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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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INFORMATIVE AND RELAXING

Just took the boat tour today. The owner was the Captain for the day. He had the easiest voice to... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Frank W
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Sun City Center
Outstanding

We had a great time. Josh was very knowledgeable with lots of great information. Saw lots of birds... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
LMGaPeach
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Atlanta
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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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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Just took the boat tour today. The owner was the Captain for the day. He had the easiest voice to listen to and made the trip memorable. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of what you see and might not see. The river is till over...More

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

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with Captain Josh! We hope we can get you out on the river again soon!

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. Josh was very knowledgeable with lots of great information. Saw lots of birds and even some manatee.

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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We are glad that you enjoyed your time out on the river!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We booked the 1 pm tour and other than the heat the trip was well worth a little sweat. Captain Josh was extremely knowledgeable of all of the plants and wildlife that were seen along with the history of the river. The tour went by...More

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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip, even in the brutal Florida heat. We hope to get you out on the river again soon!

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Echo others sentiments, exceeded our expectations and found a Florida not seen before. Expertly narrated by Captain Josh who despite the time of year found us wildlife, plants, flowering shrubs etc and a lovely history of life past and present along the river. Will return...More

Thank Heacham
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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

We are glad that you enjoyed your trip with us out on the St. John's River! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful morning tour with Captain Josh. He was very knowledgeable about the river and all it entailed. Was weary of going in the heat of July, but the 10 a.m. Tour was very comfortable despite the 90 degrees. Always felt a breeze.

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

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time aboard with Captain Josh. We hope to get you out again on the river.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great experience on the river. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw so much wildlife.

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

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip out on the river with us!

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Reviewed 4 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
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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!

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Reviewed 1 July 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
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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!

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Reviewed 19 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.

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

We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 3 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
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sailor1978, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Heron River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

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

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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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