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“River Tour November 7, 2012”

Blue Heron River Tours
Ranked #1 of 12 Tours in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We operate a 45 foot, 49 passenger Coast Guard licensed tour boat out of Hontoon Landing Resort and Marina in Deland, Florida.
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Having been a teenager in Florida, I wanted my kids (17 & 15) to see the real Florida. This is exactly what happened on this tour. Thanks, Captain Gary!

Thank Art D
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sailor1978, Owner at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

I am pleased that I was able to show you the "real" Florida. Thanks for choosing Blue Heron River Tours!!!

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Early on a Sunday morning, we took the 2 hour tour along the St Johns and Hoontoon Dead rivers. Owner-Captain Gary is passionate about what he does and it shows. He is warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The other party didn't show, (their loss) and we had the tour to ourselves. Birds abundant, turtles all over, gators and yes even several manatee....what more could you ask for in Florida. It's often difficult to imagine what Florida was like many years ago, this trip will give you a glimpse!

Thank red6111
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sailor1978, Owner at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

So glad that you joined us for a tour.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I have taken this tour twice, once in the Spring of this year and once in the Fall. We saw far more animals in the wild in the Spring.The two hour pontoon boat ride was worth the money in and of itself. I am handicapped and had no trouble boarding the boat and sitting in the front seat. I totally enjoyed Captain Gary's entertaining narration. In the spring we saw many manatees and alligators. I really enjoyed seeing Florida in its natural state, instead of the fantasy worlds of Disney, Sea World, or Busch Gardens. (I have been to all) Real small children may not like sitting in one place for two hours, but our first tour had a six year old who appeared to enjoy the trip. The boat has restroom facilities if needed and sells refreshments. I would definitely recommend this attraction.

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sailor1978, Owner at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

Thank you for joining us on a tour of the "real" Florida. Thanks for picking Blue Heron River Tours!!!!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Two hour pontoon boat tour of both the St. Johns and Huntoon Dead rivers. Wildlife abounds (eagles, herons, ergrets, turtles, alligators et al) on this entertaining (guide absolutely loves his work!) glance back into early Florida. You might catch a view of the occasional manatee, especially during the winter months.

Thank Tommytennistoo
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sailor1978, Owner at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2013

We all enjoy our jobs at Blue Heron River Tours. Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review for us.

Hope to see you again on the river,

Captain Gary

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Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

What a great tour! Very pretty sights along the St. John's River. If you're in the area I would highly recommend taking this tour. Captain Gary is very knowledgable and very witty!

Thank Rick J
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sailor1978, Owner at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

We are very glad that you enjoyed your experience with Blue Heron River Tours!

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