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Blue Heron River Tours

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Beautiful scenic tour

Fun river boat ride We encountered many type Birds and manatees Our tour guide was friendly and... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Bratwoman
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Clearwater
Sunset cruise was great

We enjoyed the sunset cruise in July which was great. We saw some interesting wildlife, the boat... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Patrick S
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DeLand, Florida
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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2999 W State Road 44, DeLand, FL 32720-8844
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+1 386-873-4843
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Fun river boat ride We encountered many type Birds and manatees Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable of Wildlife , the river, history facts and the boat. 2 hour boat ride very fun very beautiful scenery love to see the manatees in there...More

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad to hear that you had a fun time aboard 'Great Blue'!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

We enjoyed the sunset cruise in July which was great. We saw some interesting wildlife, the boat was comfortable, and the captain and crew were accommodating and entertaining. A highly-recommended 2-hour excursion, especially if you're into the natural outdoors.

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope you return at another time to tour with us again!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great ride on the St. John's River. The scenery is beautiful. The captain /guide was excellent. He pointed out many different types of wild life. His stories of the land were very entertaining. I recommend this trip.

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your trip aboard with us and hope you return in the future!

Reviewed June 21, 2018

The boat captain was very knowledgeable and was very good at manueving the boat so that everyone could see what he was pointing out on the shore. He had a good grasp of natural history of the area. It was great to see the St.Johns...More

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon out on the river!

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The Captain is very knowledgeable. Slows down so people can look and take pictures. I highly recommend this for locals and tourists

Thank Kelly A
sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you! We are glad that you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed June 9, 2018

We were looking for something to do that wouldn't require a long car-ride from Ocala or cost a bundle of cash for admission. After multiple Google searches turned up nothing, we turned to Groupon as a last-ditch effort. Blue Heron River Tours exceeded our expectations...More

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

We are glad that you found us in your search for something to do! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip and that you will return to visit with us, we are looking forward to it!

Reviewed June 9, 2018

Enjoy a slow, quiet ride along the river and you will be rewarded with the sights of wildlife along the way. The animals are in their natural habitat and our guide knew how to spot them so we could see clearly and he would stop...More

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed your trip with us and hope to see you again some time!

Reviewed June 3, 2018

I have to say that this tour was the best one of this type (river or nature ride) we've even been on, and that includes probably a dozen or more over the years. The captain was professional, excellent handling the boat, and took us off...More

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thank you so much for your incredible review! We appreciate it! Glad that you enjoyed your time aboard! Hope to take you out on the river again some time!

Reviewed June 2, 2018

Captain Josh was both knowledgeable and congenial in his delivery of information to tour goers. It's a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a nice day, taking in wild bird and marine life on the river. The helpfulness of the office staff...More

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

We are glad that you all enjoyed your time aboard! We are glad to help, anytime!

Reviewed May 28, 2018

Very much enjoyed the boat cruise and was impressed by Captain Josh's knowledge of plants, birds and other wildlife. So interesting even for a person like myself who has lived here for 40 years. We're going to look into the two day trip in the...More

Thank Laura M
sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip with Captain Josh! We hope you tour with us on the Riverkeeper 2 day trip also!

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Paula B
February 9, 2018|
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Response from sailor1978 | Property representative |
Yes, reservations ensure that the trip will depart and save your spots onboard as well.
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Robert T
January 30, 2017|
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Taking 95 South to I4 West to the exit for 44 West all the way through DeLand, Old NX Ave right before the bridge goes over the St. John's River follow that back to the marina and parking lot.
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By far the best restaurant is the area is Blackwater Inn Restaurant in Astor. We live in Titusville, Florida and have been there on numerous occasion and have even brought two groups of senior adults. Highly recommended... More
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