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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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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We joined captain Bob for a boat tour along the St John's river in DeLand, Florida. This was our third visit and every one offered something new. The scenery is spectacular, flora and fauna abound. We saw herons, kingfishers, a bald eagle and for the first time, a manatee. Bob made the tour interesting, with a mixture of history and... More

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DeLand, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Awesome boat trip down the St. Johns River where you will experience the natural Florida that feels like you are going back in time. Captain Gary is great and knows a lot about the history, plants, animals and birds on the river. I have been on it several times and am never disappointed. Great photo opportunity too for scenery, birds... More

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Orange City, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The trip was great. Very informative and entertaining the whole time. Well worth your money even if you've been on the river on your own. Jordan will teach you things you didn't know before and it's guaranteed you'll get great pictures of Wild American Alligators! The trip was well worth it!

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Elkhorn WI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My sister and I were taking our annual "sister trip" and wanted to take a boat trip as one of our activities. We were fortunate enough to find Blue Heron River Tours .From making reservations by phone to the end of the cruise, this was an enjoyable, fun, exciting, educational experience. Capt Bob either truly enjoys what he is dong... More

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Orange City, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We took another couple for a special day and decided on taking this trip. We all just loved it! Master Jordan is very knowledgeable about the wildlife and the flora around the river. He took his time so we could be sure to see everything. He made the trip so enjoyable. It was such a great trip. We are all... More

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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our tour guide, Capt. Jordan, was very informative, funny & passionate about the natural environment. We were welcomed on the boat and were encouraged to ask questions or request photo stops. Descriptions of the animal & plant life were fascinating, as were the stories about the old days of lumber harvesting on the river. Bring binoculars or rent them on... More

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Indianapolis
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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
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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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