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Blue Heron River Tours

Address: Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina, 2317 River Ridge Rd., DeLand, FL 32720
Phone Number: +1 386-873-4843
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Ranked #1 of 22 Activities in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: We operate a 45 foot, 49 passenger Coast Guard licensed tour boat out of Hontoon Landing Resort and...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Owner 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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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Wow!!! We took the 1PM tour and saw a bald eagle, alligators, deer, several manatees and countless birds. The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. We saw "1800's Florida". In addition to a great learning experience, Gary and Bob made the tour fun. Great value. Not to be missed.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

My husband & I took the 1pm tour with Captain Josh. We were the only passengers aboard! No one else showed up, the boat sailed as scheduled. It was like we had our private Captain on a chartered tour. We wanted to see the river and hoped to see some wildlife. Captain Josh was wonderful. He shared the history and... More 

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HH,Oh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Take the 1:00 PM cruise. Prepare for the cruise to last longer than advertised. Tour guides are well educated and excellent informants about what you will see on the tour. Best out back tour in the area.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I recently went on my 6th or 7th river cruise with Blue Heron River Tours. That right there should tell you something about the experience. My Father and I “discovered” Capt Gary Randlett and the tour a couple of years ago, and every trip since then has been amazing. The tour goes through mostly uninhabited-by-people areas of the river. His... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Slow paced and relaxing tour meandering through some beautiful nature areas. Our tour was conducted by the owner along with his wife and a crew member in training. The tour operator clearly takes a lot of pride in his operation and is focused on making each trip a unique experience come what may. The boat is in tip top shape... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a must do for anyone of any age coming to visit this area of Florida and the St John's river. Don't forget to bring your camera as you never know what wildlife you will see. The flora is also very interesting and unigue. The speed is leisure and the crew is great about getting you as close as... More 

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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had gotten this trip for my husband and I on a whim via a Groupon deal. I expected it to be pleasant, but I was surprised how much better than just pleasant. We saw quite a lot of wildlife, including a group of wild turkeys. The trip lasted longer than I expected too, so altogether I would say I... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Capt. Josh took us on a very informative 8 1/2 mile St. John River cruise that featured lots of birds, alligators, and manatees. Well worth the $20.00 senior fare!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We decided to explore the are around the St Johns river over Thanksgiving. We enjoy nature and this tour looked ideal and very reasonably priced. We booked reservations and went yesterday. We arrived to a spotlessly clean facility ahead of time and had time to lounge riverside in comfy chairs watching the river flow by. We had our lunch while... More 

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had the best time on this river tour. It was relaxing, educational, exciting, and fun. I have never had an experience like it before. We were so lucky to have the boat all to ourselves. Captain Gary was funny, helpful, and made the experience about us as a group. He took time with us to explain the surroundings. It... More 

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