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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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San Francisco, Yosemite, & Muir Woods Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Grinnell, Iowa
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Grinnell, Iowa
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

Kirkwood, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I know how could Napa be stressful but Rick made it seamless from start to finish! He picked us up in San Francisco and brought us back. He made all the reservations for our lunch and the two private tastings we really enjoyed! Would do it all again! Only regret was I didnt use him the entire time we were... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. It's most appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Napa. Come back so we can continue your quest to visit all 450 wineries in the valley. More 

herts
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Me and my wife were in san Francisco for 3 nights at the beginning of our fly drive holiday and my wife had done a lot of research and we decided to book a private tour with Rick. I can't remember what the name of the tour was but it really didn't matter as rick asked us what we had... More 

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

Thank you very much for posting a review and sharing your comments with other TripAdvisor users. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. When you next head this way, I'll be happy to show you around wine country or another part of the Bay Area. More 

Waverly, Iowa
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Despite having to shorten our tour from a full day to a half, Rick made sure we caught all the highlights we were interested in seeing. Our granddaughter really wanted to dip her toes in the Pacific, and Rick found a great spot for her to get beach access. We saw the Muir Woods, the beach, Lombard St and other... More 

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

I am glad the three of you enjoyed your tour of Muir Woods and parts of San Francisco. From your other reviews, it looks like your granddaughter and the two of you had a great time in the city. When you next head this way, please let me know if I may be of some help. Finally, thanks for taking... More 

Melissa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Rick Spear, the owner/operator of Blue Heron Custom Tours, provided us with an excellent tour on June 16, 2015. We wanted to see the coast and stay away from the usual tourist attractions. Rick modified the Journey to Monterey tour to fit our desires exactly. Rick is knowledgeable and he was courteous and thoughtful. We could not have asked for... More 

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

I am glad you enjoyed your tour of the California coast, Monterey and Carmel. I think the state's coastline is one of our premier attractions. Thanks so much for the kind words and for taking the time to review your tour. It's most appreciated. More 

Claremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

On a cross-country train adventure, we allowed ourselves only one day and two nights in the Bay Area. We were traveling with two friends with special health and energy challenges. Public transportation and hop-on hop-off weren't feasible. So I turned to Tripadvisor and found Blue Heron's top ratings. When I inquired, I heard back from Rick immediately: yes, he could... More 

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

I appreciate your taking the time to post a review and to share your experience with other TripAdvisor users. Thanks much. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Come back when you have more time and we can explore more of our beautiful sights. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Rick is very knowledgable, accommodating, and has a nice personality. I do not walk well so Rick adjusted the pace of the tour for us. We took 2 tours with him. We spent one full day all around San Francisco - including stopping for Dim Sum lunch in a great little restaurant ( not in Chinatown). The second day we... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your tours of San Francisco and of Muir Woods and Sonoma. Tong Kiang is one of my favorite dim sum places in San Francisco. Della Santina's is the name of the Italian restaurant in Sonoma. I love the friendly owner and the great pastas and roasted meats.... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Heron Custom Tours

Address: 275 Staples Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone Number: +1 415-337-1874
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm

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