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Blue Heron River Tours

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Address: 2317 River Ridge Rd, Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina, DeLand, FL 32720
Phone Number: +1 386-873-4843
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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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WoW, What a Tour!!

My first time on Blue Heron River Tour and I can't find enough superlatives to describe the experience! As we pulled away from the dock, Jessica our Captain asked us if we minded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bob W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first time on Blue Heron River Tour and I can't find enough superlatives to describe the experience! As we pulled away from the dock, Jessica our Captain asked us if we minded being a bit late returning, none of us had pressing afternoon plans so off we went on a 2 hour tour. I think we saw multiple numbers... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my fourth tour with this company. Jessica our captain was amazing at finding over 40 alligators, many many bird species. The very best was to approach Blue Springs and have a female manatee with her calf come right over to the boat! We watches mother nurse the young one. got wonderful pictures from four feet away. it is a... More 

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Thank pat c
blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time out with Jessi! We hope to see you again. More 

Newark, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time! Very knowledgeable captain. Learned lots about the birds and creatures living on the St. John River.

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Thank Virginia H
blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! We'd like to see you again someday on the river. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent tour with Blue Heron was amazing. Jessie, our tour guide was extremely knowledeable of the many birds and other wildlife species, in addition to the plant life and history of the area. She was a great spotter of wildlife, and then positioned the boat so everyone got great views. This tour is a great value, we will definitely... More 

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Thank Dietzj
blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We look forward to seeing you again and are so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time! More 

Palm Coast, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on this tour. We saw a bald eagle, several variety of birds, baby alligator, turtles and manatee. There are so many beautiful sights along the way. The tour guide was very informative and really took her time to explain every thing we saw. It was chilly the day we visited so they graciously provided blankets... More 

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blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you all enjoyed your time out on the river! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the welcome center and were told about this boat trip, and they were actually offering a 2 for 1, until the end of January. We were looking for something to do with friends visiting for a few days. They had been here last year, so we were looking for something new to do. We were very very pleased,... More 

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blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself, we hope to see you out on the river again! More 

Ocala, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took a trip last week with Captain Josh. The scenery was beautiful! There was plenty of time to take photographs. The trip was both fun and educational. Captain Josh is very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed his sense of humor. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Thank Kristina C
blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed yourself out on the river with Captain Josh! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our entertaining captain really took the time to slow down and let us see the things about which he spoke. We were able to spot many manatee during the ride. The families with children on the trip all had a great time too.

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blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time! We hope to see you again out on the river. More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun and educational! From 6 to 96 - great tour for any age. See Florida as it was 100 years ago from the comfort of a tour boat.

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blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourself! We look forward to seeing you on the river again! More 

Deltona, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good For young kids beautiful ride down the river good for a afternoon outing love love love Best in summer and

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We are glad you had a good time! Look forward to seeing you again. More 

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