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Blue Heron River Tours

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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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2999 W State Road 44, DeLand, FL 32720-8844
+1 386-873-4843
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and informative tour! We saw Manatee and Gators and tons of birds! I definitely recommend this tour

Thank cel201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the hype for this while on vacation at our timeshare and called on our last morning to see if we could get reservations to go on the 1pm trip. It took her a while to return our call. She encouraged us to come...More

Thank Cindy R
sailor1978, Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry that you were not able to make it on our trip. The days leading up to a holiday are generally busy and we only have one phone line and at times have to return more than one call back. However, when you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a beautiful day of relaxation and beauty. Not too hot. Saw lots of wild birds and flowers. More interesting to non-Floridians. Go early if you want lunch before your trip.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Went with my dad and was very impressed with the captain. He is the owner and was very knowledgeable about all the animals we saw. Had an awesome time. Will be back

Thank Discover30353527159
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This tour is a nice way to break up the day. This two hour trip takes you up the St. john’s River and into areas where egrets, herons, turtles and other animals live. Unfortunately, I saw no alligators or manatees. Josh makes the trip fun...More

Thank Uxcanuk
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Great boat ride on the St. John River. Josh was the captain. He is very knowledgeable about the river,animals and birds. Very nice relaxing afternoon.

Thank Grammy105
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The Captain was knowledgeable, informative and exercised a great sense of humor to keep things fun. He's quick to spot wildlife and then very knowledgeable about it. The boat was clean and in very good repair. He took his time to make sure we saw...More

Thank FloridaMJZ
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This was a return visit to this tour as it was one of the highlights of our holiday back in 2013 as you will see from our earlier review. When we booked our flights to Florida it was one of the first things we booked....More

Thank Rob F
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

Thank Bratwoman
sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

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.

Thank Patrick S
sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

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

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October 15, 2018|
Response from Gram1953 |
If it’s not too hot, we went at 1pm and had a fabulous afternoon . Weather was perfect. Captain Josh is great. Hope that helps. If too hot I’d do 10am
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.
Robert T
January 30, 2017|
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Response from sailor1978 | Property representative |
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.