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Address: 275 Staples Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-1836
Phone Number: +1 415-337-1874
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine...

Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods and Sausalito, Monterey and Carmel, Yosemite, 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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We hired Rick at Blue Heron to take us to Muir Woods today. We are a family of 6 including 2 seniors and 2 teens. His car is extremely comfortable and beautifully clean. He... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
foodie-fiend27
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Bucks. U.K.
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Bucks. U.K.
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We hired Rick at Blue Heron to take us to Muir Woods today. We are a family of 6 including 2 seniors and 2 teens. His car is extremely comfortable and beautifully clean. He offered us cold, bottled water at the start of the journey which was a nice touch. On the way to our destination he gave us interesting... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a review and sharing your views with other TripAdvisor members. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Muir Woods. It's a beautiful spot and one of the Bay Area's unique treasures. I am also pleased that you enjoyed your lunch at Nopalito on 9th Avenue. I think it's one of the city's better Mexican restaurants. Have... More 

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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I also picked Rick's tour from other reviews and thank all of you who posted! Rick was easy to work with, even from across the country. He responded to all inquiries promptly. His fees were reasonable and he is both knowledgeable and very nice. It was our favorite day so far because we could just relax and enjoy. Thanks Rick!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Lynmar Estate Winery, and Muir Woods. Lunch on the deck at Lynmar on a sunny day is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Thanks much for taking the time to post the review. I really appreciate it. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of six and didn't want to drive around the city. We chose Blue Heron Custom Tour based on other reviews. Rick responded to my request for booking the tour promptly. He sent email to confirm date and time shortly and communicated with us for any question or request before the tour date. Rick made our city... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I am glad your family and you enjoyed the tour. A stop at the fortune cookie factory is always a hit with kids and kids at heart. Thanks so much for posting a review. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to do so and am sure many TripAdvisor readers welcome the feedback on Blue Heron's services. More 

Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour with Rick for a 2 days of San Fran -he picked us up at our Hotel on time and we started our full day tour of Monteray/Carmel By the Sea and 10 mile Drive.-Rick was amazing so informative about everything -been private(its worth paying the extra) we had so much time at each spot which was great -2nd... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review and sharing your comments with other TripAdvisor members. I am glad you got to see so much of the region outside of San Francisco. Monterey, Carmel, Muir Woods, and Sausalito are special places. Come back and see us again. More 

Bossier City, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

My family used Rick at Blue Heron for a personal tour of San Francisco and loved it! Rick was professional, timely, accommodating and helpful! The minivan was clean and comfortable and my husband loved not having to figure out the logistics, directions, or worry about parking which allowed him to enjoy the tour with NO stress! Rick suggested that we... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review and for the kind words. I am glad your family enjoyed their tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. Hopefully, you'll get here again in the not too distant future and I can show you more of our sights. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We totally enjoyed his tour, he was very knowledgeable about the city. Great way to see the city. Rick met us right on time, we changed meeting spot and he accommodated, plus he took our picture a lot!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I greatly appreciate your taking the time to post a review. Thanks much. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. There is much more to see so come back and visit us again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Our tour with Rick was the highlight of our vacation! He arrived on time at our hotel for pickup in his very nice minivan. We quickly discussed what we'd like to see & we were off. He really knew his way around the city & customized the tour to see everything on our list as well as several other sites... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind words. I am glad the two of you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope the remainder of your stay was fun. I look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Maybe we'll head up to wine country! More 

Kenosha, WI
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We just finished a custom tour with Rick this weekend and had a blast. He was very knowledgeable and was the best tour guide we had in San Fran. Highly recommend booking a tour with Rick if you are ever there.

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting the review and sharing your thoughts with other TripAdvisor members. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Muir Woods and wine country. I hope you will think of these beautiful parts of Northern California when you drink the wine you bought. I look forward to seeing you again when you next head this way. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

On a very short business trip to San Francisco had only a few hours free we booked a private tour with Blue Heron tours.We meet Rick outside our hotel as planned exactly on time.Rick is a absolute gentleman,very knowledgeable about all aspects of San Francisco,he planned where to go for the time we had and have to say he did... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind words and for posting a review. I really appreciate your making the time to do so. I am glad you enjoyed your half-day tour in San Francisco. There is much more to see and do in the city, the Bay Area, and Northern California. I hope you get to come back and visit again. More 

West Barnstable, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Rick was very accomodating, and really thought about meeting our needs. He's a great guy, and extremely knowledgeable. We saw so much of the city, we never would have been able to on our own. We highly reccomend using Rick, much nicer than a big bus!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review and to share your views with others. I am glad your family and you enjoyed your half-day tour of San Francisco's highlights. When you next head this way, please let me know if I may be of some help. There's much more to see! More 

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