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Blue Heron River Tours

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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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Great River Experience

We had a really interesting and fun two hours cruising with Captain Josh a couple of weeks ago. The boat is roomy and has plenty of room to move from side to side to see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a really interesting and fun two hours cruising with Captain Josh a couple of weeks ago. The boat is roomy and has plenty of room to move from side to side to see the alligators, manatees, birds and deer you may see on your cruise. Captain Josh was an informative naturalist but fun,too with a lively sense of... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Captain Josh was very informative and a fun captain. The area is gorgeous and full of wildlife. The boat was clean and well kept. Loved this cruise and would return again if we are in the area. Well worth the price.

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I went with a group on the Blue Heron River tour. Even though it is summer, we saw a lot of birds, alligators, and owl and deer, along with all the foliage. Josh, our guide was terrific. He is really knowledgeable and you can tell he likes his job. I can't wait to take the tour again... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

On a recent trip to Central Florida to visit my sister, we spent a most enjoyable 2+ hours cruising on the St. John's River. Comfortable pontoon boat with plenty of room to spread out. Great views from both sides of the boat with ability to get up and move around for picture taking, etc. Captain Josh was both informative and... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We joined Captain Josh on a river tour through plenty of unspoiled nature sights and animals. He shared a lot of information throughout the cruise and with a lot of humor. Not many manatees around, but one was swimming around the boat, and we stopped for awhile to wait for it to surface. Saw many birds, a couple alligators, lots... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My girl uses social living, and seen some tickets on there for about half off, and decided to take me out (Lucky me : ) ). As we were waiting to board (we were about a half hour early) we talked to Mary Lou at the Hontoon Island Resort. That was the first great part to our morning. She informed... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I highly recommend this boat tour. Our captain and tour guide, Josh, was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and also about the history of the river. He maintained a friendly banter with the passengers while also pointing out wildlife and educating us about all sorts of things along the way. The guy is like a walking, multi-tasking encyclopedia.... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

On a spur of a moment my husband and I decided to take the Blue Heron River Boat tour that we found through trip advisor. What a wise decision! We had a fantastic time. This 2+ hour tour was beautifully narrated by a very knowledgable Captain. He shared his knowledge of the local wildlife and flora as well as the... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A group of 17 of us spent Wednesday morning on a large pontoon boat on the St. John;s river. Captain Bob was very knowledgeable of the alligators, birds and plant life. He was full of funny stories to keep up entertained for 2 -1?2 hours. I loved hearing the history of the river and could just picture "old Florida" when... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very comfortable pontoon boat tour with a very knowledgeable captain (Josh) who entertained us all and did everything he could to ensure that we saw and learned about the wild life and the history of the area. We saw herons, ibis, anhingas, egrets, cranes, osprey, turtles, alligators and beautiful foliage. I know that everyone on board had a wonderful time.... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Heron River Tours

Address: Address: Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina, 2317 River Ridge Rd., DeLand, FL 32720
Phone Number: +1 386-873-4843
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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