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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 2013
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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Peoria, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We took this tour because of the stellar reviews here on trip advisor - and even then the trip far exceeded our expectations. Jordan was our captain. His knowledge is truly amazing. My boys - ages 17 and 15 - are still talking about the things they learned days later. (I kept expecting the 17 year old to whip out... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This tour was spectacular. Jordan was our very knowledgeable captain. It's obvious that he loves this area and enjoys sharing his wealth of information. We were treated to sights of baby and adult alligators, many many beautiful birds, manatees and the lush St. John River area.......all accompanied by a passionate narration from Jordan. This was our first time on this... More

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Conifer, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was the first time I have had the chance to see this environment. I'm a Colorado Rocky Mountain guy so the change was what I was looking for. The Captain provided an excellent tour. It was more than I expected. He did not rush, was extremely knowledgeable about the birds and reptiles we saw and gave a running oral... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was not my first time on this cruise.....and it will not be my last. Wonderful relaxing way to see the unspoiled beauty of Florida away from the amusement rides and highrise hotels. Gary is extremely knowledgeable. so it's also a great learning experience about Florida and the St John's River as well as the are wildlife. Do not miss... More

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Sanford, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The river tour was excellent and the guide even allowed us to stay out longer because we were seeing such great wildlife. Staff was friendly and helpful. Clean restrooms and facilities.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband and I turned up for our morning cruise on Wednesday. It was a cool, grey morning and we found that we were the only two to brave the weather. We wouldn't have been surprised if they decided to cancel the trip - but to our amazement they still started the boat up and we ended up with a... More

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

So much to see and learn about on this cruise. Our guide, Jason, was amazing. His enthusiasm was infectious. His knowledge was incredible. His sense of humor was endearing. It was a beautiful morning and saw amazing sites. Alligators, manatees, turtles, blue heron, nesting birds, owl birds, a raccoon all of these sights were near the shoreline and Jason stopped... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The guide was not only knowledgeable but enthusiastic, eager to share his love for wildlife. The trip was scenic and peaceful, and allows you to see wildlife, especially birds, that you could never see anywhere else so easily, outside of a zoo. I already look forward to returning to DeLand to do this tour again!

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Amherst, NH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

This was the second time we took the tour. The best $20 we have spent in Florida. Relaxing, very informative, interesting and beautiful. We saw dozens of rare and endangered species, many alligators and one huge one, and Jordan, our captain and tour guide, was passionate about the environment, knowledgeable, articulate, and made our second trip as memorable as the... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We set off on a journey through the river where I think we saw every bird species in Florida. We learned about the vegetation, saw alligators, had manatees swimming next to us, and learned some history. Captain Bob was so informative and also quite humorous. I would recommend this to anyone. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon... More

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