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Blue Heron River Tours

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2999 W State Road 44, DeLand, FL 32720-8844
+1 386-873-4843
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Beautiful day

It was a cooler sunny day great for pictures. Captain Josh has an eagle eye and is very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Landa M
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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See the real Florida!

Had a wonderful time on this tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Educational, fun way to spend... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
keltikmoon
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DeLand, Florida
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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.
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  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“captain josh” (31 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (27 reviews)
“real florida” (21 reviews)
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2999 W State Road 44, DeLand, FL 32720-8844
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"hour tour"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a cooler sunny day great for pictures. Captain Josh has an eagle eye and is very informative. We saw birds that are hard to see. Lucky day! Well worth the money in our opinion.

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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip with Captain Josh and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Had a wonderful time on this tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Educational, fun way to spend some in Florida that isn't in a theme park

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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your trip!

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Have gone with this group before and it has always been great. This time was an Audubon charter nature tour with 19 people. The captain was knowledgeable and could spot a gator or bird from a great distance. Overall this was a great tour!

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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you! We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip on 'Great Blue'.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Spent two hours on the tour on December 14 2017. Josh is the owner, captain and encyclopedia of Flora and fauna knowledge. Unfortunately, the river is still very close to flood stage, so most of the ground animals are nowhere to be found. Josh did...More

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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time aboard with Josh. Hopefully, we can get you back out on the river at another time when the water level is down to show you even more!

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We recently enjoyed the river tour. Beautiful area and a lot of wild life to be seen. The captain was very knowledgeable and could spot the wildlife. Highly recommend.

Thank Holly C
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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us, we hope to see you again on the river!

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The Blue Heron River Tour was the tops. We boarded at Deland, Fl for a 2 hour leisurely and peaceful cruise on a pontoon party boat up the St John's River. Our Captain and tour guide was very knowledgeable and point out many points of...More

Thank Eugene F
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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you! We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your tour with us and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The water may have still been high but the tour was a great delight. The abundance of birds , alligators and turtles, combined with the knowledge of our captain made it a most enjoyable afternoon . Mark your calendar to enjoy a tour when the...More

Thank 79claytonj
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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

We are happy to hear that you were pleased with the tour! We hope to take you out again on the river!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very knowledgable captain/ owner. Smooth sailing with plenty of wildlife sightings even in this off season for sightings. Came back to hotel and booked another trip for February. Great value and each trip will be different.

Thank Susan P
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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

We are glad that you enjoyed your trip with us on the river, and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This week, we ventured out a little further and did the two hour river cruise on the St. John's river at Deland, FL. What a delight! Our weather was perfect and the cruise was great! The water was still a little high following Hurricane Irma,...More

Thank Lois S
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sailor1978, Front Office Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your time out on the river with captain Josh!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a really good way to spend a couple of hours, we saw lots of birds and a couple of alligators, Josh was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We will be back in winter in the hope of seeing some Manatee. I...More

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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

So glad that you enjoyed your river tour! We look forward to getting you out on the river again in hopes to see some manatee!

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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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