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Blue Heron Custom Tours

275 Staples Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-1836
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Excellent day touring San Francisco and Muir Woods

Rick was excellent from start to finish. He ensured that the tour was tailored to us and went out... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dawick
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Must do tour of San Fran

Got to see the best of San Fran on this private tour with Rick. He tailored the tour to see exactly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary M
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Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods and Sausalito, Monterey and Carmel, the California coast, and other destinations in Northern California. Each tour is customized so you visit the sights you want to see. Go where you want to go!
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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275 Staples Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-1836
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rick was excellent from start to finish. He ensured that the tour was tailored to us and went out of his way to ensure that we enjoyed ourselves. Thanks again Rick!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. Come back and see us again. There's much more to see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got to see the best of San Fran on this private tour with Rick. He tailored the tour to see exactly what we wanted to see - plus much more. Would definitely recommend anyone visiting San Fran to contact Rick - and take his tour.

Thank Gary M
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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Come back when you have more time. There's much more to see. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I greatly appreciate it.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Rick from Blue Heron picked us up at our hotel in San Francisco and took us to the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods and Saulsalito, dropping us off back in the city for dim sum. He pointed out all of the sites along the way...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Thanks for posting a review and for the very kind words. I am glad your family and you enjoyed your time in Muir Woods and Sausalito. You couldn't have asked for a better day for touring. Come back and see us again. There's much more...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We booked a private tour with Rick for March 14. VERY happy we did! He was fantastic! He promptly picked up my husband, our 10-year-old son, and me up at our hotel and we headed to Muir Woods. How nice it was to sit in...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Thank you for the very kind words and for taking the time to post a review. I am glad your family and you enjoyed your tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito and that the rains held off just long enough for you to have a...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were very happy to be able to book Rick (at the last minute) for a Napa visit with our son and his wife. Rick did a wonderful job organizing our Sunday; we began with a tasting at Trefethen (Tricia was wonderful!),...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am sorry you felt pressured to give a tip. I always feel that gratuities are at the discretion of my guest. Some folks feel like you do, that owners should not receive a tip...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Our first time in the city with only one day to play. Rick showed us the highlights with the knowledge and skills of a true local. Very comfortable accommodations and knowledgeable on all the sites. Thanks for the special day!!!More

Thank KevJen B
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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thanks so much for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco and your quick visit to my hometown. Come back when you have more time. There's much more to see in the city as well as in the surrounding...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Had a great day with Rick who took us on an all day tour . First time visit to San Francisco so we were keen to pack it all in and see the sights we were interested in . The morning was filled with a...More

Thank michelle c
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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Thank you for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods and that you got a preview of the triathlon course. Good luck with the race this summer. When you next come this way for vacation,...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Rick is the absolute best tour guide! We booked 2 separate half day tours and could not have been happier. Rick is very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable not only of the highlight areas, but also some of the finer things about the City By The...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Thank you for the very kind words and for taking the time to share your thoughts with other TripAdvisor members. I am glad you enjoyed your tours of San Francisco and Muir Woods & Sausalito. I hope you get to return sooner than later to...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

The tour guide we originally contacted was double booked so he referred us to Rick for our excursion to Muir Woods and Sausilto. We were surprised how he was quickly able to remember everyone's first name and refer to us by name throughout the morning....More

Thank Debbie M
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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Thank you for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed you enjoyed your tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito. I think the redwoods are one of California's special attractions. Being a photographer's son, photos are never far from my mind. I always try to...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

We were lucky enough to have completed 2 tours with Rick during our stay, one city tour & one to Muir Woods & Sausilto. From the time of booking Rick made everything very easy. He was very knowledgeable of the areas we visited which really...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your very kind words. I am glad your family and you enjoyed your tours of San Francisco and Muir Woods. When you head back this way, please let me know if I may...More

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786cabrera
May 12, 2017|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
It was good talking with you. Sorry this isn't going to work out. Come back when you have more time.
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Nicki B
Hi! I wanted to check and see if you are available for a private Napa/Sonoma wine tour for 2 on Friday, December 11th? I have a few other questions that I was not able to get the answers to from the amazing customer comments the have been left! -What kind of vehicle? -What is the cost? -We will be staying at the Le Meridian in SF (Downtown). Do you pick up/drop off from there? -Do you have wineries that you recommend or a prefixed tour? We would want to go to at least 3. -It would be great if there was a recommendation of lunch as well to incorporate with the tour. -If we wanted to go to Muir Woods along with the wine tour, how many hours do you think we would need? We want to be very relaxed and not rushed at all.What would be the cost with the added trip to Muir Woods? I look forward to your response and hope you are not already booked for the 11th! Thank you in advance! Happy Thanksgiving! Nicki Barn
November 26, 2015|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
Nicki, Thank you for contacting Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel. I would be happy to take you on a tour of Muir Woods and wine country on December 11. I can pick you up at Le Meridien at the time of your choosing, take... More
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robin3NewYork
May 30, 2015|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
My rates vary depending on the tour you want to do and the number of people in your party. You can see full rate information on the Blue Heron website. Just click on the website link on the TripAdvisor listing and then... More
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