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“Blue Herons, Egrets & Osprey, Oh My!”

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.
Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Blue Herons, Egrets & Osprey, Oh My!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

What a great way to spend an overcast Mother's Day 2014! The captain was so knowledgable and enthusiastic about Florida's history, wildlife and nature. It was a fun & relaxing trip. Looking forward to coming out again during manatee season. There is a restroom on the boat and you can purchase small bags of chips and water. I carried on my own water tumbler with no issue. A great way to see a different aspect of Florida other than Daytona & Disney. Add another "D" experience - Deland!

Visited May 2014
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Gainesville, FL
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16 reviews
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“Outstanding time”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Really loved this trip. Old Florida at it's finest. Boat well maintained and very stable, any age could ride and never feel seasick or lose their footing. Capt. Gary was fun and very informative. I definitely will go again and will bring friends and family.

Visited May 2014
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Palm Coast, Fl
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111 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A Very Pleasant Experience”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Along with four other fellow amateur photographers, we took the Blue Heron River Tour last week. For $22 ($20 if you are a senior) you are treated to a two hour tour of wildlife and vegetation along the St. John's River. Our tour guide, Capt. Jordan Ray, was excellent. He pointed out various birds, turtles, vegetation, and even gators. He identified each, told stories made the trip even more enjoyable that anticipated. His love of his job was obvious, his love of nature so apparent that he stretched the tour beyond 2 1/2 hours. I highly recommend this tour. And I almost forgot, we got some great photos.

Visited May 2014
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Fort White, Florida
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Mother's Day Adventure”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We had a wonderful trip on Mother's Day 2014. Our Captain was very knowledgeable about the birds, reptiles and plants on the trip. The weather was overcast so it was great for taking photographs. The normal route was closed but the Captain took us on another route that was absolutely beautiful and a true Florida experience. I highly recommend this trip!

Visited May 2014
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“Best tour! ”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Great staff.. Nice bang for your buck and TONS OF WILDLIFE. Awesome time! This is the real FL! Bring friends or take your family. If you're from FL or just visiting... This is a must!

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