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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

captain Gary was wonderful! And I would say that even if we hadn't seen just about everything we hoped to see AND a turtle! Gorgeous environment and good company for a very reasonable rate. What more can one ask? So happy for the trip advisor reviews referring us here otherwise we'd never have found it. A gem, for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Captain Gary, Owner and Operator of this river tour company, was both informative and extremely knowledgable about all things flying and swimming along our tour route. We saw the more rural and beautiful backwater areas on and around the St. John's river. Manatees snacking and osprey in flight, he pointed it all out as we made our way down the... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were initially going to Blue Spring for the day to see the manatees. Their boat tour was full and they tried to talk us into their closed in boat with windows. That didn't sound appealing so I went online and found Blue Heron Tours. They were very nice and professional on the phone so we booked a 1:00 cruise... More 

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Carroll, Iowa
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I took the tour this afternoon and were impressed with what we saw and the time captain Gary took to show us the sites. The two hour cruise was more than two and a half hours. We saw a variety of birds as well as turtles, manatees, and alligators. Our afternoon was awesome.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Our guide (wish I remembered his name…a former school teacher, I think?) was so friendly, knowledgable and FUN to listen too....can't say enough good things about his presentation. Seeing crocodiles was the highlight of my father's 80th birthday trip to Florida. If you are near the DeLand area, I highly recommend taking this pontoon river tour. After years of trudging... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I took the Blue Heron River Tour this afternoon. We were both more than pleasantly surprised how enjoyable the trip was. Captain Bob is extremely knowledgeable about the river and its surroundings. His stories are very entertaining and make the whole tour enjoyable. Our pilot Josh was very alert to sightings and eagerly slowed down or backed... More 

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Shaftsbury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had a wonderful afternoon on the river. What was supposed to be a 2 hour tour , ran almost 3. Al kinds of birds, wildlife and plantlife. Our guide, Bob, was very knowledgable and answered all questions. Find the time to take the trip.

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Newark, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My husband and I went on this tour in Jan and we were so glad that we did not pass up the opportunity. While we are in Florida on vacation he is getting daily radiation treatments at the oncology center in Daytona. This was a perfect way to spend an afternoon and escape the daily routine. Captain Josh knows just... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Captain Josh made our almost three hour tour fun and interesting The boat was comfortable and we saw a lot of wildlife. Worth the drive from Daytona.

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Tennecape,N.S.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Learned about this boat tour during a presentation at our Resort. This was a pleasant surprise. The numbers of birds, waterfowl, alligators, turtles and manatees kept you on the edge of your seat. The boats were clean, and the waters very calm. We toured St John's River, the Hontoon and Dead River. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. I... More 

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