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Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service

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Address: 275 Staples Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone Number: 415-337-1874
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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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The Family and Rick

I found Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service at tripadvisor and was really happy that Rick kept responding to my emails in a timely and informative manner. I was able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
ChloeMojica
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Makati, Philippines
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Makati, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I found Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service at tripadvisor and was really happy that Rick kept responding to my emails in a timely and informative manner. I was able to tell my our requirements and list of sights to see. He made sure that we have a good grasp of what we want and what he can... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

I am glad your family and you enjoyed their tour. Muir Woods is one of the special places in the Bay Area. Thanks so much for posting a review. It is most appreciated. Come visit again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Rick was everything we required and more for our day trip to Napa. He made the trip interesting giving us visuals along with articulate past and current information relating to the sites. He made great recommendations and most importantly he allowed for a private group to see what was important to us. Highly recommend Rick of Blue Heron Custom Tours... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your trip to the Napa Valley. I hope you'll think of the beautiful views from Outpost Winery when you drink the wine you bought. When you next head this way, please let me know if I may be of some help. Most importantly, thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. It's... More 

Casselberry, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Booking with Rick was very easy. I corresponded with him via email and his website. He was able to customize the sites based on our desired interests. And, if like us, you are unsure of which sites to visit, he can suggest places. He was able to pick us up at our hotel and drop us off wherever we wanted,... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review and sharing your comments with others. I am glad the two of you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. It sounds like you were able to negotiate the MUNI (public transportation system) and get back to your hotel from the De Young Museum. I am also pleased that you had a good meal at... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We just completed a vacation to New york and San Francisco. As our flights were Australia to San Francisco then onto New York, we had a 8 Hour stop over in San Francisco before returning there 6 days later. Rick from BLUE HERON TOURS was the only operator that would pick us up from the airport (and our luggage), Provide... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope you enjoyed your return visit and that you got to more thoroughly explore some of the places we visited. I frequently take folks on tours of the city who have layovers at SFO or are in port for a day on a cruise. I think a private tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Rick is a great guide who knows his stuff. In a world where the transactional is the norm, it is a pleasure to deal with someone who actually cares. Our tour was informative and personal. I would recommend Blue Heron Tours to personal friends and family. Great job.

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you two enjoyed your tours of San Francisco, the Napa Valley, and Muir Woods and Marin County. When you next head this way, please let me know if I may be of some help. More 

South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Rick knows his stuff, is fun and entertaining, and really works with you to make sure your California experience is all that you dreamt it could be.

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your tours of Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur and the Hearst Castle; San Francisco; and the Russian River Valley. Thank you very much for spending so much of your vacation with me. Also, thanks for taking the time to post a review. More 

Goodyear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Rick did an excellent job of showing us around San Francisco including some areas that most of us had not seen before. He was very willing to accommodate our needs and interests and allocated our time so that we could end in Sausalito at a requested restaurant. His rates were very reasonable and his van accommodated six of us quite... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

I am glad the six of you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco and got to see some sights that were new to you. Come back when you have more time and we can travel further afield. Most importantly, thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I really appreciate it. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were spending a day in San Francisco area and wanted to visit a few wineries & Muir Woods, but didn't want to go on a bus tour with a lot of people. There were four of us -adults. We booked Rick for an 8 hour tour of these areas. Rick was very helpful with suggested stops and always responded... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Muir Woods and wine country. You got had two quintessential Northern California experiences. I agree that Ram's Gate is one of the prettiest wineries in the area. Relaxing on their terrace while tasting wine is a very pleasant way to spend an hour. When you next head this way, please let me... More 

NW England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

An excellent way for our party of six to gain an overview of San Francisco. Rick Spear was polite, personable, knowledgeable and flexible during our three-and-a-half hour tour of the city taking us to the sites we wanted to see, as well ensuring we had coffee and restroom stops along the way. We had started planning our trip some months... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I am glad your family and you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I am sorry I couldn't arrange a fogless day for you to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge. Hopefully, you got some got shots with the fog and had a chance to come back and take... More 

Yarmouth Nova Scotia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was a perfect way to see all the major sites in San Francisco. We took the three and a half hour private tour which started with a pick up at SFO. This allowed us to have a stress-free way to explore the city, I would highly recommend Blue Heron Custom Tours. Thanks Rick for making our trip to San... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review and share your comments with others. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope you also enjoyed your tour of Alcatraz. You'll have to come back when you have more time. When you do, please let me know if I may be of some help. More 

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