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Blue Heron River Tours

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2999 W State Road 44, DeLand, FL 32720-8844
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Blue Heron River Tour

The Captain is very knowledgeable. Slows down so people can look and take pictures. I highly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sportnet23
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DeLand, Florida
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Well worth the visit!

We were looking for something to do that wouldn't require a long car-ride from Ocala or cost a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carolyn E
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Syracuse, New York
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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.
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2999 W State Road 44, DeLand, FL 32720-8844
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Carolyn E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Better than I could have expected. Went with a three year old and even she enjoyed it. Must have seen a dozen alligators, twenty blue herons, turtles and lots lots more. But best Part was the guide. Best I’ve ever had, great detailed info and...More

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time! We hope to take you again sometime!

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Rain was predicted and we had a few sprinkles but today turned out to be the best river tour yet! Josh, our captain/owner, shared lots of great information but also gave us time to reflect on the wonders around us. His love of the St....More

Thank Eve S
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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! Was it meant to be a 1 star review? We are glad you enjoyed your time aboard. Can't wait for you to return!

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Our senior group took 32 people to the Blue Heron Marina for lunch and the boat tour. We have taken other boat tours in the area over the past 5 years, but this was by far the best boat tour ever in Central Florida! Our...More

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Well thank you! We are glad that you and your group enjoyed your day on the river with us and the lunch at the restaurant, I will be sure to let them know also! We can't wait to see you all again.

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Everything about this Cruise was five star! The captain is incredibly knowledgeable. The scenery couldn't be better. Nature was so cooperative. You cannot go wrong booking a cruise with Captain Josh!

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Thank you! We can not thank you enough for your great review. We are always so excited when our customers enjoy their time so much!

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Paula B
February 9, 2018|
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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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