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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 days ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank OFR54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Invited to go on the tour with friends who were avid birders. They had previously been on the tour several times and told us we would enjoy ourselves, and they were definitely correct. Didn't know what to expect but found a comfortable boat on a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

Josh was an excellent guide. It was a nice warm day and great for a slow ride on the river. The variety of wildlife was very limited (turtles, small alligators and birds). We expected to see large alligators based on our hotel's concierge description of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Phil R
sailor1978, Owner at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Hello, Thank you for coming. I am sorry I was unable to find big alligators for you. We did see a lot. The only thing I can control is the boat. What we see is totally up to nature and weather plays a huge role...More

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Our captain provided a nice relaxing cruise on the St John’s River with very interesting commentary. Very enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

There can be few better ways to spend a warm, sunny couple of hours than on this trip along the St John's river. The captain was not only very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife but put everything over to us in a humorous...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert P
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely beautiful and educational experience. The boat captain was excellent and very knowledgeable. This tour is highly recommended!

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.