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Address: 275 Staples Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone Number: +1 415-337-1874
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine...
Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods and Sausalito, Monterey and Carmel, Yosemite, the California coast, and other destinations in Northern California. Each tour is customized so you visit the sights you want to see. Go where you want to go!
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For an Australian couple who just flew into San Francisco & feeling a bit jet lagged we were so pleased to be in Rick's capable hands. He took all the stress away so we could sit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

For an Australian couple who just flew into San Francisco & feeling a bit jet lagged we were so pleased to be in Rick's capable hands. He took all the stress away so we could sit back & enjoy the sights for a day. From the city, a drive down Lombard St, to spectacular views of the bay, Golden Gate... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your comments with other TripAdvisor readers. They are most appreciated. I am happy that you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. It was great spending the day with the two of you. Most importantly, I hope you had fun in L.A. at the Special Olympics. More 

JERSEY CITY
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had only a few hours to spend in San Francisco and Rick was able to make the most out of every minute. In less than five hours, I was able to visit a museum, a Japenese garden, a temple, have lunch in one of the best Chinese restaurants in town, and visit the oldest fortune cookie factory in the country.... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words and for taking the time to post a review. I am glad your daughter and you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco, walk through Chinatown, and lunch at the Oriental Pearl. Hopefully, you will come back to visit us when you have more time. There's lots more to see. More 

Jamesville
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Rick was an excellent tour guide. He drove us to all the places we wanted to go and then took us to other areas of the city that we didn't know about but were glad we got to see. He was very pleasant, accommodating and knowledgeable about the city and surrounding area. It was a real pleasure to go on... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your views with other TripAdvisor readers. Your comments are most appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Come back and see us again. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Rick planned an awesome day for us in Napa followed by a visit to Muir Woods. He was friendly, knowledgeable, funny and flexible throughout the day. Our only complaint was that we wanted to book him for the following day but he was already busy! Highly recommend Blue Heron Tours!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your tour to the Napa Valley and that we had time to stop by Muir Woods on the return to San Francisco. Next time you visit, we'll head to northern Sonoma County wine country. I appreciated your taking the time to post a review. Thanks much. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Booked half day tour of Muir Woods with Rick from San Franciso to Muir Woods and back. UK family if four (two adults and two children (aged 8 and 11 years)). Booked online no trouble. Punctual, very friendly and knowledgable, Rick was an excellent guide. Complete flexibility as to how long we stayed at the woods. Would highly recommend both... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your tour to Muir Woods and were able to spend a full two hours in the park. These trees are one of the special sights in the Bay Area. Thanks so much for posting a review. It's most appreciated by me and I am sure by other TripAdvisor readers. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was the only private tour that we booked for our holiday in California and was well worth it. Rick is not your ordinary tour operator, he is your friend in San Francisco. No hurried sightseeing and no waiting or anyone. The tour is leisurely, at the same time, you get to see all there is to see in this... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for posting a review and for the kind words. I am glad your family and you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco's highlights. I hope the remainder of your vacation was fun. Come back and see us again. More 

Grinnell, Iowa
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91 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We just completed a half-day tour of San Francisco, a full day tour of Yosemite, and a half-day tour of Muir Woods with Blue Heron tours and we're completely satisfied with the experience. Hop on hop off tours are fine, until they get so busy you spend all your time waiting to catch the next bus. If you want the... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for spending so much of your vacation with me. I am glad you enjoyed your tours of San Francisco, Yosemite Valley, and Muir Woods and Sausalito. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to post a review and to share your thoughts with other TripAdvisor readers. More 

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73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I'm so glad we used Rick for our tour of San Francisco. He picked up our family of four at the hotel and had the whole tour planned out. He was so nice to customize things to keep the interest of our 11 and 14 year old girls...not an easy task. His knowledge and stories kept the girls and my... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind words. I am glad your family and you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Like your daughters, many visitors love seeing the "Full House" houses, both the site of the opening scene on Alamo Square and the Tanners' home on Broderick Street. When you next head this way, please let me know if I... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Rick made our trip to San Francisco easy and fun! He was extremely knowledgable about the city and gave us a great feel for the area. He was waiting with a friendly face in the baggage claim when we arrived at the airport. We had an itinerary planned out, but Rick was very flexible when we needed to make adjustments... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour and that your husband finally got to visit Muir Woods. It's one of Northern California's special wonders, so I was happy to adjust our itinerary so he could finally walk among the coastal redwoods. More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I booked a tour with Rick for my colleagues and they had a fantastic time! Rick was very knowledgable about San Francisco and very accommodating during the tour. He was also very pleasant to deal with when booking the tour and replied back to my emails promptly, which is much appreciated. I would definitely recommend Rick and Blue Heron Tours!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I really appreciate your taking the time to post a review. Thank you. I am glad your colleagues enjoyed their tour of San Francisco and Stanford. I look forward to showing you some of our sights when you head this way. More 

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