Blue Heron River Tours

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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.

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.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $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. Our approximate 10 mile tour on the St. John's River departs from St. John's Marina and Resort in DeLand. 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.

Customer Reviews

The people were nice! The tour was great! I would love to do it again and I would highly recommend it.
Kim I. · December 16, 2016
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Blue Heron River Tours has relocated to St. John’s Marina & Resort in DeLand at 2999 West State Road 44. We are offering $4 off each ticket for our previous guests! Just mention you received this message and your discount will be applied on the trip of your choice at either 10AM or 2PM. Just give us a call at 386-873-4843 or visit us online at to book your spots, reservations are required!
Merchant replied · January 10, 2017
We take our friends that visit us in Florida to Blue Heron River Tours. It's fun, relaxing, and a great way to spend the day!
Ardie W. · March 3, 2014
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So pleased that you joined us on the river. Thanks for the nice comments.
Merchant replied · May 4, 2015
I didn't know of this company before Groupon but had the best time. I brought a friend as a birthday present and the captain was so informative. What a wonderful way to spend time in our beautiful state. This is a fabulous company and would come back soon for another tour
Donna M. · August 12, 2013
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Blue Heron River Tours is having a grand reopening special January 1st through the 31st of 2016, buy one get one free on all tickets. Captain Josh is the new owner and is excited to offer this special to our customers. Call us at 386-873-4843 or visit us online at to make your reservations.
Merchant replied · December 5, 2015

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