Moyock, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our boat tour was full of beautiful birds and an excellent tour guide. Gary not only knows birds and nature, he knows were to go to see them. His enthusiasm just flows and adds to the enjoyment of the tour. I think he enjoyed todays tour as much as we did. And that really adds to the experience. I've been... More 

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Bath
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

we had a fantastic mid day (afternoon 1-4) trip on the James River and Dead River The weather was beautiful and the guide Josh was extremely knowledgeable and very alert to where birds and alligators and other points of interest were. He was also quite the comedian! We really enjoyed him and the trip I was also amazed at the... More 

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Sanford, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I and several family members took the river tour yesterday. Within a minute or two of the start of our tour, I turned to my mother and said "Even if we don't see any animals, this is well worth it." But we did see animals. Turtles, gators and birds were seen in abundance. We even saw two fish. One was... More 

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Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2+ hour river tour. I enjoy taking wildlife pictures and I got some great shots. Our captain, Bob, was extremely knowledgeable and very patient, stopping the boat and turning into the bank when the view warranted doing so. Our group of 5 all agreed this was time very well spent and will most likely do it... More 

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New Hartford, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We recently went on the Blue Heron River Tour. What a hidden gem. It was by far the best St Johns River boat tour ever. We have taken the one out of Blue Springs Park which is very good but this beats it. Our Captain was Josh who was a wealth of knowledge about wildlife and Florida history. He could... More 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I have been on this tour 5 times with capt Bob, Gary and Josh and have had a wonderful time ---always a different experience although all visits are the 1st week of March. something to look forward too!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

captain Gary was wonderful! And I would say that even if we hadn't seen just about everything we hoped to see AND a turtle! Gorgeous environment and good company for a very reasonable rate. What more can one ask? So happy for the trip advisor reviews referring us here otherwise we'd never have found it. A gem, for sure.

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