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Blue Heron River Tours

#1 of 11 Tours in DeLand Features Animals
DeLand, FL 32720
+1 386-873-4843
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St. Johns River Tour

Fun and educational! From 6 to 96 - great tour for any age. See Florida as it was 100 years ago... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2016
Carolyn L
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Good For young kids beautiful ride down the river good for a afternoon outing love love love Best... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2016
Arthur B
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Deltona, 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.
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“captain josh” (27 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (27 reviews)
“real florida” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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DeLand, FL 32720
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

Fun and educational! From 6 to 96 - great tour for any age. See Florida as it was 100 years ago from the comfort of a tour boat.

Thank Carolyn L
blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed yourself! We look forward to seeing you on the river again!

Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Good For young kids beautiful ride down the river good for a afternoon outing love love love Best in summer and

1  Thank Arthur B
blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2016

We are glad you had a good time! Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed January 5, 2016

This tour on the St. Johns River and back-water waterways was so beautiful. Our Captain, Jessie, had a great eye for spotting the well camofloged alligators and birds and was full of information on the wildlife and the river. Some of those backwater areas were...More

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blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2016

We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had a great time. Josh, our guide, was very knowledgeable, accommodating and funny as he took around the St. Johns river pointing out all of the fabulous wildlife, nature and history.

Thank Miriam427
blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2016

We are glad you enjoyed your time. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely loved this trip through Florida's historic waterways. Saw manatees, all sorts of birds, and a variety of trees. The host was knowledgeable and personable. I recommend this for any occasion.

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blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2015

Thank you for your positive review. Blue Heron River Tours is pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again on the river.

Reviewed December 26, 2015

You are about to witness Florida as it was over 100 years ago. The St. John River is the only North American river that flows from south to north. The river was used many years ago to transport cypress trees that were harvested along the...More

Thank NewYorkerInMaine
blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2015

Thank you for such a positive review, we are glad you enjoyed yourself on the trip. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed December 24, 2015

Just got off a terrific winter wildlife tour with Capt. Josh, who couldn't not have been nicer and more knowledgable. We saw flocks of egrets, herons and even an endangered stork! But the highlight was a stop at Blue Springs park for some manatee watching....More

Thank a f
blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2015

We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip with Captain Josh and got to see all that wildlife! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed December 22, 2015

There is nothing but natural beauty to be seen. Moving at a slow rate, it is possible to see birds and animals undisturbed. The knowledgeable tour guide is a big plus.

1  Thank Anita W
blueheronrivertours, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2015

Thanks for the positive review, we are glad you enjoyed yourself. Come see us again!

Reviewed December 17, 2015

We loved Jessi! She was such a fountain of knowledge on so many subjects ranging from the Cypress Logging industry to the native flora/fauna. A very interactive experience with her and nature, both. Never a dull moment.

Thank Jacqueline34400
Reviewed December 2, 2015

On a pontoon boat that seats about 40 people, this cruise covers several miles of the St. Johns River where wildlife abounds. I booked it for a special Audubon cruise and we saw dozens of species of birds, alligators other miracles of nature. The captain...More

Thank Roger F
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Robert T
Directions from St. Augustine, please.
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.
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PeggyA550
Want to book a neighborhood pontoon tour on Wed., March 23rd at 10 a.m. Do you have an opening for large group? Also, wanting info on a restaurant to eat lunch after our tour, before we head back to The Villages. Thank You
March 6, 2016|
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Response from NewYorkerInMaine | Reviewed this property |
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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SHERRYLEE49
What is the cost of the tour?
December 6, 2015|
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Response from pattyfen | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $22 per adult and $20 for seniors.
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