Blue Heron River Tours

River Ridge

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Narrated tours by coast-guard-certified captains on a serene river with lots of wildlife and photo ops

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Promotional value expires Mar 13, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required at least 24 hours in advance; subject to availability. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Blue Heron River Tours - River Ridge: Two-Hour Eco Tour for One or Two from Blue Heron River Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Humans often relax by communing with nature: hiking through mountains, paddling down rivers, and eating berries indiscriminately. Get your fill of nature with this Groupon.

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  • $10 for a two-hour eco tour for one (up to a $20.57 value)
  • $19 for a two-hour eco tour for two (up to a $41.14 value)

Tours depart daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina. Blue Heron River Tours recommends arriving 15–20 minutes before departure.

Blue Heron River Tours

The St. Johns River, edged with tall trees, teems with wildlife year round; gators and visiting winter manatees swim beneath its surface while herons and cranes stoically stalk their fishy prey above. Thanks to Blue Heron River Tours, you can get an up-close glimpse of these sights in the company of a pontoon boat named Great Blue and coast-guard-certified captains. Tours glide past a manatee refuge at Blue Spring State Park before entering an old cypress-logging canal that leads into the Hontoon Dead River. Along the way, the captains fill the air with an interactive narrative on river history, flora and fauna, and humans' impact on the area, giving plenty of opportunities for photo ops and hard-hitting interviews with local eagles.


560 Ratings

Excellent Capt. And spotless operation. Highly recommend it!
Maurice P. · 5 days ago
Excellent tour and very pleasant staff. Definitely worth it and we can't wait to go back. The kids absolutely loved it
Achunchigan L. · 8 days ago
Very informative nature cruise. Worth going no matter what season. We saw a few manatees but it was a very hot Augyst day. We plan to go back in winter to see more. Price was right and Captain Josh was excellent.
Ginny W. · 8 days ago

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