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Blue Heron River Tours

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DeLand, FL 32720
+1 386-873-4843
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A 2 hour tour

We enjoyed the Blue Heron River Tour. It's a great way to see wildlife along the St. John's River... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Rod H
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DeLand, Florida
Beautiful cruise on the river

We had some time to kill and saw the Groupon deal for this river cruise and thought it would be the... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
2flyby
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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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” (30 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (27 reviews)
“real florida” (20 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 3 July 2017

We enjoyed the Blue Heron River Tour. It's a great way to see wildlife along the St. John's River. It's a 2 hour narrated tour by a really knowledgeable guide. It was a perfect way to spend time with our moms and learn about Florida...More

Thank Rod H
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

We are glad that you enjoyed you're tour! We definitely hope you come back in other seasons to see the changes on the river!

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We had some time to kill and saw the Groupon deal for this river cruise and thought it would be the perfect way to get outdoors and appreciate Florida. It was so worth it. Our captain whose name I have forgotten ( I want to...More

Thank 2flyby
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself on the tour with Captain Josh! We love to hear when our guests have such a good time! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 18 June 2017

didn't see too much but that is because of the time of the year. I will definitely do this again in January. Was still a pleasant day on the river and saw beautiful birds and scenery.

Thank dmc42467
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

As a native Floridian, I must say that this river tour was at the top of my list ! Relaxing, informative trip with a very knowledgeable boat captain , who made the trip even more enjoyable. She knew where to look for the gators, turtles...More

Thank Marian P
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

We are beyond pleased to hear you had such a good time out on the river!

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This was our second time on the tour; first time from their new location. What can I say other than the tour is wonderful! We took my parents with us (they were visiting from Canada). We saw lots of Florida wildlife -- gators, manatees, herons,...More

Thank Laura G
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour..saw lots of unusual birds turtles and alligators..Josh our captain was very knowledgeable about the Florida plants and animals we viewed on our trip..

Thank ellen s
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your time on 'Great Blue' with Captain Josh.

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Took our six year old daughter and we learned so much about the plants, animals, and history of the area. Snacks and drinks available for a small fee, and having a restroom on board was really key. Saw numerous species of birds, turtles, and our...More

Thank honst2n
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

We are happy to hear that you had a great time! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Almost don't want folks to know how lovely this tour is...we've been a few times and the captains we had on 2 occasions (Jessie & Josh) were wonderful. They really know the area with all the flora and fauna, and as a birding enthusiast, I...More

1  Thank Rose W
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time aboard 'Great Blue'. We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family again!

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great, great day. We saw herons, cranes, ospreys, a bald eagle, egret Comorans, limpkins, lots of alligators, manatees, and more. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and patient. Perfect weather, smooth ride.

Thank dmarie208
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

We are very glad that you enjoyed your trip! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is our second trip on the this cruise. It was wonderful both times. Saw many nesting birds this trip. The Captain was very knowledgeable and did a great job maneuvering the boat for everyone to see the birds, gators and other wildlife. The boat...More

Thank Rhonda K
sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

We are happy to hear that you, again, enjoyed your time aboard. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Robert T
30 January 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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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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I believe it was $22 per adult and $20 for seniors.
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