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“Great value, wonderful experience”

Blue Heron River Tours
Ranked #1 of 11 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.
Chorley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great value, wonderful experience”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband and I turned up for our morning cruise on Wednesday. It was a cool, grey morning and we found that we were the only two to brave the weather. We wouldn't have been surprised if they decided to cancel the trip - but to our amazement they still started the boat up and we ended up with a 'private tour' along the river. The trip was fantastic - its a MUST for wildlife lovers and I would imagine that even if some in your party are not, the enthusiasm of the captain and team is sufficient to capture anyone's attention. Their knowledge is extensive and they have a great eye for a 'spot' - we saw bald eagles, bitterns, a green heron, blue herons, vultures, alligators amongst much other wildlife....all in their own, beaautiful habitat.
If you are looking for something different to do whilst in Florida, I can't stress how good this was.
We will be taking the rest of the family at Christmas and recommending it to everyone that rents out our holiday home in the meantime.
Hint - binoculars are a great way to see the wildlife even closer but if you don't have your own, don't worry,they even hire them out at $2
I can't wait to return - thankyou so much for a great morning

Visited March 2014
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Belchertown, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful morning cruise”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

So much to see and learn about on this cruise. Our guide, Jason, was amazing. His enthusiasm was infectious. His knowledge was incredible. His sense of humor was endearing. It was a beautiful morning and saw amazing sites. Alligators, manatees, turtles, blue heron, nesting birds, owl birds, a raccoon all of these sights were near the shoreline and Jason stopped the boat and maneuvered close to shore so everyone could get a good look. It was and amazing day.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

The guide was not only knowledgeable but enthusiastic, eager to share his love for wildlife. The trip was scenic and peaceful, and allows you to see wildlife, especially birds, that you could never see anywhere else so easily, outside of a zoo. I already look forward to returning to DeLand to do this tour again!

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Amherst, NH
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Terrific experience”
Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

This was the second time we took the tour. The best $20 we have spent in Florida. Relaxing, very informative, interesting and beautiful. We saw dozens of rare and endangered species, many alligators and one huge one, and Jordan, our captain and tour guide, was passionate about the environment, knowledgeable, articulate, and made our second trip as memorable as the first. We highly recommend this tour!

Visited February 2014
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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great Experience”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

We set off on a journey through the river where I think we saw every bird species in Florida. We learned about the vegetation, saw alligators, had manatees swimming next to us, and learned some history. Captain Bob was so informative and also quite humorous. I would recommend this to anyone. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon on a nice day.

Visited February 2014
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