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Blue Heron River Tours

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“pontoon boat”(28 reviews)
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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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All reviews captain josh pontoon boat real florida flora and fauna great tour hour tour two hours central florida highly recommend this tour eco tour wonderful afternoon beautiful scenery take pictures herons turtles nature cruise
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best ways to experience Florida as is was in the past. Wildlife aplenty and a knowledgeable guide to enjoy it. A must for visitors and residents alike.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 hours of beautiful river cruising with a very knowledgeable capt! Lots of pic opportunities of local wildlife!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful birthday tour .we booked early for our group .the weather was a bit cool and rainy but we we still had a great time. Captain J was very entertaining and knew a lot about the area

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great way to spend time on the river! Our Captain was very knowledgeable and had a great love for the river! We saw a lot of birds, alligators, turtles and learned about the rivers history. We were able to get up and walk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jan Y
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

I was hoping to see just one alligator on this trip and was THRILLED to see 8! We also saw 4 or 5 manatees. So amazing! And we saw many birds including ospreys, bittern, limpkin, purple galinule, bald eagle, and many more common shore birds....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cindy S
Reviewed February 20, 2019

Took the tour on 2/4/19. Captain Josh was fantastic. Very informative and funny. He obviously knows and loves the river. We had a nice, sunny but not hot day. There was not much traffic on the river that day so it was really peaceful. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pat T
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

This was a awesome tour. The captain (can’t remember his name) was very informative plus added humor during the 2 hour tour. See a lot of turtles alligators but small ones a lot of different birds and plants. Was a nice relaxing day on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chicsim
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our St. John’s River tour with Captain Josh. Very informative narrative and up close views of a variety of wildlife.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 90fan
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Captain Josh was constantly pointing out and naming the various birds and amphibians along the river, in the air and in the trees. He provided lots of detail about the critters and in many cases he could identify it's gender. He guided the pontoon boat...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ray H
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed the 10:00 AM cruise on the scenic St. John’s River. The boat was comfortable and the Captain provided experienced, well delivered commentary about the history, flora and fauna of the river. Great experience. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.