Daily Eco/ Nature Boat Trips
at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Call 386 873 4843 for information and reservations.
Blue Heron River Tours is open seven days a week from September through May.
(We are open Wednesday through Sunday in June, July and August.)
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Your Blue Heron River Tour is a front row ticket to the world of nature. Our custom built vessel, “Great Blue,” was specifically designed to cruise the quiet and shallow backwater areas where wildlife viewing is best.
The interactive narrative supplied by our Coast Guard licensed captains offers a comprehensive insight into the fragile beauty of the St Johns River and the Hontoon Dead River in Florida.
Upon arriving at Hontoon Landing Resort and Marina, you will board “Great Blue” via our ADA approved loading ramp. Special areas in the front of the vessel are available for our guests in wheelchairs.
Your two hour Blue Heron River Tour will take you on a trip south on the St. Johns River past the manatee refuge at Blue Spring State Park. Continuing south we pass through an 1800's cypress logging canal into the Hontoon Dead River, arguably one of the most beautiful rivers in the St. Johns River valley. It is not unusual to view adult and baby alligators, turtles and a large variety of wading birds. And although the winter months are best for seeing manatees, we occasionally find them feeding on the river all year long.
Along the way your captain will provide frequent stops for wildlife viewing and photography, discussions of river history and human environmental impact and a full two-hour immersion in the magnificent splendor of the St. Johns River watershed.
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Small Group Charters
Blue Heron River Tours now offers small group charters any day of the week at 3:30 PM. This is the perfect opportunity for your small club, photo group or family reunion to enjoy our tour privately. Our small group charters are offered at our normal adult/senior price with a minimum of fifteen (15) passengers.
Call 386 873 4843 for information or reservations.
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Hats and Tees Are now available at our sales counter!!
Don't forget to visit our Sightings page! Visit our sightings page for updates of our adventures on the St. Johns River! We will be constantly posting new information about the activity on the river. If you have pictures from our tour that you would like to see on the site, don't be afraid to send them in! To visit our Sightings page, click here or use the navigation bar to the left.
Blue Heron River Tour gift certificates are always available! If you are looking for a special gift any time of the year, Blue Heron River Tour gift certificates are always perfect for that difficult to buy for friend or relative.
Looking for the best boat tour in Central Florida? Give us a call at 386 873 4843
or make a Reservation Online!
Located midway between Orlando and Daytona Beach, FL.